50+ of the Best Pumpkin Recipes You Need to Make This Fall

The must-have flavor of the season just got even better.

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Taste and Tell

If you're not already a pumpkin lover, you're about to be the biggest fan thanks to these unbelievably good dishes. No matter which savory meal you choose, you and your family are sure to be satisfied with these fall-flavored recipes.

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slow cooker pumpkin spice latte recipe
Smart School House
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte

Save your Starbucks money: This PSL comes together in the slow cooker, and the big batch is enough to feed a crowd (hello, fall crafting party!).

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best pumpkin recipes hummus
The Every Kitchen
Five-Minute Smoky Pumpkin Hummus

You might need to make a double batch of this dip—it's that good.

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best pumpkin recipes pretzels
Half Baked Harvest
Pumpkin Beer Pretzels With Chipotle Queso

A warm, homemade pretzel + zesty queso dip = the most unforgettable game day snack.

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Taste and Tell
Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo

Meet your new favorite weeknight meal: This super-simple dish that comes together in 30 minutes or less.

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pumpkin recipes crostini
Lazy Cat Kitchen
Pumpkin Crostini with Arugula Pesto

Serve up these snacks as a delicious appetizer for your next fall dinner party. The combination of seasonal flavors ensure they'll fly right off the platter.

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Eat Yourself Skinny
Healthy Pumpkin and Sage Stuffed Shells

Believe it or not, these cheesy stuffed shells have just 300 (!) calories per serving.

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pumpkin recipes potatoes
Cooking for Keeps
Creamy Pumpkin and Scalloped Potatoes

You can't go wrong with a classic scalloped potato dish, but you can make it even more mouthwatering with the addition of pumpkin puree.

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pumpkin recipes mac and cheese
The Cookie Rookie
Baked Pumpkin and Bacon Mac and Cheese

How do you make mac and cheese even better? Add bacon, mix in pumpkin, and top it all off with bread crumbs!

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pumpkin recipes chowder
Wholefully
Chicken Pumpkin Quinoa Chowder

Try your hand at making a homemade broth—it's simple when you use your !

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Wholefully
Baked Parmesan Pumpkin Fries

Slice your pumpkin as thin as possible to ensure your snacks are extra crispy.

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Wholesomelicious
Pumpkin Tomato Basil Meatballs

Enjoy this protein-packed dish—and then finish off your meal with a piece of homemade pumpkin pie!

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Peas and Crayons
Brown Butter Pumpkin Grits

Didn't think homemade grits could get any better? Think again.

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Yummy Healthy Easy
Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

This rich and creamy pumpkin pasta is so easy to make and (surprisingly!) low in calories.

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Ruchi's Kitchen
Savory Pumpkin Pancakes

These flavorful pumpkin pancakes are worth getting out of bed for! You can make them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Melanie Makes
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Skillet Cornbread

Put a sweet, seasonal twist on your favorite comfort food.

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pumpkin beef black bean chili 
Ryan Liebe
Pumpkin, Beef, and Black Bean Chili

The addition of pumpkin makes this hearty beef and bean chili perfect for fall.

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Kana Okada
Pumpkin Cannelloni with Sage Brown-Butter Sauce

No need to make fresh pasta for these silky ricotta-pumpkin cannelloni—oven-ready lasagna sheets work just fine.

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Anna Williams
Harvest Pumpkin Soup

To lighten up this soup, substitute low-sodium chicken broth and use only 3 tablespoons of heavy cream, and you'll save 68 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 453 milligrams of sodium per serving.

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John Kernick
Risotto with Pumpkin

This recipe gets flavor from Parmesan cheese, rosemary, and porcini mushrooms.

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Kana Okada
Pumpkin-Ricotta Stuffed Shells

By incorporating pumpkin, this recipe requires less cheese than is typically used to stuff shells, but keeps all the delicious flavor.

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Marcus Nillson
Pumpkin-Ginger Waffles

The unexpected punch of crystallized ginger gives tender pumpkin waffles a grown-up twist.

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Marcus Nilsson
Curried Pumpkin and Peas

This spicy side dish featuring tender pumpkin and tomatoes with a touch of curry powder is sure to be a hit.

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RELATED: Classic Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Marcus Nilsson
Pumpkin Bread

Try this moist bread with butter or a mild cheese—or dip it in pumpkin soup for an extra hearty experience.

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RELATED: Best Savory Pumpkin Recipes

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Pumpkin Chowder

Kick off the meal with a starter of pumpkin soup or chowder. Sautéed leeks, garlic, and bell peppers mingle in this satisfyingly chunky pumpkin chowder.

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RELATED: Pumpkin & Squash Soup Recipes

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Ginger-Pumpkin Soup

This creamy, warm soup transforms one of the fall season's staples—the pumpkin—into a rich first course.

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Ray Katchatorian
Pumpkin Risotto with Pumpkin Butter

Panettone stuffing and roasted pumpkin risotto are tasty dishes, especially when served in festive hollowed-out gourds.

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pumpkin, basil, goat cheese and fig tart
George Eats
Pumpkin, Basil, Goat Cheese and Fig Tart

This mouthwatering blend of sweet and savory is baked with eggs, fig, pumpkin, and ricotta and goat cheeses. We seriously recommend it.

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pumpkin goat cheese fettuccine alfredo with crispy fried sage
Closet Cooking
Pumpkin Goat Cheese Fettuccine Alfredo with Crispy Fried Sage

This thick and creamy Alfredo is easy to make, but its flavor profile is far from simple. Based with butter, garlic, cream, pumpkin puree, and goat cheese, it's a sweet and tangy combination for coating fettuccine.

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pumpkin fries
Clean Food Crush
Pumpkin Fries

They're like sweet potato fries, only better. Depending on what you're craving, you can make them spicy, salty, or extra sweet, or try all three.

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savory pumpkin pizza
Love Lola
Savory Pumpkin Pizza

This blogger claims this is the best pizza you'll ever eat. It's topped with pumpkin puree, sweet onion, garlic, arugula, and parmesan and havarti cheeses.

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