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40 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes You Need To Try This Fall

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Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to announce to you, that the fall season is right around the corner.

And you know what that means.

It means it’s almost time for a pumpkin-themed everything. From brilliant pumpkin crafts and decorations, to delicious and soul-warming pumpkin-flavored recipes, and so on.

And like always, you know we can’t resist bringing you the best tips, tricks as well as yummy recipes, to help you make the most of the season.

In this post, you’ll discover some of the nutritional and health benefits of pumpkins, how to choose the best ones, other useful tips, and also 40 incredibly delicious pumpkin recipes to enjoy.

I’m talking soups, pies, cookies, tarts, you name it. Prepare to enjoy the best of this wonderful seasonal veggie.

Let’s dive in.

Pumpkins 101

Before we dive into the yummy stuff, let’s take a quick look at this interesting veggie.

Hailing from the “winter squash” veggie group (think butternut, spaghetti squash, etc.), pumpkins are a popular vegetable that are commonly harvested around the fall/Autumn period. Although their canned versions are usually available year-round.

And just like other members of the squash family, they are also very healthy and nutritious.

Pumpkins pack a good load of essential nutrients and minerals, like vitamins A, C, K, potassium, and so on, while also being really low in calories.

A single cup of cooked pumpkin, packs only about 49 calories, 3g of fiber, 2g of protein, and almost zero grams of fat. So yeah, they’re really good for you.

Choosing The Right Pumpkins For The Occasion

When we think of pumpkins, one of the first pictures that comes to our minds, are those huge orange ones we usually carve out and decorate for Halloween.

But they’re not the only types that exist. There are actually up to about 30 different varieties out there. And depending on what you plan to use them for, you need to pick the right ones for the occasion.

The huge orange ones we usually think of, are called jack-o-lanterns. While they’re great for decorating and carving out, they’re actually not the best types you want to be cooking or baking with.

When it comes to cooking, there are several varieties that would serve you well.

The most popular ones, are called “sugar” or “pie” pumpkins. They’re smaller than the regular jack-o-lanterns, and have a significantly better taste, and texture, that will make them amazing in your meals.

Some other wonderful pumpkin varieties that work great in the kitchen are Casper, Cinderella (yes, like the movie) and blue doll among others.

You could also easily get canned pumpkin puree at your local supermarket too.

Storage

Storing your pumpkins properly is pretty important, especially if you plan to use them over a long period of time, and not just immediately.

For whole pumpkins, it is usually advised to store them in a cool, dry place, at about 50F. Say a garage for example. And you’ll want to keep them on a good surface, like a neat rug, or cardboard for longer shelf life.  

Whole pumpkins can last for about 2-3 months in good condition.

For cut up pumpkins, you’ll want to make sure they’re properly wrapped and sealed before placing them in your fridge. Cut up pumpkins last only a couple of days at best.

40 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

Now that we know how good this seasonal veggie is, and how to choose the best ones, it’s time to explore some of the best pumpkin recipes out there.

From main dishes, to sides, and tasty treats, there’s something for every occasion.

Mains and Sides

1) Pumpkin Oatmeal

Pumpkin Oatmeal
Via: Well Plated

Get the recipe at – Well Plated

2) Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Via: Cookie And Kate

Get the recipe at – Cookie And Kate

3) Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Via: Spoon Fork Bacon

Get the recipe at – Spoon Fork Bacon

4) Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Via: Ambitious Kitchen

Get the recipe at – Ambitious Kitchen

5) Easy Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes
Via: Inspired Taste

Get the recipe at – Inspired Taste

Also See: 25 Amazing Keto Pumpkin Recipes To Enjoy This Fall

6) Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
Via: Well Plated

Get the recipe at – Well Plated

7) Vegetarian Spinach Pumpkin Lasagna

Vegetarian Spinach Pumpkin Lasagna
Via: Ambitious Kitchen

Get the recipe at – Ambitious Kitchen

8) Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding

Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding
Via: The Natural Nurturer

Get the recipe at – The Natural Nurturer

9) Best Ever Pumpkin Muffins

Best Ever Pumpkin Muffins
Via: Lovely Little Kitchen

Get the recipe at – Lovely Little Kitchen

10) Savory Mushroom and Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

Savory Mushroom and Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
Via: Simple Seasonal

