14 Pumpkin Recipes You Can Make In A Slow-Cooker

Has your slow-cooker been gathering dust in the summer months? If so, it’s time to change that with an onslaught of slow-cooker pumpkin recipes that’ll instantly put you in the fall spirit. They’re delicious and cozy, but the best part about them is how hands-off they are—perfect for the busy back-to-school season.

Some of the slow-cooker pumpkin recipes below call for canned pumpkin puree, while others call for chunks of whole pumpkin. You might have to wait a few weeks for the latter to show up in stores, but rest assured that the former is available year-round in the baking aisle of any supermarket. There are a mixture of savory and sweet recipes, too, so you can satisfy whatever pumpkin craving that comes!

Pumpkin Chili
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Pumpkin chili

It doesn’t get much cozier than pumpkin chili on a brisk fall evening.

Chickpea Pumpkin Curry
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Chickpea pumpkin curry

Make a big batch of this pumpkin curry and freeze the leftovers. When you’re in the mood for a quick meatless meal, you’ll have one ready to go.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
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Pumpkin pie oatmeal

Love oatmeal but don’t love standing over the stove to cook it in the morning? Try this slow-cooker pumpkin pie oatmeal instead.

Pumpkin Butter
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Pumpkin butter

If you want to slather fall flavor over everything you eat, this pumpkin butter is the perfect way to do it.

Pumpkin Cake
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Pumpkin pie cake

This sweet pumpkin cake is easy as pie.

Pumpkin Dump Cake
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Pumpkin dump cake

Boxed cake mix, canned pumpkin, sugar, butter, and spices are all you need for this fun dump cake.

Vegan Pumpkin Soup
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Vegan pumpkin soup

Coconut milk adds creaminess to this dairy-free pumpkin soup.

Cream Cheese Swirl Pumpkin Bread
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Cream cheese swirl pumpkin bread

Need a recipe for your next at-home brunch? Look no further than this sweet-and-savory cream cheese swirl pumpkin bread.

Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder
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Spicy pumpkin chicken corn chowder

Corn chowder, with pumpkin mixed in? You bet.

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
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Pumpkin French toast casserole

This French toast casserole works as breakfast for a crowd, but throw some ice cream on top and it could also be dessert.

Pumpkin Risotto
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Pumpkin risotto

Stovetop risotto takes a lot of babysitting, but this slow-cooker pumpkin risotto is simple and hands-off.

Pumpkin Caramel Cake
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Pumpkin caramel cake

Thanks to store-bought caramel topping, this pumpkin cake is sticky-sweet and totally more-ish.

Chicken Pumpkin Curry
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Chicken pumpkin curry

You can serve this chicken pumpkin curry over rice, or stir in some rice noodles.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding
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Pumpkin bread pudding

If you have old bread lying around, there’s no better use for it than bread pudding. Add pumpkin, and you have an easy fall treat.

Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Soup
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