Beyond the Pie: 15 Exceptional Pumpkin Recipes

You’re definitely going to eat a lot of pumpkin pie this season, but if you want to expand your culinary horizons it’s time to go beyond the pie! Stock the pantry with some big pumpkins of different shapes and sizes, then prepare for the most pumpkin-flavored fall you’ve ever had! From lunch ideas to desserts, these 15 pumpkin recipes are nothing short of exceptional!

1. Pumpkin Bread

When the leaves start changing their colors and falling to the ground, the coming of fall teaches us to embrace change. Instead of starting your days with the regular bread you normally have, bite into The Domestic Rebel‘s incredible pumpkin bread!

2. Pumpkin Rolls

Another fantastic breakfast idea comes from Drizzle & Dip in the form of pumpkin rolls! You’ll definitely get the reputation as your neighborhood’s most prominent baker after you make these sweet rolls that bind together fall’s best flavors!


3. Pumpkin Donuts

Do you have a sweet tooth? No wonder you like pumpkins so much! The sweet and rich taste of a pumpkin is what makes so many fall desserts irresistible. Dear Crissy has blessed us with a recipe for pumpkin donuts you’ll definitely want to indulge in!

4. Pumpkin Spice Waffles

We’re not done with breakfast food just yet – in fact, we could probably eat breakfast options all day long. Lovely Little Kitchen brought together pumpkin spice and waffles; the two things that make chilly fall mornings truly magical!

5. Pumpkin Soup


Colder days call for warmer food! If during the summer your lunches look like healthy saladsand cold wraps, you’ll definitely want to swap them for warm soups once the  chilly weather settles in. Recipe Tin Eats shares a great recipe for a creamy and sweet pumpkin soup!

6. Pumpkin Alfredo

The classic Alfredo sauce is forever one of our favorite sauces to top pasta with! There is something about its creamy texture and cheesy flavor that is absolutely irresistible. If you want to add a special ingredient to the traditional recipe, visit Yellow Bliss Road to learn all about this pumpkin Alfredo!

7. Pumpkin Pasta


One can never have enough pasta recipes, so we’re blessing you with another idea for how to mix that sweet pumpkin into your giant bowl of pasta! Follow the recipe at Domestic Superhero and enjoy your new favorite fall comfort food!

8. Pumpkin Cheesecake

Of course we didn’t forget about dessert – have you met us?! We absolutely worship cheesecakes and because we love all things seasonal, we thought Delish‘s recipe for a delicious pumpkin cheesecake would fit right into this roundup. There’s a strong chance you’ll end up loving it more than the traditional one!

9. Pumpkin Noodle Soup


The greatest thing about pumpkins is that they are so versatile you can incorporate them in every cuisine. If you swear by Asian food but want to give it a pumpkin flavor, try My Food Story‘s pumpkin noodle soup and send your tastebuds into ecstasy!

10. Pumpkin Scones

Fall is the time of numerous festivities when family and friends get together to celebrate the holidays, the season and each other. If you’ve been chosen to host some of these celebrations, you need to offer something seasonal and tasty to your guests. Brown Eyed Baker‘s pumpkin scones are the best choice!

11. Pumpkin Curry

No need to give up curry in this time of the year just because pumpkin pies are taking over! The Glowing Fridge gave the classic curry recipe a pumpkin twist and the result is a unique pumpkin curry that you’ll feel compelled to turn into a traditional family dish!

12. Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

When you’re feeling hungry but the fridge is either empty or you don’t have the energy to prepare a gourmet meal, pancakes are always there for you. You can spice up the recipe with anything your heart desires and make them totally unique every time. Visit Running with Spoons if you like the idea of pumpkin spice pancakes!

13. Pumpkin Veggie Burger

Yes, pumpkins can now dominate your burgers too. And why not? They have a sweet and unique flavor, giving you an exceptional burger experience that you’ll always strive to recreate. Check out the recipe for a proper pumpkin burger at Peas & Crayons!

14. Pumpkin Fries

Can’t get enough of junk food? Swap the unhealthy French fries for these homemade pumpkin fries by 12 Tomatoes! You’ll enjoy them just the same or perhaps a little bit more since they are totally guilt free and anything but boring!

15. Pumpkin Tart

If you love dishes that bring together so many flavors you almost couldn’t count them, this fall tart is for you. It binds together pumpkin, basil, goat cheese and even figs, creating a symphony of flavors you’ll be dreaming of for weeks to come. Oh and did we mention it’s gluten-free? Don’t miss the recipe at George Eats!