Do you have half-a-can of pumpkin purée sitting in the fridge? Or maybe a few gourds from the pumpkin patch ready to have their shining moment? It is officially time to get creative. Enter these irresistible pumpkin recipes that deserve to be in the spotlight. From pumpkin pie with an extra-sweet twist to comforting soups to healthier bites (hello, good-for-you muffins!) rest assured that the versatile pumpkin can sneak its way into just about every single meal this season.
This Vegan Thai Curry Pumpkin Soup With Coconut Milk Takes Less Than 30 Minutes
This creamy vegan soup is bursting with so much flavour. Made with pumpkin puree, curry paste and coconut milk, your guests will be ladling themselves a few extra helpings.
Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Squares
Anna Olson brings yet another treat to the table with a beautiful cheesecake full of colour and flavour.
An Easy, No-Bake Pumpkin Trifle That’s Right at Home on Your Thanksgiving Table
Classic pumpkin pie is great and all, but when your oven is otherwise occupied, consider making this sweet no-bake trifle that’s a guaranteed show-stopper.
Pumpkin S’mores Sheet Cake is the Fall Dessert to Make This Season
When you love fall but also can’t let go of summer campfires, this pumpkin s’mores sheet cake was made for you. The delicately spiced cake topped with smooth, silky ganache and a fluffy marshmallow frosting may replace your pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Forget the eponymous latte and dunk a spoon into this pumpkin spice oatmeal. Although you’re getting a healthy amount of fibre, the oatmeal also tastes like a treat with dried cranberries and light brown sugar for sweetness, and pepitas for crunch.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cups With Coconut Whipped Cream
Coconut flour, milk and sugar are key to achieving the tender dairy-free crust, trademark custardy interior and must-have whipped cream topping you know and love from this holiday classic. Besides being a dish that everyone can enjoy, this dessert gets bonus points for being individually portioned, so each guest can take one home.
Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo
Forget standard fettucine Alfredo. Adding a can of pumpkin puree into the mix elevates the vegetarian pasta dish to a new level of creamy and comforting (plus, it only takes 15 minutes to make!)
These Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are Grain-Free
Coconut flour and sugar helps deliver mouthwatering baking that’s gluten-free. Pumpkin adds flavour and moisture to these cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger filled muffins that are studded with mini chocolate chips.
Pumpkin Creme Brulee Tarts
These make-ahead desserts can be baked and chilled up to a day in advance, but should be bruleed right before serving.
Mummy Hand Pies
If you want to get a head start on Halloween party prep, make these simple pumpkin hand pies with refrigerated pastry. Before serving, pipe some icing on the tops and add a couple of raisin eyes to each.
Pumpkin Pie Swirl Brownies Are The Best Of Both Worlds
Bring pumpkin puree and deep dark, chocolate make for a surprising combo that’s right at home this time of year, without being too spooky.
These Pumpkin Pie Bars Belong on Your Thanksgiving Menu
Don’t waste time with pastry, when you can make a tasty shortbread-based square that will satisfy all your pumpkin pie cravings. Don’t forget the pecan-hazelnut topping, which adds an addictive nutty crunch to each bite.
Chocolate Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie
Your guests will think you were baking all day with this chocolate and marshmallow-topped pumpkin pie. Little will they know that you hacked a store-bought pie with a homemade ganache and marshmallow whipped cream.
Cheesecake-Stuffed Pumpkin Bread
Some pumpkin purists may want to reserve the gourd for fall, but why deprive yourself of something that can be enjoyed year-round? One can of pumpkin puree wields a beautiful loaf that’s packed with flavour and fibre — and is just as versatile as banana bread in terms of additions and flavour twists. Case in point? This cheesecake-stuffed loaf, which is super simple to whip up and makes a hearty, but yummy breakfast.
How to Make a Giant Skillet Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll
Hello, breakfast for a crowd! This giant pumpkin cinnamon roll has weekend morning entertaining written all over it.
No-Bake Pumpkin Chiffon Bars
This delicate chiffon is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Combined with sweet praline pecans and a classic graham cracker crust, no one will be able to resist this sweet treat.
Pumpkin Love Cake
This addictive layered dessert consists of a fluffy cheese base, a spice-filled cake, and a thick, creamy layer of pumpkin spiced frosting. Just add a generous dash of love and this will be a regular on your Thanksgiving menu.