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This time of year, one thing is certain. It won’t be difficult to get your pumpkin flavor fix. Sure, most people enjoy a slice (or two) of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, but there are so many other pumpkin dishes to make for your holiday meals. Thanks to the creativity of professional chefs and experimental aspiring chefs, you can get your dose of pumpkin at breakfast time, lunch time, dinner time or for dessert.
These pumpkin recipes are loaded with delicious fall flavors, healthy ingredients and a few “should be off limits but it’s the holidays so I don’t care” guilty pleasures. Everything from entrees to appetizers to delicious desserts, you won’t find a better list of tasty pumpkin recipes, no matter how hard you try. Whether you’re entertaining guests or just preparing meals for friends and family, these pumpkin recipes are going to earn you major coolness points in your social circle.
get your dose of pumpkin at breakfast time, lunch time, dinner time or for dessert.
For a fall meal that has a bit of a kick, this chipotle veggie burger is a healthy choice. Red pepper flakes and chipotle peppers give your taste buds a zing of spice, while avocado, beans and pumpkin puree add in a dose of sweetness. The gluten-free recipe is great for vegans or anyone who is trying to maintain a healthier diet.
If you like making your own pizza dough, you can make the most of it with this pumpkin pizza. A ready to bake dough from the store will also work, but it’s much more fun to DIY the entire thing from scratch. You’ll need pumpkin puree, havarti cheese, sweet onion and garlic.
Where cheesecake meets pumpkin is a heavenly breakfast in the form of pancakes. Add vanilla bean yogurt, graham crackers and maple syrup to the mix, and you’ve got a breakfast that doubles as dessert! Pumpkin pie spice and cream cheese give this recipe its sweetness, while cinnamon sugar and nutmeg add a pinch of spice.
Dip your veggies or crackers in a hummus that has zesty flavor and tang. With chili powder, ground cinnamon, chickpeas and pumpkin puree, this is a healthy way to enjoy a great recipe that makes an easy and yummy side dish or appetizer.
Nothing says “fall dessert” like pralines and pumpkin. Sweet ingredients like pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla come together to form fall cookies full of seasonal flavor. Praline icing topped with chopped pecans gives these cookies an added element of sweetness.
For a hearty helping of beef and beans, this pumpkin chili is a festive selection that will leave your belly satisfied. Chili beans, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and green chiles combine to create a meal that both tastes good and is good for you.
This cake is easy as pie to make. Mix together spice cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, pumpkin and a few other ingredients, and spoon into a cake pan. Bake for 35 minutes and you’re done! Top with vanilla ice cream for ultimate melt in your mouth goodness.
You can serve these pumpkin chicken meatballs as an appetizer, side dish or entree. Just four ingredients is all you need. Minced chicken, pumpkin puree, coconut flour and chopped fresh sage are all it takes to roll these up for a meal.
If you’ve ever wanted an excuse to eat dessert for breakfast, now you’ve got it. You can enjoy this for breakfast and dessert if you want. Ingredients like brown sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice give this bread its sweetness, while chopped nuts give it a crunchy texture.
There’s nothing like a classic bowl of mac and cheese. Well, except for pumpkin mac and cheese. That takes the traditional cheesy dish to a whole new level. This simple recipe can be made as a fall flavored bowl of pasta with cheese, or a casserole topped with bread crumbs.
If you like roasting pumpkin seeds for a crunchy fall snack, there are many variations of flavors to try. Ranch pumpkin seeds are easy to make and taste quite good. Several spices like parsley, dill, celery seed, paprika and garlic powder get mixed together, tossed over olive oil covered seeds and roasted to perfection.
For a seasonal treat that you can serve as dessert at a holiday party, pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are just right. Use classic fall spices like cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg for the cupcakes, and make the frosting with cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
There’s cornbread, and there’s pumpkin cornbread. Take a traditional Thanksgiving food and give it a fall twist with this recipe. A delicious cinnamon honey butter gets whipped together and plopped on top, making this a pumpkin bread that can easily be served for dessert.
Chilly fall evenings call for a bowl of hot soup. This gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan version is fruity and festive. A combination of sweet and spicy ingredients get combined to give this soup fall flavor and a pretty presentation.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and this pumpkin pie oatmeal is a great way to start your morning. In just 10 minutes, you can toss this sweet creation together, using rolled oats, almond milk, chopped pecans and maple syrup.
If you love pumpkin pie and cheesecake, you can now combine the two for a dessert that is loaded with your favorite fall flavors. With a graham cracker crust, cheesecake filling made with canned pumpkin, and a whipped cream topping, this double dose of deliciousness needs to be on your dessert table this year.
We’re totally digging this twist on a classic Mexican dish. Your guests will thank you for this full-flavor dish for sure! This fall recipe, which incorporates pumpkin puree and several Mexican-inspired ingredients, makes a great dish to serve at any holiday celebration.
Instead of spaghetti and meatballs, try pumpkin alfredo this fall. It’s really simple to make and is a tasty alternative to the classic Italian dish. Pumpkin puree and nutmeg are added to give the dish a flavorful twist.
Almost every Thanksgiving table has mashed potatoes on it. But you can stand out this year by making pumpkin mashed potatoes. Combine olive oil, garlic, sour cream, butter, pumpkin puree, whole milk, clove, ginger and salt with potatoes to make this fall food mash-terpiece.
Perfect for baking on a rainy fall day, these oatmeal pumpkin creme pies make a great fall dessert or afternoon indulgence. A pumpkin cream cheese frosting gets sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies for a rich, sweet treat that is hard to resist.