Pumpkin Recipes

40 Must-Try Easy Pumpkin Recipes

Here are my best easy pumpkin recipes that can add an extra festive flair to this pumpkin season. From pumpkin cheesecake recipes to savory pumpkin recipes, you’re sure to find something to love all fall season long!

best easy pumpkin recipes

From pies, to cheesecakes, to savory dinners, to muffins, the pumpkin recipe options are endless! You’ll spend minimal time in the kitchen but will still get all the fall flavor with these simple yet delicious recipes. 

While there are endless options for pumpkin recipes that you can find on the internet or in cookbooks, not all of them are easy to make. Since we don’t all want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, I wanted to share a complete list of pumpkin recipes for all chef levels.

Most of these recipes take less than 15 minutes to prepare and will make your house smell like fall while you make them.

Easy Pumpkin Recipes

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Once you have the basic pumpkin pie ingredients down, making pumpkin pie is easier than you think! Whether you’re making a pie for Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving with friends and family, or a bite-sized version for a fun little treat, I’ve got you covered.

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Easy Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites

Easy mini pumpkin pie bites made in a muffin tin, are delicious, easy to make, and the perfect bite-sized pumpkin recipe if you’re not up for making an entire pie!
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Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie

Impress your guests with this easy and delicious pumpkin pie inspired by the flavors in a pumpkin spice latte! It’s easy to make and full of that pumpkin flavor we all know and love. 
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easy pumpkin pie made with coconut milk

Easy Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Milk

Nothing says Thanksgiving more than pumpkin pie! This classic and easy to make pumpkin pie with coconut milk recipe is ready in no time and is sure to be a hit on your holiday table!
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Mini Pumpkin Spice Latte Pies

Not only do these mini pumpkin pies look super cute on the table but the addition of the espresso to the batter gives it a hint of that pumpkin spice latte taste!
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Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipes

Pumpkin and cheesecake are like a fall power couple — they just go together! Choose from cheesecake bars, cookies, pops and mini cheesecakes to enjoy these delicious flavors.

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Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin swirl cheesecake bars are creamy, spiced just right with beautiful swirls of pumpkin goodness and perfect for fall! They’re made with simple ingredients and a gluten free cookie crust. 
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No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake Bars

No bake pumpkin cheesecake bars are the perfect frozen pumpkin treat! Made gluten and dairy free,  the cashew cheesecake layers are smooth and creamy and infused with pumpkin and pumpkin spice! Stash these in your freezer for a fun pumpkin treat any time of year! 
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Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Streusel Topping

Pumpkin cheesecake bars with streusel topping are like a cross between pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin pie that you will love! Easier to make than an entire cheesecake, they’re perfect as a fun treat in the fall or Thanksgiving dessert!
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thin and crispy pumpkin cheesecake cookies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Pumpkin cheesecake cookies are thin and crispy with a delicious cream cheese swirl on top! Beautiful and delicious, they’re perfect for you if you love pumpkin cheesecake. 
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no bake mini pumpkin cheesecakes

No Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

I love having a batch of these no bake mini pumpkin cheesecakes in the freezer as the perfect after lunch or dinner sweet treat. They’re spiced just right and perfect anytime of year and especially in the fall!
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pumpkin cream cheese muffins with crumb topping

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

Pumpkin cheesecake muffins are super fluffy, spiced just right and taste like everything we love about fall. Enjoy one with a cup of coffee for all the fall feels!
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Easy Pumpkin Muffin Recipes

Easy pumpkin muffins can take on so many different flavors and textures. Here I have a mix of gluten-free options, varieties with added vegetables, or a fancy drizzle.

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Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Extra flavorful and fluffy, you’ll love this festive gingerbread spin on a classic pumpkin muffin! Made gluten free with simple ingredients, these muffins are the perfect healthier treat to bake up in December. 
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whole wheat pumpkin muffins with white chocolate drizzle

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins with a White Chocolate Drizzle

Moist, fluffy and spiced to perfect with pumpkin puree and fall spices, these whole wheat pumpkin muffins make for an amazing treat for fall! Sip on pumpkin coffee while you enjoy each bite!
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gluten free pumpkin carrot muffins with dairy free cashew cream cheese frosting

Gluten Free Pumpkin Carrot Muffins

Gluten free pumpkin carrot muffins are fluffy with hints of walnuts, ginger, cinnamon, carrot and pumpkin! Made with almond and oat flour and topped with a dairy-free cashew cream cheese, they’re perfect for spring!
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Healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Spiced Maple Glaze

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pumpkin cream cheese muffins with crumb topping

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

Pumpkin cheesecake muffins are super fluffy, spiced just right and taste like everything we love about fall. Enjoy one with a cup of coffee for all the fall feels!
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healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins {gluten free & low sugar}

Take a bite out of fall with these healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins! Super fluffy, and moist, these muffins are perfect when the weather starts getting chilly and you’re craving all things pumpkin! 
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Easy Pumpkin Cookie Recipes

Pumpkin cookies are fun way to enjoy the flavors of the season. These easy recipes will make you want to bake up a batch all fall long. Plus, you can mix things up by adding different types of chocolate chips or ingredient mix-ins.

