Wondering what to make with that leftover pumpkin purée? Don’t worry we got you covered! Turn it into something amazing! Here are 32 delicious recipe ideas to inspire you in the kitchen this Fall!

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Pumpkin purée is a versatile ingredient that can be used in various dishes, from sweet to savory. If you’ve recently made a batch of pumpkin pie or roasted some pumpkins for Halloween, chances are you have leftover pumpkin purée sitting in your fridge.

Instead of letting it go to waste, why not try out some new recipes with it? There are endless possibilities for using pumpkin purée, but here are some of our favorite things to make.

What To Make With Pumpkin Purée That’s Sweet

1. Cheesecake Stuffed Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Cookies _
Cheesecake Stuffed Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Cookies
Fall for these Cheesecake Stuffed Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Cookies! A delightful mix of snickerdoodle spice, creamy cheesecake, and the cozy flavor of pumpkin. These cookies are a taste of autumn perfection
Check out this recipe!
2. Pumpkin Cannoli Cookie Cups_
Pumpkin Cannoli Cookie Cups
Wondering what to make with pumpkin purée? Experience the taste of fall in every bite with these Pumpkin Cannoli Cookie Cups! A delightful blend of creamy pumpkin cannoli filling and sweet cookie cups. It's the ultimate autumn indulgence!
Check out this recipe!
3. Sourdough Pumpkin Muffins_
Sourdough Pumpkin Muffins
Embrace the flavors of fall with these Sourdough Pumpkin Muffins! The warm, comforting taste of pumpkin combined with the tang of sourdough makes for the perfect autumn treat. Dive into the season with every bite.
Check out this recipe!
4. Pumpkin Pistachio Napoleon_
Pumpkin Pistachio Napoleon
Everyone will adore this Pumpkin Pistachio Napoleon – layers of creamy pumpkin goodness and the crunch of pistachios!
Check out this recipe!
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Pumpkin Fluff
When Fall comes around the corner the first thing in my mind is what to make with pumpkin purée! This Pumpkin Fluff Dip is perfect for parties and holiday gatherings. You only need 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep!
Check out this recipe!
6. Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls _
Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls
Fall mornings just got a whole lot cozier with these Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls! Indulge in the warm, aromatic embrace of pumpkin and spice all swirled into fluffy, gooey perfection. Start your day with a taste of autumn!
Check out this recipe!

Savory Pumpkin Recipe Ideas

7. Pumpkin Pasta Sauce_
Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
Never worry what to make with pumpkin purée! Embrace the flavors of fall with this creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce! Rich, velvety, and oh-so-delicious, it's the perfect way to warm your tummy on a chilly autumn evening. Dive into a bowl of comfort and savor the essence of the season.
Check out this recipe!
8. Spinach Pumpkin Pasta _
Spinach Pumpkin Pasta
Elevate your autumn dining with Spinach Pumpkin Pasta! This fabulous creamy vegan pumpkin pasta sauce is a fast and delicious recipe you make right on the stovetop. It features green spinach onions, dried sage, marjoram, and garlic. Whip it up for a wholesome weeknight dinner or even Thanksgiving.
Check out this recipe!
9. Pumpkin Macaroni _ Cheese_
Pumpkin Macaroni & Cheese
Get ready to fall in love with flavor! This Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese is the ultimate autumn comfort food. Creamy, cheesy, and kissed with pumpkin goodness, it's a seasonal twist you won't want to miss.
Check out this recipe!
10. Pumpkin Chili_
Pumpkin Chili
Serve up a bowl of hearty Pumpkin Chili! This autumn-inspired twist on a classic favorite is packed with cozy flavors and a hint of fall's best ingredient. Perfect for those chilly evenings. Who's ready for a spicy and comforting bowl of goodness?
Check out this recipe!
11. Pumpkin Spice Pasta_
Pumpkin Spice Pasta
Fall flavors meet unexpected creativity in this Pumpkin Spice Pasta! Embrace the season with a twist on traditional comfort food. Creamy, aromatic, and utterly delicious – this dish is autumn on a plate.
Check out this recipe!
12. Baked Pasta With Pumpkin _ Zucchini_
Baked Pasta With Pumpkin & Zucchini
You’ll always have an answer to “what to make with pumpkin purée” once you know this recipe. Embrace the flavors of the season with this Baked Pasta featuring Pumpkin and Zucchini! A hearty and wholesome dish that's as cozy as a warm hug on an autumn day. Get ready to fall in love with every bite.
Check out this recipe!
13. Pumpkin Carrot Sweet Potato _
Pumpkin Carrot Sweet Potato
Embrace the flavors of the season with this Pumpkin, Carrot, and Sweet Potato medley! Savor the autumn goodness with a dish that's as colorful as it is delicious. Perfect for cozy evenings and fall feasts
Check out this recipe!
14. Pumpkin Tomato Soup _
Pumpkin Tomato Soup
Fall comfort in a bowl! Enjoy the cozy warmth of Pumpkin Tomato Soup – a delicious fusion of autumn's best flavors. Perfect for those crisp, chilly evenings.
Check out this recipe!

