When it comes to pumpkin recipes, we’ve got you covered. From savory to sweet and everything in between, we’ve collected the ultimate roundup of recipes using our favorite fall-time fruit.
Because fresh pumpkin is like creamy perfection, it’s made all the more fun when you get to prepare it from scratch. Alternatively, canned and pureed pumpkin recipes are great for times when you crave creamy desserts or savory soups. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’re sure to find a recipe here that’ll satisfy any fall-time craving.
In addition, these pumpkin recipes are rich in antioxidants and vitamins — such as vitamin A and C. They play a key role in skin health, immunity and inflammation, which will help build healthier stronger bodies. All the more reason to eat this bright orange fruit and indulge in as many pumpkin recipes you’d like.
1. Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins
When making nutrition lifestyle changes, these baked good can be just the thing to ease a healthy transition by winning over reluctant kiddos. These Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins are sure to do the trick!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins
2. Pumpkin Pie
The classic pie takes a healthy twist among nutritious pumpkin recipes. It’ll certainly hit the spot for any holiday treat and your family will love every bite!
Recipe: Healy Eats Real | Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Pie
3. No-Bake Pumpkin Tarts
Featuring a sweet pumpkin filling and a grain-free crust, these mini pumpkin pies are a quick and easy seasonal dessert that are lighter on your waistline. Naturally sweetened with fiber-rich dates, this simple pumpkin filling can be whipped up in a blender in minutes!
Recipe: Detoxinista | No-Bake Pumpkin Tarts
4. Pumpkin Cheesecake
Oh WOW! Just take a look at the pictures and you will be salivating over every bite. This recipe is gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free, making it an ideal choice for a decadent dessert on a special occasion.
Recipe: Unconventional Baker | Pumpkin Cheesecake
5. Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding
Whether you’re trying chia pudding for the first time or are already addicted to it, add a few spoonfuls of canned pumpkin to your next batch for a great variation. Throw in a few spices, and it’s a perfect reminiscence of pumpkin pie!
Recipe: Greatist | Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding
6. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Enjoy the same flavors of the holiday dessert any time of year with this smoothie. The bonus: it is packed with vitamins to keep the body feeling healthy with every mouthful.
Recipe: Greatist | Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
7. Honey-Nut Pumpkin Brittle
What to do with the seeds? Enjoy the crunchy creamy pumpkin seeds alongside sunflower seeds and almonds for a sweet nutty bite!
Recipe: Chow | Honey-Nut Brittle
8. Easy, Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Butter Recipe
There are many ways to fill your meals with this treat. Try it for breakfast added to a smoothie, add it to baked goodies, or enjoy on a baked sweet potato. If you don’t want to use brown sugar, replace it with honey or maple syrup.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy, Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Butter
9. Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars
Get your dose of decadence with these chewy chocolate and pumpkin bars.
Recipe: PaleoOMG | Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars
10. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
These seeds are a perfect addition to top on the Roasted Pumpkin Soup above. They’re crunchy, flavorful, and perfect for tossing into salads or sprinkling over soups. Also, you can use them in savory bakes for added texture and seasoning.
Recipe: Jamie Oliver | How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
11. Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Fries
We’ve tried traditional fries, sweet potato fries, and parsnip fries. So why not try pumpkin fries for a sweet and spicy kick to meals?
Recipe: Inspired RD | Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Fries
12. Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
A cute twist on the original pie. These Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes have no flour, are free from refined sugars, dairy-free, and egg-free. Plus, you can whip them up pretty fast!
Recipe: My Whole Food Life | Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
13. Pumpkin Tartlets
With the silky texture of pumpkin pie in an all-natural, health-conscious, no-bake, easy-to-make, individually portioned format, these amazing tartlets are definitely something to make over the weekend.
Recipe: Being The Secret Ingredient | Amazing Pumpkin Tartlets
14. How to Make The Best Pumpkin Soup Ever
Learn handy tips to make delicious soups that will satisfy every time. PaleoHacks has you covered!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | How to Make the Best Pumpkin Soup Ever
15. Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Scones
Never feel like you’re “missing out” again. Besides, who needs those overly sweet baked goods at Starbucks when you can make your own. These pumpkin scones taste amazing and are much kinder to the body.
Recipe: Unconventional Baker | Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Scones
16. Pumpkin Creme Bars
For some sugar and spice to all things nice, give these Pumpkin Creme Bars a whirl. They’re dairy-free, gluten-free, and topped with chocolate. Additionally, these bars are mouth-watering snacks the kiddies will love!
Recipe: My Whole Food Life | Pumpkin Creme Bars
17. Almond Pumpkin Choc Chip Cookies
These cookies taste like pumpkin and chocolate with a mild almond aftertaste. They are easy to make and all you need is one bowl and a spoon. Plus, there’s no melting — just a little mixing involved.
Recipe: The Iron You | Almond Pumpkin Choc Chip Cookies
18. Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
For all the pie haters, baking haters, pumpkin recipe lovers, and the smoothie fanatics — this one’s for you.
