16 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes

These are the pumpkin recipes you’re destined to have on rotation this fall. From casual weekday cooking or special holiday meals, here are 16 perfect recipes featuring everyone’s most beloved autumn ingredient!

Easy Pumpkin Dessert Ideas

Craving something a little indulgent? Or more on the healthier side? Pumpkin is the star of these easy desserts that are perfect for fall. From moist cakes, to holiday pies, to fluffy mousses; let your sweet tooth be your guide with these yummy pumpkin desserts!

Image of a Perfect Pumpkin Cake with Maple Frosting

Perfect Pumpkin Cake with Maple Frosting

Pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and a maple buttercream frosting – this pumpkin cake recipe is pure fall perfection! A gorgeous and festive layer cake that’s beautiful to look at and even better to enjoy with friends and family. This recipe uses pre-made cake mix for quick and easy baking. A light and fluffy, easy pumpkin cake that never fails to impress!

A slice of Healthy Pumpkin Pie that's rich, creamy, and topped with low-fat whipped cream. The ultimate Thanksgiving dessert!

Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Pie

All the familiar rich and creamy flavors of a classic pumpkin pie recipe, with the extra special benefit of being healthier for you!  A few easy tweaks to the traditional ingredients make this a lighter version of pumpkin pie that can be enjoyed anytime of the year, and especially at Thanksgiving. Slice, serve, and enjoy this delicious, easy pie at your next fall gathering!

A Slice of Pumpkin Mousse Pie on a Dessert Spatula

Fluffy Pumpkin Mousse Pie

If you’ve never made pumpkin mousse from scratch before, it’s never too late! You won’t believe the unbelievably light and fluffy texture of this mousse pie made with marshmallows and flavored like fall. This easy homemade pie recipe is set in a crushed cookie crumb crust and topped with airy whipped cream for an effortless pumpkin dessert.

pumpkin chocolate chips spread out on a board

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

This is the best recipe for homemade snack bars featuring everyone’s favorite fall staples of pumpkin and spice! A naturally sweetened, gluten free and uncomplicated recipe for nutritious Pumpkin Bars, made with hearty oatmeal and decadent chocolate chips. You and the whole family will enjoy baking and eating these! Enjoy grab-and-go pumpkin bars for breakfast, for daytime munching, or even for dessert.

This Mexican Chocolate Pumpkin Pie is a classic pumpkin pie with layers of spiced Mexican chocolate pumpkin. This is definitely a pumpkin pie recipe you’ll love.

Mexican Chocolate Spiced Pumpkin Pie

This isn’t your traditional holiday pumpkin pie; the classic Thanksgiving dessert takes on a whole new level in this rich pie marbled with chocolate, with the addition of Mexican-inspired spices. Pumpkin pie spice, chili powder and cayenne pepper offer an unexpected south-of-the-border kick! Topped with a spicy Mexican chocolate ganache, this is a flavorful chocolate pumpkin pie like you’ve never had before.

A bunch of different colored, pumpkin flavored spritz cookies on parchment paper

Pumpkin Spice Spritz Cookies

The perfect holiday cookie recipe exists in the form of these incredible, buttery pumpkin spice spritz cookies! A pressed sugar cookie, made even better with the festive addition of pumpkin spice. Get creative with food colouring and frosting, and be sure to add these to the cookie platter at your next Christmas or Thanksgiving gathering.

A pumpkin pie parfait on a chipped white table beside a metal spoon

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

This recipe takes everyone’s favorite fall dessert and layers it in a creative and easy breakfast parfait! Homemade pumpkin yogurt and baked granola made from chopped nuts, coconut and cinnamon make up this super simple recipe that will reboot your breakfast game. It’s also the perfect single-serving dessert for parties! Guests will love the creamy pumpkin pie flavors plus a satisfying granola crunch, topped with a fruit of choice.

