Super Fun Ways to Use Leftover Canned Pumpkin

Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet
by Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet

I have some super fun ways to use leftover canned pumpkin this season so it doesn’t go to waste!

Every fall, I go through SO many cans of pumpkin!

We are constantly baking and using pumpkin, but I always have a little portion of the can left. Many recipes call for a specific amount, not necessarily by can, so I end up with uneven amounts leftover.

Today, we are sharing a fun roundup of ways to use leftover canned pumpkin this fall instead of throwing it out!

Super Fun Ways to Use Leftover Canned Pumpkin So It Doesn’t Go To Waste!

First, How Long Does Canned Pumpkin Last in the Fridge?

Canned pumpkin will stay good in the fridge for 5-7 days. Just stir it up, then use it for whatever you need. You can also freeze it! Freeze in a ziplock freezer bag, then thaw in fridge before use.

Now, here are fun things to use your leftover pumpkin for!

1. Make a Milkshake!

One of my absolute favorite ways to use leftover pumpkin is in a pumpkin milkshake. It is so heavenly!

2. Use it On Your Face!

We recently shared this neat post on using pumpkin ON your face. It has so many benefits and perfect for leftover canned pumpkin.

3. Make Pumpkin Waffles

You only need 1/2 of a can to make these easy, delicious waffles!

4. Simmer a Batch of Pumpkin Lattes

Another use for 1/2 of a can of pumpkin is this really fantastic crockpot pumpkin latte! Perfect for parties or having friends over 🙂

5. Create a Healthy Pumpkin Frappucino at Home

If you prefer COLD coffee, then this healthy pumpkin frap is the way to go! This is still one of my favorite ways to use leftover canned pumpkin!

6. Add it Into a Smoothie

Any leftover canned pumpkin can be added right into a smoothie! You don’t even need to measure it, just plop it into your favorite recipe. It goes well with apple bases, banana bases, or anything with vanilla. Pumpkin is so good for you too!

7. Try Adding it To Tea

If you aren’t a fan of coffee, then you can definitely add it to tea! This pumpkin chai tea only needs 1 tbsp of canned pumpkin and takes 5 minutes.

8. Stir into Oatmeal

I love adding a tbsp or two of pumpkin to hot oatmeal in the fall! It turns super creamy.

9. Make Pumpkin Fluff Dip

I make this almost every year. It is a huge hit with friends!

10. Give Some to Your Dog!

Dogs LOVE pumpkin and it is so good for them! I will add a tbsp to Ruger’s food and he loves it.

11. Use it For a Turnover

We recently shared this on instagram, and I had some questions about the recipe! All we did was mix up some pumpkin with some coconut sugar and cinnamon to taste, added to some frozen puff pastry. Baked until golden brown. I needed to use some pumpkin up, so this is what we did! Super easy to do!

12. Create a Creamy Steamer

I love steamers! Perfect for a night time treat. This pumpkin steamer is an easy way to use leftover canned pumpkin.

13. Add It To Chili

You can add a few tablespoons of pumpkin to your favorite chili for a really neat twist. It makes it creamy with a little added flavor! You would never know it is pumpkin either.

14. Make an Autumn Stovetop Potpourri

This stovetop potpourri I talked about in this post is also an awesome thing to add leftover pumpkin to! Just add a few tablespoons while it’s simmering to get an added pumpkin scent The house will smell like pumpkin pie!

15. Make a Pumpkin Mug Cake

Another quick little trick to do with leftover pumpkin is make an easy pumpkin mug cake! I love this recipe!

I hope you enjoy using your leftover canned pumpkin this season!!

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