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It’s officially pumpkin season and chances are, as a busy parent, you’re looking for easy pumpkin recipes with few ingredients. Whether you use it fresh or a canned pureed, pumpkin (a vegetable) is a superfood for kids and has a ton of surprising health benefits.

The other great thing about pumpkin is there are so many ways to serve it to your kids—other than plain ‘ol pumpkin pie.

From pumpkin cookies, bars, and other desserts, to soups and dips, there are a ton of easy pumpkin recipes with few ingredients—so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family decorating pumpkins, going apple picking, or enjoying a fall festival. Here’s a round-up of my favorite pumpkin recipes that are quick, easy, and call for a handful of simple ingredients.

EASIEST PUMPKIN DESSERT RECIPES

One of the best ways to enjoy pumpkin is by serving it up as an after-dinner treat and these pumpkin dessert recipes are the perfect choice.

1. Pumpkin Brownies (Super Easy Fall Dessert Recipe) — from The Cookie Rookie

2. Pumpkin Dump Cake — from Cookies & Cups

3. No Bake Pumpkin Pie Bites — from Laura Fuentes

4. Pumpkin Pie Parfaits — from Weelicious

5. Pumpkin Cream Sandwiches — from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

6. The Best Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls — from Averie Cooks

7. Sweet Pumpkin Smoothie — from Super Healthy Kids

EASY PUMPKIN COOKIE RECIPES

Give your kids a boost of nutrition with these easy pumpkin cookie recipes.

8. 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies —from Six Sisters’ Stuff

9. Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies — from Sally’s Baking Addiction

10. Pumpkin Snickerdoodles — from Live Well Bake Often

11. Soft Pumpkin Cookies — from Lovely Little Kitchen

12. Healthy Pumpkin Oat Cookies — from Running On Real Food

EASY PUMPKIN BARS RECIPES

If you’re looking for some great school snacks or a treat on the weekends, try this list of easy pumpkin bars recipes.

Related: How To Choose a Healthy Snack Bar for Kids

13. The Best Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting — from I Heart Naptime

14. Easy Pumpkin Bars — from Feel Good Foodie

15. Healthy Pumpkin Bars Recipe With Oatmeal — from Yummy Toddler Food

16. Flourless Pumpkin Bars — from Detoxinista

17. Vegan Pumpkin Protein Bars — from Eating Bird Food

EASY PUMPKIN PANCAKE RECIPES

There’s nothing that says autumn quite like a stack of pumpkin pancakes on Sunday morning.

Related: 25 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

18. Four Ingredient Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes — from Slender Kitchen

19. Easy Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes — from Inspired Taste

20. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes — from Cookie + Kate

21. Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes — from Love & Lemons

22. Pumpkin Pancakes — from Lil’ Luna

Easy Pumpkin Recipes With Few Ingredients

EASY PUMPKIN SOUP RECIPES

On cool, autumn nights, there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of savory pumpkin soup. Whether you keep it simple with only pumpkin, or add yummy extras like pasta, beans, or pumpkin seeds, these easy pumpkin recipes will make pulling together dinner a breeze.

23. Simple Pumpkin Soup — from Minimalist Baker

24. Easy Pumpkin Soup — from The Salty Marshmallow

25. Pumpkin Soup — from Spend With Pennies

26. Italian Pumpkin and Kale Chicken Noodle Soup With Fontina Toast — from Half Baked Harvest

27. Pumpkin and Lentil Soup — from Salt & Lavender

28. Pumpkin Cheese Soup With Garlic Basil Cheese Crisps — from Tara’s Multicultural Table

Easy Pumpkin Recipes With Few Ingredients

NEED EASY PUMPKIN RECIPES WITH FEW INGREDIENTS? TRY A PUMPKIN DIP

Kids love dips and serving them up is one of the best ways to encourage them to eat their vegetables. Also, when it comes to easy pumpkin recipes with few ingredients, it doesn’t get any easier than dip.

29. 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Puree Spice Dip — from Bite Sized Kitchen

30. Pumpkin Dip — from Fresh April Flours

31. Pumpkin Pie Dip — from Skinnytaste

 

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE EASY PUMPKIN RECIPES WITH FEW INGREDIENTS? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS.

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Julie Revelant teaches parents how to raise children who are healthy, adventurous eaters. Through blog posts and videos, her goal is to shift the conversation from short-term, problem picky eating to lifelong, healthy eating and healthy futures. Julie has written for FoxNews.com, FIRST for Women magazine, WhatToExpect.com, EverydayHealth.com, RD.com, TheBump.com, Care.com, and Babble.com.

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