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I used to wait until we were deep into fall, when the leaves were changing and the cool weather demanded cozy sweaters, to jump into pumpkin mode. But as Starbucks has moved up the release of their Pumpkin Spice Lattes earlier and earlier, I can’t help but to follow their lead (although I still stick with making my pumpkin lattes at home). It’s never too soon to dig into a batch of pumpkin cookies, quick breads, porridge, or stuffed pumpkins and even quesadillas.
If you, too, are currently smitten with all things pumpkin — whether you’re using canned or homemade pumpkin purée — consider this your recipe hit list. And if you’re ready to get cooking or baking only to realize you’re out of pumpkin purée, roasted butternut squash, acorn squash, and sweet potatoes all make good pumpkin purée substitutes.
We’re sharing more than 50 sweet and savory pumpkin recipes is sure to satisfy your fall cravings from breakfast, dinner, to all the snacks in between.
Vegetarian Pumpkin Recipes
Whether you start by roasting a fresh pumpkin in the oven or opening a can of purée, there are so many ways to make this seasonal squash the star of the dinner table. From soups and creamy pastas to casseroles and quesadillas, what will you try first?
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Miso Pumpkin Soup
After you've had your fill of basic pumpkin soup, go ahead and try this one. Umami-rich miso paste packs this naturally sweet soup with a wave of savory flavor.Go to Recipe
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Pumpkin Risotto Recipe
If you only make one savory pumpkin dish this season, this just has to be it. Pumpkin risotto is one of the many variations on the classic Italian slow-cooked rice dish, which is made with a type of rice that releases some of its starch into the cooking liquid, creating its own sauce.Go to Recipe
Best Pumpkin Desserts
When it comes to pumpkin desserts, there are so many options. So to help make your decision a little easier and guarantee you’ll have a truly delicious treat, we’re sharing the best of the best, from pie to cake to no-bake treats and everything in between.
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Pumpkin Scone Go to Recipe
Showering the tops with crunchy sugar and irresistible cinnamon glaze gives this pumpkin scone a touch of texture and decadence. They're just sweet enough for breakfast or anytime dessert eating.
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Pumpkin Tres Leches Go to Recipe
The classic "three milks" cake gets a cozy autumnal makeover thanks to pumpkin purée and warming spices like cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves.
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No-Bake Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake
This easy-peasy dessert packs all the best parts of a full-sized cheesecake — the light-as-air spiced pumpkin filling, the crumbly graham cracker crust, the swoosh of whipped cream — into a single-serve treat.Go to Recipe
Sweet Pumpkin Recipes
When we think of pumpkin recipes, it’s easy to jump straight to sweets, like quick breads, cookies, cakes, pies, bars, and breakfast treats. This lineup includes favorites we’ll be devouring all season.
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Inspired by the version at Starbucks, this is the pumpkin bread our whole team keeps coming back to again and again. Best of all, it uses up a whole can of pumpkin.Go to Recipe
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Pumpkin Dump Cake
This pumpkin dump cake, which bakes up into three distinct, delicious layers, is impressive enough to serve on your holiday table, but easy enough for even the most amateur baker. Go to Recipe
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Easy Pumpkin Pie
With just five ingredients and no measuring cups required, this is truly the easiest pumpkin pie you'll ever make. Go to Recipe
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Pumpkin Spice French Toast
This recipe is everything you love about Starbucks' iconic pumpkin spice latte transformed into a quick and easy French toast recipe. It comes together in less than 20 minutes and is seasoned with warm pumpkin pie spice and a dash of espresso powder to make it taste just like the real deal.Go to Recipe
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Pumpkin Magic Cake
This cake has a little something to satisfy all the pumpkin lovers around the table. It's thick at the bottom, rich and custardy in the middle, and fluffy like a super-moist sponge cake on top.Go to Recipe
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Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Bars
Made with a tender, nutty crust and fluffy pumpkin and chai spice filling, these bars also happen to be completely free of gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts, and refined sugar.Go to Recipe
Pumpkin Recipes for Dinner
Consider this one last reminder that pumpkin most definitely has a place in savory dishes on the dinner table. Its natural sweetness pairs particularly well with warm, smoky spices and meats.
Pricey coffee-shop drinks aren’t the only way to get your fill of pumpkin-kissed favorites. Stay in your PJs and make these cozy drinks at home.