Pumpkin Recipes: Not Just for Dessert Anymore!

These (mostly) healthy pumpkin recipes are just the inspiration you need to make your favorite versatile veggie shine. From savory pumpkin recipes to desserts, you’ll find something to please everyone!

Go here to read how to make fresh pumpkin puree at home, or take the easy route and used canned pumpkin. (I’ll never tell!) 

pumpkin custard in white ramekin on a wire rack.


Pumpkin is one of those versatile veggies that can be served sweet or savory. Every autumn it makes its appearance in America’s favorite coffee shop pumpkin spice latte, but there’s so much more to love!

More than a dozen pumpkin recipes to try

What if I told you that you could ferment pumpkin? Or turn it into a delicious and budget-friendly soup that’s worthy of company? And hey – pumpkin granola is a thing!

Pumpkins are a fun crop to grow in the home garden, too! Learn how here.

collage with: pumpkin cupcake, pumpkin spears, pumpkin custard recipe

Delicious Must-Try Pumpkin Recipes

Whether you're using fresh pumpkins from the garden or farmers market, or relying on the canned puree from the store, there are more than a dozen delicious (and sometimes) healthy pumpkin recipes to try below. 

pumpkin cupcakes on a blue tray


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About the author: Kris Bordessa is an award-winning National Geographic author and a certified Master Food Preserver. If you want to send Kris a quick message, you can get in touch here.

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