Fall means pumpkin patches, jack-o-lanterns and—most importantly—pumpkin recipes! Try one of our best pumpkin dinners, desserts, even cocktails, that will taste just right for the season.


Rachael Ray's Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Credit: Photography by Nicole Franzen

A quick way to make this soup even better? Top it with roasted pumpkin seeds! 

Recipe: Try Rach's Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Sky-High Pumpkin Crepe Cake with Orange Cream

sky-high pumpkin crepe cake with orange cream
Credit: Photography by Johnny Miller

Aaaaand we have a winner for Best Fall Dessert Ever. This crepe stack takes a bit of time, but it's totally worth it. (And you can totally eat it for breakfast.) 

Rachael Ray's Quick Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

pumpkin mac and cheese topped with chives
Credit: Photography by Kate Mathis

The only thing that could make a big bowl of creamy mac better is a bit of pumpkin mixed in. 

Recipe: Try Rach's Quick Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Pepitas

sweet spicy sriracha pepitas
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Turn those pumpkin seeds into this five-ingredient fall snack! 

Pumpkin Cake with Pecan Praline

pumpkin cake with whipped cream and pecan praline

Savory, sweet and crunchy — all of our favorite things. Wow your dinner guests with this yummy after dinner pumpkin confection.

Pumpkin Quesadillas

pumpkin quesadillas

This veggie snack is super fast to make. Fill tortillas with pumpkin puree, cheese, nuts and cumin, then heat. It'll be gone just as fast as it was made!

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Quesadillas

Pumpkin Soup with Coconut & Curry

Pumpkin Soup with Coconut & Curry
Credit: Photography by Christoper Testani

This pumpkin soup gets a spicy twist thanks to curry paste. 

Pumpkin Mousse Pie

pumpkin mousse pie
Credit: Photography by Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

Good: This fluffy pumpkin pie doesn't require any baking. Better: It's topped with candied toasted pepitas! 

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Pumpkin Spice Butter

pumpkin spice butter

Step one: Combine butter and pumpkin spice. Step two: Spread on everything. 

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Spice Butter

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

pumpkin swirl cheesecake

Change up your simple cheesecake with this pumpkin version of the classic.

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Pumpkin Ravioli with Butter & Sage Sauce

Credit: Photography by Jennifer Causey

This recipe was made with Thanksgiving's leftover pie in mind. Mix it with ricotta for a super-tasty ravioli filling. 

Roasted Carrots with Everything-Bagel Seasoning

roasted carrots with everything bagel seasoning
Credit: Photography by Johnny Miller

This sweet and savory side dish get some extra crunch thanks to our favorite fall topper, roasted pepitas. 

Chai-Spiced Pie Shake

chai spiced pie shake with whipped cream
Credit: Photography by Johnny Miller

When it doubt, put a pie on it. Toss of a whole slice of pumpkin pie, plus some ice cream and spices, and blend it into this tasty treat. 

Recipe: Try our Chai-Spiced Pie Shake

Rachael Ray's Warm Autumn Panzanella

Warm Autumn Panzanella
Credit: Photography by Kate Mathis

This hearty dishes has alllll the fall flavors you love—including toasted pumpkin seed oil and toasted pepitas. 

Recipe: Try Rach's Warm Autumn Panzanella

Winter Shandy

winter shandy

Pumpkin-flavored beer is good on its own, but mix it with lemonade and orange marmalade for an even tastier fall sipper. 

Recipe: Try our Winter Shandy

Pumpkin & Maple Cake

maple pumpkin cake

This simple sheet-cake works for any fall occasion.

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin & Maple Cake

Farro Risotto with Pumpkin & Sage

farro risotto with pumpkin sage
Credit: Photography by Joesph De Leo

Rachael's 30-Minute Meal is a healthier take on risotto, made with farro instead of rice.

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

pumpkin chiffon pie

Go ahead, take a shortcut! Store-bought pie crust works just fine here.

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Pumpkin Pie Pasta

Pumpkin Pie Pasta

Transform those Thanksgiving leftovers with this inventive pasta dish that uses stuffing, pumpkin pie filling, and leftover green beans. (Sounds weird, but don't knock it till you try it!)

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Pie Pasta

Pumpkin & Cream Cheese Cupcakes

pumpkin and cream cheese cupcakes
Credit: Photography by Peter Ardito

Top these tasty treats with toasted pepitas for a pumpkin on pumpkin extravaganza.

Pepita Pesto Pasta with Roasted Squash

Pepita Pesto Pasta with Roasted Squash

Mix toasted pumpkin seeds with herbs and cheese for a delicious fall pesto that tastes great on pasta, sandwiches, and more. 

Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Cream

pumpkin pancakes with maple cream

Use a squeeze bottle to make leaf shapes for bonus points!

Brown-Butter Pumpkin Layer Cake

brown butter pumpkin layer cake

Pumpkin pie not your thing? Try this pumpkin cake for Thanksgiving this year.

Chocolate-Pecan Pumpkin Pie

chocolate pecan pumpkin pie
Credit: Photography by Levi Brown

No need to decide between your two favorite pies. This pumpkin pie + pecan pie mashup is the dessert of your dreams!

