10 Ways to Use Canned Pumpkin

Make creative dishes with leftover pumpkin

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Simple yet so delicious. Rise and shine with a bowl of pumpkin oatmeal; add a few spoonfuls of canned pumpkin to your morning oats after cooking and enjoy.


Create a fun spin on your classic waffles this weekend and toss in a spoonful of canned pumpkin to add a colorful punch.

Baked goods

Pumpkin is a great addition to your dessert recipes and can be added to anything from muffins to breads for an extra moist bite.

White Bean Dip

Looking for a new spin on creamy white bean dip? Stir in a few tablespoons of canned pumpkin to your favorite recipe for rich color and flavor.


Make a quick, easy madrinade for steak or chicken: whisk canned pumpkin with olive oil, sea salt, pepper, ground cinnamon and finely chopped rosemary for a homemade healthy marinade.

Ice Cream Sundae Topping

Mix canned pumpkin with honey and ground cinnamon for a flavorful topping to your ice cream sundae or banana split.

Salad Dressing

In a blender, combine canned pumpkin, vinegar, olive oil, fresh cilantro, sea salt, pepper and cumin for a homemade dressing for topping salad or vegetables.


Quinoa is such an easy dish to make: cook on the stovetop, add vegetable broth and a dollop of canned pumpkin for a silky side dish. Top with fresh sage.

Fajita Sauce

Whether you are making burritos, tacos or fajitas you can open up a can of pumpkin and use it instead of sour cream to add flavorful bite.

Soup or Chili

There is nothing quite like making a homemade soup or chili; toss in a cup of canned pumpkin for a sweet surprise.

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