Fall is upon us and that means it’s officially all about PUMPKIN. Here’s 11 ways to use pumpkin puree so you can enjoy the flavor all season long!

Photo of two pie pumpkins

If you caught my post on how to make pumpkin puree, you now know how to make the best fall must-have this season. But how do you use all that magical pumpkin puree you have stored up in the refrigerator?

Well that’s where I come in with this round up! 

Below you will find 11 ways to use that homemade pumpkin puree. All of these ideas are oh-so tasty, and I’ve linked all the recipe inspiration you could ever need. 

Pie pumpkin cut in half

Add it to butter

Just a little pumpkin puree added to butter can make an awesome addition when spread on muffins, waffles, pancakes, toast, and more. I love this whipped cinnamon pumpkin butter recipe from Handle The Heat.

Make a soup

Creamy pumpkin soup makes for a tasty starter or main throughout the fall season. This pumpkin soup from Minimalist Baker is fab-u-lous.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Or a chili

If you want something a little heartier than soup, try adding pumpkin puree to a chili to thicken it up and make it nice and creamy.

Put it in a smoothie

Why not add it to a smoothie to start the day off on the right foot? This pumpkin pie protein smoothie from Sally’s Baking Addiction is so YUM.

Spiced pumpkin bread with banana

Bake it up!

You can use pumpkin puree to bring out the fall flavors in bread, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, and so much more!

Pumpkin Ricotta Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce | cakenknife.com #pasta #ravioli #homemade #recipe

Fill ravioli with it

Ricotta + pumpkin = the best pumpkin ricotta ravioli EV-ER.

Make ice cream

Forget the PSL and get all that tasty goodness in a frozen dessert! Pumpkin spice latte ice cream, anyone?

Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream with Gingersnap Crumble

Add it to curry

A little bit of pumpkin in a classic curry adds a real richness and depth to the dish. Try this pumpkin coconut curry from Lazy Cat Kitchen.

Pumpkin flavored syrup and cocktails

Add it to a simple syrup

Simple syrup is the ultimate thing to have in the refrigerator this fall! Pumpkin spice simple syrup is even better. You can use it in coffee, iced tea, and even to…

Pumpkin Pie Mimosa | cakenknife.com #cocktail #pumpkinpie #thanksgiving #recipe #champagne

Amp up happy hour 

Instantly turn happy hour into a fall celebration with a touch of pumpkin puree! You can make an old fashioned, mimosa, boozy hot chocolate, bourbon smash, or even a martini.

Change up mac and cheese

Creamy mac and cheese goes great with pumpkin, especially when it’s this lightened up pumpkin mac and cheese from Skinnytaste!

Caramel Stuffed Pumpkin Cookies | cakenknife.com #pumpkinspice #pumpkinpie

Need more pumpkin goodness? Check out some of my favorite cookbooks below:

The Pumpkin Cookbook (in its second edition) has 139 recipes celebrating all the things pumpkin and other winter squash can do!

With a name like Pumpkin It Up!, how can you not get excited?!

Perfect Pumpkin Recipes: A Charming Holiday Pumpkin Cookbook is packed with a bunch of pumpkin goodness, just for the holidays.

The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Sweets, Treats, and Other Autumnal Delights – it’s all right there in the title!

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