13 Must-Try Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

It’s fall, y’all! Bring on the big comfy sweaters, cute boots, cozy scarves, golden leaves, and ALL THINGS PUMPKIN PLEASE. Fall food is truly the best food, and it’s mostly all thanks that tasty little orange vegetable. Err, fruit? Who knows.

It can be sweet or savory, dressed up in a pasta or baked in a muffin, blended into a soup or baked into crunchy granola. It seriously does it all. Here are a few of our favorite pumpkin recipes we’re making this fall – and every fall, TBH.

Favorite Pumpkin Muffins

Totally top-of-the-list worthy. Made with just oats, pumpkin, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and eggs. Chocolate chips 100% necessary.

Get the recipe here.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Walnut Chili

Soup season is in full swing and this is just the epitome of fall. Pumpkin, walnuts, beans, peppers, grains, and more! Also happily vegan.

Get the recipe here.

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce

This is as dreamy (and easy!) as it gets. Breathe in that sage, garlic, butter, pumpkin-gnocchi-pillow combo. It’s just so good.

Get the recipe here.

5-Ingredient Pumpkin Alfredo

Creamy, luscious, and so super simple. Ultimate fall comfort food!

Get the recipe here.

Favorite Pumpkin Granola

This granola is everything. Notes of cinnamon, toasty nuts, maple, and caramelized pumpkin, extra salty-sweet and crispy, roasty to the max. YES.

Get the recipe here.

Creamy Pumpkin Spaghetti with Garlic Kale

Sounds so weird but it’s SO GOOD. The most crazy good combination: spicy turkey, creamy pumpkin sauce, and pasta! Can’t go wrong.

Get the recipe here.

Super Moist Pumpkin Bread

Easy, classic, super moist pumpkin bread. *sigh* Made with olive oil, pumpkin, and cinnamon, and topped with crunchy turbinado sugar.

Get the recipe here.

Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus

Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus. 100 calories and totally addicting. From Pinch of Yum.

Another weird one but OMG this stuff is so good. Super quick, healthy, and crazy delicious.

Get the recipe here.

Some Other Favorite Pumpkin Recipes From Around The Web:

Pumpkin Roll

from GimmeSomeOven.com

Rich pumpkin cake + cream cheese frosting all bundled up into a sliceable roll? Doesn’t get much better than this.

Get the recipe here.

Homemade Pumpkin Coffee Creamer

from SallysBakingAddiction.com

Ugh, is there anything more fall-essential than a pumpkin spice latte??? This one is made with REAL pumpkin puree and can be made at home in a snap.

Get the recipe here.

Pumpkin Pecan Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

from ACoupleCooks.com

The perfect way to up your fall breakfast game. Just mix it all up, pour into a pan, and bake for healthy breakfast all week long.

Get the recipe here.

Homemade Roasted Pumpkin Puree

from ABeautifulPlate.com

For when you want to skip the canned stuff. Bonus: this is WAY EASIER than we thought.

Get the recipe here.

Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese

from PlatingsandPairings.com

Perfect fall comfort food, right here. Rich + creamy + vegetarian.

Get the recipe here.

Thank you, pumpkin, for all that you give to us. ❤️ Happy fall, friends!

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    Aysegul Sanford

    What a great list of recipes. Need to get more pumpkin and try them all asap. 🙂

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    woo hoo for pumpkin season!! I don’t know what it is about pumpkins that makes people so giddy but I am like a kid when the pumpkin patch is ready!

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    Pumpkin bread, risotto, soup, chili, and granola?!?!?! Danggggg, I would eat that whole batch of granola. I’m so obsessed with ANYTHING pumpkin-spiced, to tell the truth!

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    Hey Lindsay…this is amazing list of pumpkin and i really enjoyed your all recipes…looks awesome of all dishes….and i will try to making this recipes…Thanks for sharing….!

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    My wife grew pumpkins. My CSA keeps delivering pumpkins. We have pumpkins up to our nose, so this list will be very useful.

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    Pumpkin is my all time favorite. When I’m baking for the holidays, I usually light a couple of candles to create more of a cozy ambiance and it really gets me in the holiday baking mood.

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    This list is gold.

    But, question on the pumpkin bread: I made this the other day, following the recipe exactly (though I used all vegetable oil and didn’t pause the baking to add sugar on top), and the bread was on the dry side — especially considering it’s titled “moist” I wondered why mine wasn’t?

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      Hi Kelly! Sorry to hear it. My best guess is that it’s possible that it got just a little over-baked, or the temp was just a little too high (we like to put a thermometer inside our oven to ensure it’s actually the temperature we want!). Hope this helps!

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    Gimme all the pumpkin!! Loving all these recipe, especially the pumpkin gnocchi and the pumpkin risotto. I’m totally making that pumpkin risotto!!

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    Mariya Diawara

    Everything sounds yummy! I love pumpkin spice coffee in the fall. I was just thinking of breakfast ideas for the week, the baked steel cut oatmeal sounds yummy.

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    Your pumpkin bread recipe calls for a CAN of pumpkin. I use my own so would like to see measurable amounts- cups, for instance. Not everybody cooks out of cans.

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    Everything sounds yummy! I love pumpkin spice coffee in the fall. I was just thinking of breakfast ideas for the week, the baked steel cut oatmeal sounds yummy.

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    For the record, I make that Favorite Pumpkin Muffin recipe all the time! My daughter loves them for breakfast. Last night she asked me to but pomegranate seeds on top and let me tell you – you have to try it! They are so good!
    To those of you who haven’t made them – you best get on that!

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    Brooke Bender

    Whatever happened to the pumpkin dump cake…that used to be on your blog right????!!!