Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make With Canned Pumpkin,
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Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make With Canned Pumpkin

It’s an incredibly versatile ingredient, any time of year
Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make With Canned Pumpkin,
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Autumn is the time of year when the light begins to soften, the leaves start to turn and pumpkins (and pumpkin spice) are all around us. Many people will turn to canned pumpkin at least once during the fall, if only to make that ubiquitous holiday dessert — pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie is of course delicious, but there are so many more delicious things that a humble can of pureed pumpkin can be used for besides pie.

We scoured the Daily Meal recipe archives and reached out to our Culinary Content Network of bloggers to find the best pumpkin recipes to make use of that dusty can you may have forgotten about in the back of your pantry. So go ahead, grab that can of pumpkin and make any or all of these things you didn’t know you could make with canned pumpkin.

5-Minute Maple Pumpkin Pie Parfait

5-Minute Maple Pumpkin Pie Parfait
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This adorable pumpkin pie parfait from Kelly Stilwell is ideal for fall. It’s made with Greek yogurt, which means this recipe is equally well-suited for both breakfast or dessert.

For the 5-Minute Maple Pumpkin Pie Parfait recipe, click here.

Black Bean Enchiladas With Pumpkin Sauce

Black Bean Enchiladas With Pumpkin Sauce

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Jazz up your enchiladas and make them seasonal with the use of canned pumpkin. This recipe from Liz’s Healthy Table adds a healthy kick and makes everything deliciously creamy.

For the Black Bean Enchiladas With Pumpkin Sauce recipe, click here.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
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Move over banana bread — here comes a delicious chocolate chip pumpkin bread from Savory Experiments. It’s perfect for breakfast or an afternoon treat to accompany a cup of coffee or tea.

For the Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread recipe, click here.

Creamy Pumpkin Cauliflower Curry With Chickpeas

Creamy Pumpkin Cauliflower Curry With Chickpeas
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This quick and easy dinner from Abra’s Kitchen will get dinner on the table in 30 minutes and makes for a great vegetarian meal.

For the Creamy Pumpkin Cauliflower Curry With Chickpeas recipe, click here.

Frozen Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Frozen Pumpkin Spiced Latte
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This frozen treat will give that store-bought concoction a run for its money. Using Halo Top ice cream, this frozen pumpkin spiced latte is creamy, delicious and guilt-free.

For the Frozen Pumpkin Spiced Latte recipe, click here.

Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle

Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle

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For a fancy and festive fall dessert, look no further than this recipe from Delightful Mom Food. This trifle is certainly a showstopper that the whole table will love.

For the Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle recipe, click here.

Healthy No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

Healthy No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts
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These no-bake pumpkin spice doughnuts from Fitful Focus are a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth without feeling sluggish after too much of a good thing.

For the Healthy No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts recipe, click here.

Mocha Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Mocha Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
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The flavors of chocolate, coffee and pumpkin collide in this seasonal nutrient-dense smoothie. If you’re the type who relies on a daily java jolt to wake you up, this smoothie will do the trick.

For the Mocha Pumpkin Spice Smoothie recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Biscotti

Pumpkin Biscotti
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These biscotti from Souffle Bombay are absolutely delicious. The flavor of pumpkin coupled with a drizzle of chocolate makes for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up for any gray fall day.

For the Pumpkin Biscotti recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls With Honey Ginger Butter

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls With Honey Ginger Butter

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These dinner rolls from Chef de Home are rich, fluffy and festive. Spiced with ginger, pepper and nutmeg and glazed with honey-ginger butter, these are a must for any holiday dinner table.

For the Pumpkin Dinner Rolls With Honey Ginger Butter recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Fettuccine

Pumpkin Fettuccine
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Go beyond pumpkin spice and pumpkin dessert this fall and load up on real pumpkin flavor. This dish is creamy and cozy with a delicate squash flavor accentuated by sharp parmesan and bright parsley.

For the Pumpkin Fettuccine recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Gnocchi in Browned Butter Sauce

Pumpkin Gnocchi in Browned Butter Sauce
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This tasty gnocchi from Thyme for Cooking swaps out traditional potatoes in favor of pumpkin for a seasonal spin on a classic dish.

For the Pumpkin Gnocchi in Browned Butter Sauce recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Bark

Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Bark

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Just four ingredients come together in this pumpkin yogurt bark from Snacking in Sneakers. It’s an ideal healthy snack and is too easy not to try.

