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16 Festive Fall Recipes For Pumpkin Lovers

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Most people associate pumpkin with lattes, pies, and other baked goods — but the seasonal vegetable is actually super versatile and can be used in a variety of sweet and savory recipes.

So we rounded up 16 recipes made with pumpkin — from creamy pumpkin pasta to flaky pumpkin biscuits — to help kick off fall.

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1. Spicy Pumpkin and Pesto Cheese Stuffed Shells

halfbakedharvest.com

Shells stuffed with basil pesto and ricotta cheese swimming in savory pumpkin sauce — what could be better?

Get the recipe: Spicy Pumpkin and Pesto Cheese Stuffed Shells

2. Pumpkin Waffles

kristineskitchenblog.com

Serve these with warm maple syrup and toasted nuts for the ultimate autumnal breakfast.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Waffles

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3. Pumpkin Soup

If you're up for a challenge, this recipe includes instructions for making your own pumpkin purée — but you can use store-bought purée to make life easier.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Soup

4. Vegan Pumpkin Mac 'N' Cheese

minimalistbaker.com

The ultimate fall comfort food that just happens to be vegan.

Get the recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Mac 'N' Cheese

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5. Pumpkin Biscuits

lifeasastrawberry.com

Pro tip: Serve these with apple butter. You won't regret it.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Biscuits

6. Easy Pumpkin Risotto

notenoughcinnamon.com

Making risotto is super easy, but it takes time. Go slowly, don't walk away, and stir it constantly to make sure it comes out nice and creamy. You got this!

Get the recipe: Easy Pumpkin Risotto

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7. Pumpkin Hummus

Serve this homemade pumpkin hummus with pita chips, fresh veggies, or flatbread for an easy make-ahead snack.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Hummus

8. Pumpkin Enchiladas

Feel free to assemble these ahead of time and stash them in the fridge. That way, when it comes time to eat, all you have to do is pop it in the oven until the cheese melts.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Enchiladas

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9. Creamy Pumpkin and Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

cookingforkeeps.com

How do you make scalloped potatoes even better? Add pumpkin and sharp cheddar cheese.

Get the recipe: Creamy Pumpkin and Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

10. Pumpkin and Chard Lasagna

If chard isn't available in your grocery store, feel free to use kale, collards, or any other hearty green instead.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin and Chard Lasagna

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11. Pumpkin Chicken Chili

heatherchristo.com

Feel free to omit the chicken and use vegetable broth to make this soup completely vegan.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Chicken Chili

12. Creamy Pumpkin Casserole

Pumpkin, spinach, and chicken covered in cheese and baked until bubbling = the utter definition of comfort food.

Get the recipe: Creamy Pumpkin Casserole

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13. Pumpkin Overnight Oats

wellplated.com

Just dump all your ingredients in a slow cooker before you go to bed and wake up to warm and flavorful pumpkin oatmeal in the morning.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Overnight Oats

14. Beef Pumpkin Stew

Serve this hearty stew with crusty bread, rice, or egg noodles for a filling fall dinner.

Get the recipe: Beef Pumpkin Stew

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15. Pork, Pumpkin, and Cornbread Casserole

thekitchn.com

Think of this casserole as an autumnal version of cornbread stuffing — only loaded with pumpkin and savory ground pork.

Get the recipe: Pork, Pumpkin, and Cornbread Casserole

16. Bakery-Style Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best part about this recipe? It's made entirely in one bowl.

Get the recipe: Bakery-Style Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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