Everything’s Better with Pumpkin: 13 Must-Try Ways to Get Your Pumpkin Fix

Publish Date October 13, 2023 2 Minute Read
Author MyMagazine Staff

It’s here — that time of year when pumpkin seems to show up in everything: from coffee drinks to home decor, and of course, a wide array of scrumptious desserts, meals and snacks. To help you fully embrace and indulge in this wonderful pumpkin craze, we’ve taken the time to carefully gather our top 13 pumpkin recipes that are guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. This way, you can enjoy the delightful flavors and comforting aroma of this great gourd all month long, and perhaps even discover some new favorites along the way.

Creamy Pumpkin Soup


Creamy Pumpkin Soup

A soup that’s delicious on its own or paired with grilled cheese, it comes together in 30 minutes and includes fewer than 10 ingredients.

Gluten-free Pumpkin Muffin on plate


Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

Enjoy with a cup of coffee sprinkled with cinnamon for a special breakfast treat.

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes on a plate with pecans


Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

These pancakes prove that pumpkin pie belongs on the breakfast table, too.

bowl of Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup


30-Minute Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup

Coconut milk and pumpkin team up in this rich, comforting and vegan fall soup.

bowl of Pumpkin Pasta Carbonara


Pumpkin Pasta Carbonara

Pumpkin, bacon and basil make an unexpectedly delicious trio in this satisfying supper. Best of all? It’s ready in 20 minutes.

Pumpkin Juice in a pitcher and individual cups


Pumpkin Juice

Delight Harry Potter fans with this literary-inspired juice. It calls for just four ingredients and comes together in minutes.

bowl of Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup


Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

You only need two ingredients— canned pumpkin and spiced cake mix— to create this cozy confection. Add cream cheese frosting and pecans for extra flair.

Jack-O-Lantern Quesadillas on a plate


Jack-O’-Lantern Quesadillas

These sheet pan quesadillas mean fewer dishes to clean— and less time standing in front of the stove.

Smoky Pumpkin Hummus and Pita


Smoky Pumpkin Hummus and Pita Chips

A dip that’s perfect for fall entertaining or afternoon snacking, homemade pita chips (that are surprisingly easy to make) take this autumn app over the top.

stick of Honey Pumpkin Spice Butter


Honey Pumpkin Spice Butter

Dress up morning toast with a pat of this sweet butter, and remember to make it again for the Thanksgiving table.

slices of vegan, gluten-free pumpkin pie

Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Create a more inclusive dessert spread with this palate-pleasing pie, which includes pumpkin puree and silken tofu.

Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars


Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Warming chai is a tasty match for pumpkin in these creamy cheesecake bars with a chocolate cookie crust. This one has been on the staff favorite list for years.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies


Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

These whoopie pies are eye-catching and oh-so tasty. They’re also bursting with fall’s finest flavors.

How To: Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Three easy ways to make this yummy snack.

4 Ways to Love Pumpkin Seeds


Oatmeal Topper

Go salty and sweet with traditional roasted pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Super Salads

Add a satisfying crunch to field greens or creamy chicken salad.

Pumpkin Pasta

Stir pumpkin puree into buttery farfalle noodles then add a pumpkin seed garnish.

Gourd Garnish

Ready-made pie gets an instant upgrade with cinnamon and sugar pumpkin seeds.