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies are a fun fall treat wrapped into one delicious pumpkin cookie! Adding pumpkin and pumpkin spice is a twist on the classic snickerdoodle cookies that you will love. 
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healthy pumpkin s'mores cookies

Pumpkin S’mores Cookies

Pumpkin s’mores cookies are made gluten free and with simple ingredients and delicious! Gooey, melted marshmallow and chocolate fill every bite along with the hints of pumpkin and pumpkin spice! 
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gluten and dairy free pumpkin no bake cookies

Pumpkin No Bake Cookies

Pumpkin no bake cookies are the perfect gluten and dairy free treat in the heat! No need to turn on your oven for this recipe that “cooks” in your freezer and is made with just a few simple ingredients. 
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Pillowy Pumpkin Cookies With Dairy-Free Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

These pillowy paleo pumpkin cookies with dairy free pumpkin cream cheese frosting are little bites of delicious fall flavor you are sure to fall in love with this season! 
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Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prepare to be amazed at how delicious and flavorful these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are! Made with simple ingredients and not a lot of sugar, I know you won’t be able to stop at just one batch! 
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vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are little pillows of pumpkin perfection and the best part is that you can totally take a bite of the cookie dough! These are sure to be your new favorite pumpkin treat this fall! 
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Soft Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Icing

Pumpkin oatmeal cookies with maple icing taste like a bowl of pumpkin oatmeal wrapped up into a cookie! Made with simple ingredients like whole-wheat flour, oats, pumpkin and cinnamon, they’re perfect for your next fall baking adventure. 
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pumpkin peanut butter cup cookies

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Pumpkin peanut butter cookies simply scream Halloween! Peanut butter cups are sprinkled throughout pumpkin cookie dough for a delicious twist on a pumpkin cookie.
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thin and crispy pumpkin cheesecake cookies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Pumpkin cheesecake cookies are thin and crispy with a delicious cream cheese swirl on top! Beautiful and delicious, they’re perfect for you if you love pumpkin cheesecake. 
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Pumpkin Pie Thumbprint Cookies

Pumpkin pie thumbprint cookies are a cross between a cookie and a slice of pumpkin pie! Soft pumpkin cookies topped with a cream cheese filling with pecan pieces and pumpkin spice on top, they make for the perfect treat or dessert!
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Fluffy Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These fluffy pumpkin white chocolate chip cookies will be your new favorite fall cookie! Fluffy, with just the right amount of sweetness and pumpkin spice! The texture is amazing — make them and see for yourself! 
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pumpkin bread cookies with chocolate chips

Pumpkin Bread Cookies

Pumpkin bread cookies will be your new favorite go-to treat when want a piece of pumpkin bread but don’t necessarily feel like baking up an entire loaf!
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Pumpkin White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

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Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

Pumpkin dark chocolate chip oat cookies are simply made with gluten free oats, pumpkin and dark chocolate chips. Every bite is chewy and delicious with hints of pumpkin and dark chocolate chips.
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gluten free pumpkin snowball cookies

Gluten Free Pumpkin Snowball Cookies

Gluten free pumpkin snowball cookies are airy, fluffy and delicious–the perfect pumpkin infused holiday cookie!
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Easy Pumpkin Soup & Chili Recipes

When the temperature drops, there’s nothing that says cozy like a bowl of pumpkin soup or chili. I love mixing in either pumpkin puree or cooked cubes of pumpkin to my recipes to add creaminess, more nutrition and that warm fall flavor. 

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Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup

Creamy vegan pumpkin soup is made with nourishing ingredients like pumpkin puree, ginger, garlic and turmeric and tastes like fall in a bowl! Made simply in one pot, you’ll love enjoying a bowl on a chilly fall day. Don’t forget to top with pumpkin seeds for a crunch!
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Pumpkin Quinoa Soup

This bowl of cozy pumpkin soup is like a hug in a bowl on a chilly fall night. It’s a good source of plant-based protein, plus extra vitamins and minerals from the pumpkin! 
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pumpkin white bean chicken chili with avocado, yogurt and fresh cilantro

Pumpkin White Bean Chicken Chili

Pumpkin white bean chicken chili is a flavorful and nutritious meal that you’ll want to make again and again this fall! It comes together in one pot and tastes even better the next day. 
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No bean pumpkin turkey chili

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Warm up with a bowl of this healthy turkey pumpkin chili! It’s packed with protein and fiber and is made in one pot for easy clean up! Get creative with fun healthy toppings like greens, avocado or yogurt. 
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Easy Savory Pumpkin Dinners

While most people think of baked goods when they think of cooking with pumpkin, savory ways are really delicious too! Perfect for a cozy fall night in, these five recipes are a great place to start to explore the savory side of pumpkin.

pumpkin chickpea cauliflower curry

Pumpkin Curry with Cauliflower and Chickpeas

When there’s a chill in the air on a cozy fall night you need a big bowl of this pumpkin curry with cauliflower and chickpeas! It will warm you up and fill up with with plant-based protein and lots of veggies! 
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Pumpkin White Wine Orzo with Chicken and Parmesan

Pumpkin white wine orzo with chicken will be your new favorite fall dish to make for the season! It's cozy and flavorful and comes together less than 30 minutes.
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pumpkin cacio e pepe

Pumpkin Cacio e Pepe

Pumpkin cacio e pepe is simple, delicious and tastes like all of the things you love about fall! Please enjoy my favorite comfort food of all time! 
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baked white cheddar mac and cheese

Baked White Cheddar Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Baked white cheddar pumpkin mac and cheese made with white cheddar cheese, spinach and a walnut breadcrumb topping. A cozy and healthy spin on typical mac and cheese!
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Pumpkin & Spinach Oat Cakes

Savory pumpkin & spinach oat cakes are a delicious savory way to use oats. Combining oats, pumpkin puree, and spinach along with savory spices for a plant-based burger like patty that can be eaten as is, on top of a salad or even in a bun with toppings!
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Next time you’re looking for easy pumpkin recipes, come back to this list for inspiration. As a dietitian with a passion for all things pumpkin, I strive to make make nutritious recipes that are still simple, yet delicious and make the cooking process fun!

Next explore a roundup of my top pumpkin bread recipes.

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