Don’t keep the kitchen to yourself this Thanksgiving. Get the kids involved with all sorts of great recipes that require no heat and are easy as mix and stir. For dessert, get them to eat their vegetables and fall in love with a fall tradition: pumpkin pie.
But don’t worry, no knives or stoves are needed for this easy no-bake recipe you can throw together while the turkey’s in the oven.

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie for Kids


  • 1 can pumpkin {15 oz.}
  • 2 boxes vanilla instant pudding mix {3.4 oz. each}
  • 8 oz. whipped topping
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust
  1. Thaw whipped topping in refrigerator.
  2. Once thawed, mix together pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, whipped topping, and 2 boxes of dry vanilla pudding mix.
  3. Pour mixture into crust, cover (crust probably came with a lid), and freeze for 2 – 3 hours before serving. This firms up the pie so you can slice it easier.
  4. Remove from freezer and serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin pie spice.