71 Ways to Use Pumpkin Puree

It's not just used for seasonal bread, that can of pumpkin is good year-round. Whip up a batch of cookies, some pancakes for breakfast or even a savory pasta sauce for a true comfort dish. Then, try out some of our favorite pumpkin-shaped treats and savory pumpkin recipes.

Great Pumpkin Cookie

“A great pumpkin cookie! My family loves these cookies. I’ve used this recipe for years.”


Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

"These pancakes were a real hit at my house! All of my children loved them. I made a double recipe and ended up with some left over.”


Orange Pumpkin Bread

"Delicious bread! Easy to make and smelled wonderful as it was baking. I'll definitely make this again."


Spiced Pumpkin Waffles

“These waffles are so good! I loved the creamy texture, almost like pumpkin pie. My husband loved them!”


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

“Simple and delish! Moist, creamy and has a great aroma. A fall go-to baking treat.”

-Elizabeth B.

Pumpkin Risotto With Prosciutto

A true comfort food, and the prosciutto adds the perfect amount of saltiness.

Best Pumpkin Cookies

"Wow, what a great cookie this recipe makes! We will certainly be using this one often. The glaze is great to use for coating nuts, too!"


Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

“Five stars from my fur kids! These were so easy to make. These biscuits will become a regular treat for my dogs.”


Pumpkin Pie

“People beg for this pie! It’s the best. My daughter always asks me for the recipe. I still make it on special occasions, and everyone still loves it!”


Pumpkin Roll

“What a wonderful dessert for the holidays! It has great pumpkin flavor and looks impressive.”


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

“These are so good, and more on the cake side which is what I really like. I used big chunks of chocolate to get those chocolate puddles.”


Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

“This was so nice, and the flavors were delicate. The end result was a texture similar to macaroni and cheese. Very enjoyable and easy!”


Pumpkin Pecan Dump Cake

"This is delicious, and a nice change from all the pumpkin pies. Everyone I've made it for has loved it, and I’ve been asked for the recipe by several people.”


Easy Pumpkin Spice Cookies

“These are delicious and so easy to make. I made them for Thanksgiving and everyone loved them!”


Pumpkin Shake

"Ingenious. I don't know why I haven't thought of it before. It’s a quick, energizing and delicious breakfast. There is so much room for variation. I recommend cloves!”


Pumpkin Bundt Cake

"I made this to take to my staff as a Monday morning treat, and they all but licked the plate! The recipe works great, even in high altitude.”


Pumpkin Pie Squares

"Why wait for fall when you can satisfy your pumpkin cravings right now? This recipe is wonderful!”

-Bev I Am

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

"This was a huge hit at Thanksgiving. I made all of the components the night before, refrigerated them overnight and put the trifle together in the morning. I’ll definitely make this again."


Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Pie Pudding

“This turned out perfectly! I served it with ginger snaps on top.”

-Mary C.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

“A really delicious cinnamon roll recipe. A great addition to my fall dishes!”

-Mrs. Cookie

Pumpkin Marble Cheesecake

“Such an amazing recipe! I’ll save it in order to make it again in autumn.”


Pumpkin Spice Cake

“What a wonderful recipe. It wasn’t difficult, and very impressive when done. This is definitely a keeper!”


Pumpkin Cranberry Breakfast Cookie

“My husband and I thought these were a great snack and breakfast option.”


Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

"I made this exactly as written and it turned out so great! It was moist and very flavorful. I topped it with cool whip and it was amazing!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

"I recently made this recipe for a pot luck, but had no idea it would be the talk of the town. This recipe combines my two favorite fall desserts: pumpkin pie and pecan pie. I thought it might be too sweet, but it wasn’t!”


Maple Frosted Pumpkin Bars

"I wish I could give these more than five stars, they're amazing! The fact that you can use the beaters to mix the whole thing makes them so easy to prepare, and they really satisfy any sweet tooth.”


Charlie Brown Pumpkin Cookies

“These cookies were delish! Everyone from my three year-old to my grandmother loved these cookies. The texture was perfect.”


Simple Pumpkin Dump Cake

“If you like pumpkin pie, you’ll love this! I didn’t know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. The bottom is like a smooth pumpkin custard and the top stays crisp.”


Scratch Pumpkin Pie

“What an awesome pumpkin pie! I've never been a fan of pumpkin, but it turned out great and I ate almost the entire pie over the following few days.”


Low-Fat Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice Muffins

"These muffins are great! I baked them for 23 minutes — they came out very delicious and moist. I’ll make them again for my daughter's school."


Fresh Pumpkin Soup

“I love this pumpkin soup recipe! The apple is such a nice, sweet touch. This is definitely a keeper!”


Pumpkin Pie Wontons

“These were so easy and good. I made them exactly as the recipe called for and wouldn’t make any changes. Pumpkin pie with a crunchy crust.”

-Nancy Ann

Vegan Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

"Nice cookie for Halloween for an allergy kiddo. I added seasonal sprinkles to the top and cut down on the sugar. I used the unsweetened applesauce instead of butter and added a splash of oil. I also used pumpkin pie spice and gluten free flour. Next time I may throw in some chocolate chips. Good, adaptable recipe with a yummy texture."


2-Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

“I love this! It’s easy and delicious. I top mine with a little bit of cinnamon and brown sugar.”


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

“Very pumpkin-y and delicious! My very picky children can’t get enough of these.”

