25 Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Recipes to Try in Fall

From hearty chili to easy desserts, these 25 Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Recipes dishes are ideal for Fall. The last one will be your favorite!

Pumpkin recipes for dinnerthendessert.com

When fall rolls around, there’s one star that takes center stage in kitchens everywhere: pumpkin. It’s not just about that famous pumpkin spice latte everyone’s sipping. There’s a whole world of delicious dishes waiting to be made, from your grandma’s classic Pumpkin Pie to an adventurous savory pumpkin recipe that can spice up your dinner table meal.

Got a fresh pumpkin on hand? Lucky you! Those are gold when it comes to whipping up dishes that call for that authentic pumpkin flavor. Once you’ve roasted it, you can toss those earthy pumpkin chunks into a hearty Pumpkin Chili. Or turn it into a delicious Creamy Pumpkin Pasta that feels like a warm hug on a cold day. And if you’re looking for a shortcut, canned pumpkin puree is your best friend. It’s just as good when making a quick batch of Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes or a rich Pumpkin Banana Bread that fills your home with those warm spices we all love.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, sprinkled with a bit of Celtic sea salt, make for a crunchy snack.

Speaking of purees, ever tried making homemade Pumpkin Puree? It’s a game-changer. Get a sugar pumpkin (yep, that’s a real thing – not just a sweet nickname), roast it up, blend, and voilà! Your fresh pumpkin puree is ready to be the star of any sweet pumpkin recipe. It’s fresher and more vibrant than the canned stuff.

But remember, if you have leftovers, pop them in an airtight container – it’ll keep your puree fresh for your next cooking adventure.

Winter squash, like pumpkins, offers an array of options for both sweet and savory recipes. While sweet dishes, like pumpkin pie-filling desserts, are a no-brainer during the holiday season, don’t sleep on savory squash dishes, like the crowd-pleasing Butternut Squash Soup. They can bring a unique, earthy flavor to the table, turning ordinary meals into memorable feasts.

So whether you’re in the mood for a pumpkin spice treat with homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice, a savory pumpkin dish for your dinner table, or just roasting up some pumpkin to have on hand, there’s no end to the combination of pumpkin wonders you can create. And for those who might have only thought of pumpkin as pie material, we hope you’re ready to explore beyond. The pumpkin world – sweet and savory – is waiting for you. It’s time to gather your friends and family, cozy up together, and enjoy the season’s finest flavor made in your own kitchen!


Pumpkin Dump Cake

Pumpkin Dump Cake is the easiest fall cake recipe made with boxed spice cake mix and pumpkin pie filling and topped with caramel and pecans.
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Pumpkin Fluff Dip

Pumpkin Fluff Dip is the easiest Fall dessert recipe with lots of pumpkin flavor! Made with cream cheese, marshmallow creme and real pumpkin.
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Pumpkin Spice Monkey Bread

Pumpkin Spice Monkey Bread is the ultimate autumn treat perfect for Thanksgiving! Flavored with pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and brown sugar.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are the perfect holiday dessert! Creamy baked cheesecake filling made with pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and gingersnap crust!
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Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake is made with one layer of creamy pumpkin and one regular cream cheese layer. Perfect for your Thanksgiving dessert!
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Pumpkin Cobbler

Pumpkin Cobbler is the ultimate easy Fall dessert made with pumpkin, brown sugar, pecans and warm spices. Simple, buttery and full of flavor!
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bundt Cake is the ultimate holiday cake with pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, cheesecake filling and cream cheese frosting.
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Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta is delicious, easy comfort food. One-pot pumpkin sauce made with pumpkin puree, chicken broth, heavy cream, and nutmeg.
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Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pecan Bundt Cake

Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pecan Bundt Cake is a show-stopping fall dessert. Rich, moist spiced caramel cake with pumpkin puree and chopped pecans.
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Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes are the perfect Fall treat! Moist, rich, bursting with pumpkin and spice flavor and topped with tangy cream cheese frosting.
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Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes are the ultimate Autumn breakfast recipe. Buttery, fluffy pancakes full of flavor from pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices.
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Pumpkin German Dutch Baby Pancake

Pumpkin German Dutch Baby Pancake is a giant pancake baked in a skillet with pumpkin puree, brown sugar, fall spices, vanilla and butter.
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Apple Pumpkin Muffins

Apple Pumpkin Muffins are the most seasonal and delicious breakfast treats for Fall. Tender, buttery, and spiced with a cinnamon topping.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake is a classic holiday dessert made New York style, creamy and rich, with fresh pumpkin, pie spice, and a gingersnap crust.
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Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones are a tasty easy fall coffee shop treat! Flaky and soft pumpkin scones with pumpkin puree and sour cream, topped with a sweet cinnamon glaze.
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Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is a classic fall favorite, with pumpkin puree, eggs, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, and more in just one bowl!
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No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake has a rich, velvety filling flavored with pumpkin spice over a buttery crust. Refrigerate overnight and served chilled.
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Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin Banana Bread is the two best quick bread recipes made into one tasty breakfast or dessert. A great recipe for leftover holiday baking ingredients!
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Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread is an easy quick bread for the fall made with canned pumpkin, perfect for dessert or breakfast using just 1 bowl and whisk!
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Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a quick and easy holiday dessert for a crowd! Moist homemade pumpkin cake, made in an hour.
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Pumpkin Roll

This classic Pumpkin Roll is an easy, rich cake made with pumpkin puree and filled with cream cheese frosting that can be served for breakfast or dessert.
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Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pumpkin Pie Bars are made with a buttery graham cracker and pecan crust, and a classic pumpkin pie filling that's just delicious!
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Frozen Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

Frozen Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie is a fun twist on a classic Thanksgiving dessert with gingersnap crust, brown sugar, pumpkin, and ice cream.
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are an easy-to-make fall snack recipe with only 3 ingredients! Add pumpkin seeds to baked goods, trail mix, or eat as a healthy snack!
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Pumpkin Spice Bark

Pumpkin Spice Bark is the perfect Autumn treat to serve around Halloween or Thanksgiving. Made with white chocolate, pumpkin spice, and delicious caramel.
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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. You outdid yourself AGAIN!

    All of these look sooo good! They will be kept and enjoyed! A nice selection of taking dessert to a dinner party!

  2. I made your pumpkin bread again! It was a favorite the first time and it’s still a favorite now. I make for all the neighbors this time of year. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Pumpkin bread just screams all the things we love about Fall! So glad you enjoyed it and hope you’ll try some of our other pumpkin recipes if you get a chance!