Scrumptious Pumpkin Recipes

Reader Contribution by Megan Harris
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Why confine this fall favorite to the pie plate? Pumpkin’s fragrant amber flesh lends itself to an assortment of sensational eats, from simple pumpkin pudding to more adventurous soups, pastas and pastries. Carve out a spot in your cooking for this beloved vegetable with this lineup of delectable dishes.


Pumpkin Purée
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Butter
Grilled Pumpkin With Rosemary and Sea Salt
Pumpkin Achar (Pickles)

Quick breads:

Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin Muffins
Pumpkin-Thyme Scones

Yeasted breads:

Pumpkin Cozy Rolls
This recipe for soft, sweet pumpkin rolls comes courtesy of our sister publication Capper’s Farmer, and features an instructional video to help you turn out your best batch.


Soup in a Pumpkin!
Potato-Pumpkin Curry Soup
Pumpkin and Shrimp Bisque
Ginger-Spiced Pumpkin Bisque
Pumpkin Chicken Chowder
Thai Pumpkin Soup


Pumpkin Gnocchi With Sage Butter
Empanadas Dulces de Calabasa (Empanadas With Sweet Pumpkin Filling)
Rigatoni With Pumpkin and Bacon
Pumpkin Ravioli
Pumpkin Lasagna With Ricotta Cheese
Calabaza con Arroz (Pumpkin With Rice)
Pumpkin-Sage Risotto


Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pudding With Molasses Cookies
Pumpkin Ice Cream
Pumpkin-Bourbon Tart
Kabak Tatlisi (Turkish Pumpkin Dessert)
Pumpkin-Baked Custard

We also recommend these pumpkin platters from EatingWell magazine:

Southwestern Pumpkin Burgers
Roasted Stuffed Pumpkin With Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Doughnuts

For advice on choosing the best pumpkin and squash varieties for the recipes above, check out Best Pumpkin Varieties for Cooking.