When I think of fall and food, it’s all about the great pumpkin! Check out these amazing fall recipes using pumpkin!
DELICIOUS FALL RECIPES USING PUMPKIN
As the leaves change color, and the temperature starts to drop a bit, it is time for me to put away the Key Lime pie ingredients, and start pulling out the cans of pumpking puree. Just because the days are starting to get shorter, doesn’t mean that it’s time to start slacking on the food front. These recipes using pumpkin are kid-friendly (yay for them), easy-to-make (yay for you), and all over the spectrum of flavors. From Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce, to one of my favorites, the Classic Pumpkin Roll, the versatile pumpkin puree is here to elevate your fall!
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When it comes to recipes using pumpkin, let’s begin with a standard. These easy Mini Pumpkin Pies are a fall treat the family will love. Miniature pie recipes are loaded with flavor and perfect for parties.
Pumpkin Blondies are like a fall festival in a pan. Cakey, sweet, and slightly spiced. You can almost feel the chill in the air!
Pumpkin is not just a pie filling. It is a smooth, nutrient-dense ingredient that is extremely versatile. And few cuisines are more versatile than curries. This gluten-free, dairy-free Pumpkin Curry is hearty, loaded with vegetables, and a must-try if you are adopting a plant-based diet, or are just looking to broaden your culinary horizons.
These Pumpkin Snickerdoodles are downright snackable. You have officially been warned. Take a pumpkin pie, and one of the best cookie varieties around, slam them together, and pour yourself a glass of cold milk. Snack away my friend!
Creamy Pumpkin Lasagna Rolls is one of those recipes I wish I thought of myself, because, then I would be on the Food Network telling you every fall to stock up on pumpkin puree, bacon, cheeses, lasagna noodles, and a few other delicious ingredients. And you would telling your friends how much you love this recipe. I mean, you still can tell them. But the credit goes to Giada.
Brooks had me at “butter” with this recipe. 2 sticks of butter to be precise. Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars are ahhhh-mazing. Similar to an Ooey Gooey Butter Bar, but with a fall kicker to the autumn themed pants. They are tasty beyond words!
I am all about some vegan creamy pumpkin pasta sauces, and this one is a definite must-try for all of you. I love how rich and creamy the sauce is, but doesn’t weigh you down or make you feel sluggish like traditional alfredo sauce…and this coming from a guy that loves alfredo sauce! Rainbow Plant Life’s One-Pot Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo needs to get into your homemade creamy pasta sauce rotation.
Just because a recipe using pumpkin is savory and loaded with flavor doesn’t mean that it needs to take all autumn to prepare. This Pumpkin Lentil Curry is a meal that is huge on flavor when you are short on time. Ready in 30 minutes or less, super easy to make, and even easier to enjoy.
You’ve got zucchini bread, banana bread, strawberry bread, and now this amazing Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread. All your seasons are now covered with a loaf of bread for each one. Follow my lead, let’s get some pumpkin puree, all sorts of sugars (yum!) and chocolate chips, and start preheating that oven!
Eating ravioli that wasn’t dumped out of a can have the emotional effect of transporting you off to some blissful Italian villa, sneaking in on a food tasting party. Filling ravioli with pumpkin puree, spices, and three types of cheese…that’s a whole new level of daydreaming right there. This Pumpkin Ravioli is the real deal.
Sure, you could rip open a little bag of maple brown sugar oatmeal, and toss it in the microwave for 90 seconds. Or, you could do yourself a real favor and make a batch of Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal! It’s going to be very difficult to go back to boring bagged oatmeal after you have this delecacy. Take the health benefits of oats, and combine it with the delicious flavors of pumpkin pie, and you have yourself one of the best fall breakfasts this side of the pumpkin patch.
I love hearty pasta sauces. I also love when vegan recipes knock me over with some unexpected heft. This dairy-free pumpkin pasta sauce gets high marks from me! It’s creamy, it’s got a bold garlic flavor, and you don’t feel like you should be sitting in the “corner of shame” because you served up seconds…or thirds. This fall, swap out your traditional alfredo sauce with this Vegan Pumpkin Cream Sauce on your pasta.
Much like spinach pesto, this Stovetop Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a great way to sneak some fiber into my kiddos’ diet. Heck, it’s a great way for me as well, yum! Just because it has pumpkin puree in the ingredients, does not mean that it always has to taste like a pie. This pumpkin mac and cheese is delicious and a welcome change-up to boxed shells and cheese sauce.
I am a big fan of pretty much any food wrapped in puff pastry. So, it should come as no surprise that I am totally digging these Mini Pumpkin Pie Crescent Rolls. Canned pumpkin puree and some pie spices, rolled up in dough and baked. Oh my!
Scones…they are like a biscuit’s bigger, better brother. These pumpkin scones using canned pumpkin are just the ticket for getting the tastes of fall, and kickstarting your morning. This is an easy scone recipe to make (other recipes are not so kind). Now all you need to decide on is what to drink while enjoying your pumpkin scone! Tea? Coffee? Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (keep reading!)
I am always on the lookout for tasty, kid-friendly pasta recipes. This pumpkin gnocchi recipe is both of those, tasty and kid-friendly! You can
go your own route with the sauce, but I highly recommend Sweet Simple Vegan’s Garlic and Sage Butter Sauce. It’s got some flavor, but doesn’t hide the pumpkin gnocchi.
Bisques and colder weather go hand in hand. Sometimes though creamy soups can be a bit bland. That’s NOT the case with this delicious chipotle pumpkin soup. The chipotle peppers in this recipe bring a little bit of heat, but also bring all the flavors together.
Pumpkin Rolls are one of my favorite recipes using pumpkin. My favorite way is strait out of the fridge, cold, and loaded with additional whipped cream. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! No matter how you eat this pumpkin roll recipe, one thing is for sure, you will enjoy it!
Do you know one thing that might be as good as eating a pumpkin pie for breakfast? Drinking a pumpkin spice smoothie for breakfast. All the flavor, none of the shame, haha. This particular vegan pumpkin smoothie recipe is a great way to kick of the fall mornings!
Add a little autumn kick to your weekend mornings! Pumpkin pancakes are a great way to change up the routine. These pancakes are flavorful, but this is also a winner among a couple of picky-eating kids! 🙂
I love cheesecake, simple as that. This Pumpkin Cheesecake filling is incredibly creamy and contrasts perfectly with the easy-to-make graham cracker crust. This fall cheesecake is a must-serve!