Top 10 Ways To Use Pumpkin Guts

Pumpkins are great this time of year, especially if you’re into pumpkin carving and/or consuming everything with a little added Pumpkin Spice flavoring (I know I sure am).

If you’re planning on having some pumpkin-carving fun, don’t let those pumpkin insides go to waste because there are plenty of delicious ways that you can put those jack-o-lantern leftovers to good use— seeds, goop and all.

1. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Making roasted pumpkin seeds is a great snack option. You can eat them by themselves, have with trail mix or as a crunchy topping for mashed potatoes and more!

Oh She Glows

2. Pumpkin Butter

Pop all of the ingredients in your crock pot and let this simmer overnight. You’ll wake in the morning to a delicious fall spread for toast, pancakes and more.

A Beautiful Mess

3. Pumpkin Dog Treats

Even your pup can enjoy the flavors of fall by using pumpkin to make some tasty treats. Get the recipe here.

White On Rice Couple

4. Pumpkin Body Scrub

Pumpkin is even great for the skin. It removes dead skin and leaves your body feeling rejuvenated, so why not make an all-over body scrub out of it? Sounds like a great idea to me!


5. Pumpkin Cheesecake

I don’t know about you, but I love this flavor in just about anything— including cheesecake. So, put those pumpkin guts to good use and whip up a yummy dessert, why don’t you?

She Wears Many Hats

6. Healthy PSL

Cut down on calories and sugar with this healthy version of a pumpkin spice latte that you can make right at home with your leftover pumpkin goo. It may not sound yummy, but I’m sure it’ll taste delicious.


7. Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

Add a seasonal twist to regular old cornbread mix with this pumpkin hack. Get the recipe here.

Ambitious Kitchen

8. Pumpkin Soup

If you want something warm and delicious and full of pumpkin flavor, make yourself some soup out of your pumpkin insides.


9. Pumpkin Pie Truffles

I’m fine with anything that’s covered in chocolate. Get the recipe here.

Purely Twins

10. Pumpkin Mac ‘N Cheese

Adding a classic fall flavor to a classic comfort food? Can’t go wrong there.

Savory Simple

[h/t: Brit + Co]