Pumpkin Pie to Pumpkin Bread: Tasty Recipes Made With Canned Pumpkin
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Pumpkin Pie to Pumpkin Bread: Tasty Recipes Made With Canned Pumpkin

Great recipes that use canned pumpkin
Pumpkin Pie to Pumpkin Bread: Tasty Recipes Made With Canned Pumpkin
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Pumpkin is one of the fall flavors that pops up all over the place as the season begins to change (or in some cases, even before temperatures drop). From pumpkin spice lattes to the classic pumpkin pie, there are plenty of dishes — both sweet and savory — that make use of the season's star ingredient. Here are some ideas you can try with canned pumpkin.

Pumpkin Chocolate Tart

Pumpkin Chocolate Tart

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No need to choose between pumpkin pie or a chocolate dessert after Thanksgiving dinner. This pumpkin tart uses chocolate cookie crumbs to form a crust outside of the pumpkin filling. Top it off with a dollop of whipped cream.

For the Pumpkin Chocolate Tart recipe, click here.

Spiced Pumpkin Pie With Pepita Crust

Spiced Pumpkin Pie With Pepita Crust
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Go for a twist on your traditional pumpkin pie. The crunchy almond and pepita crust in this recipe is a nice contrast to the smooth pumpkin filling.

For the Spiced Pumpkin Pie With Pepita Crust recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Kale Lasagna

Pumpkin Kale Lasagna
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Tired of making the same easy casserole for every fall dinner? This isn’t your typical lasagna recipe — it adds layers of kale, mushroom, pumpkin and cheese.

For the Pumpkin Kale Lasagna recipe, click here.

Cream Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Muffins

Cream Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Muffins
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Take your boxed cake mix to the next level. This muffin recipe uses canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice for a delicious seasonal flavor that features a sweet cream cheese filling in the middle.

For the Cream Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Muffins recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Pumpkin Pie Cookies
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Combine your best cookie recipe with pumpkin pie and you get this sweet treat. These cookies are made with a pumpkin pie spice and filled with canned pumpkin.

For the Pumpkin Pie Cookies recipe, click here.

Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Nutmeg

Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Nutmeg
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These soft, chewy cookies have the taste of sweet pumpkin with a blend of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pumpkin is one of many interesting ingredients you can bake in your cookies.

For the Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Nutmeg recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Pecan Crumble Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Pecan Crumble Overnight Oats
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Fall into the morning by adding pumpkin spice flavor to old-fashioned oats and topping it with brown sugar pecan crumble. This recipe makes the perfect brunch dish to spice up a weekend.

For the Pumpkin Pecan Crumble Overnight Oats recipe, click here.

Signature Pumpkin Pie

Signature Pumpkin Pie
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This recipe keeps it classic. When it comes to Thanksgiving, pumpkin is a staple pie. Use canned pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk and pumpkin pie spice for the filling, and serve it topped with whipped cream or a side of vanilla ice cream.

For the Signature Pumpkin Pie recipe, click here.

Pumpkin and Sausage Strata With Toasted Pepitas

Pumpkin and Sausage Strata With Toasted Pepitas
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Looking for the perfect breakfast casserole to wake up to on a fall morning? This recipe is made with canned pumpkin, pork sausage and toasted pumpkin seeds.

For the Pumpkin and Sausage Strata With Toasted Pepitas recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Pudding Dump Cake

Pumpkin Pudding Dump Cake
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You can easily make this dessert by using only five ingredients. All you need is milk, pudding, cake mix, canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice to throw together this dump cake recipe.

For the Pumpkin Pudding Dump Cake recipe, click here.

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
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These mini cheesecakes will become a bite-sized favorite at your fall meals and are easy to make at home with your kids. The bite-sized treats pair gingersnap cookies with the flavor of pumpkin.


For the Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes recipe, click here.

Coconut Pumpkin Smoothie

Coconut Pumpkin Smoothie
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Looking for a smoothie recipe that’s not only healthy but tastes great too? All you need is canned pumpkin blended with coconut milk, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice to create this seasonal smoothie.

For the Coconut Pumpkin Smoothie recipe, click here.

Fettuccine Pumpkin Alfredo

Fettuccine Pumpkin Alfredo
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You could make normal fettuccine alfredo, or you could add an extra seasonal touch using canned pumpkin. This cheesy alfredo sauce incorporates pumpkin along with the fettuccine noodles. Just make sure you learn how to cook your pasta to perfection.

For the Fettuccine Pumpkin Alfredo recipe, click here.

Oven Baked Pumpkin Risotto

Oven Baked Pumpkin Risotto
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This rice dish will make a delicious and hearty dinner. Indulge in this creamy risotto that includes canned pumpkin, sage and pumpkin pie spice to create a fantastic fall flavor. It’s easily cooked in the oven rather than on the stovetop.

