Our Best Pumpkin Recipes

Enjoy pumpkin year-round with these must-try diabetic pumpkin recipes. Whether you prefer creamy pumpkin pie or pumpkin-infused mashed potatoes, these sweet and savory pumpkin recipes are packed with vitamin A and fiber, perfect for diabetic meal plans. Bonus: These yummy recipes are easy to make, too -- just add canned pumpkin.

Pumpkin Bars

These pumpkin bars are a healthier spin on a traditional fall favorite. Take a batch to your next family get-together and listen to the rave reviews.

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Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

Pumpkin gives new life to traditional mashed potatoes in this festive recipe. Add a touch of fall to the dinner table by serving these low-fat potatoes in hollowed-out mini pumpkins.

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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Savor fall flavor with an autumn-inspired snack. Coated in a sweet-and-savory mix of sugar, salt, and spices, these toasted pumpkin seeds are a flavorful, low-calorie option for the midday munchies.

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No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

With only 150 calories per serving, a slice of this rich and velvety pumpkin cheesecake won't ruin your diabetes meal plan.

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Moroccan Beef and Pumpkin Bake

Give ground beef an exotic spin with this company-special casserole. A satisfying serving is packed with protein and nutrient-rich veggies, perfect for a diabetic meal plan.

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Pumpkin-Apple Quick Oatmeal

Start your morning with pumpkin and apple, two of fall's most prominent flavors. A serving of this cinnamon-spiced oatmeal with a side of vanilla yogurt has just 2 grams of fat and 168 calories -- and is just about as easy to prepare as instant oatmeal.

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Basic Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Trim carbs and calories from traditional pumpkin pie by skipping the crust. This low-fat crustless recipe is fabulous with or without toppings!

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Pumpkin, Bean, and Chicken Enchiladas

Pick this pumpkin enchilada recipe when you're looking for an easy and nutritious weeknight dinner. This diabetes-friendly recipe only takes 25 minutes to bake, and two enchiladas pack 28 grams of protein and just 8 grams of fat.

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Apple-Pumpkin Muffins

These yummy muffins combine two delicious fall flavors: apple and pumpkin. Lucky for you, tasty muffins don't have to be loaded with fat! Substituting applesauce for some of the butter or oil adds tenderness to these pumpkin muffins while keeping them low in fat.

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Pumpkin Pesto

Serve this low-carb dip with toasted baguette slices, assorted crackers, or pita wedges at your next party -- or anytime you're hungry for a yummy, guilt-free snack.

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Apple-Pumpkin Softies

These sweet snacks are so moist and tender, you'll think you're eating the tops of pumpkin muffins.

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Ginger Pumpkin Mousse

Crystallized ginger gives a touch of sophistication to this light-texture pumpkin delight.

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Chicken with Pumpkin-Pepper Mole

Add some spice to supper tonight with this easy and nutritious dinner recipe. The low-carb mole gets a punch of flavor from canned pumpkin and chile peppers, while the lean chicken is super easy to prepare.

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No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Impress your friends and family with this elegant (and easy to make) pumpkin cheesecake. Enjoy this sweet dessert without even turning on the oven -- it's a mix-and-chill recipe.

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Pumpkin Pie Hot Cereal

Brighten your morning with a bowl of this creamy spiced medley. Just four ingredients will make this yummy, diabetes-friendly breakfast an instant fall favorite.

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Avocado and Pumpkin Salsa

Combine canned pumpkin with a handful of veggies and a dash of seasonings for an easy spin on salsa. Serve the low-fat side with baked tortilla chips or over grilled chicken breasts.

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Ginger-Chocolate Crunch Pumpkin Pie

This yummy pumpkin pie is topped with broken gingersnaps, dark chocolate, and crystallized ginger.

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Cinnamon Baked Pumpkin

For a twist on tradition, we transformed pumpkin from the usual pie into an enchanting side dish.

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Orange-Pumpkin Custards

Use purchased or homemade pumpkin pie spice to flavor these oat-and-sugar topped pumpkin custards.

Tip: To make your own pumpkin pie spice, stir together 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice.

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Carrot-Pumpkin Bars

These scrumptious pumpkin bars are dressed up with carrot, macadamia nuts, and a splash of lime juice.