Get the recipe at – Simple Seasonal

11) Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Via: Iowa Girl Eats

Get the recipe at – Iowa Girl Eats

12) Pumpkin Cornbread

Pumpkin Cornbread
Via: Cooking Classy

Get the recipe at – Cooking Classy

13) Roast Pumpkin Salad with Feta, Pine Nuts & Baby Spinach

Roast Pumpkin Salad with Feta, Pine Nuts & Baby Spinach
Via: Bake Play Smile

Get the recipe at – Bake Play Smile

14) Roasted Pumpkin with Yogurt Sauce and Pine Nuts

Roasted Pumpkin with Yogurt Sauce and Pine Nuts
Via: Recipe Tin Eats

Get the recipe at – Recipe Tin Eats

15) Easy Vegetable Pumpkin Stir-fry (Vegan and Gluten-free)

Easy Vegetable Pumpkin Stir-fry (Vegan and Gluten-free)
Via: Earth Of Maria

Get the recipe at – Earth Of Maria

Also See: 20 Incredible Vegan Dinners That’ll Make Your Mouth Water

16) Roasted Pumpkin

Roasted Pumpkin
Via: Dinner At The Zoo

Get the recipe at – Dinner At The Zoo

17) Simple Pumpkin Waffles

Simple Pumpkin Waffles
Via: Savory Nothings

Get the recipe at – Savory Nothings

18) The Best Ever Pumpkin Chili

The Best Ever Pumpkin Chili
Via: One Lovely Life

Get the recipe at – One Lovely Life

19) Pumpkin French Toast

Pumpkin French Toast
Via: Averie Cooks

Get the recipe at – Averie Cooks

20) Pumpkin Shepherd’s Pie

Pumpkin Shepherd's Pie
Via: Foodtastic Mom

Get the recipe at – Foodtastic Mom

Also See: 25 Keto Thanksgiving Recipes That Are Out Of This World

21) Chipotle Pumpkin Veggie Burgers

Chipotle Pumpkin Veggie Burgers
Via: Peas And Crayons

Get the recipe at – Peas And Crayons

22) Vegetarian Pumpkin and Kale Pasta Bake

Vegetarian Pumpkin and Kale Pasta Bake
Via: MJ And Hungry Man

Get the recipe at – MJ And Hungry Man

23) Pumpkin, Spinach And Goat Cheese Quiche

Pumpkin, Spinach And Goat Cheese Quiche
Via: Del’s Cooking Twist

Get the recipe at – Del’s Cooking Twist

Desserts and snacks

24) The Great Pumpkin Pie

The Great Pumpkin Pie
Via: Sally’s Baking Addiction

Get the recipe at – Sally’s Baking Addiction

25) Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread
Via: Love And Lemons

Get the recipe at – Love And Lemons

Also See: 20 Healthy Halloween Treats To Enjoy Without Guilt

26) Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake
Via: Insanely Good Recipes

Get the recipe at – Insanely Good Recipes

27) Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

Creamy Pumpkin Hummus
Via: Plays Well With Butter

Get the recipe at – Plays Well With Butter

28) Pumpkin Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting
Via: Gimme Some Oven

Get the recipe at – Gimme Some Oven

29) Pumpkin Scones (Starbucks Copycat)

Pumpkin Scones (Starbucks Copycat)
Via: Cooking Classy

Get the recipe at – Cooking Classy

30) Pumpkin Dump Cake

Pumpkin Dump Cake
Via: Lil Luna

Get the recipe at – Lil Luna

Also See: 20 Delicious Apple Desserts That Are Too Good To Resist

31) Mini Pumpkin Pies

Mini Pumpkin Pies
Via: Dessert For Two

Get the recipe at – Dessert For Two

32) Healthy Pumpkin Bars

Healthy Pumpkin Bars
Via: Hummusapien

Get the recipe at – Hummusapien

33) Pumpkin Pie Bites

Pumpkin Pie Bites
Via: Pumpkin n Spice

Get the recipe at – Pumpkin n Spice

34) Pumpkin Roll Cake

Pumpkin Roll Cake
Via: Life, Love And Sugar

Get the recipe at – Life, Love And Sugar

35) Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Via: Sally’s Baking Addiction

Get the recipe at – Sally’s Baking Addiction

Also See: 24 Yummy And Healthy Holiday Desserts To Enjoy Without Guilt

36) Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
Via: Family Fresh Recipes

Get the recipe at – Family Fresh Recipes

37) Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Via: Cloudy Kitchen

Get the recipe at – Cloudy Kitchen

38) No Bake Pumpkin Dream Bars

No Bake Pumpkin Dream Bars
Via: 365 Days Of Baking And More

Get the recipe at – 365 Days Of Baking And More

39) Pumpkin Crisp

Pumpkin Crisp
Via: The Cookie Rookie

Get the recipe at – The Cookie Rookie

40) Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups
Via: Cookie And Kate

Get the recipe at – Cookie And Kate


Enjoy these amazing delights this fall. Which one is your favorite? Let me know down below

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