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It’s still officially pumpkin season, so we’ve rounded up 20 of the BEST easy and delicious pumpkin recipes to celebrate! Whether you want to serve a pumpkin dessert at Thanksgiving or whip up a fall inspired breakfast, we’ve found the best pumpkin recipes on the internet for you to make and serve this season. The best part? You don’t need to choose between a sweet treat or savory dish, we’ve got a pumpkin recipe to fit any of your cravings.

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When pumpkin season is in full swing, you’ll want to have a collection of recipes to fit any and every occasion that could possibly call for the inclusion of pumpkin. Here are 20 sweet and savory pumpkin recipes to inspire you in the kitchen and help you celebrate pumpkin season!

Since pumpkin works equally well in desserts as well as zesty dishes, you’ll find everything from cakes, cobblers and brownies to soups, salads, and lasagnas. Delicious in whatever form it takes, pumpkin is also an excellent source of potassium, fiber and vitamin C, so whether you ‘re making a sweet treat or a spicy soup, you’re using a healthy ingredient.

Best Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes

Satisfy your pumpkin cravings with any one of these 20 awesome recipes.

Sweet Pumpkin Recipes

This recipe is both sweet and savory, and a huge hit at parties: Pumpkin Spice Mixed Nuts.

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These gorgeous brownies have a swirl of vegan pumpkin cheesecake that makes them look almost too pretty to eat. Almost! You’ll definitely want to taste these rich brownies that use 100% dark chocolate. They’re sweet, luscious and full of pumpkin goodness!
Healthy Pumpkin Brownies by The Banana Diaries

If you love gooey cinnamon rolls, take the time to make this easy dough. A scrumptious pumpkin puree. brown sugar and spices mix becomes the filling for these rolls. Once baked, let them cool and ice with a cream cheese frosting. You absolutely have to try one while it’s still warm. Swoon!
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls by Spend With Pennies

Oh my goodness, you must try this easy pumpkin cobbler! A pumpkin puree mixture is layered with a sugar and pecan mix and then hot water is poured over it. Bake it and watch the magic happen. This is a scrumptious cobbler that you’ll want to serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Amazing!
Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler by Lauren’s Latest

Creamy and decadent, light and airy, this mousse tastes just like pumpkin pie filling! This is an easy no-bake pumpkin dessert with just 6 ingredients. Make ahead so it can chill in the fridge before serving.
Pumpkin Mousse by Low Carb Spark

Can’t decide between a pumpkin crumb cake and a pumpkin cheesecake? No problem! Make this awesome mashup and have the best of both cake types. It does take a bit of time to layer and assemble this spectacular dessert, but the payoff is so worth it!
Pumpkin Cake with No Bake Cheesecake Layer by Loving Living Lancaster

Whether you like sweet bread as a dessert or as a breakfast slice with your cuppa, this pumpkin and banana bread will work equally well for both situations. Either way, make the homemade caramel drizzle to send this bread over the top!
Pumpkin Banana Bread by Space Ships And Laser Beams

If you’re obsessed with pumpkin, you’ll love this coffee cake made with pumpkin puree. It’s topped with a sweet maple glaze and a brown sugar streusel. So much to love!
Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake by I Heart Naptime

Go fancy with this pumpkin custard dessert with a crisp sugar top. The custard is rich and well worth the time it takes to make it. The brûlée is always fun to make, but don’t worry if you don’t have a kitchen torch; your broiler will work just fine to create the crust!
Easy Pumpkin Creme Brulee by Cultured Table

These cupcakes can be made from a box mix that’s upleveled with pumpkin puree and spices. Soft and flavorful, the cupcakes get frosted with a cinnamon cream cheese icing- the perfect topping for these seasonal favorites!
Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes by Lil Luna

If you love entertaining, you must make this sweet pumpkin cheesecake dip – your guests will love it! Cream cheese, pumpkin puree, cool whip, powdered sugar and a few yummy spices are all you need to create this delectable dip. This won’t last for long on your appetizer table!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip by Homemade Hooplah

And don’t forget our delicious Pumpkin Spice Pull-Apart Bread recipe!

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Savory Pumpkin Recipes

We’ll start off the savory recipes with an oldie but goodie from the blog: Pumpkin Spice Dip (served in a pumpkin, natch.)

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If you love pumpkin everything, then you’ll love this pumpkin hummus! Canned white beans, pumpkin puree, tahini, and pumpkins spices make this an awesome autumn appetizer for holiday entertaining.
White Bean Pumpkin Hummus by Minimalist Baker

Lasagna gets a seasonal makeover for fall with this delicious pasta dish layered with pumpkin and sautéed kale. There’s plenty of garlic and mozzarella in there too, so it can keep its Italian roots. It’s a savory dish that your family will love!
Pumpkin And Kale Lasagna by Foxes Love Lemons

Make this turkey-based chili in your pressure cooker for a hearty meal that’s perfect for fall and winter. It’s practically a dump and go meal that come together easily. Pumpkin puree gets added for additional flavor making this a cozy meal for any day of the week.
Instant Pot Turkey Pumpkin Chili by Savory Nothings

Grab a few of those cute mini pumpkins at the store because they end up getting “wrapped” in dough to create this savory wonder. You’ll also be adding cheese such as ricotta and mozzarella as well as broccoli and caramelized onions. This recipe is amazing and everyone will want seconds!
Pumpkin Calzone by A Hedgehog In The Kitchen

Portobello mushrooms get stuffed with a flavorful garlic and bacon-infused mixture that includes roasted pumpkin. To top it off, it gets drizzled with a brown butter and sage sauce. Delish!
Pumpkin And Bacon Stuffed Portobellos by Cafe Delites

While this dish looks like a pie, it’s actually a savory quiche full of egg, mild white cheddar cheese and pumpkin puree. It’s delicately seasoned with ginger, nutmeg and cloves. It’s easy and tastes fabulous – give it a try!
Pumpkin Quiche by Jonesin’ For Taste

Using real pumpkin, you can roast slices easily and use them in this healthy salad. Greens come from chopped spinach plus the addition of pomegranate seeds, walnuts, and blue cheese. Drizzle with a savory dressing. Makes a perfect side salad for the holidays!
Roasted Pumpkin Salad by Jar Of Lemons

The color of this risotto is gorgeous, thanks to the pumpkin. It’s made savory with the addition of garlic, onion, sage and parmesan cheese. This lovely creamy dish is a favorite to serve during the holidays.
Baked Pumpkin Risotto by Recipe Tin Eats

This pumpkin soup gets a zesty southwestern flavor of chipotle as well as other spices like cumin, and oregano for a warming bowl of deliciousness. Serve with a garnish of pepitas and cilantro.
Chipotle Pumpkin Soup by Simply Recipes

Switch out a tomato-based sauce for a creamy pumpkin sauce that turns this pizza into a savory fall meal. Topped with roasted zucchini, caramelized onions and fresh oregano, you’ll love this vegan cheese-free pizza. Tip: you can always add vegan-friendly cheese.
Vegan Pumpkin Pizza With Zucchini And Caramelized Onions by Elephantastic Vegan

Here’s a few pumpkin inspired pieces to match your delicious recipes!

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