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25 Pumpkin Recipes to Try This Fall to Truly Celebrate the Season

From pumpkin pancakes to pumpkin salad to classic pumpkin pie, these are the best recipes—healthy and otherwise—that deserve to be on your to-make list.

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Pumpkin Is the Star Ingredient Come Fall

Come September, we’re unabashedly obsessed with the whipped cream-topped happiness in a cup that is the PSL. But if you, like us, could use another reason to incorporate pumpkin into your diet this season, get a load of this: they’re full of health benefits. Pumpkins are a major source of vitamin A and will also help you reach your daily intake of vitamin C, potassium, copper and manganese. They can also help keep you trim, keep wrinkles at bay, support healthy eyes, strengthen your immune system, and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

What’s more? Pumpkin is the key ingredient in many of our favourite fall dishes. Below, our top pumpkin-focused dishes to make now.

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Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon-Apple Topping

Top each stack with buttery, cinnamon-spiced apples then drizzle with maple syrup.

Recipe: Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon-Apple Topping

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Lentil Pumpkin Soup

Make this soup on a chilly fall day and serve with cornbread or a French baguette.

Recipe: Lentil Pumpkin Soup

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Pumpkin Spice Bars

These bars are accented with warming spices such as cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to create a treat that’s as comforting as it is healthy.

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Bars

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Pumpkin Soup with Sourdough Sage Croutons

A dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of crunchy croutons give this pumpkin soup extra flavour.

Recipe: Pumpkin Soup with Sourdough Sage Croutons

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Pressure Cooker Curried Pumpkin Risotto

This easy dish is like fall in a bowl. It gets a flavour boost from the curry.

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Curried Pumpkin Risotto

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies

You would never believe that a combination of such simple, grain-free ingredients could produce a cookie that’s so big on taste.

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts

Revamp your signature roasted Brussels sprouts side dish by adding pumpkin.

Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts

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Scented Rice in Baked Pumpkin

This easy, delicious and healthy side is a fall-favourite showpiece that always delights.

Recipe: Scented Rice in Baked Pumpkin

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Healthy Pumpkin Cupcakes

We turned everybody’s favourite autumn drink into a healthy cupcake.

Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Cupcakes

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Pumpkin & Cauliflower Garlic Mash

Pumpkin, cauliflower and thyme combined makes a flavourful fall dish, perfect as a side on a brisk evening.

Recipe: Pumpkin & Cauliflower Garlic Mash

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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

There’s nothing like a bowl of warm oatmeal in the morning, especially when its sprinkled with our favourite fall spices.

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

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Pumpkin Pie-Spiced Granola

This homemade granola tastes like real pumpkin pie—but it’s a whole lot quicker to make.

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie-Spiced Granola

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Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

These pancakes pair perfectly with a hot cup of coffee on a crisp fall morning.

Recipe: Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

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Pumpkin Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Bring pumpkin to the forefront with this unique and lovely side dish that will garner you recipe requests.

Recipe: Pumpkin Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

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Roasted Red Pepper & Pumpkin Lasagna

This veggie-packed lasagna is the ultimate healthy weeknight dinner, exploding with delicious warmth of flavours to make your taste buds soar.

Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper & Pumpkin Lasagna

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Pumpkin Spice Minute Muffin

Loaded with fibre and vitamin A, pumpkin makes a great low-calorie substitute for butter or oil in baking.

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Minute Muffin

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Pumpkin and Lentil Salad

Like most salads, this recipe is high in fibre, but the protein from the lentils, pistachios and cheese means that it is hearty and satisfying enough to be served on its own, or with bread, as a light main meal.

Recipe: Pumpkin and Lentil Salad

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Pumpkin & Apple Oatmeal

This healthy oatmeal is deliciously creamy.

Recipe: Pumpkin & Apple Oatmeal

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Pumpkin Hummus

We know that bright orange colour means it’s chock full of vision-supporting vitamin A, but a helping of pumpkin can also help you balance out the effects of too many salty holiday snacks thanks to its high levels of potassium.

Recipe: Pumpkin Hummus

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

This smoothie encompasses all the flavours of fall, without the extra calories.

Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

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Curried Pumpkin and Walnut Soup

This delicious, creamy pumpkin and walnut soup is full of immunity-boosting nutrients.

Recipe: Curried Pumpkin and Walnut Soup

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Pumpkin Maple Crustless Cheesecake

What happens when pumpkin meets with cheesecake? Nothing less than magic!

Recipe: Pumpkin Maple Crustless Cheesecake

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Pumpkin Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

These airy chocolate chip pumpkin cookies are tender and muffin-like.

Recipe: Pumpkin Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Pasta and Pumpkin Coconut Cream Sauce

We swapped regular pasta noodles with spinach rice noodles for an even healthier dish.

Recipe: Pasta and Pumpkin Coconut Cream Sauce

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The Perfect Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie is healthier than the traditional version. The recipe calls for canned pumpkin purée rather than standard pie filling, and fat-free condensed milk instead of heavy cream.

Recipe: The Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Next, check out our roundup of the best apple recipes to try this season.