By Allrecipes Magazine

Pumpkin power!

This time of year, we bet there's some canned pumpkin in your pantry, just waiting for something to do. Here are some fun sweet and savory ways to put it to good use — aside from making pumpkin pie, of course.

1. Savory Pumpkin Hummus

"I was skeptical, wondering how pumpkin in hummus could possibly be any better than my standard homemade hummus," says reviewer Jennifer Korpak Bechtel. "It is fantastic! The addition of pumpkin, paprika and cayenne turned out to be surprisingly delicious."

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2. Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Macaroni and cheese gets bumped up with pumpkin and broccoli for a fall-flavored vegetarian casserole.

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3. Turkey Pumpkin Enchiladas

Reviewer April says, "This was a really delicious, easy recipe. I had some leftover pumpkin in my freezer from Fall and a frozen turkey too so I cleaned out the freezer and made these. I used corn tortillas and green onions instead of yellow onions and everybody raved about these. We ate them for two days and they were fantastic both times. We did top them with avocado and sour cream. So good. THANKS for sharing this!"

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4. Savory Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

This easy recipes is ready in a speedy 20 minutes. Reviewer Buckwheat Queen says, "Definitely a nice change from the traditional flavors mixed with pumpkin. The cumin really stands out."

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5. Pumpkin Chocolate Truffles

"These yummy little truffles are rich and addictive. I sprinkle them with powdered sugar but the choices are endless. You can roll them in chopped pumpkin seeds, nuts, coconut, cocoa powder, or dip them in melted chocolate. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator." — Yoly

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6. Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

"Delicious, light and fluffy! These taste of fall, and the crystallized ginger gives then a lovely little zing. Even people who don't like pumpkin love these cupcakes. These disappear as fast as I can set them out!" — Lisa Lewis

Photo: Kennya Briones

7. Pumpkin Biscuits

"I made these for a late afternoon snack today, and they were simply amazing. They are light and fluffy, and eaten right out of the oven, they don't need any additional butter, honey, or other flavors added." — Jenny Weaver-Beal

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8. Pumpkin Gingerbread

"Wonderfully flavorful and fragrant bread for the holidays." — frosty

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9. Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Bake

"This is a delicious pasta casserole that my boss's wife cooked and sent with him for us all to share. It is really creamy and delicious! It does not taste at all like pumpkin!" — Sheri Miller

10. Iced Pumpkin Cookies

"Wonderful spicy iced pumpkin cookies that both kids and adults love!" — Gina

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Check out our collection of Pumpkin Recipes.


This article originally appeared in the October/November 2018 issue of Allrecipes Magazine.

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