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Autumn has arrived, and with the season comes a lot of autumn festive foods. My favorite? Tasty slow-cooking pumpkin recipes, of course. When I think of the fall meal, images of juicy Honeycrisp apples, perfectly roasted pumpkin, and decadent apple pies come to mind, but the real star ingredient of autumn is (hands down!) pumpkin.

When it comes to cooking and baking, pumpkins are actually much more versatile than you think. The most classic way to serve the unofficial fall mascot is on a sweet pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread with chocolate chips, but you can also use the tastier side of pumpkin by incorporating it into chili peppers, soups, sauces, and more. Plus, you can use pumpkin in easy and tasty breakfast dishes like oatmeal and pancakes to start the day on a seasonally appropriate note.

You can even make your own Pumpkin Spiced Lattes at home, sorry, Starbucks! When it comes to pumpkin dishes, the possibilities are truly endless.

If you wish, you can even cook a whole pumpkin in your slow cooker and use pumpkin “meat” for a variety of recipes. Use it as a base for a sweet puree for your cakes, or add a tablespoon to a creamy curry recipe for the best burst of pumpkin flavor. Using your slow cooker to perfect your pumpkin dishes is a great fresh alternative to buying canned pumpkin at the grocery store.

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Don’t have a Crock-Pot yet? Consider this as a signal to buy one. These recipes are super easy to make in a kitchen of any size, as all you need to do is throw the ingredients into your slow cooker and let it simmer for a few hours, then take your pumpkin and use it in the recipe of your choice. From pumpkin shoemaker to pumpkin risotto, you’ll be a hit at any shared meal or Friendsgiving party you choose to prepare them for.

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Scroll down to see 15 of our favorite slow-cooked pumpkin recipes and dive headfirst into the joy that is fall food. Happy slow cooking!

1. Pumpkin


A recipe on the more traditional side, this sweet pumpkin shoemaker has everything you could ask for in a pumpkin-flavored dessert. In this recipe, all you need to do is beat the eggs, add the ingredients to the slow cooker, drizzle with butter, and let everything cook slowly and slowly for three to four hours. Easy and delicious.

2. Slow Cooker Pumpkin


Enjoy a large bowl (or several bowls, TBH) of slow-cooker pumpkin soup this fall, complete with royal pumpkin (not canned!), creamy coconut milk, and cashews. It’s the heartfelt gift you’ll want to give again and again.


. White chicken chili with pumpkin chili is

always the perfect choice for a cold fall afternoon or a brisk fall day, but the white chicken chili with pumpkin is a total game changer. Don’t forget the Monterey jack cheese on top! You deserve it.

4. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is one of the most underrated desserts of our time, and adding a pumpkin spice flavor makes it much better. This warm, comforting dessert is probably one you’ve never made before, but will soon become a staple in your home. This pumpkin rice pudding is a variation of Kheer, or Indian rice pudding, and requires just six ingredients and four simple steps to make.

5. Roast Beef with Pumpkin & Salsa

This roast beef with pumpkin and sauce is a bit trickier when it comes to slow cooker recipes, but the reward is worth it. After browning the meat on the stove, you’ll combine it with all the seasonings (pumpkin spices included!) in your slow cooker. After a few hours, you’ll be ready to enjoy in an omelet, in a salad, or any way you want to enjoy carne asada.

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6. Slow cooker Whole


The recipe you’ve been waiting for: A whole pumpkin cooked in a slow cooker. After washing the pumpkin and removing the seeds and fibrous pieces (don’t forget to save the seeds to toast later!), all you have to do is cook the pumpkin in your slow cooker for two to three hours. Then, you can use the meat in any recipe that calls for canned pumpkin for a fresher taste.

7. Slow Cook PSL

That’s right, there’s no need to walk to Starbucks to get your pumpkin spice latte fix! They are actually very easy to make at home in your slow cooker. You’ll need coffee (of course), pumpkin puree, a few different spices, the milk of your choice, and a can of whipped cream to top it off. You are welcome!

8. Pumpkin pie


is the best comfort food for breakfast, and adding a pumpkin pie flavor alone makes it much better. Make this delicious recipe the night before and let it simmer overnight for about six to eight hours. Then, enjoy it the next morning along with your PSL (if you can handle pumpkin overload!).

9. Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin is the perfect unexpected ingredient to add to a fall chili recipe. This one requires pumpkin puree along with chili powder and cayenne, so you get the perfect mix of sweet and spicy. The recipe may seem complicated, but all you really have to do is brown the meat, then add it to the slow cooker along with the rest of its ingredients.

10. Pumpkin risotto

OK, mmm. This slow-cooked pumpkin risotto recipe is so easy that you could practically make it with your eyes closed. Simply mix all the ingredients (except the Parmesan) in the slow cooker and let them cook for two to three hours. That’s all. That’s the recipe. Eat!

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11. Pumpkin pie

The most classic of pumpkin desserts, slow cooker. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger help round out the pumpkin flavor in this slow-cooked pumpkin pie recipe. It’s a little more complicated than simply throwing your ingredients into a pot, but follow the instructions and you’ll be ready to go in no time.

12. Paleo Pumpkin Curry

Sorry, did anyone say pumpkin and tofu? It turns out the two are great together for a tasty slow-cooked curry! This slow-cooked pumpkin curry is slightly sweet with some salty notes thanks to ingredients like coconut milk, pumpkin puree, red curry paste, and lime. Enjoy with naan or alone!


applesauce I often think of pumpkin

as a dinner ingredient, but I ate this tasty pumpkin applesauce for breakfast, or really, at any time of the day! The Real Food Dieticians recipe even has some collagen mixed in, and they recommend serving it mixed in yogurt with roasted nuts for a sweet fall treat. Yes, please!

14. Slow Cook Pumpkin Spice

Trail Mix

Can You Make a Trail Trail Mix of Slow Cookers?! This, my friends, is certainly news to me. This paleo and vegan blend has everything from pumpkin seeds to cocoa nibs and nuts, and it’s a total treat for the public if you’re preparing it for company (or, just for a daily snack).

15. Sweet potato and roasted pumpkin curry


When sweet potatoes and pumpkins are combined, something amazing happens, and this soup is a test! To say this literally “tastes like autumn” is almost an understatement. If you like salty, creamy and a little spicy, roast your pumpkin, throw it in the slow cooker and get to work.

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