Pumpkin is not just for pie! We use pumpkin for so many more recipes, both savory and sweet. Soups, salads, chili, scones, muffins, cookies, cheesecake, brownies, and more! Canned pumpkin gets put to great use, but so does kabocha squash, also known as Japanese pumpkin. These 18 recipes will expand your idea of how to use pumpkin – and even thrill any anti-pumpkin pie folks you might know.
Turkey Chili with Pumpkin & Beans
Are you a chili lover? We hope you have found our Vegan Tempeh Chili and our Low FODMAPAll-Beef Chili,but for a change of pace, this Low FODMAP Turkey Chili features a lighter protein as well as tender, rich winter squash as well as beans. Get the recipe.
Roasted Kabocha with Crispy Quinoa Crumbs
Both Robin and I were drawn to the contrasting colors and textures of this dish. Kabocha squash is rich and creamy in addition to being the most gorgeous deep orange color. The reddish brown quinoa is cooked conventionally, and then tossed around in a hot skillet with garlic-infused olive oil until crispy. This extra step brings your quinoa to a whole new level of chewiness and savoriness.
During the last minute of cooking a full tablespoon of coriander seeds are added to the quinoa for a burst of unexpected flavor. This is a hearty side dish or even a light main dish for lunch for any vegans or vegetarians among us. Get the recipe.
Spicy Smoky Pumpkin Soup
We love pumpkin for its versatility – it works beautifully in sweet recipes, of course, such as pumpkin pie, blondies, granola and cheesecake, but we also love it in savory recipes such as our Pumpkin Cornbread and this low FODMAP recipe for silky smooth Spicy Smoky Pumpkin Soup. Get the recipe.
Roasted Pumpkin Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate
Our Low FODMAP Roasted Pumpkin Quinoa Salad is hearty enough for a main dish at lunch, or add a small amount of roasted meat, chicken, fish or tofu for dinner. Japanese pumpkin, also known as kabocha squash and Kent pumpkin, contains No FODMAPs and quinoa is low FODMAP, protein-packed and easy to cook. Combined with fresh herbs and nuts and fresh, juicy pomegranate seeds, this is a memorable salad. Company worthy. Get the recipe.
Roasted Pumpkin Baked Pasta with Sage
Low FODMAP Roasted Pumpkin Baked Pasta with Sage is hearty, yet a bit elegant. Low FODMAP gluten-free pasta combined with roasted kabocha squash (also called pumpkin), red bell peppers and kale with Low FODMAP Garlic-Infused Oil along with marinara, fresh mozzarella and sage. Comfort food, easy to make, and will please FODMAPers and non, alike. Reheats well, too. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Pumpkin Marble Bundt Cake
We love recipes that marble flavors together, and this Bundt cake which features visually striking broad-stroke swirls of pumpkin and chocolate cake is even more delicious than it looks. Topped off with a chocolate glaze, too. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Chocolate Swirled Cream Cheese Brownies
Triple Ginger Pumpkin Cake
Freshly grated ginger, powdered ginger, and crystallized ginger, along with moist canned pumpkin, make this simple snack cake more than the sum of its parts. Get the recipe.
Vegan Pumpkin Cranberry Oat Breakfast Cookies
We have several breakfast cookie recipes on our site and these pumpkin cranberry oat breakfast cookies are perfect in the fall. All of these breakfast cookie recipes happen to be vegan, too. Come check them out. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Muffins with Raisins
We always keep canned pumpkin around, and we probably make non-pie recipes with it more than pie! These pumpkin muffins with raisins are simple to make, and perfect for a fall bake sale. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Muffins
Some muffins are on the healthier side, and sometimes they’re a little more sumptuous, like these pumpkin chocolate chunk muffins. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust
Smooth, silky pumpkin works so well with cream cheese and this is a fantastic New York-style, pumpkin cheesecake in a snappy gingersnap cookie crust. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Cranberry Scones
Our pumpkin scones are not too sweet, and they are studded with cranberries. A light dusting of extra-coarse sugar on top makes these extra special, as does the optional cinnamon butter. Get the recipe.
Dairy-Free Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
Who says dairy-free baking is uninteresting? These dairy-free pumpkin streusel muffins are easy to make, moist and delicious. If you don’t tell people that they are dairy-free, they will never know. Get the recipe.
If you’re looking for a very simple, homespun pumpkin dessert, this pumpkin cobbler, which is also gluten-free, fits the bill. It’s sort of like a pumpkin pie without a crust, but it also has pockets of biscuit/cake-like portions, as well as sugary streusel. Get the recipe.