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15. Pumpkin Pop Tarts_
Pumpkin Pop Tarts
Fall mornings just got a whole lot cozier with these Pumpkin Pop Tarts! Satisfy your autumn cravings with every bite of warm, spiced goodness. Perfect for a comforting breakfast or a sweet midday snack.
Check out this recipe!
16. Pumpkin Butter
Pumpkin Butter
Pumpkin butter is the perfect answer to the question, “what to make with pumpkin purée?” This pumpkin butter spread is fabulous! Try it on toast, biscuits, oatmeal yogurt, and more. The best part is it only needs 5 ingredients, and you can make it on the stovetop or in your crockpot.
Check out this recipe!
17. Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Pumpkin Bread Pudding is the warm, comforting dessert you have to make this holiday season. You will need pumpkin purée, eggs, sugar, cream, cinnamon, pumpkin bread, and a few other items. It’s so delicious, give it a try!
Check out this recipe!
18. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls _
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Rise and shine to the aroma of autumn with these Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls! Let your slow cooker do the work while you enjoy the delicious rewards. The perfect way to start your cozy fall mornings!
Check out this recipe!
19. Chocolate Stuffed Pumpkin Cupcakes_
Chocolate Stuffed Pumpkin Cupcakes
Indulge in the taste of autumn with these Chocolate Stuffed Pumpkin Cupcakes! The perfect blend of rich chocolate and cozy pumpkin spice in every bite. Fall has never tasted so good!
Check out this recipe!
20. Pumpkin Mousse_
Pumpkin Mousse
Pumpkin mousse is a delightful dessert that's perfect for the fall season. You only need a handful of ingredients like canned pumpkin puree, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. The best part is the heavy whipping cream!
Check out this recipe!
21. Pumpkin Chiffon Pie_
Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Making a Pumpkin Chiffon Pie is a delightful dessert idea to make with pumpkin purée for the holiday. Just make the crust with graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Then work on the filling!
Check out this recipe!
22. Risotto Style Pumpkin Pasta _
Risotto Style Pumpkin Pasta
What to make with pumpkin purée?! Well, Risotto Style Pumpkin Pasta of course! This pasta risotto with pumpkin is a traditional Neapolitan recipe also called ‘pasta e cocozza’ locally. It is very simple yet extremely delicious!
Check out this recipe!

