55 Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes You'll Want To Eat All Day Long (2024)

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By Mackenzie Filson
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Pumpkin might already be the star of your dessert spread come fall, but why limit yourself to just sweets? Earthy, sweet pumpkin was meant to be enjoyed all day long. If you really think about it, you could eat pumpkin at every meal of the day, especially with these 55 sweet and savory pumpkin recipes to help you out. Personally, we will not blame you if you kick off your day with pumpkin cream cheese muffins and pumpkin cream cold brew at breakfast, some pumpkin soup at lunch, and cap it off with our creamy pumpkin and parmesan chicken skillet at dinner!

We think breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it's even more important when it means we get to eat pumpkin. Our dream pumpkin breakfast? Starting the day off right with a pumpkin spice latte (naturally), and either a slice of pumpkin bread, a stack of pumpkin pancakes, or freshly baked pumpkin cinnamon rolls. These recipes also happen to be some of our favorite ways to use up any lingering cans of pumpkin or pumpkin puree from your last pumpkin carving night.

Pumpkin lends a special autumnal je ne sais quoi to so many of our favorite savory dishes. Not entirely convinced? Try our cheesy pumpkin lasagna, pumpkin curry, and pumpkin carbonara and you'll see why we love adding pumpkin to our dinner rotation. We bet your kids will be pro-pumpkin too from one bite of our pumpkin bacon mac and cheese.

Want to maximize all the fall vibes? Try out all of our top Halloween recipes, our favorite apple recipes, and easy fall dinner ideas.

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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We love to serve the classic bread pudding up all year long, but come fall time, we think everything deserves a pumpkin twist. Enter: Pumpkin bread pudding. We pumpkin-fied our best-ever recipe by adding in pumpkin puree and warming pumpkin spice flavors, turning this into a fall breakfast (or dessert!) we can’t get enough of.

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Creamy Pumpkin Gnocchi With Italian Sausage

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In the fall, we go wild for all things pumpkin. But it’s not just for treats, pumpkin is also INSANELY good in savory recipes.For this gnocchi dish, we use pumpkin puree to build a sauce that has a touch of tomato and is similar to a marinara in texture. Just like with butternut squash or sweet potatoes, pumpkin pairs beautifully with sage and sausage, so they were natural additions to the gnocchi and sauce.

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Easy Baked Pumpkin Risotto

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Baked, not stirred, this recipe for pumpkin risotto takes some of the work off the chef without sacrificing that classic risotto flavor and texture. Not having to watch and stir the risotto constantly—as risottos are traditionally made—means you can prepare a side salad to accompany this rich risotto or just enjoy relaxing while it cooks. (This pear and blue cheese salad would be an excellent table-mate.)

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Pumpkin Soup

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Pumpkin soup in the fall is something that never gets old. It's healthy, super creamy, and keeps you cozy. You can use various winter squashes to make this soup, but our top two favorite types are sugar pumpkins and kabocha squash, with calabaza and butternut squashes as runner-ups.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

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We fell hard for the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, we won't deny it and you probably did too. If you can't wait for Starbucks to release their signature fall drink (or pay those prices), there is good news: Making your own at home is dangerously easy and faster than waiting in the drive-thru!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

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Classic brownies are arguably one of the best go-to desserts, but if you’re looking to give them a twist for the fall, look no further than these delicious pumpkin cheesecake brownies. A two-in-one dessert, these brownies feature the ultimate fudge brownie bottom with a rich, moist pumpkin cheesecake top. That's what we like to call the best of both worlds!

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Pumpkin Carbonara

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Your classic carbonara meets pumpkin for a creamy and silky pasta dish that's fall ready. The dish is quick and easy and the pumpkin-bacon combo is absolutely perfect. Top it with lots of Parmesan for an extra comforting dinner!

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Pumpkin Cornbread

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For all you die-hard pumpkin lovers, this cornbread is for you. Double down and use this for dunking into your next pumpkin chili!

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Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

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When the weather isn't cold enough for a pumpkin spice latte, a pumpkin cream cold brew is the perfect compromise. Making one at home is simple and worth making your own cold brew for. Of course, you can always use your favorite store-bought cold brew or iced coffee to speed the process up. It's all about that pumpkin topping anyway!

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Pumpkin Curry

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Pumpkin is often only used in pumpkin pies or in pumpkin soups. But the earthy, sweet vegetable is the perfect base for a spicy, Thai-inspired coconut curry. We begin by roasting the pumpkin to provide some caramelization and nuttiness that will add a lot to the final dish. Then we take some of the roast pumpkin and actually blend it into the curry sauce which adds another layer of pumpkin flavor to the dish.

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Pumpkin Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sticks

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While we love classic tomato soup, we sometimes want to shake things up a bit when fall comes around. This soup gets an extra creamy dose, not only thanks to sweet pumpkin puree, but also with heavy cream and sharp Parmesan.

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Creamy Pumpkin & Parmesan Chicken Skillet

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This is a one-pan dish that bathes chicken breasts in a garlicky pumpkin cream sauce. It's also super-versatile, allowing you to mix up whatever you want to pair it with, from pasta to rice (of course, you can also just enjoy it on its own!).

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Pumpkin Empanadas

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Thanksgiving pies, beware! Pumpkin empanadas have arrived. Boasting a flaky, buttery crust and a jammy, spiced pumpkin filling, these bite-sized beauties will be a serious contender on any holiday dessert table. They may be small, but they pack BIG pumpkin flavor.

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Pumpkin Juice

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This sweet and spicy drink is a staple on any ride aboard the Hogwarts Express, and served at every meal in the Great Hall of Hogwarts Castle. In the Harry Potter books, pumpkin juice is traditionally served over ice for a refreshing drink that screams fall. You could also warm this up in a mug for something more cozy too.

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Creamy Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Penne

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One of our favorite Italian-American pasta sauces, vodka sauce, just got a super-tasty touch of fall flair with the addition of pumpkin and sage! Pumpkin fanatics: This spin really hits the spot.

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Pumpkin Seed Toffee

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Toffee is really a beautiful blank canvas to add whatever you desire. With this recipe, we wanted to make it extra special during the fall leaves, brisk walks, and feeling cozy season (we love a good fall baking moment). This recipe is great because you can make it for a last-minute emergency, put it in cute little bags and gift it, or just make it and eat the whole thing yourself.

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Pumpkin Ravioli

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These autumnal ravioli may not be quick or easy, but they are SO delicious. Give yourself an afternoon to prepare them, or make the pasta dough the night before so you have half the work done already!

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Brown Butter Pumpkin Blondies

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The rich, nutty taste of brown butter makes these pumpkin blondies even better and the perfect fall treat. Pumpkin adds a lot of moisture to baked goods, which keeps these blondies soft and tender, but they’re still slightly chewy in the center, the way the best blondies are.

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Panera Autumn Squash Soup

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Panera has a cult following around their soups and especially their autumn squash soup. Our copycat version has butternut squash, pumpkin, carrots, and shallots for a sweet and fully fall flavor. Topped with spiced pepitas, this fall soup is great as an appetizer or filling enough to be the main course.

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Pumpkin Bread

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We love this classic, no-frills pumpkin bread (especially warmed up and slathered with cream cheese—seriously, TRY IT). Other times, we're craving chocolate pumpkin bread... or pecans! And we're sure you are too. Feel free to fold in 1 cup of extra stuff, like chocolate chips, nuts, dried cranberries, or pepitas, once the batter is made.

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