Celebrate pumpkin season with this collection of 35+ Pumpkin Recipes! You’ll find savory pumpkin recipes like pumpkin soup, curry and pasta, as well as pumpkin desserts like pie and cupcakes. This post also includes nutrition facts about pumpkins, choosing and storing them and so much more!

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Pumpkin is one of the most popular ingredients during the fall season. It’s incredibly versatile and can be used in both sweet and savory recipes ranging from soups and risotto to pie and cookies.

While many people turn to canned pumpkin for its convenience, I enjoy using fresh pumpkin for its fresh flavor and silky texture. It truly makes every recipe next level!

Whether you use canned purée or prefer to cook it yourself is besides the point….it’s just not fall without pumpkin.

I hope this collection of pumpkin recipes and produce guide inspires you to use pumpkin in exciting new ways, and that you learn a few new things about this amazing winter squash.

Variety of pumpkins including sugar pie, kabocha and red kuri

If you love produce, be sure to check out the following fall produce guides for inspiring recipes:

Varieties of pumpkin for cooking and baking


What is pumpkin?

Pumpkin is a type of squash plant native to North America. It is often associated with autumn holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, as it is commonly used for seasonal foods like pumpkin pie and decorations.

It is known for its round shape, orange color, and hard, ridged shell, and is in season from early fall through late November. Pumpkin plants grow on a vine, typically 20-30 feet long.

What does pumpkin taste like?

The flavors of pumpkin can be described as sweet, nutty, and slightly earthy and savory, with some undertones of butter and brown sugar. It has a silky texture that lends a smooth, creamy consistency to dishes.

Are all pumpkins edible?

Yes, all pumpkins are edible, but some varieties are definitely better for cooking and baking because of their texture and flavor. Pumpkins used for Jack-O-Lanterns, for example, have watery, stringy flesh and the flavor isn’t as sweet.

See this article on the best pumpkin varieties for cooking by Gardener’s Path for more information.
Fresh pumpkins with center pumpkin cut in half

Nutrition facts about pumpkins

Pumpkin is very nutrient dense, low in calories (only 30 calories per cup) and high in vitamins and minerals. It’s an excellent source of beta-carotene, which your body naturally converts into vitamin A. Just a single cup of pumpkin can provide you with over 200% of your recommended daily intake.

Pumpkin is also packed with vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants. It’s also a great low carb option as it includes just 8 carbohydrates per cup. Be sure to read this article on health benefits of pumpkins for more information.

How to choose and store a fresh pumpkin

Choose a pumpkin that has a healthy looking stem, is heavy for its size and is free of discoloration.

Store whole pumpkins in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months. Once cut, they should be wrapped tightly, refrigerated, and used within five days. Puree and cubes may also be frozen for later use.

What’s the best way to cut a pumpkin?

See my article how to cut a pumpkin for my easy step by step instructions.

How to cook pumpkin?

Pumpkin can be cooked a number of different ways. I love preparing roasted pumpkin to scoop out the flesh and use it in risotto and soup. You can also follow my instructions for homemade pumpkin purée to use in your fall baking.

Fresh pumpkins for cooking and baking

Savory Pumpkin Recipes

The recipes below includes several delicious savory pumpkin dinner recipes, snack ideas and more!

Pumpkin and Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells

Pumpkin and Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells are a fantastic make-ahead meal! Be organised for dinner and enjoy this delicious, flavour-packed dish!
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Pumpkin chili with turkey in a bowl

Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili is rich and hearty with ground turkey, pumpkin, black beans and plenty of spice!  It's the perfect fall meal prep dinner and it's freezer friendly!
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Roast Pumpkin Feta Salad (With Chorizo)

Roasted pumpkin, tangy chorizo & feta cheese & toasted pine nuts – with salad and a delicious vinaigrette. This warm Roast Pumpkin Salad With Feta And Chorizo is a perfect balance of flavours!
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Air Fryer Pumpkin Fries

Air Fryer Pumpkin Fries are an easy and delicious way to enjoy roasted pumpkin, with two different air frying methods included in the recipe!
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Easy Pumpkin No Knead Bread

This delicious Pumpkin No Knead Bread looks like you’ve been slaving in the kitchen for hours but really is so easy to make and a treat to eat!
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Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Combine a few ingredients with pumpkin puree to make an easy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce. Serve it over fettuccine, penne, spaghetti or any of your favorite noodles for a creamy and delicious meal!
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Pumpkin Red Lentil Soup (1 Pot + Vegan)

Pumpkin Red Lentil Soup cooks in a single pot and carries deep flavor notes of Thai curry, coconut, and pumpkin. Vegan, gluten free, and easy to make.
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Pumpkin Rigatoni with Crispy Sage

Creamy and cheesy pumpkin rigatoni topped with crispy fried sage leaves. This quick and easy fall pasta comes together in less than 30 minutes!
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Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon

Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon is a creamy, comforting fall dinner! It's made in the Instant Pot so there's no bothersome stirring and it's gluten-free!
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Cheesy Pumpkin Taquitos with Roasted Jalapeño Pepita Crema

Cheesy pumpkin taquitos are the perfect vegetarian dish for your holiday spread. Topped off with a roasted jalapeño pepita crema drizzle for a bit of heat!
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Whole roasted pumpkin on a baking sheet

Roasted Pumpkin (Whole Roasted and Cubes!)

