15 Ways to Use Leftover Canned Pumpkin

Food & Dining

Looking for ways to use the rest of that canned pumpkin? We’ve got 15 ways for you to use leftover pumpkin puree.

At my local grocery stores, there were both organic and non-organic varieties of canned pumpkin. I had the option to choose between several brands that came in both 15-ounce or 28-ounce cans. 

Most varieties of canned pumpkin are actually squash. If you’re able to find Libby’s canned pumpkin, we recommend choosing this brand. We are not sponsored by Libby’s, but we think they have the best-tasting pumpkin puree! Libby’s grows their own pumpkins, they’re actually a proprietary strain used exclusively for Libby’s products. 

Making your own pumpkin or squash puree is very easy. Use roasted or raw pumpkin and just blend until you’ve reached your desired thickness.

If you made pumpkin pie for the holidays, you may have leftover pumpkin puree. Here are 15 ideas to use leftover canned pumpkin. 

  1. Add to a smoothie.
  2. Stir into yogurt.
  3. Make soup.
  4. Use in a bread recipe.
  5. Use in a muffin recipe.
  6. Make baby food.
  7. Add to pancake batter.
  8. Make dog treats.
  9. Add to a curry recipe.
  10. Use in a cocktail.
  11. Make a PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte)
  12. Stir into oatmeal.
  13. Make ice cream.
  14. Add to a chili recipe.
  15. Stir into mashed potatoes.

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