19 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Fresh or canned, pumpkin’s really healthy stuff.

Simple Roasted Pumpkin

Simple Roasted Pumpkin | Photo by Meredith

That vibrant orange color tells us something about pumpkin’s health properties. Yes, it’s an excellent source of beta carotene, the powerful antioxidant. Our bodies translate beta carotene into Vitamin A, which is thought to protect us from certain cancers and other diseases, too. Vitamin A is also key for keeping your eyesight keen.

Pumpkins are also a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. The seeds, meanwhile, are packed with fiber and protein; they are also an excellent source of zinc, magnesium, manganese, iron, and monounsaturated fat.

In the kitchen, treat pumpkin as you would any winter squash. Try it in healthy soups, stews, chili — even pancakes.

1.) Easy Pumpkin Dip

Healthy Pumpkin Dip

Photo by Meredith

2.) Pumpkin Hummus

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes |Pumpkin Hummus

Photo by Cyn D

3.) Cinnamon Toast Pumpkin Seeds

Cinnamon Toast Pumpkin Seeds

Photo by lutzflcat


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4.) European Muesli (with Pumpkin Seeds)

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes | European Muesli

Photo by Pam Ziegler Lutz

5.) Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin Smoothie

Photo by CCLoves2Bake

6.) Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

Photo by Dianne

7.) Pumpkin Oatmeal

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes | Healthy Pumpkin Recipes | Pumpkin Oatmeal

Photo by CCLoves2Bake

8.) Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Photo by CCLoves2bake

9.) Pumpkin Oat Bars

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes | Pumpkin Oat Bars

Photo by ReneePaj


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10.) Pumpkin Soup

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes |Pumpkin Soup

Photo by Allrecipes

11.) Spicy Pumpkin Chili

 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes | Spicy Pumpkin Chili

Photo by Sherri

12.) Beef and Pumpkin Stew (Cazuela de Vaca)

Beef and Pumpkin Stew

Photo by Laura

Like that? Try this: Pumpkin Stew

13.) Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Photo by Darcey55

14.) Pumpkin Chipotle Soup

Pumpkin Chipotle Soup

Photo by SunnyByrd

Like that? Try this: Thai Pumpkin Soup

15.) Pumpkin and Tofu Miso Soup

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes | Pumpkin and Tofu Miso Soup

Photo by Linda T


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16.) Chicken and Pumpkin Lasagna

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes | Healthy Pumpkin Recipes | Chicken and Pumpkin Lasagna

Photo by footballgrl16

17.) Roast Pumpkin and Feta Risotto

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes | Roast Pumpkin and Feta Risotto

Photo by Jamie Justice Yost

18.) Chicken and Pumpkin Goulash

Chicken and Pumpkin Goulash

Photo by Seattle2Sydney

19.) Roasted Pumpkins

Roasted Pumpkin

Roasted Pumpkin | Photo by Buckwheat Queen


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