Pumpkin Breakfast Ideas

You’ll love these cozy and easy breakfast ideas bursting with fall inspiration – and delicious pumpkin! These are simple and flavor-packed breakfast recipes perfect to bring out at your next weekend brunch. Even more, as an easy family breakfast on a chilly fall morning. They’re also super snackable!

A stack of pumpkin pancakes topped with blueberries with syrup being poured

The Best Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe


Your fall mornings just became cozier! Wake up to a house filled with the smells of pumpkin and spices with this best-ever recipe for pumpkin pancakes. A wonderful and full-flavored treat to make for the whole family, try a tall stack of these easy pancakes topped with classic maple syrup or dressed up with your favorite toppings.

pumpkin muffins stacked on a wire cooling rack

Easy Pumpkin Muffins

You need to try these delightful and easy-to-make muffins packed with flavor and spices! This one-bowl recipe will have you whipping together a batch of these muffins whenever a craving strikes. With a moist and tender, moreish texture, these pumpkin muffins are a cozy fall treat to enjoy for breakfast, as a snack, or with a warm cup of coffee or tea.

Stacked maple glazed pumpkin donut with a bite taken out of it.

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Donuts

Nothing shouts “Fall” from the rooftops more than the combo of maple and pumpkin! This homemade donut recipe delivers all the autumn vibes, filled with warm spices and coated in the most incredible maple glaze. Perfect for snacking, for breakfast, or a light dessert. Plus, donut making is so much easier than you might think! 30 minutes is all it takes to achieve unbelievably tasty pumpkin donuts made from scratch.

side shot of just baked pumpkin cheesecake crescent rolls

Pumpkin Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

These are possibly the easiest and most delicious fall-themed crescent rolls you’ll ever bake! Refrigerated crescent roll dough is the key to this pumpkin recipe that comes together in literally minutes. With sweet pumpkin cream cheese filling layered between light, melt-in-your-mouth puff pastry, these are a perfect breakfast treat that kids will love, too!

Pumpkin Recipes for Lunch and Dinner

Deliciously appetizing pumpkin recipes for easy meals any time of the day! Discover what makes pumpkin the most versatile seasonal ingredient with these winning ideas for lunches and dinners. Keep cozy and warm this time of year with these filling and mouthwatering pumpkin meals!

Bowl of pumpkin soup with chopped cilantro.

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

How about a savory pumpkin recipe? Squash fans will absolutely love this creamy and comforting pumpkin bisque made with coconut milk and fall spices. The best warming bowl for chilly autumn lunches and dinners, ideal to serve with your favorite toasted sandwiches. This is an easy recipe for pumpkin soup that’s so filling, extra flavorful, and vegan to boot.

casserole dish of baked penne with pumpkin cream sauce with a serving spoon

Pumpkin Penne with Cream Sauce

One more savory pumpkin recipe for good measure, and with good reason! This hearty casserole is the definition of comfort food. Filled with the flavors of fall and delicious sweet-savory apple and chicken sausage, with a creamy sauce subtly flavored with pumpkin, this recipe is healthy and indulgent all in one! Plus, this penne pasta bake has the bonus of being gluten free.

Pumpkin Thai Curry Udon


One pot is all it takes to make this easy udon noodle recipe filled with delicious Asian flavors and cozy fall ingredients. Pumpkin puree brings a warm and sweet flavor alongside the heat from Thai red curry paste, sesame oil and garlic for a delicious combo that’s great for quick family dinners. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and sprinkle of sesame seeds!

Pumpkin Sloppy Joe on a brioche bun topped with cole slaw

Pumpkin Sloppy Joe Recipe

A pumpkin twist on a classic game day recipe! Pumpkin Sloppy Joes are the ultimate easy sandwich idea to get a little down and dirty with this fall. This is a delicious recipe to make for weeknight meals and parties where you need to feed a crowd. The addition of pumpkin makes this Sloppy Joe sauce extra creamy and rich, the perfect fall comfort food!

Are you on the hunt for even more easy recipes this fall? Browse tons of tasty meal ideas using our recipe index, and find your next favorite!

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