10+ Healthy Pumpkin Recipes to Make This Fall
From healthy pumpkin bread to cozy soups, these healthy pumpkin recipes are here to make sure you don’t miss out this fall.
Autumn Pumpkin Chili
This collection of healthy pumpkin recipes are as tasty as they are cozy. “We have this turkey pumpkin chili often because everyone loves it, even the most finicky grandchildren. It’s a definite keeper in my book!” —Kimberly Nagy, Port Hadlock, Washington
Get the recipe for Autumn Pumpkin Chili.
Spicy Chicken Pumpkin Pizza
“Think pizza and pumpkin can’t go together? This chicken pumpkin pizza will change your mind. The sweetness of the pumpkin paired with the spice of the chipotle peppers makes for a delicious, balanced sauce. I love that this recipe incorporates healthy ingredients in a fun, family-friendly way.” —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
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Scented Rice in Baked Pumpkin
“This easy, delicious and healthy side is a showpiece that always delights. You can use grain, squash, fruits and nuts to suit your taste—it’s impossible to go wrong!” —Lynn Heisel, Jackson, Missouri
Get the recipe for Scented Rice in Baked Pumpkin.
Vegan Pumpkin Bread
“This easy vegan pumpkin bread recipe was given to me by my stepmom shortly after she and my dad got married 40 years ago. It’s perfect for potlucks since it makes two loaves and is dairy- and egg-free. Everyone who tries it loves it!” —Susan Johnson, Payne, Ohio
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Creamy Pumpkin Hummus
“I love to serve this pumpkin hummus with sliced apples, pears and pita chips. Top it with toasted pumpkin seeds, a drizzle of pumpkin oil and even fried sage leaves.” —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
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Air Fryer Pumpkin Fries
“Move over French fries, because these homemade pumpkin fries are divine! They’re not only healthier than traditional fries, but they’re simple to make and crisp up beautifully in the air fryer. The maple-chipotle dipping sauce is the perfect accompaniment.” —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
Get the recipe for Air Fryer Pumpkin Fries.
Best Curried Pumpkin Soup
“I whipped this up for my family on Thanksgiving, and everyone was crazy about it! Even my brother, who is one of the pickiest eaters I know, asked for seconds of this curry pumpkin soup.” —Kimberly Knepper, Euless, Texas
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Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Orange Dressing
“Roasted pumpkin and dried fruits make this beautiful seasonal salad a natural match for holiday recipes. The dressing is a light, tasty mix of honey, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Top it all off with crumbled goat cheese for that final tangy touch.” —Sasha King, Westlake Village, California
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No-Crust Pumpkin Pie
Baked in a water bath, this pie has a texture that’s more like a custard than a traditional pumpkin pie. In place of canned or fresh pumpkin, I sometimes use cushaw, a type of crookneck squash.
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Pumpkin and Chicken Sausage Hash
“This can be served as a side or as the main dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I like to serve it topped with poached or fried eggs for breakfast.” —Valerie Donn, Williamsburg, Michigan
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Pumpkin & Cauliflower Garlic Mash
“I wanted healthy alternatives to my family’s favourite recipes. Pumpkin, cauliflower and thyme make an amazing dish. You’ll never miss those plain old mashed potatoes.” —Kari Wheaton, South Beloit, Illinois
Get the recipe for Pumpkin & Cauliflower Garlic Mash.
Next, check out 10+ sweet apple recipes to make this fall.