Fall is here, and that means cooler weather, shorter days, and of course, all things pumpkin. Pumpkins are not only fun to carve at Halloween, but can also be made into a wide variety of tasty meals and treats. Whether you are looking for some easy pumpkin recipes or the best ways to use pumpkin in your fall cooking, here are some of the best pumpkin recipes to try this fall.

Pumpkin Benefits: Why Cook With Pumpkin?

Beyond the pumpkin craze that comes when the weather gets cooler, there many benefits of choosing to cook with pumpkin. Adding seasonal vegetables to your grocery list is an easy lifestyle hack to make this fall. Health benefits of pumpkin include boosting your heart health, enhancing your vision, lowering your blood pressure and more.

Savory Pumpkin Recipes

Fall is an easy time to splurge on sweets, but cooking with pumpkin does not mean you have to overdose on sugar. There are many ways to leverage these seasonal vegetables in your everyday cooking, and in savory and healthy meals. If you are looking for some tasty pumpkin recipes to incorporate in your fall meals, try some of the following:

Roasted Pumpkin Seed Hummus By Half Baked Harvest

If you are looking for a little fall flair in your daily snacking, roasted pumpkin seed hummus is a tasty and healthy snack. Great with vegetables, pita, crackers, and more, this easy recipe only needs a few ingredients including pumpkin seeds and a few spices. Give it a try for fall parties or make a big batch of it at the beginning of the week to pack in your lunches!

Get the recipe here

Roasted Pumpkin and Peach Salad by Green Kitchen Stories

For a healthy lunch salad or light fall dinner, this roasted pumpkin and peach salad is an easy pumpkin recipe to bring to your kitchen this fall. The combination of fresh vegetables and easy homemade dressing makes this a quick and easy go-to pumpkin recipe.

Try it out! Recipe here

Classic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by A Beautiful Mess

Do not let your pumpkin seeds go to waste after carving this Halloween! A tasty recipe for classic roasted pumpkin seeds is one of the best pumpkin recipes to make. Roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious and healthy snack at any time of the day.

The recipe can be found here

Pumpkin Recipes for the Sweet Tooth

No list of pumpkin recipes is complete without a few sweet favorites. If you are looking for some easy pumpkin recipes for dessert, give some of these a try:

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars (With Gluten-Free Option) By Chocolate Covered Katie

For a post-dinner treat, these pumpkin cream cheese bars are hard to beat. These tasty treats require a simple list of ingredients and only 15 minutes cook time. This quick and easy pumpkin recipe has no added sugar and can be easily made gluten-free if necessary.

Mmm delicious! Recipe here

Easy Pumpkin Pie by Allrecepies.com

For those looking to try their hand at baking a pumpkin pie, this recipe is an easy one to start with. Calling for only five ingredients, this quick and easy fall treat should satisfy your pumpkin craving!

Perfectly simple. Get the recipe here

Low Sugar DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte by PopSugar

If you are a pumpkin spice lover, this easy DIY pumpkin spice latte may be the drink for you. Skip the line at Starbucks and whip up this tasty drink that uses fresh pumpkin and less sugar.

You can get your PSL on by heading here!

To find more ways to make the most of the fall, check out these ways to improve your nutrition this fall.

Megan Herndon

Megan is a Seattle-based writer who covers health and wellness. She has worked in content marketing and journalism for a number of organizations including The Seattle Globalist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and The Jakarta Globe. She has a BA in journalism from the University of Washington and is currently working on her second UW degree, a Master of Communication and Digital Media. Born and raised in Hawaii and currently embracing the Pacific Northwest lifestyle, Megan loves all things active and outdoors including hiking, camping, outrigger canoe paddling, and yoga.

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