50 Ways to Use Canned Pumpkin Puree

Joy to the world; autumn is here. I love that the season gives me an excuse to use pumpkin! I'm not talking the disgusting artificial pumpkin flavor that you can find in your run-of-the-mill chain coffee shop. I'm talking real pumpkin, pumpkin puree, & all that good stuff. I had a very tempting can of pumpkin puree sitting patiently in my cabinet & I figured there's no better time to utilize it. 

canned pumpkin puree

Of course we all know that there's pumpkin pie, but how else can you use pumpkin puree? Well check out this list of ways to utilize it. I wanted to challenge myself to find a variety of options to consume pumpkin without feeling bored. I was thoroughly surprised with the flavor & depth it gave my food & drinks. It's as simple as adding it to your favorite grub, beverages, & sauces. Autumnize your recipes by dropping in some pumpkin! Check out this list.

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canned pumpkin puree
Give your coffee some flavor by mixing in a dollop of pumpkin puree.
Drinks:
1. Coffee
2. Chai latte
3. Milk shake
4. Protein shake
5. Smoothie
6. Cider
7. Hot chocolate
8. Pumpkin spice latte
9. Egg nog
10. Cocktail

canned pumpkin puree
 My oatmeal tasted scrumptious with pumpkin puree, pecans, & chia seeds.

Sweet:

11. Oatmeal
12. Pancakes
13. Waffles
14. Muffins
15. Cookies
16. Macarons
17. Empanada
18. Pumpkin butter
19. Cheesecake
20. Yogurt
21. Pumpkin bread
22. Scones
23. Brownies
24. Fudge
25. French toast
26. Pudding
27. Ice cream
28. Cinnamon rolls
29. Donuts/ donut holes
30. Applesauce
31. Cream cheese
32. Granola
33. Syrup
34. Coffee creamer
35. Frosting

canned pumpkin puree
 Cook your veggies normally & include some pumpkin puree along with your spices.

Savory:

36. Soup/stew/chili
37. Gnocchi
38. Stir fry 
39. Pasta
40. Macaroni & cheese
41. Risotto
42. Quinoa
43. Hummus
44. Cornbread
45. Curry
46. Mashed potatoes
47. Quesadilla
48. Dinner rolls
49. Biscuits
50. Pumpkin Alfredo sauce

canned pumpkin puree
 Combine a couple tablespoons of pumpkin puree with your pancake batter.

It's truly as simple as incorporating a little dollop of pumpkin puree to your food. Put some in your quesadilla or drop it in your mac & cheese. Plop a little into your coffee or latte for some flavor. Mix some in to your usual cookie or brownie batter. How will you use canned pumpkin puree this season? Are you a fan of pumpkin or do you find it overrated? Did I miss something? Leave a comment with other ideas on how to use pumpkin. :]

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53 comments

  1. OMG!! Looks Yummmyyy!!! I want to taste it now, HOW?? :)
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  2. Oh fab post, Pumpkin isn't something we cook with a lot over in the UK but when I do next I will use some of these fab ideas other than the usual Pumpkin soup.
    xxx
    Lyndsey
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  3. I love pumpkin! Here we eat it year round. I think your list about covered all of the uses! The only thing I would add is tarts! Savory tarts with pumpkin puree, mozzarella cheese and corn are really yummy! I also love pumpkin empanadas and mixing it into mac & cheese.

    xx Chrystin
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  4. What a neat idea to give some fall flavor to the foods. I love pumpkin, especially the pumpkin pies. Autumnize....I am learning something new everyday. :)

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  5. I haven't thought about using pumpkin in most of these things, that's interesting!!! Thanks for sharing, I will remember it next time!

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  6. pumpkin veggies is a great idea! thanks!
    xx
    carly
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  7. I never thought of using pumpkin puree with pancake batter so thank you for the great idea!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  8. I love the idea of adding it to oatmeal! I eat that stuff almost every morning, and that would really spice it up!

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  9. Great post! I love all these ideas. I am going to have to try some. Pumpkin is so great in the fall!

    Kathy
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    1. Definitely gotta love pumpkin in the fall. :]

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  10. Looks so yummy! I love using it in cookies! :)

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  11. I love pumpkin! I could eat it everyday♥♥ Thanks for sharing these ideas.
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  12. Yum I love pumpkin! Great recipe ideas - that oatmeal looks delicious!
    xMC
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  13. Omg,this looks delicious. I'll have to try something like this!
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  14. Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. So cool. Didn't about some of these uses of pumpkin. I will bookmark this post cos I like everything pumpkin. Fragrances, candle and food.
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    1. Yes I love pumpkin fragrances & candles as well. :]

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  16. great tips!

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  17. Never try them on coffee (or even cocktail!) before, thanks for sharing these <3

    xox
    Reena
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    1. The pumpkin in the coffee just added a mild pumpkiny flavor. :]

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  18. great blog post !! (as always! ) had a good read :D

    love it !!


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    Jade

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  19. I wish we could buy that in the uk! Every year I make my own out of pumpkins that are only around at halloween. I love me some pumpkin pie!
    Anna | aforvogue

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  20. looks yummmyyyyyy

    xx

    isa

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  21. yummy, great post

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  22. Addicted to pumpkin! So many good ideas here!

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  23. YUMMY ♥.♥

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    Have an awesome day
    XOXO

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  24. Such good tips! thank you! I always love pumpkin, but I had not thought about all these ways. The oatmeal looks awesome.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. I really enjoyed the pumpkin in the oatmeal. :]

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  25. YUUUUM! Had no idea you make so many things - love it.

    stay styled,

    Lindsey

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  26. Really love your post ! xo
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  27. I love pumpkin meals)) This is some really chic inspiration, I'd love to try, thanks for sharing!

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  28. What an awesome post, Carmen! I just shared the idea of putting the puree in coffee with my hubby and he loved the idea! We'll definitely be trying this and the other suggestions you've made in the upcoming weeks! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful day, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. That's awesome Jalisa. Hope you guys get to spice up your meals with a little pumpkin. :]

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  29. Oltre alla zucca salverei anche le castagne, ecco perché si ingrassa in autunno-inverno, ci sono troppe cose buone.
    Mi salvo tutti i tuoi recipe!
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  30. Really love this post :) This looks so nice and yummy!
    xx sofia
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  31. Never tried it but looks delicious. Thanks for sharing :)

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  32. I want to try the oatmeal and the pancakes! Yum!

    xo Lacey
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    1. Both of those are really easy to make & add the pumpkin. :]

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  33. Great post! I loooove cooking with pumpkin so I'll definitely have to try some of these ideas - I hadn't thought of putting pumpkin puree in drinks!

    Helen xx
    Hels Yeah | Fashion & Lifestyle

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  34. i want to bake muffins or bread with my puree :)

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