15 Pumpkin Recipes That Are So Much Better Than Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a staple on any Thanksgiving Day table, but why not spread the pumpkin love around to all the courses? Pumpkins are so versatile, they deserve to be in more than just pie, anyways.

This list of 15 pumpkin recipes will elevate this fall flavor and have your guests swooping in for seconds.

1. Savory Pumpkin Dip

Gimme Some Oven
Gimme Some Oven

Bacon and cream cheese are a dynamic duo that is sure to get your guests’ appetites going.

Dip chips, crackers, or crudités into this delicious recipe.

2. Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus

Pinch of Yum
Pinch of Yum

This recipe elevates our favorite fall flavor by combining it with roasted garlic, rosemary, and olive oil.

Put in anything in hummus and I’ll eat it.

3. Pumpkin Pecan Baked Brie

Damn Delicious
Damn Delicious

Melty baked brie, nutty pecans, and pumpkin team up to make this puff pastry covered cheese masterpiece.

Serve this recipe warm with crackers or sliced apples.

4. Oven Baked Pumpkin Chipotle Fries

The View From Great Island
The View from Great Island

Spicy and crispy, this recipe is the perfect way to indulge on Thanksgiving Day.

5. Pumpkin Soft Pretzels

Savvy Eats
Savvy Eats

Salty, soft pumpkin pretzels are a great way to kick back and watch the big football game on Turkey Day.

Served with grainy mustard, this recipe will be a touchdown.

6. Pumpkin Sage Biscuits

Sweet Peas and Saffron
Sweet Peas and Saffron

Pumpkin and sage complement each other perfectly in this recipe.

Serve these during dinner to put a spin on your usual Thanksgiving Day dinner roll.

7. Lentil Pumpkin Salad with Arugula and Feta

Anja's Food 4 Thought
Anja’s Food 4 Thought

This light side dish recipe showcases pumpkin spiced with cumin, sweet paprika, and chili flakes.

This dish is a good way to feel like you’re eating a little healthier on Turkey Day.

8. Pumpkin Polenta with Balsamic Roasted Beets

With Food and Love
With Food and Love

Pumpkin polenta pairs well with the rich flavors of roasted beets in this silky smooth recipe.

With notes of of turmeric, paprika, and a bite of balsamic vinegar, this hearty side dish is nothing short of scrumptious.

9. Spicy Honey Roasted Pumpkin

Mom Foodie
Mom Foodie

This simple and delicious recipe can be whipped up in under 30 minutes.

Sweet, spicy, and savory, this side dish will awaken every taste bud on your tongue.

10. Roasted Pumpkin Risotto with Sweet Italian Sausage, Apples, and Gruyere

The Cozy Apron
The Cozy Apron

Move aside turkey, because this rich and creamy recipe is a crowd pleaser.

Savory, cheesy, with the perfect touch of sweet, you’ll want to make this dish year-round.

11. Vegan Moroccan Pumpkin Couscous

Veggieful
Veggieful

This recipe is perfect as a main dish for your vegan friends and family, but make enough for the everyone, because this Moroccan spiced dish will have all of your guests coming back for seconds.

12. Savory Pumpkin Galette

Oh My Veggies
Oh My Veggies

This galette recipe combines toasted walnuts, Parmesan cheese, sage, and pumpkin to make a beautiful and tasty dish that will steal the spotlight on your Thanksgiving table.

13. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Food Network
Food Network

The classic chocolate chip cookie gets a seasonal remix in this recipe, but grab one quick, these might disappear before the turkey is finished cooking.

14. Whoopie Pumpkin Pies

Food Network
Food Network

Gina and Pat Neely have put a Turkey Day twist on everyone’s childhood favorite in this dessert recipe.

Devilish chocolate and creamy pumpkin pair up to make this handheld treat.

15. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce

Betty Crocker
Betty Crocker

Decadent cheesecake flavored with pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and then covered in a rich caramel rum sauce.

This recipe is what your Thanksgiving dreams are made of.

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Moonshine