Transform your jack-o’-lantern guts into a festive fall feast.
As the leaves turn to vibrant colors and a crisp breeze blows in, you can almost smell the pumpkin spice in the air. It’s the ideal time of year to enjoy the huge pumpkin harvest, whether you prefer pumpkin in your coffee or your pie. The bright orange squash is super versatile in cooking, and makes up cozy, hearty meals that hit the spot as the days grow colder. Check out these 20 creative pumpkin recipes from TikTok that feature the star ingredient of the season.
You’re likely already planning a trip to the pumpkin patch to carefully select the perfect pumpkin to carve for your jack-o-lantern on Halloween. You can almost smell the pumpkin pie, as if it were freshly baked and the sweet and spicey aroma is wafting from your oven. You can turn pumpkin into tons of different delicious and festive dishes to take you through breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, with warm flavors and creamy textures. After you empty your pumpkin to use the pulp in recipes, remember to save the seeds too for roasting or to blend into a creamy butter you can spread on soft pumpkin bread.
Autumn calls for a recipe revamp, where you can embrace all the fresh seasonal produce and celebrate the flavors of the season in new ways. Whether your pumpkin craving leans sweet or savory, you can definitely find a fun and festive TikTok recipe that’ll keep you satisfied all the way through November. Challenge your cooking game this fall and set out to try some new meals using pumpkin, because there’s no shortage of recipes and ideas to choose from. Throw on your apron and bookmark these 20 fall recipes that feature gourmet uses of pumpkin from TikTok that you can make at home.
Creamy Pumpkin Pasta
This creamy pasta recipe looks like mac and cheese at first glance, but the bright orange color actually comes from pumpkin puree and creamy coconut milk that’s simmered in a savory-sweet sauce. To make it at home, follow @kizactivelife’s easy recipe on TikTok. All you need to do is blend the ingredients in a saucepan, stir in cooked macaroni, and serve to enjoy a heaping serving of pumpkin pasta.
Hawaiian Roll Pumpkin Pie French Toast
Crispy toast, warm cinnamon sugar, and sweet maple syrup is the exact vibe you’re searching for when it comes to breakfast in the fall time. @moribyan’s Hawaiian Roll Pumpkin Pie French Toast incorporates pumpkin puree in french toast batter for bite-size rolls that are pan-seared to a heavenly caramel glaze.
Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam
When the afternoons are still hot in September or early October, a sugary cold brew is a refreshing pick-me-up to fuel your fall day at the pumpkin patch. You can make your own Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew at home, with @join_jules recipe that uses pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, brown sugar, and milk that’s whipped together and poured over a chilled dark brew.
Pumpkin Seed Butter
If you’re overwhelmed with the amount of seeds that are left over after trying out tons of pumpkin recipes, you can use them to make @healthygirlkitchen’s creamy, protein-packed pumpkin seed butter to dip into all season. With just a few ingredients, the roasted seeds are blended with pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt for a healthy, all-natural spread you can enjoy on pumpkin muffins, cinnamon toast, or in warm oatmeal bowls.
Pumpkin Pasties Inspired By Harry Potter
You can finally taste the fictional Pumpkin Pasties the wizards ate on the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter, thanks to TikToker @arianafeygin. Pumpkin and spices are tucked into a buttery crust and dusted in sugar for a mouthwatering bite you can bake for a themed party or pumpkin potluck.
Creamy Pumpkin Soup
This Creamy Pumpkin Soup is an easy lunch or dinner dish you can store in the fridge and heat up throughout the week. @mai.mtn’s recipe calls for fresh pumpkin and vegetables cooked in stock, then blended smooth with lemon and coconut, and served with a slice of rustic bread. As an alternative, this simple roasted pumpkin soup on Yummly packs tons of warm flavors like nutmeg and garlic to enjoy for a comforting and satisfying Sunday dinner.
@fitgreenmind’s Fall Lasagna recipe starts with home-roasted pumpkin that’s then blended with tahini, nut milk, and spices to serve as a creamy, pumpkin-flavored bechamel sauce. She then layers the sauce with sheets of pasta and a meaty lentil filling for a plant-based take on the classic dinner.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
You should never waste the pumpkin seeds when you’re cooking a bunch of pumpkin recipes. You can use @msshiandmrhe’s recipe to roast them to add as toppings on soup, salad, oatmeal, or as a trail mix mix-in. You can also eat them alone as a salty snack with a burst of protein.
Pumpkin Juice From Harry Potter
This Harry Potter pumpkin juice is delicious sipped on its own or blended into an autumn cocktail. In the TikTok recipe, @nikkalcaraz strains a mixture of pumpkin pulp, apple cider, vanilla, and pumpkin spice into a simple pumpkin potion you can sweeten with brown sugar and enjoy over ice.
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites
Take a bite of fall fuel with these no-bake Peanutbutter Pumpkin Bites by @janellerohner that are made with oats, honey, powder peanutbutter, and pumpkin puree. You can pack these chewy ball bites to-go for a filling breakfast before class or work or as an afternoon pick-me-up in the middle the busy day.
Cozy Pumpkin Oatmeal
Pumpkin is high in vitamins and nutrients, like essential iron, zinc, fiber, and vitamin C, which makes it a great ingredient to start the day with in a breakfast bowl. The Cozy Pumpkin Oatmeal recipe by @lahbco on TikTok combines oats with gooey pumpkin that you can eat chilled or cooked with toppings like maple syrup, pumpkin seed butter, yogurt, and chopped fruit.
@eatnikfood’s maple glazed roasted pumpkin is a great way to eat the autumnal ingredient as a side dish. Just brush pumpkin slices with olive oil, maple syrup, and cinnamon, pop them in the oven, and wait for your home to fill up with the divine aroma of pumpkin and spice.
Thanks to @alishamitchum, you can make your own pumpkin spice lattes at home. Her homemade pumpkin spice latte sauce is pretty much just pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, and the staple spices of the season, simmered over medium heat. Once cooled, you can add a tablespoon (or two… or three) to your usual at-home latte or even black coffee for a sweet sip before the sunrise. For a non-dairy alternative that uses coconut milk, check out Yummly’s homemade PSL recipe here.
These little pumpkin bites are an ideal appetizer or finger food to serve at dinner parties this fall. @cookingwithpierre’s pumpkin roulés feuilletés (or puff pastry rolls) recipe starts with a sheet of flaky puff pastry dough that’s stuffed with pumpkin and cheese, and then brushed with a savory herb butter. Then, just toss the rolls in the oven to watch them rise to crispy perfection.
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