Recipe: The Whole Smiths | Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
19. Pumpkin Chai Tea Latte
Chai adds sweet and spicy flavors to a creamy pumpkin “latte”, making this drink a decadent treat, all whilst being dairy-free. Topped with whipped cream, you won’t miss drinking a fancy coffee shop drink at all.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Pumpkin Spiced Latte
20. No-Bean Paleo Pumpkin Hummus
Zucchini is absolute magic for a no-bean hummus. This recipe pairs perfectly with pumpkin to create a creamy dip that will have you diving in with those celery sticks!
Recipe: The Paleo Mama | No-Bean Paleo Pumpkin Hummus
21. Raw Pumpkin Seed Pesto
Toss this pumpkin seed pesto with zucchini noodles, veggies or big fresh salads for an alternative to the traditional pesto.
Recipe: Oh My Veggies | Raw Pumpkin Seed Pesto
22. Fresh Paleo Pumpkin Ravioli
These bite-sized pockets of pumpkin puree capture the essence of everything fall-related. Using cassava flour to create the fluffy exterior, this recipe also includes maple syrup and crispy pecans for a natural candied topping.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Fresh Paleo Pumpkin Ravioli
23. Spicy Honey Roasted Pumpkin
Forget the puree and go straight for sliced-up fresh pumpkin, especially when you try this roasted and spiced pumpkin recipe.
Recipe: Mom Foodie | Spicy Honey Roasted Pumpkin
24. Steamed Pumpkin and Bok Choy with Ginger Sesame Sauce
Red kuri squash (Hokkaido pumpkin) and baby bok choy are lightly steamed and served with a ginger sesame sauce in this easy side dish. Each slice comes out of the steamer completely fork-tender in less than 15 minutes, ready to soak up the spicy ginger and sesame-infused sauce.
Recipe: Gourmande in The Kitchen | Steamed Pumpkin and Bok Choy with Ginger Sesame Sauce
25. Oven Baked Pumpkin Chipotle Fries
The key to these is tossing them with a good spice blend. The chipotle chili powder will give a fiery kick for a great healthy side dish at dinner.
Recipe: The View from Great Island | Oven Baked Pumpkin Chipotle Fries
26. Quick Pumpkin Curry
A quick curry full of flavor! You’re in total control of the flavor and ingredients with this one. Grab any veggies you have on hand, even frozen veggies if you want to skip the chopping process!
Recipe: Detoxinista | Quick Pumpkin Curry
27. Paleo Pumpkin Ice Cream
This ice cream recipe is a sweet reminder of pumpkin cheesecake and the dates give it an amazing warm, sweet finish.
Recipe: A Girl Worth Saving | Paleo Pumpkin Ice Cream
28. Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Here’s a nutritious, vitamin-rich breakfast for a lazy Sunday brunch. These pancakes are gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free, which is perfect to suit most dietary requirements for a tower of treats.
Recipe: Paleo Veganista | Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
29. Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Pumpkin Spice Frosting
If you’re a serious pumpkin lover who enjoys creating desserts, then you’ll love this pumpkin bundt cake recipe. Packed with healthy fats from coconut oil and vitamins from pumpkin, this recipe offers a healthy alternative to high-sugar holiday sweets.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Pumpkin Spice Frosting
30. 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Fudge
This fudge has a pie-like smooth, dense, and oh-so-creamy consistency. The flavor is identical to pumpkin pie, with subtle sweetness and an abundance of warming spices that lure you in for piece after piece. (Just be careful not to eat it all in one sitting!)
Recipe: Blissful Basil | 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Fudge
31. Spicy Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dip
A quick and easy Paleo-friendly dip that requires no food processor! A combination of spices, sweet potato and pumpkin for a delicious sweet, salty and spicy side.
Recipe: The Big Man’s World | Spicy Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dip
32. Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Subtly orange-hued, ultra-moist, and delicately sweet, these cookies are a treat begging to be made. A grain-free option for the family to enjoy!
Recipe: Tessa The Domestic Diva | Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
33. Mashed Coconut Pumpkin
The rich creaminess of the coconut combines with the savory pumpkin flavor to make a very rich treat. Enjoy this with dinner for a yummy side!
Recipe: Urban Paleo Chef | Mashed Coconut Pumpkin
34. Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts
These Paleo pumpkin spice donuts are naturally sweetened and ward off any junk food cravings you may have throughout the day. Dunk em’ in your morning coffee or enjoy them as an afternoon snack.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Pumpkin Donuts
35. Pumpkin and Spinach Salad
Pair this nutty salad with your main meal for a vibrantly colorful side dish. The creamy pumpkin works wonderfully with the fresh crisp spinach for a simple salad recipe.
Recipe: Taste | Pumpkin and Spinach Salad
36. Paleo Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie
This Paleo pumpkin coconut smoothie recipe is creamy, sweet and delicious without any dairy or added sugar. It’s a quick and healthy breakfast shake!
Recipe: Cook Eat Paleo | Paleo Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie
37. Pumpkin Coconut “Oatmeal”
For those of you who fancy something different for breakfast from the usual morning regime, give this recipe a try for faux oatmeal. It’s completely grain-free, using the pumpkin for a creamy sensation.
Recipe: Foodie Fiasco | Pumpkin Coconut “Oatmeal”
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