34 Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

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.
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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.

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Cake with Pecan Praline 

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 Swirl Cheesecake

pumpkin swirl cheesecake

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

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

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

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

Recipe: Try our Farro Risotto with Pumpkin & Sage

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 & Cream Cheese Cupcakes

pumpkin and cream cheese cupcakes

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

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin & Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Cream

pumpkin pancakes with maple cream

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

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Cream

Brown-Butter Pumpkin Layer Cake

brown butter pumpkin layer cake

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

Recipe: Try our Brown-Butter Pumpkin Layer Cake

Chocolate-Pecan Pumpkin Pie

chocolate pecan pumpkin pie

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

Recipe: Try our Chocolate-Pecan Pumpkin Pie

Seared Scallops with Pumpkin Puree

Seared Scallops with Pumpkin Puree

Make scallops extra-special with this fun fall twist.

Recipe: Try our Seared Scallops with Pumpkin Puree

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.

Recipe: Try our Vegetarian Pumpkin Polenta

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 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.

Recipe: Try our Autumn Golden Vegetable Lasagna

Spiced Pumpkin Mousse Truffle

spiced pumpkin mousse trifle

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

Recipe: Try our Spiced Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

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

Ravioli with Toasted Pumpkin

pumpkin ravioli with toasted pumpkin seeds

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

Recipe: Try our Ravioli with Toasted Pumpkin

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.

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Patch Stuffed Shells

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.

Recipe: Try our Penne with Pumpkin Cream Sauce

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake

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

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

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.

Recipe: Try our Pumpkin Seed Goat Cheese Pesto

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.

Recipe: Try our Cheesecake-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes



These sweet pumpkin seed treats have a heated kick to 'em. Snack on them to satisfy your sweet tooth and love of spice.

Recipe: Try our Pepitapapas

Black & Tan Chocolate-Pumpkin Trifle

Black and Tan Chocolate-Pumpkin Trifle

This rich chocolate dessert can be made, transported and served all in one single dish! Easy and delicious!

Recipe: Try our Black & Tan Chocolate-Pumpkin Trifle 

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.

Recipe: Try our Chipotle-Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

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.

Recipe: Try our Double-Decker Pumpkin-Caramel Pie