5 Incredible Recipes You Can Make With Pumpkin Leftovers


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When you carve a pumpkin, usually you throw away the insides: pulp, seeds, and some of the meat. You don’t actually have to do that, and it breaks my heart whenever people do.

There are so many recipes you can make with pumpkin guts.  Now, I know you can obviously make pumpkin seeds and pumpkin puree, but there are a lot of pumpkin recipes people tend to neglect.


Here are 5 of those little-known recipes.

Pumpkin Juice


Yep, you can make one of Harry Potter’s favorite drinks! YouTuber Bryton Taylor uses squash to make hers, but you can easily use pumpkin as well. Any squash and/or pumpkin like vegetable is perfect!

Follow her video tutorial and taste this delicious copycat yourself!

Pumpkin Risotto

Not only is risotto on its own delicious, but the addition of pumpkin somehow makes it even more creamy and delicious. There are a ton of pumpkin risotto recipes on the internet, but you’ll love this one.

Try Food Busker‘s video below to try your hand at it.

Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin butter on some cinnamon raisin bread is probably the best fall breakfast you’ll ever have. Put this in your oatmeal or even on some regular toast for an out of this world flavor boost.

There are so many recipes for pumpkin butter, but I like Laura In The Kitchen‘s. You can check out her recipe in the video above, and switch out kinds of pumpkin as you see fit.

Pumpkin Hummus

Who knew pumpkin could make a great hummus? This is one of the easiest recipes to make because all you need to do it throw it all in a blender!

Check out TheKitchyKitchen‘s video to try making your own!

Pumpkin Sorbet AKA “Nice Cream”

You can add roasted pumpkin and spices to an ice cream recipe, or even make pumpkin into a sorbet! It’s delicious and dairy free, so if you’re lactose intolerant, this one’s for you!

Feasting on Fruit‘s recipe is to die for. Check out her video to give it a shot.


What do you do with your leftover pumpkin?