It is now solidly that time of year again, when the light begins to soften, leaves start to turn and pumpkins (and pumpkin spice) are all around us. Most people will turn to canned pumpkin at least once this season and will probably use it to make that dish that is ubiquitous around the holidays - pumpkin pie. Of course pumpkin pie is delicious with a generous dollop of whipped cream but there are many more delicious things that a humble can of pureed pumpkin can be used to make 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 tin you may have forgotten in the back of your pantry.
From enchiladas and a tasty curry to trifle, smoothie bowls, pasta and flan, these recipes will breathe new life into pumpkin puree and are sure to inspire. 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
This quick and easy treat from Kelly Stilwell is perfect for fall. It's made with Greek yogurt, which means this recipe is equally perfectly for breakfast or dessert.
For the 5-Minute Maple Pumpkin Pie Parfait recipe, click here. Kelly Stilwell
Black Bean Enchiladas With Pumpkin Sauce
Switch up your bean enchiladas with some canned pumpkin! This recipe from Liz's Healthy Table adds nutrition and makes everything deliciously creamy.
For the Black Bean Enchiladas With Pumpkin Sauce recipe, click here.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Move over banana bread and make room for this 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. Savory Experiments
Creamy Pumpkin Cauliflower Curry With Chickpeas
Here's a quick and easy dinner from Abra's Kitchen that will get dinner on the table in 30 minutes and makes for a perfect vegetarian meal.
For the Creamy Pumpkin Cauliflower Curry With Chickpeas recipe, click here.
Frozen Pumpkin Spiced Latte
This frozen treat will give that store-bought frap a run for its money. Using Halo Top ice cream, this frozen pumpkin spice latte is creamy, delicious and guilt-free!
For the Frozen Pumpkin Spiced Latte recipe, click here. Shawsimpleswaps
Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle
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. Delightful Mom Food
Healthy No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts
These no-bake pumpkin spice doughnuts from Fitful Focus are a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth without feeling the sluggish after-effects of too much of a good thing!
For the Healthy No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts recipe, click here. Fitful Focus
Mocha Pumpkin-Spice Smoothie
The flavors of chocolate, coffee, and pumpkin collide in this seasonal nutrient-dense smoothie. If you're the type that relies on a daily java jolt to wake you up, this smoothie will do exactly that - and so much more!
For the Mocha Pumpkin-Spice Smoothie recipe, click here. Vega
Pumpkin Apple Dumpling
Here's an unusual dessert that makes perfect 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. Thinkstock/Taratorki
Pumpkin Bacon Grits With a Poached Egg
Add some pumpkin puree to a bowlful of morning grits. Topped with bacon and a poached egg, this is a perfect, comforting cool weather breakfast.
For the Pumpkin Bacon Grits With a Poached Egg recipe, click here. istockphoto.com
Pumpkin Biscotti Recipe
These biscotti from Souffle Bombay are perfectly 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. Souffle Bombay
Pumpkin Dinner Rolls With Honey Ginger Butter
These dinner rolls from Chef de Home are rich, fluffy and festive. Spiced with ginger, pepper, 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. Chef de Home
Go beyond pumpkin spice and pumpkin dessert this fall and load up on real pumpkin flavor. This dish is creamy and comforting with a delicate squash flavor accentuated by sharp Parmesan and bright parsley.
For the Pumpkin Fettuccine recipe, click here.
Pumpkin Flan With Maple Syrup
Forget pie and make pumpkin flan instead! This dessert is easy to make and takes just five minutes to prepare.
For the Pumpkin Flan With Maple Syrup recipe, click here. Shutterstock
Pumpkin Gnocchi in Browned Butter Sauce
This tasty gnocchi from Thyme for Cooking swaps out traditional potatoes in favor of pumpkin for a tasty spin on a classic dish.
For the Pumpkin Gnocchi in Browned Butter Sauce recipe, click here. Thyme for Cooking
Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Bark
Just four ingredients come together in this easy pumpkin yogurt bark from Snacking in Sneakers. It's perfect for a healthy snack and is too easy not to make at least once!
For the Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Bark recipe, click here. Snacking in Sneakers
These madeleines are for all those who go crazy for pumpkin spice lattes come fall! This gluten-free recipe will surely fill your house with those same 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. Cup4Cup
Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes
Add some pumpkin puree to your mashed potatoes for a healthy and delicious twist.
For the Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here. Shuterstock
Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies from My Sweet Mission are sweet, soft, chewy, cakey and so nutty and chocolaty 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. My Sweet Mission
For a delicious and cozy meal that will brighten even the grayest of days, look no further than this pumpkin risotto. It is easy to make and is unctuously delicious.
For the Pumpkin Risotto recipe, click here. Shutterstock
Pumpkin Roll With Spiced Cream Cheese Filling
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. David Venable
Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee
Not only is this creme brulee flavored with pumpkin puree, it also cooks in a slow cooker!
For the Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee recipe, click here. Time Inc. Books
Pumpkin Spice Negroni
Pumpkin puree in a cocktail? This fall-inspired Negroni is sweetly spiced and utterly delicious!
For the Pumpkin Spice Negroni recipe, click here. Mia Mastroianni
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl
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. Sweet and Spicy Monkey
Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
These cookies from Savory Experiments are the perfect, easy fall sweet treat and snack. They're the perfect way to use up that last bit of canned pumpkin that always seems to be left after making pumpkin pie.
For the Pumpkin Sugar Cookies recipe, click here. Savory Experiments
With sweet golden raisins, pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt and an array of festive fall spices, this pumpkin yogurt is the perfect, simple breakfast. Feel free to adjust the spices to make it perfectly pumpkin spiced!
For the Pumpkin Yogurt recipe, click here. istockphoto.com
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Crescents
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. Pillsbury
Slow Cooker Sticky Caramel Pumpkin Cake
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. Platter Talk
Smoky Pumpkin Hummus
If you're looking for a way to take your hummus to the next level, then this pumpkin hummus from This Is How I Cook is the perfect recipe. Full of flavor from cayenne, smoked paprika, chipotle and of course pumpkin, people are sure to love this dip.
For the Smoky Pumpkin Hummus recipe, click here. This Is How I Cook
Vegan Pumpkin Mac n' Cheese
This vegan mac and cheese from Food Galley Gab is creamy, delicious, easy 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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