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10 Pumpkin Recipes to Try, From Vegan Alfredo to Cinnamon Rolls

Don't toss out those pumpkin guts! Reduce waste by using leftovers in these pumpkin recipes. (Alfredo and cinnamon rolls, included!)

Written by
Asha Swann

Once fall arrives, it's time to start getting cozy. Aside from cuddling up in eco-friendly sweaters and sweatpants, that also involves making melt-in-your-mouth seasonal dishes. And pumpkin recipes are a great place to start.

You’ve probably already seen pumpkin items in stores (looking at you, pumpkin-spiced cream cheese!), but there are plenty of pumpkin recipes you can make at home, too. These options are planet-friendly, made with plant-based ingredients. They also reduce food waste: Simply use the leftover pumpkin from carving jack-o'-lanterns into a purée, and you're good to go.

From pumpkin Alfredo to pumpkin cinnamon rolls, here are the pumpkin recipes you'll want to eat all season long.

10 Pumpkin Recipes You Can Enjoy All Season Long

This isn't your typical Alfredo. Aside from being made with cashews (no dairy here!), it also gets a burst of flavor from pumpkin purée and spices like nutmeg.

Soup is the perfect fall food, and this classic black bean option gets a pumpkin-y twist. It's festive without being too overpowering.

This recipe can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. The light pumpkin flavor balances so well with the chocolate chunks, and it makes for the perfect sweet afternoon snack.

This smoothie is basically pumpkin pie in drinkable dessert form. If you don’t have enough leftover pumpkin purée for a full recipe, this smoothie is a great way to use up whatever is left.

If you prefer savory over sweet, you’re going to like these pumpkin sage biscuits. They're also free of dairy, egg, corn, and soy, making them an option many people can enjoy.

Is there anything better than the smell of freshly-baked cinnamon rolls? Cinnamon and pumpkin already go so well together, so putting them in cinnamon roll form is a total win.

This breakfast is perfect for anyone looking to step up their fall French toast game. The vegan recipe uses pumpkin to mimic the egg in a way that not only works like magic, but also tastes amazing.

This granola features real pumpkin, oats, coconut, almonds, maple syrup, cinnamon, and other ingredients that make it the ultimate snack.

Miso-glazed pumpkin? Count us in. This unique combo is so unexpected that even if you’re over the pumpkin craze, you’ll probably still love it.

Keep those seeds once you’ve carved your pumpkin—they make for a great topper for any savory recipe. Plus, there are tons of seasoning combos that make them taste unique, from pizza to dill pickle flavored.