50+ (vegan) ways to use pumpkins
This season, pumpkins are everywhere – on porches, in kitchens, on social media and everywhere in between. And no wonder. Pumpkins are extremely high in fiber. They’re a great source of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, potassium, manganese, and copper. They can be baked into pies and mixed into drinks and made into crafts. Needless to say, pumpkins are so much more than uncarved Jack O’ Lanterns. But did you know there are over 50 different ways to use pumpkins? Take a look.
Oh, and by the way... they're all vegan.
Keep it simple
1. Pumpkin Purée
This simple 8-step process will provide you with a key ingredient to many delicious meals and baked goods this season.
2. Jack O’ Lanterns
Fun for the whole family! If you’ve never carved a funny face into a pumpkin, you’re really missing out.
Use these ornamental veggies in a variety of different sizes and colors to add some festivity around the house.
4. Pumpkin pie
The most classic way to enjoy this fall veg.
A festive twist on a dessert we already adore.
6. Pumpkin loaf
With hints of apple, maple and cinnamon, pumpkin butter is a delightfully sweet spread.
Mouth-wateringly creamy… a perfect way to sample the tastes of the season.
Absolutely scrumptious when paired with pumpkin pie.
10. Pumpkin pecan pie
A hearty twist on another beloved classic.
11. Pumpkin brittle
Make it with the flesh or the seeds!
12. Pumpkin brownies
13. Pumpkin cookies
Simple but delicious; the perfect recipe for a Thanksgiving get-together
14. Pumpkin butter tarts
Essentially a mini-version of pecan pie, but who doesn’t love bite-sized goodies?
15. Pumpkin pudding
16. Pumpkin frosting
You can glob this onto any of the above… and we’re betting you will.
17. Pumpkin biscuits
18. Pumpkin hummus
Simply add half a cup of pumpkin to every cup of your regular hummus recipe for a hearty, flavorful dip!
Tiny but filling, these little guys are the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving feast.
20. Pumpkin-stuffed mushrooms
21. Pumpkin perogies
A bit time-consuming to make, but soooo worth it.
22. Pumpkin cornbread
Add some moisture to (let’s face it…) an otherwise dry bread.
Vegan, of course!
24. Pumpkin flatbread
25. Seasoned pumpkin couscous
Add this tasty grain to your main dish for a delightfully well-rounded fall meal.
26. Mashed pumpkin
Make it a combo by adding some pumpkin to your mashed potatoes!
The main course
27. Pumpkin scalloped sweet potatoes
Who needs cheese? Use pumpkin instead!
29. Pumpkin risotto
This robust dish is so smooth, your mouth will beg for more.
30. Pumpkin soup
Make it spicy, sweet or savoury!
31. Pumpkin and root vegetable kabobs
Take it one step further by baking the ingredients in the pumpkin shell itself.
33. Pumpkin casserole
34. Pumpkin pasta
No matter how you make it, this creamy dish always turns out resembling mac and cheese!
35. Pumpkin and root vegetable stew
36. Pumpkin gnocchi
...in a pumpkin cream sauce, of course!
37. Pumpkin lasagna
Red sauce gets boring after a while, no?
39. Pumpkin and black bean chili
40. Pumpkin shepherd’s pie
Use this orange powerhouse in place of potatoes for a low-cal version!
41. Pumpkin spice oatmeal
42. Pumpkin pancakes and waffles
43. Pumpkin breakfast sandwich
Looking for the perfect savory breakfast for fall? Your search is over!
44. Pumpkin scones
We promise they’re better than store-bought.
46. Pumpkin French toast
Drizzle some maple syrup on this decadent dish and satisfy your sweet tooth for the entire day!
47. Pumpkin cappuccino
The consensus is that dark chocolate and pumpkin don’t make a good pair… but who said anything about the white version?
49. Pumpkin latte
It might not be as healthy as a green smoothie, but it’ll make your taste buds happy!
51. Pumpkin mudslide
A seasonal twist on this yummy alcoholic beverage.
52. Pumpkin eggnog
Sweet, spicy, and seriously satisfying.
In the bathroom
53. Pumpkin body scrub
Protect your skin from age spots and wrinkles, and achieve a glowing complexion!
55. Pumpkin conditioner
56. Make a pumpkin thickening agent
Substitute flour for pumpkin to thicken sauces, dips and dressings.