Have some leftover canned pumpkin that you need to use up? Here are 138 recipes that use pumpkin puree including breakfasts, bread, and savory dishes.
One of my biggest pet peeves when I’m cooking or eating out is wasted food.
I hate throwing food away!
But sometimes if can be difficult to know how to use up those leftover ingredients.
This is especially true for canned pumpkin!
Maybe you only needed part of the can for your pie recipe and now you have a cup or more of pumpkin puree sitting around that you don’t want to go to waste.
Below are over 130 recipes you can use that leftover pumpkin in. And all of them require less than a 15 ounce can so you’ll be sure to find 1 (or 2!) recipes that fit the amount you have left.
You’ll find everything from pancakes to sweet breads and even some savory dishes, including several gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, and dairy-free options. There are no pumpkin pie recipes, because that’s most likely what you used the pumpkin puree in to begin with!
If you’ve made your own pumpkin puree, you should use that up within 3-5 days.
Can I freeze pumpkin puree?
The best way is to spray some muffin tins with cooking spray and scoop 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup amounts into the cups. Pop the pan into the freezer and once the mounds are solid, you can transfer them to a freezer safe plastic bag.
Frozen pumpkin puree will keep indefinitely in the freezer, but is best when used within 3 months.
Make your pumpkin pie now and freeze the rest to make one of these delicious recipes in a few months!
How do you know if leftover pumpkin puree has gone bad?
With most foods, it’s best to smell and inspect the appearance.
If the pumpkin puree has a strange odor or is growing mold, it’s time to throw it out.
And if you’re ever debating on whether the food is still good or not, it’s better to be safe than risk food poisoning.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not start it off with some delicious pumpkin recipes!
From coffee cake, to donuts, to french toast, and pancakes, you’re sure to find a recipe that will satisfy your pumpkin cravings.
Pumpkin Pie Granola is full of toasty pecans, crunchy pepitas in a cinnamony, salty-sweet, crunchy Fall treat. Perfect with a glass of almond milk, as a topping for greek yogurt or just by the handful for snacking.
Move over Little Debbie, there’s a new cream pie in town! These Gluten-free Pumpkin Cream Pies are perfect for fall baking and over the top delicious! Tangy cream cheese frosting sandwiched between two pumpkin spiced cookies is the perfect combo.
This Homemade Little Debbie Pumpkin Delights recipe is a copycat version of the seasonal treat you know and love! A healthier gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free recipe for the soft pumpkin spiced cookies with a spooky carved face and stuffed with pumpkin butter filling!
Perfectly soft and scrumptious Keto Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are sweet and decadent made low carb, dairy free and without sugar. Those gooey chocolate chips melt in your mouth with a hint of pumpkin spice these cookies are super easy to make.
These pumpkin cookie dough bites are filled with oats, flax seed, pumpkin puree, honey or maple syrup and dark chocolate chips. They’re absolutely delicious, nutritious AND filling, which is what makes a delightful snack.
These gluten free pumpkin white chocolate cookies are one of my best recipes! They are easy to make and there are no eggs in the recipe. These gluten free cookies are soft and chewy! I love the hint of pumpkin flavor with the white chocolate chips.
Pumpkin gingersnap cookie dough balls are small bites packed with big fall flavors. A super easy no-bake dessert, these pumpkin balls come together with spicy gingersnaps, toasted pepitas, peanut butter chips, and pumpkin puree — then a dip in white chocolate and a sprinkle of nuts.
If you’re looking for a seasonal treat with a healthier twist, try out these healthy pumpkin swirl cheesecake bars! With no refined sugars and an almond crust, it’s a healthier take on a classic but with all the same great fall flavors.
You just have to love how easy this no bake dessert is! Leftover canned pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and cream cheese all combine to make a delicious Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bite! These are freezer friendly and so easy to whip up.
With the change of the weather, comes a change of tastes. If you’ve been looking forward to Fall all year round, you’ll love this easy recipe for No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars. All the warm, pumpkin filled goodness of Fall, packed into an easy no bake dessert.
These mini, no-bake pumpkin cheesecakes are the perfect fall dessert in bite-size form. They’re quick and easy to make, with a crunchy ginger cookie crust (that can be made gluten-free) and creamy, mousse-like filling.
