Pumpkin Recipes for the Whole Family


Fall is a prime time for pumpkins to be in season across the country. While most people think of pumpkin carving, decorations, or pumpkin pie. However, pumpkin is an extremely versatile food that can be used in a ton of different types of cuisine. So how can you incorporate pumpkin into foods that your kids will love to eat? Below you will find five pumpkin recipes for the whole family to enjoy all fall long.


A wonderful treat for breakfast, a midday snack, or dessert, scones are a baked good that is loved for its dense but airy texture. A good scone will tend to melt in your mouth as you chew it and these pumpkin scones certainly fit that bill. However, what really sets them apart (and why they made our list of pumpkin recipes) is the spiced frosting. Everyone is sure to love these so check out the full recipe here.


Weekend mornings in the fall were made for pancakes and family breakfast so why not whip up a batch of these this weekend. There is nothing quite like hot fluffy pancakes drizzled with syrup to encourage everyone out of bed in the morning. This recipe is very easy to make and can be easily made Vegan-friendly. Check out the full write up here.


Want to spice up pasta night with a new and unique flavor? We included this pumpkin pasta recipe on our list of pumpkin recipes because it provides a creative use of pumpkin as one of the main flavors in the sauce. After the first bite, everyone will will want more.

Shepherd’s Pie

Hearty comfort food is perfect cuisine for the days when cool turns to cold. We included this recipe on our pumpkin recipe list because it is a modern twist on a classic shepherd’s pie. The melding of flavors that results is something your kids will love. As a bonus, it is a fun looking dish that invites them to dig in. Click here for the complete recipe.

Whoopie Pies

A true fall classic, pumpkin whoopie pies are cake-like sandwich cookies that are filled with a creamy frosting in the middle. For those that enjoy baking, this is an excellent addition to our pumpkin recipes list. Once you make these for your family, they are sure to be asking for them each time the air turns crisp, and the leaves change colors.