The Best Pumpkin Recipes

Enjoy pumpkin every way but pie with The Best Pumpkin Recipes for bread, pancakes, muffins and more seasonal favorites.

A collage of pumpkin recipes, including pumpkin waffles, pumpkin spice Rice Krispies treats, pumpkin turkey chili and pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.

When fall arrives and the air turns crisp, many of us share a common obsession: pumpkin. But pumpkin’s versatility goes far beyond pies and bread. It’s the secret ingredient in soups, pasta, brownies and more. With 27 sweet and savory pumpkin recipes, you can enjoy it from breakfast to dessert.

Start your day with pumpkin cream cheese muffins, savor pumpkin soup for lunch and finish with a creamy bowl of pumpkin pasta for dinner. So go ahead, enjoy pumpkin at every meal. Don’t worry; we won’t judge—you’re in good company!

Breakfast Favorites with Pumpkin

Kickstart your morning with a delicious selection of pumpkin-filled breakfast recipes.

Pumpkin Breads, Muffins and More

From pumpkin-spiced pretzels to pumpkin cheesecake bread, these comforting favorites will have you reaching for your mixing bowl all throughout the autumn season!

  • Mini Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread: Moist pumpkin bread meets swirls of creamy tangy cheesecake filling.
  • The Best Pumpkin Bread: It’s a moist, spiced family favorite that will have you savoring the flavors of the season with each bite.
  • Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites: All the classic soft pretzel flavor (and chewy texture!) with a sugary pumpkin spice twist.
  • Pumpkin Banana Bread: This extra-moist quickbread stars overripe bananas, pumpkin purée and plenty of pumpkin pie spice for the ultimate fall-inspired loaf.
  • The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins: These muffins are moist, packed with pumpkin flavor and studded with semisweet chocolate chips. Best of all, you’ll only need 30 minutes from start to finish to make them happen in your home.

Savory Pumpkin Recipes for Dinner

Elevate your dinner game with warm and comforting recipes that showcase the savory potential of pumpkin. From hearty chili to flavorful pasta, these recipes embrace the essence of fall in every bite.

Easy Pumpkin Desserts

Satisfy your sweet tooth with easy pumpkin dessert recipes perfect for fall gatherings, holidays or just a cozy weekend at home. From traditional favorites to creative treats that put a unique spin on this beloved ingredient, you’ll find a variety of recipes that will infuse the essence of fall into your dessert table.

  • Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting: Whether you call these pumpkin bars or pumpkin sheet cake, one thing is certain: This deliciously spiced treat is perfect for any fall occasion! They’re moist, simple to make and star the best cream cheese frosting to ever cross your lips.
  • Puff Pastry Cornucopias with Pumpkin-Coconut Mousse: Buttery, flaky puff pastry and a creamy filling featuring pumpkin purée, vanilla pudding, and coconut milk stars in this easy but impressive dessert recipe.
  • Chocolate-Dipped Pumpkin Seed Brittle with Sea Salt: Make the most of your leftover pumpkin seeds with this sweet and crunchy brittle.
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Pops: Creamy, crustless pumpkin cheesecake stars in this finger-friendly dessert. This make-ahead dessert is a great Thanksgiving option for kids or anyone who loves pumpkin spice sweets.
  • Easy Pumpkin Bundt Cake: Celebrate the season with my shortcut recipe that transforms store-bought cake mix into the ultimate fall dessert.
  • No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits: These individual desserts star crushed graham crackers, silky pumpkin cheesecake filling and DIY whipped cream. They’re the perfect addition to any fall celebration or Thanksgiving feast!
  • Pumpkin Dip with Pie Fries: This creamy, no-bake dessert dip is for anyone who loves pumpkin pie but wants a fool-proof shortcut that delivers big flavor without all the fuss of the traditional dessert.
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies: This easy fall dessert stars homemade fudgy brownies marbled with creamy pumpkin cheesecake.
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  1. I love the fall especially anything pumpkin. Thank you for sharing these. I am going to start with the pumpkin bread right now. We love it.

  2. Great round-up, it’s the season of pumpkin and we have a huge one (27kg!!) waiting to be transformed into multiple delicious meals. My family loves the traditional oven-baked pumpkin, but having one that is this big is great because they’ve agreed to some experimenting. I’m bookmarking this, it looks like I will get my hands dirty these days.

  3. Love these pumpkin recipes, Kelly! These are so cute! Hope you are well. Miss seeing you in NYC. Have a lovely pumpkin season!!