Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Find healthy, delicious pumpkin recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Roasted Pumpkin-Apple Soup

Rating: 3.75 stars
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Apples add just a hint of sweetness to this velvety pumpkin soup. Try it as a delightful first course for a special meal.

Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Rating: 4.86 stars
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While pumpkin pie deserves respect as a Thanksgiving icon, it's fun to shake up tradition. Surprise your family and friends with a frozen pie this year--it just might become one of their holiday favorites. No need to let them know how easy it is.

Apple-Pumpkin Muffins

Applesauce and pumpkin make these muffins moist, low-fat, healthful and delicious. Serve them for Thanksgiving or Christmas breakfast or brunch, or for a lunchbox treat.

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Toasted pumpkin seeds are flavored with a touch of sugar, lemon peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper for a sweet and savory autumn treat.

Pumpkin-Oatmeal Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars
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These healthy pumpkin-oatmeal muffins will get you in the mood for fall. Sprinkling the muffins with pecans adds a nutty crunch to every bite. Serve them for breakfast or as a grab-and-go snack.

Pumpkin-Oat Mini Muffins

Rating: 4.73 stars
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These gluten-free pumpkin muffins are packed with oats and chocolate chips. Plus, these mini pumpkin muffins are made entirely in the blender, making cleanup a breeze. If you'd rather make 12 regular-size muffins, bake for 18 to 20 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes before turning them out of the pan.

Four-Bean & Pumpkin Chili

Rating: 5 stars
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This healthy vegetarian chili has a fragrant touch of cinnamon for added flavor. Let diners top it with whatever suits their taste.

Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake with Streusel Topping

Rating: 4.5 stars
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A dump cake recipe is exactly what it sounds like--you simply dump all of the ingredients into a pan and bake. There isn't a step where you stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture; instead, it goes into the baking pan in three stages and the result is a pudding-like cake with a streusel-like topping. The two parts together are delicious (and you'd be hard-pressed to find an easier fall dessert)!

Vegan Pumpkin Soup

Rating: 5 stars
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This vegan pumpkin soup, filled with spices and creamy cashews, can make an easy weeknight dinner or be elevated to a vegan main dish worthy of a holiday dinner by serving it in a hollowed-out freshly roasted pumpkin.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Overnight Oats

With pumpkin, ricotta and a little maple, this easy overnight oats recipe tastes like dessert, but it's actually good for you! Plus, it's perfect for a quick, on-the-go healthy breakfast.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Rating: 5 stars
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What could possibly make pumpkin muffins even better? Mini chocolate chips! Our healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are made with white whole-wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour and are sweetened with just the right amount of brown sugar to make them sweet without being cloying.

Pumpkin Dump Cake

This pudding-like pumpkin cake has a luscious cream cheese swirl amid the spiced pumpkin layer. Organic cake mix is "dumped" on top, then the cake is smothered with butter. Once baked and cooled, the mix forms a sweet and crispy topping.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Make Glazed Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake
You don't have to have pumpkin pie to still enjoy pumpkin and spice in a fall dessert. This easy Bundt cake recipe is perfect for fall entertaining.
One Can of Pumpkin, 6 Delicious Recipes
As the leaves on the trees change from green to yellow and red, the cooling weather can mean only one thing: it's pumpkin time.

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Rating: 3.67 stars
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Two favorite quick breads come together in this healthy pumpkin banana bread recipe. Pumpkin puree and mashed banana add sweetness to help cut down the amount of added sugar while ensuring this 100-percent whole-wheat loaf stays moist and tender.