November 21, 2017
  •  By: Kaleigh McMordie

31 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes To Use Up A Whole Pumpkin

Pumpkin season is here! Pumpkins are very similar to squash, and while pumpkin is normally used in sweet treats and baked goods, pumpkin has many uses from soups and stews to granola and pancakes. Pumpkin flesh is a great source of vitamin A, which helps with your eye health and immune function, as well as dietary fiber and vitamin C, while pumpkin seeds contain healthy fats, fiber, iron, zinc and magnesium.

While canned pumpkin puree is certainly easy to use, you can also cook and use whole pumpkins easily. Cooking a whole pumpkin helps you to remove the seeds more easily so that you can roast them and use them in the recipes below. Then you can scoop out the flesh to use just as you would use canned pumpkin. Cooked pumpkins also make festive vessels to serve soup and chili. Use the recipes below for inspiration to use nutrient-rich pumpkin all season long!

  • Breakfast Treats

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Photo by Amy Richter Nutrition

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins 

Photo by Joy Food Sunshine

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles 

Photo by Lively Table

Pumpkin Spice Dutch Baby 

Photo by The Foodie Physician

Maple Walnut Pumpkin Donuts

Photo by Better Is The New Perfect                                                           

Pumpkin Oat Pancakes

Photo by The Grateful Grazer

Healthy Pumpkin & Goat Cheese Savory Breakfast Quesadillas

Photo by Hungry Hobby

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups

Photo by Snacking in Sneakers

Oats & Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Photo by Food Pleasure and Health

Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins

Photo by The Lean Green Bean

  • Snacks

Pumpkin Pie No Bake Protein Bites

Photo by Hummusapien

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds 

Photo by Joy Food Sunshine

Fall Harvest Snack Board

Photo by Fork In The Road

Secret Ingredient Healthy Queso

Photo by Kansas City Dietitian

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Seed Clusters

Photo by Queen Of My Kitchen

Pumpkin Spice Buckwheat Granola

Photo by Nutrition To Fit

  • Soups, Pastas and Savory Dishes

Curried Pumpkin Soup

Photo by Nourish Nutrition Co.

Buttermilk Pumpkin Cornbread with Maple Butter

Photo by Craving Something Healthy

Creamy Pumpkin Risotto

Photo by Lively Table

Sausage & Pumpkin Lasagna Rollups

Photo by Emily Ruth Weir

Pumpkin Falafel 

Photo by Nutrition To Fit

Pumpkin Chicken Crockpot Chili

Photo by Bucket List Tummy

Pumpkin Shiitake and Gruyere Cauliflower Pizza

Photo by Rachael Hartley Nutrition

  • Desserts

Chocolate Pumpkin Sunflower Seed Butter Cups 

Photo by C It Nutritionally

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Photo by Nourish Nutrition Co.

Dairy-Free Spiced Maple Pumpkin Gelato

Photo by Queen Of My Kitchen

Healthier No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Photo by Lively Table

Salted Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

Photo by Jenny Shea Rawn

Pumpkin Pie Dessert Hummus

Photo by Byte Sized Nutrition

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Trail Mix Cobbler

Photo by Shaw’s Simple Swaps

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Kaleigh McMordie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Master of Nutrition based in Lubbock, Texas. She is passionate about nutrition and healthy living, so much so that she loves to create delicious, nourishing recipes for people trying to live a healthy, vibrant life. Kaleigh’s mission is to help people achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle filled with joy and memories without sacrificing all that is good in life. Follow her on Instagram: @livelytable

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