-Amy loves to bake

Icy Pumpkin Smoothie

“A nice, creamy and healthy pumpkin smoothie. I’m impressed by the nutrition, I would make this again!”


Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies

"These are marvelous cookies! I love the pumpkin flavor and the rich but not overly sweet filling.”

-Sierra Silver

Autumn Creamy Pumpkin Pie Dip

“I made this as an appetizer for my son’s birthday party, what a hit! I set it out with sliced apples and graham crackers. So good!”


Pumpkin Pie Bread

“Delicious! It’s good plain, or even better lightly toasted and buttered.”


Pumpkin Cookies With Maple Frosting

“Stop what you’re doing right now and make these cookies! Don’t change anything, just make them. Texture, flavor and everything else is perfect and the icing works for all kinds of sweet breads.”


Pumpkin Ravioli With Sage Butter Sauce

“This is a simple recipe that tastes like you spent hours cooking it!”


Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

“They were very good — in fact, they’re like a doughnut-shaped muffin! The children loved them.”


Streusel Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

“This turned out fantastic! I highly recommend it warm.”


Pumpkin Bread Pudding

"This was wonderful, and so easy to make. I love bread pudding but the kids weren't so sure — however, they all enjoyed it."


Spiced Pumpkin Scones With Honey Butter

"Fall is here, and I love pumpkin! These were great little scones. I served them with my morning coffee last week and they were very satisfying.”


4-Layer Pumpkin Dessert

"This was such an interesting dessert, and each layer brings something great. The crunchiness of the base layer combined with the fluffy layers and pumpkin really made for a well-rounded dish."

-Probably This

Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

“I have this same recipe and love it! It’s wonderfully sweet and spicy, and just perfect for fall.”


Pumpkin Cake with Orange Glaze

“A very good spice cake! It was nice, moist and the orange glaze was a wonderful addition. It made my house smell like Thanksgiving.”


Pumpkin Spice Sour Cream Coffee Cake

"A terrific cake! We froze it a month before Thanksgiving, defrosted it in the refrigerator overnight and brought it out in the morning to room temp. We had it for breakfast and dessert!”

-Buffalo Gal 75

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

"This recipe is very good! It’s a delicious pumpkin recipe that I’ve made many times in the fall season.”


Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Chocolate Glaze

"Yum! Almost more like a spice cake than pumpkin, which suited us all just fine. My toddler went back for seconds, and he's not a big fan of cake."


Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Nut Loaf Bread

“This is a wonderful, flavorful and healthy pumpkin bread. I made this for family who were spending the night. Everyone loved this hearty bread.”


Turtle Pumpkin Pie

“Omg, this is everything! I’m so happy that I have discovered this recipe as it is very yummy and quick. Bravo!"


Pumpkin Spice Pound Cake

“I usually don't use my food processor, but I did this time. It made for a great fall dessert for us. The spices were a nice combo that combined for delicious flavor.”

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Pumpkin Pecan Layer Cake

"One of the best cakes I've ever had! Extremely moist with the perfect amount of sweetness. Highly recommended!”


Pumpkin Cobbler With Pecan Crunch

"This was divine! I can't wait to try it with sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving."

-Mrs. Wonderful

Mini Pumpkin Pies

“I made these and they turned out perfectly! It was nice to have around as a little snack here and there. We will be making these again for sure.”

-Miss Oregon

Pumpkin Dip

“A great pumpkin dip! I loved the brown sugar and maple syrup combo, it gave it such a rich taste! I served it in a pumpkin with ginger thins.”


Pumpkin Pancakes with Pumpkin Maple Sauce

"These pancakes were very tasty and enjoyed by all tasters. Accurate measurements and clear instructions, as well as delicious results. The pancakes alone are worth the full five stars.”


Super Easy Pumpkin Bread

“I baked the bread as directed and it worked perfectly for me! The bread was so moist and delicious. I can’t wait to make it again.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Pumpkin Cheesecake

"I used this recipe three times last fall and it was wonderful!"

-Tami M.

Pumpkin & Lentil Lasagna

“This turned out really great. I love the pumpkin and lentils. I will make this again for sure!”


Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie

“I absolutely loved this! I make pies every year for my family of pumpkin pie lovers and it was a major hit!”


Pumpkin Pie Shake

"I made this just as directed and it was one of the best milkshakes I've ever had! It tasted just like a slice of pumpkin pie. I can't wait to make it again!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Pumpkin Crunch

“Very good! I made it with gingerbread cake mix instead of spice cake and it had great flavor!”


Pumpkin Cupcakes With Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting

"Couldn't get better. My kids loved these, and they’re super easy to make. They’re similar to a pumpkin roll without all the extra mess.”


3-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

“These are so wonderfully easy, it’s incredible! I love that you’re able to sneak in a 'veggie' with such little prep work.”

-Jenni D.

Copycat Pumpkin Spice Latte

“Pumpkin spice lattes are my favorite and I treated myself to one last week. When I was itching for another this morning, I thought to myself that there must be a way for me to make something similar at home. This fit the bill perfectly.”


Paleo Pumpkin Granola

“This is delicious! I love having homemade granola on hand for snacking. This is a great, flavor-filled one! Super spicy with lots of crunch.”


Pumpkin Pie French Toast

“My family enjoys this version of French toast. You can use any type of bread you like. I’ve used both white and Texas toast in the past.”


4-Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

“This was so easy and has great flavor. I used cooked down pumpkin from when we carved them and it worked well!”

-R Register