For the Oven Baked Pumpkin Risotto recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Danish

 Pumpkin Cream Cheese Danish
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This treat is perfect if you want to enjoy a nice breakfast in bed on a lazy morning. Take a frozen puff pastry and fill it with cream cheese and pumpkin mixture for a quick treat.

For the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Danish recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Creme Sandwich Cookies

Pumpkin Creme Sandwich Cookies
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Elevate your traditional vanilla cookie sandwich into a great fall snack. This recipe puts smooth pumpkin spice marshmallow filling between chewy pumpkin spice cookies.

For the Pumpkin Creme Sandwich Cookies recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Spice Dip

 Pumpkin Spice Dip
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If you’re a big fan of savory salsas and dips, this pumpkin spice dip may bring you over to the sweet side. This recipe whips together cream cheese, vanilla yogurt and canned pumpkin to make a delicious dip that is great to eat with fresh fruit or cookies.

For the Pumpkin Spice Dip recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Spice Bread

Pumpkin Spice Bread
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Bread recipes were among the most popular cooking searches across America during the coronavirus pandemic, so make this loaf that is perfect for fall. Mix canned pumpkin with a few other ingredients to make the bread, then top it off with some chopped pecans.

For the Pumpkin Spice Bread recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake

Instant Pot Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake
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Sure, you can make a simple cheesecake, but why not add a hint of fall flavors to take it to the next level? This cheesecake recipe uses canned pumpkin and a variety of spices such as cinnamon and pumpkin spice with a hint of Kentucky’s iconic drink, bourbon.

For the Instant Pot Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Pudding

Instant Pot Pumpkin Pudding
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You can make this pudding using an Instant Pot. This recipe is the perfect fall dessert and uses pumpkin, coconut milk and a blend of autumn spices such as allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. If you like this recipe, there are other pudding recipes that are among the most-searched desserts in America.

For the Instant Pot Pumpkin Pudding recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Bread

Instant Pot Pumpkin Bread
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This bread recipe will go great with a cup of coffee in the morning. Making this in the Instant Pot will fill your home with the aromas of pumpkin and spices.

For the Instant Pot Pumpkin Bread recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Dutchess Idaho Potatoes

 Pumpkin Dutchess Idaho Potatoes
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This yummy twist on duchess potatoes will be a perfect side dish for the holidays. The recipe creates a potato and pumpkin mixture that is piped out on a baking sheet into swirls and then baked until ridges are crispy. Love potatoes? Here are more of the best potato recipes you can make.

For the Pumpkin Dutchess Idaho Potatoes recipe, click here.

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Turkey Pumpkin Chili
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There are plenty of delicious American chili styles across the country, but this recipe will impress the family as the temperatures get cooler. Ground turkey gets cooked with canned pumpkin, vegetables and hot peppers for a warm dish to enjoy during the holiday season.

For the Turkey Pumpkin Chili recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Apple Cake

 Pumpkin Apple Cake
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The next time you go apple picking at one of the best apple orchards in America, try making this recipe. For the cake, add chunks of Granny Smith apples with canned pumpkin and Chinese five-spice powder.

For the Pumpkin Apple Cake recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Curried Pumpkin Soup

Instant Pot Curried Pumpkin Soup
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This recipe is a quick and easy Instant Pot dish for beginners. All you have to do is add canned pumpkin and chicken broth with vegetables and seasonings to have a tasty meal ready for you in 15 minutes.

For the Instant Pot Curried Pumpkin Soup recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Spice Spread

Pumpkin Spice Spread
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Make your favorite breakfast foods taste a little more like fall by using this pumpkin spice spread. Canned pumpkin mixed with cream cheese, pumpkin pie spice and pecan make a spread perfect to eat on a bagel or with fruit slices.

For the Pumpkin Spice Spread recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Cake Roll With Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin Cake Roll With Cream Cheese Filling
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This dessert recipe may be difficult, but it will definitely impress your table. Canned pumpkin is used to make a cake that is rolled with a cream cheese and walnut mixture. It’s then sprinkled with powdered sugar before serving.

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

Pumpkin Mug Cookie

Pumpkin Mug Cookie
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There are quite a few things you shouldn’t microwave, but this recipe is actually great for it. Add canned pumpkin, chocolate chips and the other ingredients in a microwaveable mug. You can enjoy it with a side of ice cream or whipped cream on top.

For the Pumpkin Mug Cookie recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Crumb Cake
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You can easily make this pumpkin crumb cake using ingredients that can be found in your pantry. For the cake, mix canned pumpkin with yellow cake mix and pumpkin pie spice. Then for the toppings, chopped pecans and brown sugar are mixed together and sprinkled over the cake.

For the Pumpkin Crumb Cake recipe, click here.

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake
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When you combine a cheesecake with a pumpkin pie, you create your new guilty pleasure. This recipe layers a graham cracker crust with cream cheese and pumpkin filling in the middle. Before you start to throw down in the kitchen, here are some baking tips every home cook should know.

For the Pumpkin Pie Layered Cheesecake recipe, click here.

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