28 Pumpkin Puree Recipes So You Never Have To Waste A Can
- Pumpkin Purée
- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
- Air Fryer Pumpkin Biscuits
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- Pumpkin Ravioli
- Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Roll
- Cheesy Pumpkin Lasagna
- Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Pumpkin Bacon Mac & Cheese
- Pumpkin Waffles
- Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shots
- Pumpkin Carbonara
- Pumpkin Bread
- Pumpkin Sage Gnocchi
- No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Pumpkin Pie Martini
- Pumpkin Alfredo
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
- Cheesecake-Stuffed Pumpkin Bread
- Pumpkin Fudge
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites
- Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls
- Pumpkin Dream Bars
- Pumpkin Cobbler
- Pumpkin Cornbread
During the fall, it’s fair to say you’ll be buying at least one (or three, four, five…) can of pumpkin puree. Don’t be left with a sad leftover can after you make all those pumpkin pies and pumpkin bread. Even if you’ve had your fill of pies, you can use pumpkin puree to make pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin cream cheese muffins, and even super creamy pumpkin bacon mac & cheese. You just might wish you had a few more cans of pumpkin!
We love canned pumpkin, don’t get us wrong. It’s easy, versatile, and doesn’t involve carving a whole pumpkin. But when you really want to nail that signature pumpkin flavor, you can’t get any closer than making your own pumpkin puree. Sugar pumpkins are our go-to for making pumpkin puree, but you can also use sweet kabocha squash in a pinch.
Start your day off with a pumpkin spice latte and then end it with a pumpkin pie martini, because why shouldn’t you?! Your favorite seasonal latte is so easy to re-create at home, thanks to our pumpkin spice syrup. If you really want to go over the top with pumpkin flavor, pair it with pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin waffles.
Fall is magical not only because of Halloween, but because it’s a truly magical time for all things squash. If you’ve made your way through all of our pumpkin recipes, you’ll have to try all of our butternut squash recipes and winter & fall squash recipes. If you need to find us, you can catch us roasting up delicata squash and acorn squash all season long.
Pumpkin pie is a fall staple. Sure, the stuff from the can is good, but if you truly want to make the pie from scratch, you gotta start with a whole pumpkin! Sugar pumpkins are the classic, but sweet kabocha squash is a good substitute and will roast more quickly.
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
These muffins are perfect served at brunch or for afternoon tea from September through November. (Or, who are we kidding, all year long.) Double down on the fall vibes with homemade pumpkin spice latte or spiced apple cider.
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Air Fryer Pumpkin Biscuits
A combo of pumpkin and buttermilk keeps these air fryer biscuits extremely tender. For the ultimate grab-n-go breakfast, split’em, spread with butter, and drizzle with honey. Wrap them in foil and toss in your purse or backpack—they’re perfect for dunking in that PSL (pumpkin spice latte) en route to work.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adding pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice to chocolate chip cookie dough results in a heavenly pillow-like cookie with major autumn vibes. Yum!
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Pumpkin Spice Syrup
PSA for all PSL lovers: Your beloved seasonal pumpkin spice latte is easy to re-create at home! This syrup is also delicious drizzled over classic pancakes and waffles or even plain oatmeal to take breakfast up a notch.
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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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Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Pumpkin pancakes are easily our most frequented breakfast in the fall and winter. These are so tall and fluffy with all of the fall spices we love. These are best served with a pumpkin spice latte and lots of butter and toasted pecans.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Roll
Ready to kick off pumpkin season with the most impressive (but not intimidating!) fall dessert there is?! Luckily, there’s no fret with this pumpkin cake roll. With a few simple tips, you’ll have perfect swirls of cake and cream cheese filling that will have everyone oohing and aahing when you slice into it.
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Cheesy Pumpkin Lasagna
At first, pumpkin lasagna might not seem as sexy as, say, spinach artichoke lasagna, but don’t be fooled: With layers of melty fontina and mozzarella and notes of sage and nutmeg, you will go wild over this spin.
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Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake
Attention: The fall dessert of your dreams has arrived. With a rich, buttery Oreo crust and a light, fluffy pumpkin filling, you’ll want to eat this cheesecake no matter what time of year it is.
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Pumpkin Bacon Mac & Cheese
Sure, mac & cheese is great. But PUMPKIN mac & cheese?! That’s a fall dinner worthy of any and every occasion from now until spring. Make it for Thanksgiving, for your book club, for date night, and beyond. It’s a crowd-pleaser no matter the event, and leftovers are unlikely.
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These easy pumpkin waffles are so wonderfully delicious and perfectly spiced. Though they’re extra crispy on the outside, the inside stays extra tender from the pumpkin puree and buttermilk.
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Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shots
Pumpkin pie? Pudding shots? Obviously the two belong together! Fireball adds some more cinnamon flavor to the shots, but you can sub with all vodka if you prefer. But if Fireball is your thing, then you might as well serve these shots right along with a Fireball pumpkin pie.
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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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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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Pumpkin Sage Gnocchi
When it comes to weeknight dinners, this is the one we crave as soon as it gets a bit cool outside. The comforting combination of pumpkin and sage is one that’s hard to beat.
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No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
Figuring out how to make all of the pumpkin desserts during Thanksgiving while the turkey is in the oven can be a nightmare. That’s why you need this no-bake cheesecake. It’s a major time saver, and while we love our classic pumpkin cheesecake, we go crazy for the no-bake option.
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Pumpkin Pie Martini
Start your day off with a pumpkin spice latte and finish it with a martini. It’s got everything you love about the fall cult favorite + a boozy kick. What’s not to love?
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Regular ol’ Alfredo? Bo-ring. Pumpkin adds depth and a pop of color to this irresistibly creamy, gourd-eous pasta.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Don’t panic if you’ve never baked a cheesecake before. These bars are the perfect place to start. Worried about wasting that leftover pumpkin? We’ve got you covered with this pumpkin cheesecake roll recipe.
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Cheesecake-Stuffed Pumpkin Bread
How do you take the best pumpkin bread and make it even better? You stuff it with cheesecake, of course. Because pumpkin and cheesecake were MFEO. This easy quick bread recipe is a fall baking essential.
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Watch this spicy fall-inspired fudge magically disappear at your next party. Wanna add some mix-ins to your pumpkin fudge? We suggest toasted walnuts or butterscotch chips!
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Pumpkin Spice Latte
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 Bites
Fact: Fall means pumpkin EVERYTHING, and these truffles are the best place to start. These are that perfect easy dessert of your pumpkin pie-inspired dreams.
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Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls
These “energy balls” are exactly what they sound like: perfect little bites of energy that will help you satisfy your sweet tooth without a sugar crash. Made with oats, coconut, almond butter, and pumpkin puree, they’re totally healthy and satisfying.
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Pumpkin Dream Bars
Pumpkin dream bars are a creamy, custardy, cheesecake-like pumpkin dessert everyone will swoon over. For this recipe, we used crushed Cheerios for the crust (to accommodate our gluten-free friends), but feel free to sub in graham crackers or Nilla Wafers if you prefer.
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We’ve done away with pie crust completely and we have NO REGRETS. The pumpkin pie filling itself is about as classic as it gets: pumpkin, cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and plenty of pumpkin spice. The topping is where things get interesting, and spoiler: It’s so much easier to make than pie crust.
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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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