19 Perfectly Pumpkin Recipes

Kristan Roland | Confessions of a Cookbook Queen Updated

Got a craving for Fall's hottest flavor? We've got 19 reasons that you need pumpkin in your life.

There's no denying it -- Pumpkin is a Fall flavor All-Star. If Pumpkin was a celebrity, it would totally be Jennifer Lawrence. Flawless, fun, and in EVERYTHING lately.

There's a good reason for that -- not only is it creamy and versatile, but it lends itself well to pairings with cinnamon and spice. It's also healthy, full of antioxidants and fiber, making it the perfect ingredient to sub into your baked goods if you're looking to shave off calories. However...if you choose to load it with sugar, butter, and cover it it frosting, we aren't mad. It's good for that too!

This week, we've been thinking BEYOND the pie, asking our contributors to strut their best pumpkin stuff. And they showed up huge, sharing everything from comforting breakfasts and decadent desserts, to protein packed snacks and savory dinners.

Whichever way you choose to enjoy pumpkin, we've got a recipe for that!

It's #PumpkinWeek on Food Fanatic!

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For more Fall flavor fun, be sure to check out our awesome collection of Apple Recipes and our Cozy Soups and Stews.

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About Kristan

Kristan is known for her candy creations and hilarity on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. We know where her true genius is, though: fanciful fanatical cupcake and cake creations!