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31 Easy Canned Pumpkin Recipes

Fall’s favorite flavor can be enjoyed all year round with these canned pumpkin recipes.

Dive into this list to see how you can add a pumpkin twist to all of your favorite fall foods.

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If you go wild for a pumpkin spice latte, you’ll love each one of these dishes. Canned pumpkin takes everyday favorites and gives them a fall-infused makeover.

Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon

Though typically thought of as a dessert flavor, there are many savory recipes in this list as well. Let creamy pumpkin puree jazz up your dinner menu tonight.

Brush off the dust on your can of pumpkin and whip up something scrumptious with one of these canned pumpkin recipes.

1. Pumpkin Oatmeal 

Spice your morning bowl of oats with this pumpkin oatmeal recipe. You’ll never think of oatmeal as bland again once you try this flavor-filled dish.

Creamy pumpkin is the perfect ingredient for your thick bowl of oatmeal. The naturally sweet pumpkin puree will brighten the start of anyone’s day!

Slice Of Pumpkin Layered Cheesecake

2. Pumpkin Cheesecake

This popular dessert item is already delicious, but pumpkin makes it 10 times better! Try out a new cheesecake flavor with this pumpkin cheesecake recipe.

The tart cheesecake base sweetens up perfectly with pumpkin and cinnamon added in! This reminds me of a pumpkin pie, only creamier!

This cheesecake is so good, it’s okay if you don’t want to share!

3. Pumpkin Mousse 

Mousse is an elegant dessert that adds class to any meal. Whip up your light and fluffy pumpkin mousse with this recipe.

This whimsical dessert is packed with pure pumpkin flavor. Pumpkin purists will be ecstatic when they try a bite of this light and fragrant pumpkin mousse.

4. Pumpkin Dump Cake

Dump cakes are incredibly simple desserts that just need to be mixed, dumped, and baked. There’s nothing fancy about them, but they still taste great!

This recipe is made even easier by using a yellow cake mix as your base. Add in some canned pumpkin, and you’re ready to bake!

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Okay, so there are a few more steps than that, but not too many! You’re less than an hour from a delicious pumpkin dump cake.

Slice of Pumpkin Pie

5. Pumpkin Pie

This is the classic pumpkin dessert everyone knows and loves. Pumpkin pie is a hallmark of the holidays.

Enjoy this delicacy all year with this go-to pumpkin pie recipe.

Once you see how easy it is to make your own, you’ll never opt for store-bought pies again. This rich pie will be the star of your holiday table.

The buttery crust is filled with a decadent pumpkin center that is perfectly seasoned with nutmeg and cinnamon.

6. Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Pumpkin isn’t just for dessert! Take a walk on the savory side with this pumpkin pasta sauce recipe. Compare this creamy sauce to a nice alfredo, without the cream base!

Instead, the canned pumpkin gives this sauce the thick and creamy consistency of a good alfredo. Well, that and a serving of cream cheese.

This sauce is seasoned with nutmeg, cinnamon, and fresh sage for a complex flavor profile that will shake up your pasta night.

7. Pumpkin Cornbread 

Give dinner rolls a break and pair your supper with a pan of this pumpkin cornbread. Both corn and pumpkin are starchy vegetables that pair together nicely.

If you’re from the north, you may be surprised by how sweet this cornbread is. Southerners know that cornbread is supposed to taste more like cake.

This dish is seasoned with pumpkin pie seasoning and then topped with honey cinnamon butter for a dessert-like experience.

Homemade Pumpkin Roll

8. Pumpkin Roll

This whimsical pastry is a beautiful way to add a little pumpkin to your day. Wrap cream cheese icing up in a delicious pumpkin cake for a beautiful dessert.

Pat yourself on the back for baking a treat that’s not only tasty but also beautiful. Each pumpkin roll is a work of art.

9. Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall usually means a mad rush to the nearest Starbucks. If the line is too long or you’re craving your favorite drink out of season, you can make your own!

Whip up one of these creamy lattes for a morning caffeine rush or a midday pick me up.

Canned pumpkin and premixed pumpkin pie seasoning make this drink a breeze to prepare.

Enjoy the pinnacle of craft coffees all year round with this copycat recipe.

10. Pumpkin Chili

Curl up with a bowl of this comforting pumpkin chili and enjoy the rich satisfaction of traditional chili flavor enhanced with pumpkin puree stirred into the thick broth.

The result is a hearty meal that your entire family will enjoy. Save this recipe for a rainy day and watch the grey clouds disappear.

Hopefully, you made enough for leftovers! This chili is so good, you’ll want a bowl tomorrow, too.

Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

11. Pumpkin Soup

This pumpkin soup is a sweeter version of butternut squash soup. The thick puree is thinned with broth for a smooth and creamy soup experience.

Since the canned pumpkin is already pureed, you’ll save several steps in preparing this soup and will not need any special equipment.

You’re mere minutes away from a delicious bowl of pumpkin soup.

12. Pumpkin Alfredo

This luscious pasta sauce is a delicious way to upgrade your favorite noodle dish.

What’s not to love about alfredo? Give this creamy sauce a spin and try pumpkin alfredo for yourself.

The pumpkin puree is the perfect addition to the cheese and cream. Its sweet and earthy flavor is noticeable without being overwhelming.

This is a quick and easy homemade pasta sauce that will impress your guests!

13. Pumpkin Lasagna

Everyone loves lasagna night! Shake things up with this pumpkin twist on the classic Italian casserole.

Pumpkin replaces the tomato sauce to join the cheese and noodles for a delicious, savory twist on the beloved lasagna flavor.

