Our 10 All-Time Most Popular Pumpkin Recipes

updated Nov 5, 2019
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So you’ve stocked up on cans of pumpkin purée (kudos if you made your own!), and you’re ready to cook all the pumpkin things. But it turns out narrowing down exactly what to make is trickier than you thought. How do you decide?

Don’t worry — we’re here to help. We’re sharing our 10 most popular pumpkin recipes. Make one of these fall favorites and you can’t go wrong.

1. Classic Pumpkin Pie

It’s no surprise that pumpkin pie is at the top of everyone’s list, so we’re leading with it too. This version is exactly what you expect when you think of classic pumpkin pie — a velvety smooth custard that’s sweetened and lightly spiced, baked into a buttery, crisp pie crust.

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2. Perfect Pumpkin Muffins

These simple, fluffy muffins belong on everyone’s fall baking bucket list. The recipe is delicious, but you can’t hurt things by mixing in some chocolate chips or walnuts.

Credit: Faith Durand

3. A Pumpkin Spice Latte Even Better than Starbucks

There’s actually pumpkin in this PSL, and it improves things considerably. There’s also a much better flavor profile than the Starbucks version. The black pepper might seem strange, but trust us — it cuts through the sweetness and gives this warm drink a hint of extra spice.

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4. Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

As if you needed another reason to pull out your slow cooker. Dump all the ingredients in before bed time, and not only will you wake up to a delicious breakfast, but the kitchen will also smell amazing.

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5. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

If you can’t decide between pumpkin pie and classic cheesecake, these bars are for you. They treat you to the best of both worlds, plus a buttery graham cracker crust, with every bite.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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6. Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats

If you’re on the hunt for an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert for parties and potlucks this season, look no further. This spin on the classic mixes pumpkin and warm spices.

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7. Better-than-Starbucks Pumpkin Bread

This copycat recipe straddles the line between bread and cake, with a hefty dose of warm spices and a salted pumpkin seed topping to balance the sweetness.

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8. 20-Minute Pumpkin Soup

Follow my lead and keep this creamy soup on your meal plan lineup from now through winter.

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9. Easy, Foolproof Pumpkin Roll

Rolled cakes look intimidating, right? But this impressive seasonal dessert is easier than it looks. And you’ll be glad you made it when you’re slicing off a piece to have with coffee. Try it this weekend: We have some make-ahead tips to help make this pumpkin roll absolutely foolproof.

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10. No-Bake 5-Ingredient Whipped Pumpkin Cheesecake

We took all the best parts of the creamy, tangy dessert — the light-as-air spiced pumpkin filling, the crumbly graham cracker crust, the swoosh of whipped cream — and packed them into miniature single-serve treats.