20 Things to Make With Canned Pumpkin (Besides Pie)

pumpkin lasagna with two servings on plates
Photo: Allrecipes

Fall doesn't really arrive till we stock our pantries with canned pumpkin. But don't limit this seasonal staple to pumpkin pie! Here's how to put pumpkin puree to good use in lasagna, risotto, pancakes, cupcakes, hummus, and more.

01 of 20

Savory Pumpkin Hummus

Savory Pumpkin Hummus with sage leaves

"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."

02 of 20

Chef John's Pumpkin Pancakes

stack of Chef John's Pumpkin Pancakes

Lemon juice and lemon zest provide the subtle tang of buttermilk and keep these thick pancakes tasting light. Some reviewers substituted the lemon with orange with successful results.

03 of 20

Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

pumpkin mac and cheese in a casserole dish

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

04 of 20

Pumpkin Soup

bowl of pumpkin soup

Don't pass up our Pumpkin Soup just because it's simple! Pumpkin puree, chicken stock, and heavy whipping cream give this soup a smooth consistency, while garlic, onions, peppercorns, and thyme bring savory flavor.

05 of 20

Turkey Pumpkin Enchiladas

Turkey Pumpkin Enchiladas on a white plate with sour cream and guacamole
Allrecipes Magazine

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."

06 of 20

Pumpkin Fritters

batch of pumpkin fritters
Nadège Nzeyimana

Sneak more pureed pumpkin into your kid's diet with these crispy fritters. Reviewers recommend dipping them in honey mustard or spicy mustard.

07 of 20

Savory Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Savory Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
Buckwheat Queen

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."

08 of 20

Cheesy Pumpkin Risotto

pumpkin risotto with bread on a white plate

Pumpkin puree works well in risotto because it adds to the dish's creaminess — as do subtly-sweet Gruyere and salty Parmesan.

09 of 20

Pumpkin Chocolate Truffles

plate of chocolate pumpkin 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

10 of 20

Pumpkin French Toast Bake

piece of Pumpkin French Toast Bake on a white plate
Alberta Rose

Take full advantage of warm fall flavors and cool autumn weekends with this Pumpkin French Toast Bake. It takes just 15 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to cook.

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Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes on a white dish

"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

12 of 20

Easy Pumpkin Turnovers

Easy Pumpkin Turnovers on a blue-grey plate

Canned pumpkin, store-bought puff pastry, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice are all you need to bake these impressive turnovers.

13 of 20

Pumpkin Biscuits

dish of 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

14 of 20

Famous No Coffee Pumpkin Latte

no coffee pumpkin spice latte
Holiday Baker

It would be dishonest not to admit that a homemade PSL is one of our favorite uses for canned pumpkin. Our very pumpkiny Famous No Coffee Pumpkin Latte tastes like everyone's favorite drink, minus the caffeine.

15 of 20

Pumpkin Gingerbread

Slices of golden brown pumpkin bread on a white plate

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

16 of 20

Pumpkin Spinach Toddler Muffins

pumpkin spinach muffins on a cooling rack

Don't let this recipe's name fool you! You don't have to be a toddler to enjoy these healthy pumpkin and spinach breakfast muffins. Upgrade the recipe with raisins or chopped nuts.

17 of 20

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Bake

pumpkin pasta casserole on a white plate with casserole dish in the background

"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

18 of 20

No Knead Holiday Pumpkin Bread

slice of bread on wooden board
Chef John

When you think of pumpkin bread, sweet quick breads may come to mind. This no-knead pumpkin bread goes against the grain; it uses yeast and contains no added sugar.

19 of 20

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

pumpkin cookies with white zigzag icing on a cooling rack
Janis Harrell

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

20 of 20

Pumpkin Lasagna

pumpkin lasagna with two servings on plates

Pumpkin puree replaces tomato sauce in this rich, cheesy lasagna.

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