Throw in the wilted greens and you have an irresistible entree that is a delight to serve.

14. Pumpkin Bread Pudding 

Regular bread pudding is a sticky, satisfying dessert all on its own. Take it to the next level by putting a pumpkin spin on this traditional dish.

The pumpkin only adds to the decadence of the bread pudding, filling in each gap with its creamy, earthy flavor.

15. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This is a fun idea that I can’t wait to try! Harness the power of pumpkin pie flavor in this nutrient-packed smoothie. It’s like dessert for breakfast.

This grab-and-go meal blends up quickly for a morning on the run. Just because you’re short on time doesn’t mean breakfast needs to be short on flavor!

16. Pumpkin Risotto

Mix pumpkin and rice with a few other key ingredients to make this buttery risotto. The thick and flavorful rice dish is a great side or entree option.

Pumpkin risotto is a satisfying recipe that is sure to fill everyone’s stomachs. Serve your family a delicious fall dinner when this is on the table!

17. Pumpkin Polenta 

Fill up on autumn flavor when you tuck into a bowl of pumpkin polenta.

Similar to grits, this hearty grain is mixed with goat cheese and pumpkin for an irresistibly earthy flavor.

Wilt in some spinach and you have a creamy polenta bowl that is bursting with flavor.

18. Pumpkin Scones

Start your morning off right with this sweet treat! Pumpkin scones are soft and moist pastries that pair well with a cup of coffee.

These scones are spiced to perfection and filled with fragrant pumpkin flavor.

Top these beauties with an elegant glaze and grab yourself a little bite of heaven.

Pumpkin Bread with Nuts

19. Pumpkin Bread

I have one problem with Starbucks pumpkin bread: they don’t give you enough of it! Solve that problem by baking your copycat loaf at home!

Pull two of these deliciously plump loaves from your oven and dig in!  

20. Pumpkin Pop-Tarts

Make your version of these store-bought treats and stuff those flaky crusts with a pumpkin filling! No more wild berry, pumpkin pie is here to steal the show.

I never realized how easy pop tarts are to make! The finished product belongs on a bakery shelf.

They’re a work of culinary art and taste so much better than plastic-wrapped Pop-Tarts!

21. Pumpkin Penne 

Pamper yourself with this pumpkin penne recipe. Pumpkin is naturally smooth and creamy, so it forms the perfect base for a decadent pasta sauce.

Load this dish with plenty of savory spices and a generous helping of parmesan cheese.

22. Pumpkin Chia Pudding 

Similar to overnight oats, this chia pudding is a great way to get your omega-3’s. 

The mildly flavored chia seeds provide a blank canvas for the pumpkin flavor to shine. Power up with these superfoods while getting your pumpkin fix.

This recipe is simple to make, you’ll never have to miss breakfast again!

23. Pumpkin Cobbler

Who said warm and gooey cobbler was just for spring produce? Give cherries and blackberries a break and try this pumpkin cobbler instead.

Bake up this decadent dessert and then top with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect finishing touch.

24. Pumpkin French Toast 

French toast is always a crowd pleaser! Add in a little pumpkin flair. and you’ll have a real treat for breakfast.

This recipe couldn’t be simpler to make! Spend less time cooking and more time with your family this weekend over plates of pumpkin French toast.

25. Pumpkin Pancakes 

The breakfast classic gets a pumpkin twist when you stir canned puree right into the batter.

The pumpkin, along with cinnamon and nutmeg, makes these cakes the epitome of fall sweets.

Whip up a large stack and bring the joy of fall to your kitchen table.

Top these beauties with traditional maple syrup or whipped cream, or add some toasted walnuts for added flair.

This recipe makes plenty of light and fluffy pumpkin spiced pancakes!

26. Pumpkin Brownies

This recipe doesn’t taste like pumpkin, but uses pumpkin to make America’s favorite dessert even better.

Replace a few ingredients like eggs and oil with a can of pumpkin puree to make these unbelievably fudgy brownies.

They’re dense, moist, chocolatey, and will disappear in minutes.

27. Chipotle Pumpkin Queso 

Everyone loves a good cheese dip, but the traditional bowl of queso can get a bit boring. Change things up with this chipotle pumpkin queso recipe!

A little bit spicy and a little bit sweet, this recipe takes queso to a new level! Spice up game day with this enticing appetizer.

28. Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for pumpkin ice cream!

Pumpkin pie ice cream is my favorite seasonal flavor, but ice cream shops only sell it for one month out of the year!

Now, the irreplaceable flavor of pumpkin pie ice cream can be enjoyed year-round with this impressive copycat recipe.

Churn up a pint of goodness with this cinnamon-spiced cream.

29. Pumpkin Parfait

This beautiful pudding parfait is exactly what you’ll want to bring to your next party.

Layer after layer of delicious pumpkin-flavored goodness makes up this beautiful parfait.

What better way to end a feast than with a scoop of this beautiful pudding? 

30. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

Take those Reese’s pumpkins one step further by adding pumpkin puree into the peanut butter filling for the ultimate stuffed chocolate cup.

These pumpkin peanut butter cups will satisfy any sweet tooth and are even better straight from the freezer.

Keep an endless supply on hand, as you could crave them at any moment.

31. Pumpkin Butter

This sweet topping is a delicious addition to your breakfast spread. Top warm toasts and biscuits with the cinnamon-sweet taste of homemade pumpkin butter.

Bring the joy of fall indoors with a sweet and smooth jar of pumpkin butter. There are so many ways to use this preserve, you’ll never want to run out!

31 Easy Ways to Use Canned Pumpkin


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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