Roasted Pumpkin is tender, velvety and with a fresh flavor that will elevate any dish from soups, risotto and desserts! This easy tutorial covers how to roast pumpkin halves and cubes!
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Roasted pumpkin soup in bowls with coconut milk and sage

Roasted Pumpkin Apple Soup

Roasted Pumpkin Apple Soup is healthy, vegan pumpkin soup made with homemade pumpkin puree! {V, GF}
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Roasted pumpkin seeds in a bowl on a cutting board

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

These Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are crunchy and irresistible! They're great tossed in salads, they make a healthy snack, and they keep for up to 2 weeks!
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Thai pumpkin curry in a bowl with spoon buried inside

Thai Pumpkin Curry with Chicken

Thai Pumpkin Curry is packed with tender chunks of chicken, pumpkin and veggies in a creamy flavorful coconut red curry sauce!  It's an easy weeknight dinner that's great for meal prep and it's freezer friendly!
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Sweet Pumpkin Recipes

There’s nothing like sweet pumpkin recipes to enjoy for a delicious fall breakfast or dessert!

Slices of gluten-free pumpkin bread on a cutting board

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread (Almond + Oat Flour)

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread is a blend of almond flour and oat flour, which gives this bread a moist, amazing texture. It has minimal oil, no refined sugar, and it comes together in one bowl!
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Grain-Free Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars – grain-free, dairy-free sweetened with pure maple syrup with an almond flour crust. Easy, delicious, healthy dessert!
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Healthy pumpkin bread sliced on a cutting board

Healthy Pumpkin Bread

Healthy Pumpkin Bread is moist and delicious with the goodness of whole wheat flour. It's lower in fat with no refined sugar and it comes together in just one bowl!
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Pumpkin Butter Recipe – Fresh Off The Grid

Embrace pumpkin season with this easy to make homemade Pumpkin Butter recipe!
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Pumpkin Cake (with cream cheese frosting!) – Live Well Bake Often

This pumpkin cake is easy to make, soft, super moist, and topped with an easy homemade cream cheese frosting. The perfect dessert for fall!
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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

This Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe is the ultimate fall dessert! They're creamy and delicious with plenty of pumpkin and the warm flavor of pumpkin spice. This mini dessert is easy to make and it's perfect for the holidays!
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Easy Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding Recipe – Savory Spin

Creamy and so tasty, this 6-ingredient, dairy-free, Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding recipe is an easy one to make.
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Pumpkin Creme Brulee

This Pumpkin Creme Brulee is sugar, pumpkin spice and everything nice. A make-ahead dessert perfect for Thanksgiving or any fall gathering.
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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

The best pumpkin cupcake recipe! These pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are perfect for fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.
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Pumpkin Granola with Cranberries

Crunchy Pumpkin Granola combines pumpkin puree and spice with hearty old-fashioned rolled oats, pecans, pepitas, maple syrup, and brown sugar.
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Pumpkin Mousse (Without Gelatine) – The Baked Collective

This easy homemade pumpkin mousse is a gorgeous treat after a fall feast! It’s a light, fluffy option when you’re craving pumpkin pie flavour.
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Healthy pumpkin muffins on a wire rack

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins are soft and fluffy with the goodness of whole grain oat flour and no refined sugar! They're dairy and gluten-free and come together in one bowl!
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Pumpkin overnight oats in jars

Pumpkin Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Overnight Oats taste like pumpkin pie! They're an easy gluten free, vegan breakfast that takes only 5 minutes of prep and 6 ingredients!
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Fluffy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

Fluffy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes are hearty, wholesome and packed with fall flavor! They're ultra fluffy, so easy to make and are freezer friendly!
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Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Pecan Pie is a buttery, flaky pie crust filled with creamy pumpkin filling and topped with a sweet, crunchy pecan streusel. This is an easy, make ahead pie that's perfect for the holidays!
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Easy Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pumpkin Pie Bars deliver everything you love about pumpkin pie without the effort! It includes a press-in shortbread crust, a luscious pumpkin filling, and it takes just 15 minutes of prep!
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Pumpkin Pie From Scratch

Learn how to make pumpkin pie from scratch with only a few simple ingredients!.  This homemade pumpkin pie has a flaky pie crust, luscious pumpkin filling and plenty of pumpkin pie spice for the ultimate Thanksgiving dessert.
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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles are soft and chewy pumpkin spice cookies. These tasty cookies are made with brown butter and pumpkin pie spice.
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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake

This pumpkin coffee cake is moist and delicious and full of sweet fall flavors. It’s the perfect treat for the holidays or year round!
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Healthy Pumpkin Waffles

Healthy Pumpkin Waffles are crisp, fluffy and packed with the goodness of whole grain oat flour and the flavors of pumpkin spice! They're dairy and gluten-free for a healthy meal prep breakfast!
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