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mason Jars are the perfect little individual pumpkin cheesecakes. Save oven space, prepare them ahead of time, and don’t worry about fussing with cutting a cheesecake…these lightly-spiced and ultra-creamy mini desserts are ready to serve!
Not a fan of pie? Put a fun twist on Thanksgiving dessert with these Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes! Decorate your small batch cupcakes with cream cheese frosting or pipe with whipped cream to look like mini pies.
This chocolate pumpkin cake is unlike any cake you’ve had! It has a deep, rich chocolate flavour with hints of pumpkin spice. Topped with a thick layer of whipped cream, this decadent cake is a cross between chocolate cake and pumpkin pie. Perfect for the holidays!
This moist, gluten-free Pumpkin Bundt Cake is laced with a Cream Cheese Filling and topped with an irresistible Brown Sugar Icing glaze. It’s a festive fall dessert that makes a perfect alternative to pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving!
A wonderful cake for fall, this Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Bundt Cake is light, and brimming with autumnal flavors. Only made more irresistible with Salted Dark Caramel Glaze and topped with mini chocolate chips, cinnamon chips and English toffee bits.
Smooth and creamy homemade ice cream made with real pumpkin, sweetened with brown sugar, and spiced with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Get your pumpkin ice cream fix any time of the year with this simple recipe!
A rich and creamy no-bake pumpkin cheesecake mousse, made with leftover canned pumpkin, Greek yogurt, and sweetened with maple syrup. Top with whipped cream for a special dessert. This post includes fun ideas for toppings and for different ways to serve this pumpkin mousse!
This creamy and indulgent No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse tastes just like sweet pumpkin pie. Made with rich vanilla, warm spices, fluffy whipping cream, and crushed buttery graham crackers, it’s one of the best dessert recipes!
Looking to impress this fall season? Substitute your Thanksgiving pumpkin pie with these pumpkin pie samosas! The rich, flaky, crispy fried dough coated in cinnamon sugar with a delicious and simple pumpkin pie filling is next level!
This creamy, fluffy pumpkin tiramisu recipe is a seasonal take on a classic dessert. Pumpkin and warm spices mingle with a hint of rum and coffee to create a show-stopping dessert that’s sure to impress and delight.
These No Bake Pumpkin Dream Bars will be your new go-to Thanksgiving dessert. It’s an easy layered dessert recipe with a Gingersnap cookie crust. With layers of pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin spice pudding. and Cool Whip it’s a creamy treat everyone will love.
Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats are gluten-free and dairy-free with crispy brown rice cereal, peanut butter and pure pumpkin. They’re made without marshmallows, and sweetened with just honey, maple syrup and dark chocolate
Pumpkin Magic Bars are rich, thick, sweet pumpkin cookie bars layered not only with pumpkin but with butterscotch and toffee flavors as well! With creamy pumpkin, crunchy pecans, butterscotch chips, and toffee chips, it is a magical explosion of flavor and textures in every layer of this cookie bar bite!
These Pumpkin Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Bars start with a sugar cookie crust filled with a pumpkin cheesecake filling, then are topped with more sugar cookie dough and sprinkled with cinnamon chips! The perfect combination of sweet treats for fall!
All the fall flavours of pumpkin pie in a classic custard dessert that’s made completely egg free and dairy free. This creamy vegan pumpkin creme brulee makes a impressive vegan Thanksgiving dessert and is sure to stand out on your holiday table.
Add some pumpkin puree to a smoothie, hot chocolate, or protein shake and you have a delicious fall drink!
This pumpkin spice protein shake is great for pre- or post-workout, as a snack, or for a quick breakfast to go! Made with clean ingredients, this plant based protein shake is healthy, delicious, and a must-try for fall.
With recipes for cream cheese dip, hummus, and pumpkin pie fluff, you’re sure to find something delicious to dip some chips, cookies, or pretzels in.
This hummus isn’t just a snack or appetizer–with the right mix of ingredients, it’s a sweet, creamy dessert that captures the rich flavor of pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie hummus features autumn favorites like maple syrup, vanilla, pumpkin spice and real pumpkin purée.