Fresh Pumpkin Recipes


Pumpkin Mousse
Rich and creamy, this Pumpkin Mousse is a real showstopper when served in a hollowed-out pumpkin. The presentation is sure to impress.
—Taste of Home Cooking School


Tapioca Pudding in Pumpkins
Dinner guests will love this unique, delicious Tapioca Pudding in Pumpkins dessert. For those who really love pumpkin, scoop some out along with the tapioca.
—Lesli Dustin, Nibley, Utah


Pumpkin Salad
Jazz up a classic fall veggie by serving it salad-style. Pecans lend crunch to this Pumpkin Salad, while gingerroot, cumin and cilantro bring a pleasing medley of flavors.
—June Gaden, Adelaide, Australia


Fresh Pumpkin Soup
This appealing Fresh Pumpkin Soup harvests the fall flavors of just-picked pumpkins and tart apples, and is sure to warm you up on a crisp autumn day. I top the creamy puree with a sprinkling of toasted pumpkin seeds.
—Jane Shapton, Irvine, California


Savory Pumpkin Ravioli
This Savory Pumpkin Ravioli recipe may sound complicated, but if you follow the simple steps, it really isn't. The result will be pure pumpkin heaven. I like to sprinkle the ravioli with Parmesan as well.
—Christopher Presutti, Jacksonville, Florida



Pumpkin Breads & Baked Goods


Pumpkin Swirl Bread
This combination of pumpkin, nuts and dates makes a flavorful bread with a beautiful golden look. The surprise inside of Pumpkin Swirl Bread—a rich creamy swirl—is almost like a luscious layer of cheesecake in each slice.
—Cindy May, Troy, Michigan


Jumbo Pumpkin Pecan Muffins
Perk up an autumn morning with one of these hearty Jumbo Pumpkin Pecan Muffins. You'll really enjoy the pumpkin-spice flavor and crumbly nut topping, and so will everyone else!
—Janice Christofferson, Eagle River, Wisconsin


Creamy Pumpkin-Filled Biscuits
I use convenient refrigerator biscuits to create delicious pie-inspired treats. The warm and creamy pumpkin filling in these Creamy Pumpkin-Filled Biscuits invites you to take bite after bite.
—Michelle Kester, Cleveland, Ohio


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Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes


Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Brown Butter
Good morning, indeed! These tender, moist, Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Brown Butter will make everyone wake up early.
—Courtney Shay, Gaithersburg, Maryland


Toasty Pumpkin Waffles
When I really want to impress folks, I serve these Toasty Pumpkin Waffles. They're beautiful with a fresh sprig of mint atop the sweet butter. It was my most requested recipe when I owned a bed and breakfast.
—Brenda Ryan, Marshall, Missouri


Pumpkin Pancakes
I created these light Pumpkin Pancakes with two kinds of flour and a blend of spices for a delightful taste. Serve them for brunch as a hearty eye-opener or for a fun meat-free dinner.
—Vicki Floden, Story City, Iowa



Pumpkin Dinner Recipes


Sausage and Pumpkin Pasta
My family really enjoys this Sausage and Pumpkin Pasta. Cubed leftover turkey may be substituted for sausage. Just add to the skillet with the cooked pasta for a fast meal.
—Katie Wollgast, Florissant, Missouri


Pumpkin Sloppy Joes
Here's a wonderful harvest version of an old standby—sloppy joes made with pumpkin! I add cloves, nutmeg and chili powder for extra zest and suggest serving Pumpkin Sloppy Joes with dill pickle slices on the side.
—Donna Musser, Pearl City, Illinois


Pumpkin Lasagna
I especially like this comforting fall dish because it's vegetarian. Even friends who aren't big fans of pumpkin are surprised by this delectable Pumpkin Lasagna! Canned pumpkin and no-cook noodles make it a cinch to prepare.
—Tamara Huron, Colorado Springs, Colorado



Pumpkin Dessert Recipes


Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie
Two autumn standards—pumpkin and apple—are joined together in this delightful pie. Topped with a crown of golden pastry "leaves," this Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie is sure to impress.
—Virginia Moore, Fairdale, Kentucky


Pumpkin Mousse
My family loves this no-cook, great-tasting Pumpkin Mousse recipe—it's become one of our favorite desserts. Hard to believe it takes only minutes to make.
—Lisa McCloskey, Dwight, Illinois


Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Pumpkin pie and cheesecake go together perfectly in this special dessert. These Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are absolutely delightful and easy to make and share.
—Sharon Kurtz, Emmaus, Pennsylvania


Pumpkin Ice Cream
Folks who favor the flavor of pumpkin really need to try this spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream. But be prepared to make more!
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


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