Try Something New

23. Pumpkin Rice Krispie_
Pumpkin Rice Krispie
Get ready to fall in love with the BEST Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats! Are you looking for a new recipe idea to use your leftover pumpkin purée? Try these pumpkin Rice Krispie treats! They are ready in a flash with just 5 ingredients and make the best fall dessert.
Check out this recipe!
24. Edible Pumpkin Cookie Dough_
Edible Pumpkin Cookie Dough
Spoon-licking good! Try this Edible Pumpkin Cookie Dough recipe. It is egg-free, easy to whip up in minutes, and healthy! Made with canned pumpkin, coconut sugar, and loaded with chocolate chips, it's your guilt-free, no-bake dessert dream come true.
Check out this recipe!
25. Pumpkin S_mores Bread _
Pumpkin S’mores Bread
Embrace the flavors of fall with this S'mores Lover's Dream Bread! It's the ultimate autumn indulgence packed with chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers, and a touch of pumpkin magic. If you've got a sweet tooth, this rich, chocolatey delight is about to become your new obsession!
Check out this recipe!
26. Pumpkin Hummus _
Pumpkin Hummus
Dive into autumn with our creamy and savory Pumpkin Hummus! A new fall favorite that's perfect for those crisp gatherings. With warm spices and velvety pumpkin puree, it's a light, healthy, and oh-so-satisfying dip that your guests won't be able to resist.
Check out this recipe!

Pumpkin Themed Drinks

27. Pumpkin Spice Kefir Smoothie_
Pumpkin Spice Kefir Smoothie
Fuel your morning with a healthy twist! Whip up these Pumpkin Spice Kefir Smoothies – a powerhouse of protein and probiotics that's perfect for breakfast or a satisfying snack. Start your day right and embrace the flavors of the season!
Check out this recipe!
28. Pumpkin Spice Iced Latte_
Pumpkin Spice Iced Latte
Sip, savor, and stay healthy with this homemade Pumpkin Spice Iced Latte! Made with almond milk and real pumpkin, it's your guilt-free alternative to the traditional Starbucks PSL. Dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and 100% vegan, it's a sip of pumpkin pie perfection at just 175 calories!
Check out this recipe!
29. Pumpkin Cold Foam
Pumpkin Cold Foam
What to make with pumpkin purée to drink? Pumpkin Cold Foam! Calling all Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew lovers! If Starbucks' fall fave has your heart, you MUST try this DIY Pumpkin Cold Foam ASAP. Made with real pumpkin, cozy spices, and a luscious blend of heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk. Get ready to elevate your fall sips at home!
Check out this recipe!
30. Pumpkin juice _
Pumpkin Juice
Embrace the enchanting flavors of autumn with Pumpkin Juice! Featuring canned pumpkin, apple cider, orange juice, and a hint of spices, this fall elixir is a delightful sip served hot or cold. Whether you're seeking a taste of Harry Potter's world or a cozy pumpkin cider, this recipe has your fall cravings covered!
Check out this recipe!
31. White Chocolate Pumpkin Latte_
White Chocolate Pumpkin Latte
Embrace the cozy vibes of fall with our Easy White Chocolate Pumpkin Latte! Serve up this simple White Chocolate Pumpkin Latte on a chilly Fall afternoon or anytime you’re in the mood. The combination of pumpkin spice, white chocolate, and cinnamon is just heavenly.
Check out this recipe!
32. Pumpkin Martini Recipe _
Pumpkin Martini
Raise a glass to the holidays with our decadent Pumpkin Pie Martini! Made with real pumpkin puree and a hint of seasonal spice, it's the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast or any festive gathering. Easy to make, this cocktail is your passport to fall flavor paradise.
Check out this recipe!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Freeze Pumpkin Purée And Use It Later?

Yes, you can freeze pumpkin purée and use it later. Freezing is an excellent way to preserve pumpkin purée.

Just divide the purée into portions you’ll likely use in recipes. Use airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags. Leave a small amount of space at the top to allow for expansion.

Place the containers or bags in the freezer. Lay bags flat to save space and ensure even freezing. It will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months. Then, when you’re ready to use it, thaw it in the fridge overnight or defrost it in the microwave on a low setting.

What is the best pumpkin dessert for fall?

There are so many delicious pumpkin desserts to choose from, but some popular options include Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Pie, and Pumpkin Bread.

Got leftover pumpkin purée? We’ve got you covered! These 32 creative recipe ideas to make the most of it. From soups to sweets, there’s something for everyone.

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