25 of the Best Pumpkin Recipes for Autumn Flavor

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Love pumpkin? Set your tired pie recipe aside, because it’s time to mix things up this fall. Both sweet and savory, our roundup includes pumpkin-based dishes that are sure to satisfy at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, plus snack time and the cocktail hour. Read more now on Foodal.

Your Next Fall Weeknight Dinner: Pasta with Pumpkin Sage Cream Sauce

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Our Pumpkin Sage Sauce is a must-make this fall, and it’s deliciously creamy on pasta. The rich flavors of the hearty sauce and a fried sage leaf garnish make this dish sing. And it only takes 30 minutes to pull together, so it’s ideal for weeknight meals. What are you waiting for? Get the recipe now on Foodal.

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree

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Want to make your next pumpkin pie completely from scratch? Learn how to make your own homemade pumpkin puree. It’s not as difficult as you think. Simply roast, puree, and use. This all-natural technique will give you so much inspiration for all of your fall-themed recipes. Get the easy tutorial now on Foodal.

Pumpkin Pie White Chocolate Truffles: A Small Fall Indulgence

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Want a small dessert that isn’t a hefty slice of pie? Fun and tiny, these pumpkin pie truffles covered in graham cracker crumbs are bite-sized confections you can enjoy all autumn. White chocolate, pumpkin puree, vanilla, and spices combine together to make a sweet and creamy dessert. Get the recipe now on Foodal.

Vegan Whole Grain Maple Pumpkin Muffins

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Learn how to make vegan whole wheat pumpkin muffins, flavored with hearty oat flour, pure maple syrup, and tasty fall spices. Subtly sweet and perfectly fluffy, with a little crunch from pecans, these are the best homemade treats to enjoy freshly baked on a chilly autumn morning. Get the easy recipe now on Foodal.

Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Pass the milk and load up on a few chewy chocolate chip cookies with pumpkin. The soft and supple cookies are full of warming spices, gooey chocolate, and a surprising pop of oats in every bite. You won’t be able to resist gobbling these up! Make a double batch, just to be safe. Get the recipe now on Foodal.

Get Your Spice on with Homemade Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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Looking for a seasonal dessert? Dive face first into a pan full of the best spiced pumpkin cheesecake bars. The warming spices in the filling taste just like pie with a tangy twist, all on top of a crunchy graham cracker crust. And they’re easy to transport to fall gatherings! Get the recipe now on Foodal.

Fill Your Bowl with Flavorful Curried Pumpkin Soup

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From the first spoonful, you are going to want to dive face first into a comforting bowl of our flavorful curried pumpkin soup. Easy, straightforward instructions make this dish the perfect quick meal for any night. The rich flavors come through in each bite, with a crunchy garnish on top. Get the recipe now on Foodal.

Vegan Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin!) Waffles

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A delicious recipe for sweet potato waffles – and they’re just as good with pumpkin! Healthy veggies in my decadent breakfast? And they’re vegan? Yes please! Get the recipe now.

Say Cheers to the Season with Pumpkin Spice Margaritas

Two pumpkin spice margaritas with ice, in glasses rimmed with spiced sugar, on a dark brown wood surface with scattered whole cloves and cinnamon sticks, with two gold decorative pumpkins and a white saucer in the background.

An autumnal twist on the traditional margarita, our pumpkin spice version is a delicious new way to enjoy tequila. Infused with the flavors of fall, this easy and well-balanced cocktail is one you will find yourself reaching for time and time again throughout the season. Get the recipe now on Foodal.

Brown Butter Pumpkin Madeleines with Candied Pecans

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In need of an effortlessly elegant fall dessert? These pumpkin spice madeleines are the perfect recipe. Browned butter flavors a gently spiced, tender pumpkin cake mixed with candied pecans. With a light dusting of powdered sugar, you’ll fall in love with these dainty delights. Learn how to make them now on Foodal.

End Your Fall Dinner on a Sweet Note with Hazelnut and Honey Pumpkin Trifle

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When it comes to savoring the most of fall and whipping up an easy dessert, the best pumpkin trifle recipe is where it’s at. Layers of rich and moist pumpkin cake with honey whipped cream, toasted hazelnuts, and cinnamon come together in a bite of pure heaven. Read more on Foodal about how simple this treat is to make.