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!
It doesn’t get much cozier than pumpkin chili on a brisk fall evening.
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
Love oatmeal but don’t love standing over the stove to cook it in the morning? Try this slow-cooker pumpkin pie oatmeal instead.
If you want to slather fall flavor over everything you eat, this pumpkin butter is the perfect way to do it.
Pumpkin pie cake
This sweet pumpkin cake is easy as pie.
Pumpkin dump cake
Boxed cake mix, canned pumpkin, sugar, butter, and spices are all you need for this fun dump cake.
Vegan pumpkin soup
Coconut milk adds creaminess to this dairy-free pumpkin soup.
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
Corn chowder, with pumpkin mixed in? You bet.
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.
Stovetop risotto takes a lot of babysitting, but this slow-cooker pumpkin risotto is simple and hands-off.
Pumpkin caramel cake
Thanks to store-bought caramel topping, this pumpkin cake is sticky-sweet and totally more-ish.
Chicken pumpkin curry
You can serve this chicken pumpkin curry over rice, or stir in some rice noodles.
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.