12 Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes to Try This Fall


Some moms celebrate the fall season by busting out all their autumn decor.  Some beautifully orchestrate family trips to the pumpkin patch.  Others seek out the best views for changing tree color.  While these fun activities are always on my fall bucket list too, I find that for me, one of the most enjoyable ways to get festive in the changing seasons is to start using pumpkin in my kitchen with reckless abandon.  Pumpkin season – I am here for you!

Pumpkin is so adaptable and full of vitamins and nutrients.  It can be made into sweet or savory foods. Pumpkin can literally be eaten at every meal of the day (not that I recommend doing that all in ONE day – I do have my limits).  Over the years, I’ve compiled my favorite pumpkin recipes into their own chapter in one of my recipe binders.  Here are some of my favorites!

Pumpkin in Drinks

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie by Ambitious Kitchen
Photo by Ambitious Kitchen


Homemade Pumpkin Chai Latte by Cookie & Kate
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte by Eating Bird Food

Pumpkin for Breakfast

One-Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies by Real Food Whole Life
Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal by Yours Truly

Breakfast Pumpkin Soufflé by The Natural Nurturer

Pumpkin for Dinner

Easy Pumpkin & Sausage baked Ziti by My Diary of Us
Photo by My Diary of Us
Quick Pumpkin Curry by Detoxinista
1-Pot Pumpkin Black Bean Soup by Minimalist Baker

Pumpkin in Snacks & Treats

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Pumpkin Chia Pudding by Dreena Burton
Pumpkin Magic Bars by Pamela Salzman

Whether you’re a seasoned, pumpkin loving aficionado or if you’re still not sure what all the  fuss is about, hopefully there’s something here that you’ll want to try this fall.

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Megan is a Wichita native, K-State horticulture grad and WAHM. She lives on the northwest side of town with her partner Wes and their young son (b. 2015), where together they operate their regenerative garlic and vegetable farm, Orie’s Farm Fresh. As a passionate local and organic food advocate, Megan enjoys engaging with the Wichita community on a weekly basis at farmers’ markets and local events. She also harnesses her love of healthy and seasonal eating by sharing real food meal ideas, recipes, and tips on growing food on her Instagram blog, Mama Makes Food.


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