Easy Pumpkin Recipes for Every Meal

Easy Pumpkin Recipes for Every Meal

Publish Date October 10, 2023 3 Minute Read

Whether it’s pies or lattes, pumpkins are one of the season’s most iconic staples. Yet, even still, when it comes to planning the rest of the menu, this humble squash is often overlooked. On this page, we’ll show you how to make new and classic pumpkin dishes and share some of our favorite easy pumpkin recipes for you to try this fall.

What Can I Do with a Pumpkin?

In addition to carving and decorating pumpkins, did you know that you can also cook and eat them? Their natural sweetness and earthy flavor work great in a wide range of dishes, and it’s fun and easy to incorporate them into your seasonal meal lineup. When you start the prep work, remember to save and cook the seeds. If you’ve never tried it before, learning how to roast pumpkin seeds only takes a few minutes, and the results are both delicious and nutritious. But here’s the kicker: there’s more to a pumpkin than just its seeds!

3 Festive Recipe Creations

Pumpkin pasta, mini pies and keto-friendly lattes – oh my! Watch and learn how to enjoy pumpkin in three new and exciting ways, then keep scrolling for these recipes and more.

Pork-stuffed Shells with Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Take pasta shells to the next level by stuffing them with a hearty pork filling and smothering them in a rich and creamy pumpkin pasta sauce that creates the perfect blend of savory and seasonal in every delicious bite.

Mini Pumpkin Pies

It’s like your favorite pumpkin pie recipe, but in a perfectly portioned size. Made in a baking dish and cut with circle cookie cutters, these clever mini pies are easy, delicious and great for serving family, guests or saving for later.

Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte

Skip the coffee shop and whip up this better-for-you pumpkin spice latte recipe instead. Ready in minutes and full of fall flavor, it’s the perfect way to embrace the coziness of the season in the comfort of your own home.

More Pumpkin Delights

When it comes to cooking with pumpkins, the possibilities are almost endless. We’ve gathered some of our favorite pumpkin recipes and organized them by meal type for you to explore and enjoy.

Pumpkin Breakfast & Snack Recipes

Whether it’s freshly baked biscuits, warmly spiced caramel dip or soft, pull-apart pretzels, pumpkins have you covered. Switch up the morning routine with pumpkin pancake muffins, discover a pumpkin bread recipe that’s sure to become a yearly tradition and find inspiration in the many other creative and tasty ways that pumpkin can be enjoyed throughout the daytime.

Pumpkin Dinner Recipes

Explore pumpkin’s savory side with dinner dishes that showcase its ability to transform ordinary meals into extraordinary celebrations of seasonal flavor. Tempt your taste buds with pumpkin soup recipes that taste like you’re wrapping yourself in a warm hug, pumpkin pasta dishes that’ll change the way you think about pasta sauce forever and much, much more.

Pumpkin Drink Recipes

Pumpkin drinks are a quintessential indulgence during the chillier season, offering a delightful fusion of warm spices and comforting flavors. From creamy pumpkin spice lattes to invigorating pumpkin pie smoothies to delightfully spiced sangrias, each of these beverages provides a taste of autumn in every sip.

Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

There’s no denying that pie is a seasonal staple, and there are lots of creative ways to enjoy pumpkin pie, but that isn’t the only flavor pumpkins can bring to the dessert table. This year, why not mix it up with some pumpkin donut holes or get creative with a pumpkin roll? We also have a pumpkin dump cake that might just give the annual pie a run for its money (or you can serve both!).

More Gourd Things

Keep the spirit going with more fall recipes, cocktails and meals that celebrate the rest of the season’s freshest flavors and coziest comforts, or head to our Fall Shop to order seasonal ingredients, décor and everything else you need to turn your home into an autumnal wonderland.