Pumpkin Recipes used to be consolidated to a couple of months out of the year. But now with the hype around Pumpkin Spice Latte's it feels like you can't go wrong with Pumpkin Recipes starting in about August all the way through the end of November if not longer. One thing I love about using pumpkin in recipes is how versatile it is. From making drinks to full entrees and side dishes there really is no limit to the ways pumpkin can be used.
From sweet to savory there is a way to prepare pumpkin that you will love. Today we are highlighting some of our favorite Pumpkin Recipes to make it easier for you to prepare all things pumpkin!
Before we dive into the recipes here are a few things to know about pumpkins:
- Pumpkins are low in calories but high in fiber.
- Pumpkins are very high in beta-carotene.
- You should never place a pumpkin directly on a wooden table top or on the carpet. It can soften and leak pumpkin juice.
When we talk about Pumpkin Drink Recipes we pretty well have to start with a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino recipe! I don't think you can talk about Pumpkin Drink Recipes and not instantly think about your first trip to Starbucks each year when they roll out the Pumpkin Spice Latte and it feels like Fall has officially started. Instagram becomes a constant stream of #PSL photos and everyone just seems to have a bit more pep in their step. Plus it means it is time to bring out sweaters and cute boots which I am all about. Have you ever tried Pumpkin Liqueur ? It is a great way to make a boozy pumpkin spice latte or spice up a regular cup of coffee. Super easy to make and it tastes so good!
Pumpkin Appetizer Recipes are a great way to kick off a fall party or make a snack for yourself. I love this Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip So easy to make and it tastes really good. Who doesn't want to dip into a pumpkin pie cheesecake with a nilla wafer or other cookie?
One thing I love about baking/cooking with pumpkin is how versatile it is. You are not stuck with only making one recipe using pumpkin you can truly make 100's of them. These Pumpkin Side Dish Recipes are delicious, easy to make, and will be great for everything from a Halloween party to Fall dinner party. We have to start with this amazing Libby's Pumpkin Bread Recipe which is just so dang good! I love enjoying a slice of this bread with my coffee or tea in the morning. It is also a great late afternoon snack. Who am I kidding I pretty much enjoy it any time of the day and will fully admit to having it as a midnight snack.
I had to laugh a bit the first time I made this Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seed Recipe I kept giggling over how many times I was writing out pumpkin in a single recipe. It is kind of funny to add pumpkin spice to pumpkin seeds. lol! Please tell me I am not the only one who giggles at this.
If you are having a Fall brunch or breakfast you will love this Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe! It is a great fall twist on a classic coffee cake recipe. For a dinner party or event try this 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Beer Bread that literally only takes 3 ingredients and you are ready to go. I also like serving this Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter Recipe during brunch or breakfast along with these delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin or Pumpkin Spice Muffins
We have a couple of delicious Pumpkin Entree Recipes that great for breakfast or dinner. Or breakfast for dinner, really it is up to you. This Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe and Crock Pot Pumpkin Soup Recipe are both easy to make and taste amazing. I love that I can cook the pumpkin oatmeal overnight and it is ready for me when I get up in the morning. If you live in an area that gets early snow this is a great breakfast to warm up with after clearing off the driveway.
Add in a pumpkin spice latter and you will be warm in minutes!
We can't talk about Pumpkin Recipes and not include Pumpkin Dessert Recipes! I don't know about you but dessert is pretty much my favorite part of any meal. I love that you can make so many different recipes and they are all perfect in their own way. I don't have to stress over what to bring to a Fall party with these recipes. They are easy to make and taste good. I have even started bringing them for football parties and events. There is just something about pumpkin that everyone loves. This Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake Recipe is crazy easy to make and tastes so good. Did I mention you make it in the crock pot so it is ready when you need it? You can also make this Pumpkin Pie Pudding Cake in the crock pot. It just depends on how you like your cakes.
For a fun snack and dessert try making these Pumpkin Spice Pretzels which also make a great lunch snack. I love these Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats which are great for back to school events, lunch or an after school snack. Don't worry you can easily bring them with you for lunch too! If you need a dessert for a fall party you should check out this Pumpkin Cupcake with Maple Icing or Pumpkin Nutella Bars. Both of these recipes taste amazing and look great when served.
If you have been following the blog long you know I have a love affair with chai. I start my day with a hot mug of chai and many times have to go for seconds just because I love it that much. This love for chai carries over in these Pumpkin Chai Cupcakes! The perfect combination of chai and pumpkin!
Some days you just don't want to turn on the oven or stand at the stove top! I get it! That is how I was feeling when we made this No Bake Pumpkin Butterscotch Pie I needed a recipe that tasted good but one that I didn't have to turn the oven on during a hot Fall afternoon.
You do have to turn the oven on for these Pumpkin Pie Bars but I promise you it will be worth it. They taste so good! The oven is also needed for this Pumpkin Pie Cupcake but again you won't be disappointed. This is one of the first recipes we made with pumpkin. This recipe was the start of our love affair with baking with pumpkin and pumpkin spice.
For the holidays you can try a twist on the iconic pecan pie by adding pumpkin to it. Your guests will love it and think it is a great new surprise when you make this Pumpkin Pie Pecan Pie I love taking iconic recipes and adding a fun twist.
Last but certainly not least we can't talk about pumpkin recipes without sharing these delicious White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookies I have to admit outside of the pumpkin spice latte this is the recipe I make the most during the fall season. These are my go to cookies for any event or when I really want an afternoon snack.