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23 Canned Pumpkin Recipes

Updated November 02, 2018

Have you ever wondered what to make with canned pumpkin besides classic pumpkin pie? Then you're in luck because we've got plenty of easy canned pumpkin recipes for you to choose from, including pumpkin bread, pumpkin bars, and much more! This collection will have you stocking your pantry so that you can make these canned pumpkin recipes all year long. Plus, check out more recipes with pumpkin in our collection of 25 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes!

If you're looking for a classic pumpkin pie recipe, check out our Creamy Pumpkin Pie. It's perfect for fall and irresistably creamy. You better make two, because this pie will disappear fast! And if your'e on the hunt for cookies with canned pumpkin, you'll love our Pumpkin Scotchies. They're chewy, crunchy, and perfect for fall. No matter which of these recipes with canned pumpkin you choose, you're sure to love every mouthful of autumn flavor!

The Benefits of Using Canned Pumpkin

While fresh might always be best when it comes to achieving a healthy recipe, there are a ton of benefits to using canned pumpkin for recipes. Canned pumpkin might be a little more fattening than fresh pumpkin, but it is well worth it for the tasty benefits.

1. Canned pumpkin comes pre-spiced! Most canned pumpkin is already sweetened and tasty, helping you to skip a few steps in most recipes. Instead of mixing up tons of spices, you can just add canned pumpkin to bread, doughnut, and other recipes for an enchanced flavor.

2. You can get it year-round. Pumpkins are undoubtedly a seasonal treat, but canned pumpkin lasts for a long time! This means you can make it year-round and it tastes just as good as it would in the fall.

3. It's MUCH easier! If you have ever had to core out a pumpkin for a recipe and remove the seeds, you know it can be a lot of work. Canned pumpkin allows you to skip this step.

4. It's easier to find. Not all supermarkets have the right kind of pumpkin for your recipe. When making a pie of a sweet treat, you will need a pie pumpkin. Those aren't always easy to come by, especially close to Thanksgiving. Decorative pumpkins (the ones your carve) won't taste the same. In fact, many pumpkin patches breed their pumpkins to be bigger and aesthetically pleasing and don't worry about the taste at all.

Canned Pumpkin Recipes

There's something special about autumn desserts. We sure seem to crave them, especially when the temperature drops and the leaves start to change color. Well, here's a pumpkin cheesecake recipe that doesn't add a lot of work to your busy fall schedule. (And since this is a canned pumpkin precipe, you can whip out this recipe all year long!)

Individual breads are such a thoughtful and tasty gift! In no time, you can whip up this recipe for homemade Pumpkin Spice Bread for sharing with friends and family! We love bringing out this recipe especially around fall because then we can pair it with our pumpkin coffee for an early morning treat. Doesn't that sound like a nice idea?

This dynamic dessert packs a punch of flavor. With a winning combination like pumpkin, walnuts, cinnamon, and butterscotch, this is an experience for your taste buds. Perfect to pair with your favorite fall drink, these cookies with canned pumpkin belong in your recipe book.

Talk about having a secret helper in the kitchen! Impossible pies make their own crust, so we don't have to do a thing but mix 'em together and bake! Why wait for Thanksgiving when we can enjoy this lighter pumpkin pie anytime, especially since it's a canned pumpkin recipe (so you don't have to wait for pumpkin season)?!

Wait till you try our no-bake, no-cook, rich and creamy-smooth Pumpkin Crunch Cream Pie. Since this pumpkin dessert firms up in the fridge, it will leave plenty of stovetop and oven space for your other holiday recipes. It's also a super easy canned pumpkin recipe, so you probably have most of the ingredients on hand already.

Looking for a canned pumpkin recipe to make for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or anytime you want a comfort snack or dessert? You've found it! Serve plain or have fun decorating the tops to make unique holiday creations like we did here.

We love pulling out all the stops when it comes to impressing company, and nothing could be easier than this Dressed-Up Holiday Pie! N.Y. Times best-selling cookbook authors Karen Tack & Alan Richardson of the "Hello, Cupcake!" series share some easy garnishing tips to make us holiday heroes... just with a canned pumpkin pie recipe!

