Some of these products contain actual pumpkin, while others are flavored with the spices typically used in a pumpkin pie: nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and allspice. If you like this aromatic blend, then fall is a paradise for you. But what if you have pumpkin spice ennui?
Don't despair, even those who despise pumpkin spice can still enjoy the seasonal haul. Ahead, 29 pumpkin products that, sweet or savory, are pumpkin spice-free.
An annual favorite, Trader Joe's sweet (but not pumpkin-spiced) ravioli only needs a drizzle of olive oil and some Parmesan to enjoy.
Trader Joe's Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli, $3.49, available at Trader Joe's.
Only suitable for low heat (and with a distinctive toasted flavor), use this in dressings and for finishing dishes rather than as a neutral cooking oil.
La Tourangelle Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil, $10.52, available at Jet.
No spices, here — just apples and pumpkins.
Woodchuck Hard Cider Private Reserve Pumpkin, $9.99 (per 6-pack), available at various wine & liquor retailers.
It doesn't get any more pumpkin-y than a can of pumpkin. It can be a base for a number of things minus the pie spices — from soup to soufflés.
Trader Joe's Organic Pumpkin, $1.99, available at Trader Joe's.
Dandies all-vegan marshmallows are sweet, but the pumpkin version contains none of the traditional pumpkin spice flavors, just sugar and vanilla.
Dandies All Natural Pumpkin-Flavored Marshmallows, $4.69, available at Whole Foods.
Made with tomatoes and pumpkins, you can add this to pasta or add cream to make it a base for pumpkin soup.
Cucina Antica Pasta Sauce Tuscany Pumpkin, $5.74, available at Jet.
Most pumpkin butters are sweet — but you can forget sugar and spice and everything nice. Put this spread on soft, creamy cheese and serve with crackers for an easy autumnal app.
Stonewall Kitchen Spicy Pumpkin Butter, $9.95, available at Amazon.
If you'd rather skip making your own soup from scratch, Williams Sonomas soup base allows you to add the stock of your choice — keep it veggie or add a rich chicken broth.
Williams Sonoma Pumpkin Chipotle Bisque Soup Starter, $14.95, available at Williams Sonoma.
Another sweet, but spice-free option, real pumpkin goes into this seasonal cereal.
Barbara's Puffins Pumpkin, $4.19, available at Amazon.
Or, if you prefer your breakfast to look like little O's, Trader Joe's has you covered.
Trader Joe's Pumpkin O's, $2.69, available at Trader Joe's.
A fall take on a classic, pumpkin's natural sweetness is balanced out with heat from chipotle peppers.
Frontera Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa, $3.99, available at World Market.
If you really want to go over-the-top, serve the previous salsa with Trader Joe's popular pumpkin tortilla chips.
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Tortilla Chips, $1.99, available at Trader Joe's.
While pumpkin seeds might not have the flavor of the rest of the gourd, we still think they're a great way to enjoy the seasonal vegetable. (Plus, they're easy to take with you on the go.)
Stony Brook Brined & Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, $5, available at Mouth.
For pumpkin lovers that want a snack time packed with an umami punch.
Seapoint Farms Pumpkin Seaweed Crisps, $2.48, available at iHerb.
Garlicky, lemony, and, of course, pumpkin-y, toss this on cheese ravioli and have a fancy dinner ready in minutes.
Giada De Laurentiis Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta Sauce, $12.95, available at Williams Sonoma.
Spicy pepitas get the dessert treatment in a crispy, snackable brittle.
CC Made Brittle With Toasted Pumpkin Seeds & Tajin Clasico, $7.99, available at Amazon.
Try spicy (not spiced) pumpkin beer for another take on the seasonal suds.
New Belgium Voodoo Atomic Pumpkin, $10.99, available at Total Wine.
Fun fact: ketchup
was originally a British condiment derived from Chinese fish sauce and was made from any number of vegetables, like mushrooms and walnuts. Another fun fact: this modern version of pumpkin ketchup is good on sandwiches or for simmering veggies or meats. Skillet Chipotle Pumpkin Ketchup, $10.99, available at Farm To People.
You can use this as you would a classic basil pesto — on pastas, breads, with cheese — all fall long.
Purveyors Kitchen Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade, $3.99, available at World Market.
Made with roasted red peppers, this pasta sauce retains some subtly sweet notes.
Dave's Gourmet Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pasta Sauce ,$5.99, available at World Market.
Not too sweet and not too pumpkin-foward, this bark makes for the perfect afternoon snack.
Bark Thins Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed with Sea Salt, $15.94, available at Amazon.
SuperSeedz's line of pumpkin seeds includes everything from classic sea salt to chocolate to this unique flavor with a Mediterranean flair.
SuperSeedz Tomato Italiano, $7.34, available on Amazon.
Butternut squash, a richer-tasting gourd than typical cooking pumpkins, helps bring even more fall oomph to this beloved sauce.
Trader Joe's Autumnal Harvest Creamy Pasta Sauce, $3.49, available at Trader Joe's.
Most pumpkin soups are purées, but this one includes rice for added texture.
Market Classics Soup Mix, $.9.98, available at World Market.
Serve as shown on the box — with cheddar and apples — for an easy fall snack.
Doctor Kracker Pumpkin Seed Cheddar Chrispbreads, $7.14, available at Amazon.
All the flavor of pumpkin soup, this time in an easy on-the-go format. (You throw soup in your bag for an anytime snack, after all.)
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Soup Crackers, $1.99, available at Trader Joe's.
Add to enchiladas or braised meats for a Mexican dish with lots of fall flavor.
Salsaology Pumpkin Molé, $11.99, available at Farm To People.
Another pumpkin butter we haven't seen before — this flavored with saffron and fennel for a fancier twist.
Herb'n'Zest Fennel Saffron Pumpkin Butter, $15.88, available at Jet.
A hearty ragu sauce stands up to richer meats like beef and pork. Or, use it in a pumpkin lasagna.
Williams Sonoma Braising Sauce, Pumpkin Ragu, $16.95, available at Williams Sonoma.