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12 No-Fail Pumpkin Recipes That Aren’t Just Another Pie

From savory pumpkin hummus to pumpkin pecan polvorones, these fall-ready recipes are simple—without being basic.

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Pumpkin for breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? Yes please! Embrace the autumnal spirit with these simple yet delicious recipes where pumpkin has a starring role.

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Black Bean Pumpkin Soup

Deb Perelman
Smitten Kitchen

I know this sounds like the tiniest of triumphs in a world of people who have respectable accomplishments to be proud of, but nonetheless, it brings me great pleasure to announce that I have found a pumpkin soup that meets my approval.

Pumpkin Dutch Baby With Pumpkin Butter

Kendra Vaculin

This isn’t your typical super-puffed Dutch baby; instead, it’s creamy and custardy on the inside and airy around the edges, thanks to the inclusion of a bit of canned pumpkin puree.

Savory Pumpkin Hummus

Crystal Hatch

Give classic hummus a fall twist with this savory pumpkin version. Smooth and creamy, it's perfect for dipping pita chips or veggies.

Salted Pumpkin Caramels


The earthiness in this Pumpkin Caramel recipe, softened with cream, permeates each chewy bite, followed by spice, and the delicate crunch of fleur de sel.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones Recipe

Elizabeth Barbone
Serious Eats

These spicy pumpkin scones are glazed with a vanilla glaze and then drizzled with a pumpkin glaze. The glazes, while tasty and pretty, can be omitted. When selecting the canned pumpkin for this recipe, be sure to use pumpkin purée and not pumpkin pie filling.

Pumpkin Overnight Oats

Sylvia Fountaine
Eating Well

Make these easy vegan overnight oats with whatever nondairy milk you have on hand. It's a great way to use up leftover canned pumpkin--plus, you can multiply the recipe to meal-prep healthy breakfasts for the whole week.

Pumpkin Chili

Anne Wolfe Postic
The Kitchn

This recipe happened because my favorite cooking reference, Google, totally failed me. It was Halloween and I was inspired. Pumpkin chili was on the menu. One of our children was a vegetarian and it seemed like a wonderful, hearty solution. But I had no recipe and Google was no hel