If you type in “Pumpkin Recipes” on Google, no doubt you’ll find a plethora of galleries boasting “50 Best Pumpkin Recipes or 60+ Easy Pumpkin Desserts”. These are all substantial recipe havens, but honestly, they can be a bit overwhelming.
Once you’ve taken the time to look at all the perfectly curated images of savory or sweet pumpkin dishes, then you have to decide which of them you’ll make. That process in of itself can be a lot to take in, but then you have to make sure you have all the required equipment and ingredients. Tack that onto the 7,000 other tasks you have to complete and well, store bought starts to sound pretty nice.
Before you throw in the kitchen towel, take a look at these recipes. We’ve taken the time for you to determine which desserts and savory dishes looked the easiest (very little experience needed), had a list of ingredients that can be found in most pantries, were the least time consuming, and sounded delish!
So if you’re in the mood to whip up something delicious and easy that isn’t a pumpkin roll, these recipes are for you!
Sweet Pumpkin Recipes
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Perfect for feeding a lot of mouths, these self proclaimed “sweet and easy to bake” cupcakes will taste like you’re taking a bite out of fall. Literally. The complete process (mixing, baking, cooling and frosting) takes about an hour. If you don’t mind the mess this can be a fun dessert to let the littles help with.
Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler
If you’re anything like us, then you love a decadent cobbler. This fun take on a traditional cobbler has you switching the apples for pumpkin and pecans.This Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler is perfect for the days when the weather can’t decide if it wants to be hot or cold. With hot caramel sauce on the bottom and cake in between, whip cream or ice cream is a nonnegotiable.
Pumpkin Churro French Toast Sticks
The trick with this mouth watering breakfast treat is to use a sturdy breast like texas toast or a bread that you can control the thickness of the slices. The batter can be made ahead of time and the creator of the recipe recommends letting the bread become stale overnight before diving in. This is another recipe where the kids can help, once you’ve grilled the four sides of each stick have them roll them in the cinnamon sugar blend, à la churro style.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Crepes
Want to impress your friends or family at your next brunch gathering? Try making pumpkin crepes! If you’ve never made crepes before they can seem a little daunting. Don’t let that stop you! Crepes are actually super simple to make, it may just take some practice on your end to get into a crepe making “groove”. However, even first timers can ace this Pumpkin Cheesecake Crepe recipe.
Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Oreos
We didn't forget about you chocolate lovers. If you think it’s not dessert unless there’s chocolate, then this recipe was created for you. Indulge your inner child with this easy, yet sophisticated take on a childhood classic.
Savory Pumpkin Recipes
Pumpkin Bacon Mac & Cheese
Who says pumpkin is for desserts only? This super savory Pumpkin Bacon Mac & Cheese with bacon is throwing off some serious fall vibes. Easy enough to make on a weeknight, we won’t be surprised if this becomes a fall staple in your home.
Pumpkin Bisque with Smoked Gouda
Creamy. Smoky. Cheesy. Rich. This Pumpkin Bisque soup is the quintessential fall soup and tastes like Autumn. Serve with warm toasted bread for dipping.
Pumpkin Butter Brie Pull Apart Bread
Chips and dips are great at fall get togethers, but this Pumpkin Butter Brie Pull Apart Bread is in a league of its own. This pull apart bread packs serious flavor and is ridiculously simple. This recipe only takes 15 minutes of prep time, totalling less than 45 minutes from start to finish. You can find the recipe and watch the uber satisfying video, here.
Savory Pumpkin Pizza a.k.a The Best Pizza You Will Ever Eat Ever
Pumpkin and Pizza lovers unite! Finally two of the most loved ingredients have come together to make this simple savory delight. You’ll want to eat this pizza for breakfast, brunch, at 3:00 in the afternoon, for dinner, at midnight, at 2:00 AM, it’s just so dang good! Make sure your fall bucket list includes, hay bale rides, bobbing for apples and Savory Pumpkin Pizzas.
Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili
You didn’t think we’d leave out a crockpot recipe did you? Perfect for a slow Sunday or a busy Tuesday this hearty turkey chili will be loved by all and gets it flavor from pumpkin and warm cinnamon. Serve with warm cornbread for an extra special treat.
Happy Fall Cooking!