What to Make with Leftover Pumpkin Homemade or Canned Puree?

Sweet And Savory Pumpkin

There is a problem facing many American kitchens. What to do with that leftover ingredient that you only got for one recipe and now you have more leftover. I am here to help you from keeping another thing from entering the trash.

Pumpkin Puree

A lot of people will be making a pumpkin pie in the next several weeks. You may find yourself getting excited about the big sale on canned pumpkin and end up going a little crazy. Or maybe you purchased some pie pumpkin but you find yourself with a leftovers waiting to rot in your fridge. Below I have a list of ideas of what to use your pumpkin for. I grouped the recipe by the amount of pumpkin they call for (1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 1, 1 1/2, 2 cups). Check to see what you have left and then try one of these great recipes.

What to Do with 1/2 cup Leftover Pumpkin

Ginger Leaf Cookies Pumpkin Buttercream

Leaf Ginger Cookies with a Pumpkin Buttercream Frosting
A ginger cookie with a delicious pumpkin buttercream frosting. The frosting can be used in any cookie recipe you see fit.

Pumpkin Marshmallows
Homemade marshallows are a lot easier to make then you think and these pumpkin ones are some of the best I have made.

Pumpkin Pudding
A Martha Stewart recipe for a creamy pumpkin pudding!

What to Do with 2/3 cup Leftover Pumpkin

Pumpkin French Toast

Pumpkin French Toast
My favorite breakfast treat is spiced up with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices.

What to Do with 3/4 cup Leftover Pumpkin

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
A soft cookie with a nice pumpkin flavor.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
I love cinnamon rolls. It’s even better when adding pumpkin and it’s favorite spices.

What to Do with 1 cup Leftover Pumpkin

Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin Waffles
A great breakfast treat or a breakfast for dinner meal. Can be made using whole wheat flour.

Pumpkin Tortellini Soup
A savory way to use pumpkin that is really comforting on a crisp fall evening. You can make it using wonton wrappers and serve it in chicken stock (homemade would be amazing!)

What to Do with 1 1/2 cups Leftover Pumpkin

Pumpkin Yeast Bread Rolls

Pumpkin Yeast Bread & Rolls
This recipe create enough dough for a loaf of bread and 12 dinner rolls.

Cinnamon Pumpkin Donut Bites
A bite sized taken on the classic pumpkin donut you find at cider mills and orchards.

What to Do with 2 cups Leftover Pumpkin

Pumpkin Pasta

Pumpkin Pasta Sauce recipe
A rich pasta sauce made of pumpkin, cheese, chicken stock, and milk is a fun different way to enjoy your favorite pasta.


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