50+ Cozy Pumpkin Recipes for Fall
Sure, pumpkin pie is delicious—but don't limit yourself to just pumpkin desserts this fall. Pumpkin lends itself perfectly to savory dishes like soups, salads, pastas, and more. Our Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter is the ultimate comforting cold weather dish, while or Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup with Candied Pepitas is perfect for busy weeknights. What better way to top off a pumpkin-based entree than with a pumpkin-based dessert? We recommend our Pumpkin Cheesecake. More of a cake fan? Don't worry: There's something for everyone in our best pumpkin recipes collection.
Slow-Cooker Chicken Stew with Pumpkin and Wild Rice
This savory fall stew is filled with tender cubes of pumpkin, shredded chicken, and nutty wild rice in a creamy sauce. When choosing a pumpkin, look for a sugar or cheese pumpkin. Field pumpkins, which are larger in size, have watery, stringy flesh and are best used for decoration. Or substitute a butternut squash.
Roasted Pumpkin-and-Baby Kale Salad
Pumpkin-Buttermilk Biscuits with Crispy Ham and Honey Butter
Pumpkin gives these light and flaky biscuits a pretty orange hue and an earthy flavor that pairs well with honey butter and salty country ham. Be sure to use pure pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling, which is sweetened and spiced.
Pumpkin-and-Winter Squash Gratin
Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter
Chocolate Marble-Pumpkin Spice Bread
A chocolate swirl adds a decadent twist to your usual loaf of pumpkin bread. These marbled loaves start with one basic batter that is flavored two different ways. Use a stand mixer to make the basic batter, then divide it into two bowls, and hand stir in the pumpkin and chocolate components to each bowl. This delicious recipe can be divided into eight 5 3⁄4- x 3 1⁄4-inch mini loaf pans. Bake the loaves as directed, but start testing for doneness after 25 minutes in the oven.
For breakfast on the go, spin this recipe into individually portioned muffins by dividing the batter among 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray and baking at 375°F for 22 minutes. To freeze muffins, let cool completely, and place in ziplock plastic bags. Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Instant Pot Curried Coconut-Pumpkin Soup
The maple syrup in this pumpkin butter recipe really darkens up the spread and adds some good depth of flavor. This easy recipe makes a lot, but you can easily cut the recipe in half for a small yield.
Pumpkin Dump Cake
Pumpkin pie and coffee cake's best features unite in this easy dump cake that's perfect for a crowd.
This Pumpkin Mouse offers light texture and warm flavors, making it a perfect fall dessert.
Perfect Pumpkin Roll
A classic pumpkin roll is a work of art. Rich buttercream perfectly complements the earthy-sweet pumpkin in this ideal autumnal treat—add a PSL and you're set.
Does it get any more gorgeous than our Pumpkin Cheesecake? This dessert is perfect for when you're all pumpkin pie-d out for the season, but you're still craving that sweet/spicy flavor.
Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup with Candied Pepitas
This velvety smooth soup is easy to make and easy to freeze. The crunchy pepitas steal the show, and are a nice contrast to the spicy, creamy base. Serve with sourdough bread for a nontraditional Thanksgiving dinner, or in small shooters as a holiday party appetizer.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
Loaded with toasty fall flavors, a batch of these easy PSL cupcakes will have you in sweater weather mode faster than hitting the Starbucks drive-thru.
Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones
Skip the drive-thru line and enjoy your favorite seasonal Starbucks baked good right in the comfort of your own kitchen. These copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones are the perfect companion to a hot cup of coffee and a brisk fall morning.
A favorite treat at any magical feast, pumpkin pasties are surprisingly easy to make (even for muggles). We developed two pumpkin-based fillings—one sweet and one savory—for these buttery hand pies, so they’re perfect for serving (alongside a goblet of pumpkin juice!) at any point during a Harry Potter inspired party. If you’re looking to save a little time and effort, you can certainly opt for prepared, refrigerated pie dough.
These sweet little pumpkin fudge squares feature canned pumpkin, white chocolate, and marshmallow creme.
Inspired by the magical world (specifically, the magical dinner table) of Harry Potter, this easy pumpkin juice recipe couldn’t be simpler to whip up for a crowd. You can even prep the sweet beverage in advance and refrigerate, leaving the pumpkin juice in your blender, until ready to serve. Just give it a quick blend to reincorporate the ingredients before pouring into goblets for your Potter party.
Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Candied Walnuts
Yet another way to enjoy pumpkin spice this season. Gift these to friends as a festive treat, or enjoy them yourself with an autumnal beer. Make sure to use pure maple syrup, as pancake syrup will taste artificial and will likely overwhelm the spiced flavor.
Classic Pumpkin Pie
Refrigerated pie dough makes this classic pumpkin pie recipe simple to prepare. Bake the pie on a baking sheet in the lower third of the oven to encourage a crisp crust.
Spiced Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Can't decide between pumpkin or pecan? This pie has a taste of both.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pumpkin Seed-Oat Crumble
We use less sugar in this classic casserole and get sweetness instead from fragrant orange rind and vanilla. Turmeric boosts the orange color and adds a subtle earthiness to the sweet potatoes.
Leftover Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
How do you eat leftover pumpkin pie? Straight from the pie pan, with the fridge still half open? Warmed, with a scoop of whatever ice cream you have on hand?
Vegan Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Pudding Cups
There’s bound to be at least one friend following a special diet at your Friendsgiving table. Instead of shoving them to the foot of the table with a jar of peanut butter, why not make a couple “accidentally” vegan or gluten-free dishes that everyone will want to eat.
Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts
"First rule of thumb for this dish is to cut your pumpkin and potato the same size so that they roast at the same rate and consistently," she explains in an email to Extra Crispy. "And do not overcrowd the pan since you really want that beautiful golden sear on your veggies."
Pumpkin Pie French Toast
It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and you only have one lonely slice of leftover pumpkin pie from last night’s feast. Naturally, you brainstorm things to do with leftover pie.
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte in a Pumpkin Cup
I heard you like pumpkin so I put some pumpkin in your pumpkin so you can drink pumpkin pumpkin from a pumpkin.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Breakfast Casserole
All year long, pumpkin spice lovers anxiously await the day when the Pumpkin Spice Latte returns to Starbucks. Now that the season is finally upon us, it’s time to feed your PSL addiction.