What can you make with pumpkin puree leftovers?


Quick Answer

Leftover pumpkin puree can be used in smoothies, lattes, baked goods, and even main dishes like pumpkin chili and gnocchi. Pumpkin puree works especially well in dessert dishes.

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When making up a pumpkin pie for the holidays, there is usually some pumpkin puree leftover. Try incorporating it into a few of these dishes after the celebrations are over.

  • Pumpkin spice latte
  • Make a pumpkin spiced latte with a homemade pumpkin liqueur that contains pumpkin puree along with other seasonal spices.

  • Pumpkin smoothie
  • Make a smoothie with pumpkin puree, banana and sweet dates for a different take on breakfast.

  • Pumpkin butterscotch cookies
  • Take cookies in a new direction by making up traditional cookie dough with pumpkin puree. Add butterscotch chips to give these treats an extra level of flavor.

  • Pumpkin gnocchi
  • Serve pumpkin for dinner with a flavored gnocchi dish containing pumpkin puree and topped with a light Parmesan cream sauce.

  • Turkey pumpkin chili
  • Stir a few heaping tablespoons of pumpkin puree into a turkey chili for a spin on the traditional holiday dinner.

  • Pumpkin ice cream
  • A quick way to use up a lot of leftover pumpkin puree is to use it as flavoring in a favorite ice cream recipe. Mix the puree into the ice cream recipe and freeze as normal.

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