Pumpkin is a marvelous ingredient in soups, breakfasts, desserts and more, with its mild savory flavor and texture that complements just about everything. Also, this is a pumpkin spice safe place and all fans of pumpkin and its famous spice blend are welcome here! Browse this collection of pumpkin recipes and enjoy the cozy fall weather!
Pumpkin Soups & Chili
It simply isn’t Fall at Casa SoupAddict without pumpkin soup. Now, I have no complaints at all about just a plain bowl of lightly creamy winter squash soup, but this selection of pumpkin recipes raises the bar with unique flavors and approachable preparations.
- Thai Pumpkin Soup — Gotta love a soup that’s super fast to the table and delicious, too! This creamy soup is loaded with Thai-inspired flavors and is easy enough for a work-from-home lunch. It’s the perfect transition soup from light summer fare to thick-as-a-blanket winter soups.
- Turkey Pumpkin Chili — A healthier chili option that skips out on none of the flavor, a simple pumpkin puree thickens the chili while adding savory heft to the ground turkey base.
- Creamy Pumpkin Soup — An extra special pumpkin soup with a surprise ingredient: blue cheese. A smooth and tangy blue cheese sauce adds an extra layer of umami flavor to this beautiful soup. Top with fried pumpkin gnocchi, below, in place of croutons for a special treat.
It’s easy to get your fill of pumpkin pie, but that ubiquitous dessert really undersells the versatility of the amazing winter squash. There are so many things you can do with a simple pumpkin puree, including these unique and crave-worthy desserts.
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars in Jars — These individually portioned desserts are adorable in their little jars. From the easy chocolate pecan graham cracker crust to the bourbon-spiked pumpkin cheesecake filling, this is a showstopping dessert your guests will love.
- Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake with Chocolate Chips — For holiday entertaining, a good crumb cake is the host’s secret weapon for a crowd-pleasing dessert, or even breakfast! This lovable cake is tender, pumpkin-spicy, and loaded with chocolate chips.
- Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze — I went through a thing several years ago where I made everything into a bread pudding. Despite the strange sounding, British-sourced name — Americans know “pudding” as something completely different than in the UK — bread puddings are simple desserts of bread soaked in a sauce of some kind (either sweet or savory) and baked to sort of a French toast consistency. This pumpkin spice version is sweet and cakey and drizzled with Nutella.
Pumpkin is a delicious ingredient for creating healthy and tasty baked breakfast recipes. We lean into generous doses of pumpkin spice because that’s how we roll here in the fall at SoupAddict.com.
- Pumpkin Pie Dutch Babies with Cinnamon Streusel — Dutch babies are light, puffy pancakes that are amazing vehicles for all sorts of flavorings and toppings. Pumpkin and streusel are a match made in fall heaven.
- Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal — We love pumpkin baked goods because pumpkin goes so well with all things grains. And that includes oats. This healthy-leaning baked oatmeal is filled with good-for-you grains, seeds, and spices, wrapped in cozy pumpkin spice flavors.
- Pumpkin Spice Scones with Cappuccino Cream Glaze — Starbucks used to make a delightful little glazed pumpkin scone that I looked forward to every year to go with my PSL. I decided to recreate a kind of combo at home, with a PSL-inspired glaze. Best scones ever.
Other Pumpkin Treats
- Honey Sriracha Roasted Pumpkin Seeds — Shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) are edible, crunchy, and healthy. Make a batch of these sweet and zingy seeds and use them to top soups and salads all season long.
- How to Make Pumpkin Puree — Veteran bakers know all too well that precious canned pumpkin puree experiences shortages on a surprisingly regular basis, dashing the pumpkin pie plans of Thanksgiving cooks everywhere. One year, when there was literally not a single can of puree or pie filling (which is pre-seasoned puree) to be found anywhere — and therefore no bakery pumpkin pies either — I had no choice but to make my own. Forehead slap: it’s so easy!
- Pumpkin Gnocchi — This was a fun little project to go with my Creamy Pumpkin Soup (above). I made a ton and they were so good, I had the leftovers for lunch with a side salad the next day.
I hope the cozy fall feels are settling in for you (they are for me!) and that you’ll try a pumpkin recipe or two.
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