Easy Pumpkin Recipes With Canned Pumpkin

 Published 9/27/23 ~ Updated 11/10/ 23

20 healthy and easy canned pumpkin recipes for breakfast, dinner, and dessert. From gluten-free pumpkin brownies to hearty pumpkin chili and nourishing pumpkin soup, there is a pumpkin treat for everyone in the family! Even picky eaters will find a pumpkin recipe they love!

savory pumpkin dessert bars and healthy pumpkin spinach casserole

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I love fall. I love the cooler weather, snuggling under fluffy blankets, watching movies, and making recipes with pumpkin (because savory tasty pumpkin dishes are the best, and the aroma of baking pumpkin spice just makes it feel like fall at our house.) 

Everyone around here loves pumpkin cookies, muffins, casseroles, and pumpkin ice cream! (We pretty much love all things Pumpkin around here!!)

I almost always use canned pumpkin when I use pumpkin for cooking or baking. I know some prefer fresh pumpkins for recipes, but for me, opening a can of pumpkin is quick and easy (and I love easy.)

Plus, canned pumpkin tastes delicious in recipes!!

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Is Canned Pumpkin Healthy?

Canned pumpkin is healthy to eat anytime! Fresh or canned Pumpkin is high in fiber and low in fat, sugar, and salt which makes it a perfect healthy food to enjoy in recipes and snacks. 

Pumpkin is naturally low in carbs and calories if you are watching your weight. It is also full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like beta carotene which converts into Vitamin A which is good for your immune system, vision, and skin.

Pumpkin also has potassium (which can be good for high blood pressure), vitamin C, and iron.

What Are Some Things To Make With Canned Pumpkin?

There are all kinds of tasty pumpkin recipes you can make using canned pumpkin like pumpkin casseroles, pumpkin chili, pumpkin protein muffins, healthy homemade pumpkin muffins (which are delicious paired with a pumpkin spice latte), savory pumpkin soups, pumpkin bread, pumpkin oats, and pumpkin snacks. (Just to name a few😉)

Keep in mind that while pumpkin is a low-fat fruit, some pumpkin dessert recipes may use added sugar and fats, so if you want a delicious healthy low-fat pumpkin dessert, just check the ingredients carefully.

Here are some of our favorite pumpkin recipes including delicious pumpkin dinner recipes, savory pumpkin recipes for breakfast, baked pumpkin desserts, and healthy pumpkin snacks for any time of the day like protein pumpkin muffins, spicy pumpkin hummus, and flourless pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

pumpkin hummus in orange bowl, pumpkin ravioli in bowl, gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Savory Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes 

Pumpkin Oat Clusters

pumpkin oats protein snack

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

healthy pumpkin waffles

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Waffles - Cookie and Kate.com

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

pumpkin chocolate mini protein snacks in lunchbox

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites (Kid Approved!!) - SarahRemmer.com 

Pumpkin Protein Muffins 

chocolate pumpkin muffins on plate

 Pumpkin Protein Muffins - The Littlest Crumb

Pumpkin Overnight Oats

pumpkin smoothie in glass

3-Ingredient Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

stack of delicious pumpkin oatmeal cookies

Cozy Pumpkin Dinner Recipes ( These pumpkin recipes make perfect comforting lunch ideas too)

Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

bowl of pumpkin mashed potatoes

Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes -  Reluctant Entertainer

Spinach Pumpkin Lasagna

Lasagna on plate

 Pumpkin Lasagna - Frugal Nutrition

Nourishing Pumpkin Soup 

bowl of creamy pumpkin soup

Easy Savory Pumpkin Soup - Meatloaf and Melodrama

 Pumpkin Casserole

baked pumpkin casserole in white casserole dish

Creamy Pumpkin Casserole - Lexi's Clean Kitchen


 Creamy Pumpkin Ravioli 

pumpkin ravioli in bowl

Pumpkin Quesadilla (Kid-Approved!)

quesadilla on plate with dip on side

Vegetarian Pumpkin Pasta Bake

Pumpkin Pasta Vegetarian Dinner Dish

Best Pumpkin Chili

two bowls with pumpkin chili and sour cream

Best Pumpkin Chili - Well Plated

Easy Dessert Recipes With Canned Pumpkin 

Fluffy Pumpkin Pie Dip 

Pumpkin Dip in Bowl

Chipotle Spicy Pumpkin Hummus 

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus Serving in White Bowl

Spicy Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus - Boulder Locavore

Perfect Pumpkin Pie Bars 

Savory Pumpkin Bars Dessert

Pumpkin Pie Bars  - Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Pumpkin Spice Bars (Gluten Free, No Sugar)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars on serving dish


Flourless Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (One Bowl)

Flourless Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins on plate

Flourless Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins - Hungry Happens


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