Don't bore your party guests with the same old greasy, garlicky chips and dip—serve this Sweet Pumpkin Dip instead. Not only will your guests swoon, they'll discover a sweet new taste! We love pairing this recipe with a variety of delectable dippables like gingersnap cookies or apple slices. Trust us—your guests will love this!

Halloween is the best day of the year for horror fans and cooking fans alike. Show your love for this spooktacular day with our Pumpkin Shake, a unique recipe with canned pumpkin!

Think we couldn't get any better than all-American pumpkin pie? Well, our Test Kitchen took the challenge and came up with this creamy, scrumptious result! Top it with whipped cream or ice cream for an extra special treat.

Our recipe for Pumpkin Bread Pudding comes direct from celebrity chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author Donatella Arpaia. This easy yet elegant bread pudding is packed with the savory flavor of canned pumpkin.

Autumn Pumpkin Dump Cake

Satisfy your cravings for pumpkin cake with our recipe for Autumn Pumpkin Dump Cake. This easy dump cake recipe combines some of your favorite flavors of fall and is a recipe using canned pumpkin, so you can enjoy the season any time you want!

Easy Pumpkin Bread

The smell of this fresh, homemade, and Easy Pumpkin Bread baking in the oven is enough to bring back memories of cool fall days spent at the pumpkin patch. Bake this bread whenever you're craving a taste of fall and you'll be more than satisfied!

Frozen Pumpkin Pie

A no-bake pumpkin pie we can make ahead of time is like an early holiday gift! Our freezer does all the work for us in our Frozen Pumpkin Pie recipe. When it's done, we have a creamy, smooth holiday-festive pumpkin pie, with no oven time required!

Baked Pumpkin Fritters

If the word "fritter" gets your taste buds excited, then you're going to love this healthy recipe for Baked Pumpkin Fritters. Serve these low-carb bites as a seasonal veggie side dish or top 'em with a little reduced-fat cream cheese for a sweet & spicy dessert. This canned pumpkin recipe is so easy and versatile, you'll be making it again and again!

Easy Pumpkin Cake

We love pumpkin everything in the fall, but we don't always have time to bake a pumpkin cake from scratch. Thankfully, our recipe for Easy Pumpkin Cake comes together in no time because it's a recipe with canned pumpkin and uses other shortcuts, like cake mix. It tastes so good, no one'll even know!

Five Star Pumpkin Bread

Wait till you get a taste of this pumpkin bread! With cream cheese in the batter, you know it's going to be super moist and delicious. Not to brag, but we're confident that once you take a bite, you'll understand why we call it our Five Star Pumpkin Bread. (Coffee shops don't even compare!)

Pumpkin Chip Muffins

We've come up with a muffin recipe that's the perfect go-along for a steaming mug of something fall-flavored. Our Pumpkin Chip Muffins are a low-fat recipe using canned pumpkin that you'll just love to make and eat!

No Bake Pumpkin Pie

Enjoy the tastes of pumpkin pie anytime of the year with our recipe for No Bake Pumpkin Pie. It's great during the holidays, when you're busy in the kitchen and need a dessert you can make-ahead of time, or during the warmer months, when you just can't wait for fall to get your pumpkin fix!

Pumpkin Spice Bars

Pumpkin spice is a seasonal favorite. But our recipe for Pumpkin Spice Bars will let you enjoy the flavor year-round. This is a recipe with canned pumpkin, carrots, and heart-healthy nuts, so you'll get all the good flavors of the season and none of the guilt.

Start off your Thanksgiving meal with a twist this year. Our velvety smooth Pumpkin Cheesecake Soup is a refreshing change of pace. If you love pumpkin pie, you'll love this soup.

Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

Versatile canned pumpkin is the secret to loads of favorite autumn and holiday recipes like our to-die-for Pumpkin Doughnut Holes. These easy fritter-like treats cook up fast in a skillet. They're awesome served warm, topped with confectioners sugar.

Pumpkin Spice Roll

Wow them all with this pumpkin cake that's all rolled up, jelly roll style! The swirls of creamy filling contrasted with the pumpkin-colored cake makes this Pumpkin Spice Roll an eye-catching autumn dessert.

For more fall favorites, check out our Easy Fall Dessert Recipes

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