A list of 50 quick and simple pumpkin recipes are listed on the Food Network website and can be made using canned pumpkin. Some of the featured recipes include quesadillas, French toast, chili and bread pudding.
To make pumpkin quesadillas, mix 1/2 cup of pumpkin and 1 tablespoon of chipotle chili sauce and cover 2 flour tortillas with the mixture. Sprinkle grated cheddar over of the filling, place another tortilla on top of each, and cook them in a hot buttered skillet until the outside has turned golden brown.
The filling for pumpkin French toast can be made by pulsing 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1/3 cup of pumpkin, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice in a food processor. To prepare the French toast, cut a pocket in the side of 4 slices of thick challah, and stuff the bread with 2 tablespoons each of the pumpkin cream cheese. Mix together 4 eggs, 1 cup of half and half, 1/4 cup of maple syrup, and 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Add the bread to the mixture, allow it to soak for 1 minute, and cook the slices on a hot buttered skillet until they are golden brown.