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Pumpkin Dishes You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

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Keep Crocktober rolling with some tasty pumpkin recipes for your slow cooker. The rich, nutty flavor and the soft flesh of the vegetable create the ultimate taste and texture for a variety of pumpkin recipes. Find your local pumpkin patch and spend the day picking out the best ones to bring back to your kitchen!

Pumpkin Apple Dessert
The perfect dessert for a cool fall evening, this pumpkin apple treat will melt in your mouth. Although there are quite a few ingredients, both prep and cook time are relatively short.


  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup pumpkin, canned or fresh
  • 3/4 cup egg product
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda.

Grease the inside of your Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Programmable Cook & Carry™ slow cooker and spread the apple pie filling evenly. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and use electric beaters to blend the mixture until smooth. Pour the mixture over the apple pie filling. Cover your pot and cook on high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Spice up your chili with pumpkin this fall.Spice up your chili with pumpkin this fall.

Pumpkin Turkey Chili
This festive take on the classic chili dish is the perfect Sunday night meal and if you make enough, you'll have a tasty concoction to enjoy for the rest of the week.


  • 1 pound turkey meat
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch of salt and pepper.

Cook turkey over the stovetop on high heat with olive oil, stirring constantly until browned and no longer pink. Get rid of any remaining fat. Transfer the turkey to your slow cooker and mix in the remaining ingredients. Cover and set on low heat for 3 hours. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Baked Beans
An excellent source of Vitamin A, pumpkin adds more nutrition to a side dish of baked beans.


  • 3 cans baked beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • pinch of salt and pepper.

Combine all of the ingredients in your large slow cooker, stirring gently to combine them. Cook on high heat for 5 to 6 hours or on low heat for 8 to 10 hours. Add salt and pepper if desired.

Warm pumpkin curry makes for a great fall dish.Warm pumpkin curry makes for a great fall dish.

Pumpkin Curry
Thick and creamy, curry is another great soup for warming up after a brisk autumn day outside. This is another great dish that makes great leftovers for the rest of the week.


  • 3 pounds pumpkin, seeded, skinned and chopped
  • 14 ounces coconut milk
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 cups water.

Optional additions:

  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced into cubes
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes, chopped.

Combine the chopped pumpkin, onion, pepper, curry paste, coconut milk and spices into your slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours until the pumpkin becomes tender. If you would like to add the additional vegetables and chicken to your curry, add those ingredients in with the rest and cook for 2 additional hours. Serve with rice if desired.

Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.


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