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

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"Don't toss out those pumpkin guts! Reduce waste by using leftover pumpkin in these mouth-watering recipes."

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

1. Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo

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Photo: Choosing Chia

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.

2. Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Photo: Minimalist Baker

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

3. Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Muffins 

Photo: The Viet Vegan

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.

4. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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Photo: Hot for Food

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.

5. Pumpkin Sage Biscuits

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Photo: Vegan Richa

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.

6. Cheesy Vegan Pumpkin Rolls

Photo: Hot for Food

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.

7. Vegan Pumpkin French Toast

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Photo: The Viet Vegan

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.

8. Favorite Pumpkin Granola

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Photo: Pinch of Yum

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

9. Roasted Miso-Glazed Pumpkin

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Photo: The Pig & Quill

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.

10. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Photo: Wholefully

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.


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Don't toss out those pumpkin guts! Reduce waste by using leftover pumpkin in these mouth-watering recipes.

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