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22 Best Pumpkin Recipes

It’s the season for falling leaves and pumpkin eats. Here is a winning collection of our favorite pumpkin recipes. These sweet and savory eats are sure to be loved by your family as well.

Best Pumpkin Recipes collection collage.

Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes

Add a healthy dose of pumpkin into your breakfast by adding it to your breads, pancakes, and even donuts. Start your day off with pumpkin goodess!

  • Best Pumpkin Bread Sliced.
    Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe

    Fall isn’t fall until pumpkin breads start making their way out of the oven. This is hands-down the Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe we’ve ever eaten.

  • Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

    These Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes are baked rather than fried, so you’ll feel good about serving these up for breakfast. Kids and adults gobble these up, so be prepared. You won’t want store-bought donut holes after tasting these.

  • Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes in a Stack.
    Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

    These Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes are baked rather than fried, so you’ll feel good about serving these up for breakfast. Kids and adults gobble these up, so be prepared. You won’t want store-bought donut holes after tasting these.

  • pumpkin pasties or hand pies.
    Pumpkin Pasties (Hand Pies)

    If you know someone who’s a Harry Potter fan, make these magical Pumpkin Pasties for them. Actually, even if these flaky hand pies weren’t featured in best-selling novels, they’d still be an instant hit in the kitchen.

  • Favorite Pumpkin Scones
    Favorite Pumpkin Scones with Spice Glaze

    These are quite literally my favorite scones of the season. They’re extra-moist, thanks to plenty of pumpkin. Never dry.

  • Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
    Baked Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

    Add some pumpkin goodness to your French toast casserole, and watch your family devour it.

  • pumpkin chocolate chip bread sliced on plate.
    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

    If you love both chocolate and pumpkin, this bread combines the best of both worlds.

Savory pumpkin Recipes

People don’t often think of pumpkins for dinner, but here we are, bringing you our favorite ways to add pumpkin to your savory dishes this season.

  • pumpkin chili with cheese in a bowl.
    Healthy Pumpkin Chili Recipe

    Adding pumpkin to a savory stew or chili is absolutely delicious. You can’t actually taste the pumpkin, so it’s a nice way to use up leftover pumpkin.

  • Pumpkin Bacon Dip
    Savory Pumpkin and Bacon Dip

    This savory dip is scrumptious and smoky, a perfect pairing with crostini or crackers, for a holiday appetizer.

  • Pumpkin Hummus Dip with Chips
    Autumn Pumpkin Hummus

    Go ahead and use pumpkins in your next hummus – the color is gorgeous, and the flavors are magnificent.

  • Pumpkin Cornbread with Melted Butter
    Pumpkin Cornbread Recipe

    We love the way pumpkin brings flavor and tenderness to this luscious cornbread.

Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

We just adore pumpkins baked into all the fall goodies! We hope you find several desserts that become a fall favorite in your family this season.

  • Slice of pumpkin cheesecake with whipped cream topping.
    The Best Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Cheesecake Factory is famous for their seasonal pumpkin cheesecake, which happens only in the fall. Now you can have rich, decadent New York Style Pumpkin Cheesecake whenever your family desires it. It’s much more affordable than restaurant versions and tastes so much better.

  • Finished Pumpkin Pie Slice on Plate.
    The Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

    Everyone’s got a favorite recipe for pie, and we readily declare this Pumpkin Pie based on America’s Test Kitchen to be the best pumpkin pie ever created. The flaky butter crust is irresistible.

  • pumpkin spice cookies with icing.
    Pumpkin Spice Cookies

    Adding pumpkin to cookie dough results in the softest, dreamiest Pumpkin Spice Cookies ever. These pumpkin treats are a favorite with kids and adults alike.

  • Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting on a Fork.
    Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

    Double the yum, with Double Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting. This recipe uses twice the amount of pumpkin that other recipes use, for the biggest pumpkin flavor. It’s loaded with warm fall spices and topped with the most glorious cream cheese frosting.

  • Slice of Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake
    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

    If you love a good old fashioned bundt cake, you’ll adore this cream-cheese filled pumpkin cake.

  • Trifle Ginger Pumpkin with Whipped Cream
    Pumpkin Spice Trifle

    This one feeds a crowd, so bring it to the next big gathering, and serve it with plenty of crispy gingersnaps on the side.

  • pumpkin oatmeal cookies on a white plate.
    Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

    These hearty, chewy cookies are perfect for sharing all season long.

Pumpkin Appetizers and Snacks

  • Pumpkin cream cheese dip in a bowl with apple slices.
    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

    Appetizers put the fun into gatherings, and this Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip is all about fun. Try dipping slices of apples, pretzel sticks, or graham crackers into this sweet dip at your next party.

  • Pumpkin Ball Bites
    No-Bake Pumpkin Energy Bites (Nut-Free, GF)

    For all those busy grab ‘n go moments when you need a healthy yet satisfying snack, these No-Bake Pumpkin Energy Bites have come to the rescue. They’re fun to make, keep well, can be frozen, and most importantly…taste delicious.

  • Mini Pumpkin Churros
    Mini Pumpkin Churros

    When you want to have fun with fall treats, you can’t go wrong with these Mini Pumpkin Churros. They’re tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, and bursting with pumpkin-cinnamon-sugar flavors.

  • pumpkin bacon goat cheese crostini
    Pumpkin Bacon Crostini With Cranberries

    For a super easy and tasty fall appetizer, try these pumpkin crostini at your next gathering.

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Pumpkin cream cheese dip in a bowl with apple slices.

Best Pumpkin Recipes | Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

5 from 33 ratings
This Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip is a no-bake, fuss-free, delicious treat! It's super easy and tastes like a pumpkin cheesecake with plenty of fall spices. Perfect for holiday parties. This recipe will easily feed a crowd.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 32
Author: Amy Dong



  • In a bowl, combine softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Hand-whisk or use electric hand whisk to mix together until smooth and creamy.
  • Slowly mix in the pumpkin and whisk until smooth and incorporated. Stir in all the spices and vanilla. Whisk again to incorporate well. Cover and chill until ready to serve.


  • You can microwave the cream cheese in 20-second increments to ensure that it’s fully softened; this helps prevent little lumps in the dip.
  • Serve Dip with apple slices, pretzels, graham crackers, or gingersnaps. 
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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.004g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2069IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Amerian
Diet: Vegetarian
Method: Mixing

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