Turkey & Roast Poblano Chili

turkey roast poblano chili

This recipe isn't technically a pumpkin one, but you can (and absolutely should) top it with toasted pumpkin seeds, so we think it qualifies. 

Pumpkin Potato Pie

Pumpkin-Potato Pie

Check out this savory pumpkin pie that's chock-full of great hearty ingredients.

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Potato Pie

Molasses Pumpkin Pie

molasses pumpkin pie

A tasty twist on an old-time fave. Tip: Personalize your pie by adding piecrust garnish that's been baked in cookie-cutter shapes.

Recipe: Try our Molasses Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Spiders

pumpkin spiders

Keep warm on a chilly night with this festive drink. It's spiked cider = spider!

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Spiders

Vegetarian Pumpkin Polenta

vegetarian pumpkin polenta with spinach and white beans

Dive into this yummy vegetarian take on polenta. Not only is it delicious but it's also packed with tons of protein. 

Penne-wise Pumpkin Pasta

penne wise pumpkin pasta

Dinner on a dime? This whole wheat autumn dish isn't only good for you but it's also good for your wallet.

Recipe: Try our Penne-wise Pumpkin Pasta

Pumpkin Flan

Pumpkin Flan

Spice up your dessert with Daisy Martinez's festive take on flan!

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Flan

Pumpkin Spice Empanadas

pumpkin spice lamb empanadas

Don't scroll past this one! The combination of lamb, raisins, tomato paste, and pumpkin spice gives you big flavor that somehow just works. 

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Spice Empanadas

Pumpkin Chiffon Cake

Pumpkin Chiffon Cake

In just under an hour, you can have a yummy cake that also puts you in the holiday mood.

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Chiffon Cake

Autumn Golden Vegetable Lasagna

autumn golden vegetable lasagna

Pumpkin and butternut squash go together perfectly in this awesome lasagna.

Spiced Pumpkin Mousse Truffle

spiced pumpkin mousse trifle

This no-bake dessert is super easy and makes enough for the whole gang.

Oven-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Oven-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Another great way to put those pumpkin seeds to use: mix them with a bit of salt and EVOO, roast until golden, and snack away. 

Pumpkin Spice Cauliflower Casserole

pumpkin spice cauliflower casserole

Calling all cauliflower fans! If you love this versatile veg and pumpkin spice, just wait till you try 'em together. 

Pumpkin Gravy

pumpkin gravy

From potatoes to chicken, coat your dinner favorites in this scrumptious sauce.

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Gravy

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

pumpkin whoopie pies

Take your everyday cream-filled favorite and put a pumpkin spin on it.

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Black and Tan Chocolate-Pumpkin Trifle

Black and Tan Chocolate-Pumpkin Trifle

This dessert has it all: chocolate, pumpkin, marshmallow cream, toffee bars, chocolate cookies. We're drooling. 

Ravioli with Toasted Pumpkin

pumpkin ravioli with toasted pumpkin seeds

It's a pumpkin-filled pasta topped with -- what else? -- pumpkin seeds!

Pumpkin Patch Stuffed Shells

pumpkin patch stuffed shells

Put a smile on the little one's faces while keeping their bellies full with hearty boosters like beta-carotene and vitamin C.

Chocolate Pumpkin Tiramisu

Chocolate Pumpkin Tiramisu

Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, pumpkin—what more could you want in a dessert? 

Penne With Pumpkin Cream Sauce

Penne with Pumpkin Cream Sauce

Mix up your everyday penne with a touch of pumpkin. Tip: Make it your own with a dash of your favorite cheese sprinkled on top.

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake

This dessert will have your family coming back for seconds because of a surprise holiday spice!

Pumpkin Pie Martinis

Pumpkin Pie Martinis

Enjoy your favorite holiday flavor in liquid form with a dollop of whipped cream on top!

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Pie Martini

Pumpkin Seed Goat Cheese Pesto

Pumpkin Seed Goat Cheese Pesto

Get creative with this unique and festive pesto. Spread on your favorite bread for a delicious snack.

Pumpkin Pie Cocoa

Pumpkin Pie Cocoa

After a long day of pumpkin picking, bring the family home to warm cups of this perfectly flavored cocoa.

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Pie Cocoa

Spiced Pumpkin Cake

Spiced Pumpkin Cake

Send the kids to school with squares of these and you'll be the coolest mom in town!

Recipe: Try our Spiked Pumpkin Cake

Cheesecake-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes

Cheesecake-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes

Young or old, these mini desserts are a definite crowd pleaser. Top 'em off with a creamy frosting for added sweetness.

Chipotle-Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Chipotle-Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

You've gotta try this festive soup filled with hearty ingredients. Pair it with tortilla chips for crunch.

Double-Decker Pumpkin-Caramel Pie

Double-Decker Pumpkin-Caramel Pie

Shave bits of chocolate over top to finish this amazing pie off. Tip: Brush the cookie crust with egg white to prevent it from getting soggy under the filling.