For the Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Bark recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Madeleines

Pumpkin Madeleines
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These madeleines are for all those who go crazy for pumpkin spice lattes come fall. This gluten-free recipe will fill your house with those familiar spicy scents. If you don’t have a madeleine pan, feel free to make the batter into muffins or a sheet cake, which tastes best when topped with a chai frosting.

For the Pumpkin Madeleines recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes
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Add some pumpkin puree to your mashed potatoes for a healthy and delicious twist.

For the Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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These cookies from My Sweet Mission are sweet, soft, chewy, cakey and so nutty and chocolatey they’re sure to be a hit. Hints of pumpkin and cinnamon will permeate your kitchen as these cook.

For the Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Roll With Spiced Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin Roll With Spiced Cream Cheese Filling
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Perfect your roulade swirl with this impressive pumpkin dessert, which is ideal for all your fall dinner parties.

For the Pumpkin Roll With Spiced Cream Cheese Filling recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee

Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee
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Not only is this creme brulee flavored with pumpkin puree, but it’s also made in a slow cooker, making it a low-touch recipe that’ll definitely please a crowd.

For the Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Spice Negroni

Pumpkin Spice Negroni
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Pumpkin puree in a cocktail? This fall-inspired Negroni is sweetly spiced and utterly delicious.

For the Pumpkin Spice Negroni recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl
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Here’s a smoothie bowl from Sweet and Spicy Monkey that tastes just like fall. It is dairy free, gluten free, vegan and paleo-friendly, and it’s packed full of nutrients.

For the Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
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These cookies from Savory Experiments are an ideal fall sweet treat. They’re a smart way to use up that last bit of canned pumpkin that always seems to be left after making a pie.

For the Pumpkin Sugar Cookies recipe, click here.

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Crescents

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Crescents
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Wow your holiday guests with this amazing crescent dessert, complete with a pumpkin filling and a salted caramel drizzle

For the Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Crescents recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Sticky Caramel Pumpkin Cake

Slow Cooker Sticky Caramel Pumpkin Cake
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This sticky caramel pumpkin cake from Platter Talk is gooey, sweet and utterly delicious. To top it all off, it is affordable and comes together easily in a slow cooker.

For the Slow Cooker Sticky Caramel Pumpkin Cake recipe, click here.

Smoky Pumpkin Hummus

Smoky Pumpkin Hummus
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If you’re looking for a way to take your dips to the next level, this pumpkin hummus from This Is How I Cook is the ideal recipe. Full of flavor from cayenne, smoked paprika, chipotle and of course pumpkin, holiday guests are sure to love this dip.

For the Smoky Pumpkin Hummus recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Apple Dumpling

Pumpkin Apple Dumpling

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This unusual dessert makes great use of canned pumpkin. Serve these sweet dumplings with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a scoop of ice cream.

For the Pumpkin Apple Dumpling recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Bacon Grits With a Poached Egg

Pumpkin Bacon Grits With a Poached Egg
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Add some pumpkin puree to a bowl of morning grits. Topped with bacon and a poached egg, this is a comforting cool-weather breakfast.

For the Pumpkin Bacon Grits With a Poached Egg recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Flan With Maple Syrup

Pumpkin Flan With Maple Syrup
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Forget pie and make pumpkin flan instead. This dessert is uncomplicated and takes just five minutes to prepare.

For the Pumpkin Flan With Maple Syrup recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin Risotto
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For a delicious and cozy meal that will brighten even the grayest of days, look no further than this pumpkin risotto. It is uncomplicated to make, comforting and delicious.

For the Pumpkin Risotto recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Yogurt

Pumpkin Yogurt
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With sweet golden raisins, pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt and an array of festive fall spices, this pumpkin yogurt is a simple breakfast. Feel free to adjust the spices to make it fit your palate.

For the Pumpkin Yogurt recipe, click here.

Vegan Pumpkin Mac n’ Cheese

Vegan Pumpkin Mac n’ Cheese
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This vegan mac and cheese from Food Galley Gab is creamy, delicious, simple to make and healthy to boot. Vegetable bouillon, pumpkin puree, onion, garlic and nutritional yeast come together to make sure this recipe is chock-full of flavor. This dish will also freeze really well, which means it is just one of the many make-ahead dishes you need this Thanksgiving.

For the Vegan Pumpkin Mac n’ Cheese recipe, click here.

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