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Pumpkin-Maple Pie

This yummy pumpkin pie tastes like Grandma's, but it's better for you. Our special lower-fat pastry is filled with a maple-flavored pumpkin mixture that's lower in calories and fat than old-fashioned recipes -- but it's every bit as good.

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Pumpkin Muffins

The secret to these enticing muffins is a combination of moist, rich pumpkin and flavorful buckwheat.

Did you know? Though buckwheat is often thought of as a cereal, it's made from the seeds of the buckwheat herb.

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup

The lovely color, exceptional flavor, and creamy texture of this pumpkin soup make a welcome treat, especially as fall days turn chilly.

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Gingerbread-Pumpkin Yule Log

Serving a yule-log cake to cap off a holiday meal is a tradition that goes way back. With this extraordinary recipe, you too can include one in a party menu without sabotaging your diabetic meal plan. Each slice has only 168 calories and 32 grams carb per serving.

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Cranberry-Orange Almond Crunch Pumpkin Pie

A crunchy topping full of cereal flakes, toasted almonds, dried cranberries, and shredded orange peel makes this crustless pumpkin pie extra tasty.

Tip: The topping makes a great snack mix or breakfast cereal: Make extra of the mixture and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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Light and Luscious Pumpkin Pie

If pumpkin pie is a must for the holidays, this version will fulfill that tradition without derailing your meal plan.

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Pumpkin-Ricotta Pancakes

Rather than drowning pancakes in heaps of high-carb syrup, mix in pumpkin and ricotta cheese, and serve with a sweet-and-tangy orange compote. You'll still get the fluffy, sweet cakes you love, but with added fiber and vitamin A.

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Frozen Pumpkin Slices

Craving a cold treat? Trade ice cream for frozen pumpkin. This diabetic dessert mimics the airy, whipped consistency of gelato, with a rich pumpkin spice flavor and crushed graham crackers to top it off.

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Spiced Waffles with Pumpkin Cream

This pumpkin whipped cream topping brings double the pumpkin to warm, crispy waffles that pack a fiber and vitamin A punch.

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Pumpkin Hummus

Don't throw out your pumpkin seeds! Toast and sprinkle the seeds, also known as pepitas, on top of the hummus for a mild nutty flavor and crunch. Spread the hummus on a sandwich, or dip it with veggies for a low-carb snack.

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Pumpkin Coffee Break Cake

It's OK to splurge now and then. Try this rich pumpkin spice cake with crunchy pecans and a sticky-sweet orange glaze, perfect for dinner parties or a family dessert. Plus, it has fewer than 200 calories per serving!

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Coconut-Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Coconut Sauce

Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, potassium, and fiber, as well as low in cholesterol. It's easy to say yes to nutrient-loaded desserts like this coconut-pumpkin bread pudding.

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Pumpkin Chicken Lentil Chili

A little Louisiana-style hot sauce kicks up the heat in this protein- and veggie-packed soup that boasts a whopping 13 grams of fiber per serving

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Apricot-Ginger-Glazed Pumpkin Spice Cake

This sweetly spiced ginger cake features an easy sugar-free mix that will have dessert covered for weeks -- it makes 16 servings and can be stored in the freezer for up to a month.

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Curried Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto

Pumpkin brings extra health benefits to this creamy rice dish. The seeds are high in fiber, protein, and unsaturated fats -- heart-friendly nutrients -- and pumpkin has been shown to positively affect blood sugar levels.

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Red Velvet Pumpkin Bars

This light version of a decadent red velvet cake provides the perfect compromise: It satisfies your sweet tooth without a spike in blood sugar. Use the sugar-substitute variation to cut carbs and calories.

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Our Best Traditional Pumpkin Pie

What sets this Thanksgiving favorite apart from the rest? The light pumpkin filling, a flaky, mouthwatering crust, and dashes of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon on top.

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Stuffed Pumpkin Cookie Crescents

Fill little moon-shape dough crescents with a creamy pumpkin spice filling. Sprinkle on some sugar and cinnamon to give the flaky, low-carb cookies extra sweetness.

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Maple-Apple-Pecan Crunch Pumpkin Pie

Dress up a crustless pie with ripe apples, maple syrup, and crunchy pecans for a low-calorie treat that's full of sweet flavor.

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Waffles

Eat what you love, including these gluten-free waffles by food blogger Carolyn Ketchum. The breakfast boasts just 26 grams of carb for two waffles -- and with pumpkin mixed into the batter, they’re even more delicious.

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