10 Pumpkin Recipes Beyond Pumpkin Pie That’ll Get You Into the Seasonal Mood

Let’s welcome Fall with these sweet and savory pumpkin recipes. They’ll make you think outside of the box.

1. Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes with Herby Croutons

Let’s kick things off with this delicious pumpkin and potato mash. It’s Autumn on a plate and it’s the perfect Thanksgiving side dish that would be great with any seasonal meal, to be honest.

Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes with Herby Croutons
Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes with Herby Croutons
Give your mashed potatoes a super makeover with this Fall take on a classic dish.
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2. Cheesy Pumpkin Grits with Sausage, Mushrooms and Butternut Squash

These pumpkin grits are topped with a delicious sausage, mushroom and butternut squash mixture that while perfect together would be just as good all on it’s own!

Cheesy Pumpkin Grits with Sausage, Mushrooms and Butternut Squash
Cheesy Pumpkin Grits with Sausage, Mushrooms and Butternut Squash
If there was ever a dish that just screamed Autumn, this is the one. It's comfort food in a bowl.
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3. Pumpkin Conchas

These pumpkin conchas take on a seasonal flavor profile that will have even the most die hard traditionalists hooked.

Pumpkin Conchas
One of my favorite Mexican sweet breads, these Pumpkin Conchas are a seasonal twist you won't be able to get enough of.
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4. Spicy Sausage and Manchego Pumpkin Fritters

These little fritters are the most perfect balance of flavors—cheesy, spicy and pumpkin-y. They’re addicting and oh so good!

Spicy Sausage and Manchego Pumpkin Fritters
These little pumpkin fritters are packed with flavor and are the perfect blend of savory, spicy and slightly sweet.
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5. Seeded Pumpkin Breadsticks

These soft breadsticks will quickly become your new favorite dinner “roll.” They’re great with saucy pastas and/or soups for dipping and dunking.

Seeded Pumpkin Breadsticks
Just when you thought breadsticks couldn't get any better, these are proof that pumpkin and savory bread just go hand in hand.
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6. Pumpkin Stick Bun Monkey Bread

This over the top decadent treat is a Fall dessert that you must make at least once this season. Although, something tells me you might be making it again and again.

Pumpkin Sticky Bun Monkey Bread
Sticky buns and monkey bread come together with the help of some serious Fall flavors to bring you the ultimate sweet treat, perfect for the season.
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7. Spicy Pumpkin Mini Corn Dogs

Not even corn dogs are safe from the seasonal pumpkin twist. These have a bit of a kick and are great with grainy mustard or a honey salted butter.

Spicy Pumpkin Mini Corn Dogs
Spicy Pumpkin Mini Corn Dogs
I love a corn dog but through in some pumpkin and spices into the batter and you'll get one of my new favorite savory and spicy pumpkin treats.
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8. Pumpkin Pizza

One of my favorites from this list, this pumpkin pizza is all about the pizza sauce. It’s subtle in flavor but it’s a star!

Pumpkin Pizza
The star of this pizza just so happens to be the homemade pumpkin pizza sauce which blends pumpkin and tomatoes so nicely together.
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9. Mini Arroz Con Leche Pumpkin Pies

Combining two different recipes into one is something I do best, and this dessert is no different. It’s pumpkin pie meets rice pudding and it’s incredible!

Mini Arroz Con Leche Pumpkin Pies
These mini pumpkin pies are filled with pumpkin arroz con leche (rice pudding) and it's definitely a recipe must-try!
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10. Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

I have to finish things off with something a bit more traditional. These classic pumpkin cake doughnuts are a fall must.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts
Had to through in a somewhat classic recipe to the list. These sugar doughnuts flavored with cinnamon and pumpkin are so good right out of the fryer while still warm.
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  1. it’s late October and still not sick of pumpkin, so thank you for all of these, pumpkin mashed potatoes, wow, and second place to pumpkin pizza for creativity, thank you!

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