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Pumpkin Spice Salmon (with step-by-Step Video)

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Pumpkin spice salmon on a white plate with a yellow placemat on a weathered white surface.

Sometimes all you need is a little spice in your life like pumpkin spice salmon. Pumpkin is a seasonal favorite, and with all the different ways to enjoy it, this Pumpkin Spice Salmon (step-by-step video below) will be sure to please.

This dish is especially great for those looking for a delicious twist on their favorite salmon filet.

This Pumpkin Spice Salmon is a great recipe for Fall, but it also makes a perfect easy weeknight meal or family dinner for any time of year!

You can start this tasty meal by mixing pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice powder, apple, and apple cider vinegar and finishing off with some Lakanto monk fruit maple syrup and pumpkin seeds.

When all of the unique ingredients come together, you have one healthy and mouthwatering dish!

Tips for Preparing Pumpkin Salmon

Preheating your grill to about 350 degrees Farenheight will allow it to be ready to go once your ingredients are prepared so that your salmon only has to cook for about eighteen minutes.

It is best to start with a wholly thawed salmon filet rather than a frozen one. Just pull your salmon out the night before you plan to grill your filet, and allow it to thaw in the fridge overnight completely.

Use heavy-duty foil to wrap your salmon in before grilling. You may even be able to find a foil that is made specifically for grilling at your local grocery store.

What is Pumpkin Spice?

Pumpkin Spice is a flavor that is typically used in desserts such as pumpkin pie, cookies, cakes, muffins, bread, and more.

If you cannot find pumpkin spice at a store near you,, or you just prefer to make your seasonings and spices, you can easily make your own pumpkin spice at home!

All you need to do to create your DIY pumpkin spice is to combine cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves thoroughly together.

Pumpkin spice gives this Pumpkin Spice Salmon a fantastic flavor that is sure to delight your tastebuds!

Wild Alaskan Salmon

Wild Alaskan salmon is best for Pumpkin Spice Salmon (and what I used in my video above) because it provides plenty of flavors and a good amount of omega-3 fat that promotes heart health by lessening the amount of inflammation in your blood vessels.

So not only will you get a mouthful of incredible flavor with each bite of this salmon and cheesy casserole, but you will also get great health benefits as well!

Do You Have to Flip Salmon on The Grill?

Tis’ the season for delicious grilled pumpkin spice salmon! Actually, every season is perfect for grilling salmon! A grilled salmon dish is a great protein to have for dinner, but the question is do you actually need to flip the salmon during the grilling process?

Since this salmon recipe calls for it to be wrapped in foil, flipping it will be a breeze! Depending on your grill, you actually may not need to flip it at all. However, if you do decide to flip your salmon, flipping it once halfway through the grilling process should do the trick.

If not wrapped in foil, grilled salmon that hasn’t been flipped will result in a grilled salmon with a less than even distribution of flavor and caramelization.

This is because the grill’s drippings and heat simply seep underneath the meat, while grilled salmon cooked on both sides has no such problem. This can be easily remedied by flipping your grilled salmon before it’s done cooking to ensure an evenly grilled and flavored meat.

Pumpkin spice salmon ingredients in varying colorful bowls on an orange surface.

Pumpkin Spice Salmon

Anthony Serrano
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 whole side of Salmon
  • 1 can 15 oz Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin Spice Powder
  • 1/2 Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter Melted
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • Pumpkin Seeds


  • In a medium size bowl combine salt, pumpkin pie spice, melted butter, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, & pumpkin puree. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
  • Place a whole side of salmon on a foil lined heavy duty sheet tray. Spread pumpkin glaze over salmon.
  • Place salmon in the middle of a Bull Grill that has been preheated using indirect heating method to medium high (approximately 350°).
  • Remove from the grill once it has reached your preferred doneness. Approximately 18 minutes until it’s done.
  • Transfer to a cutting board and slice the salmon into filets. Serve hot and garnish with pumpkin seeds.


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Close up a pumpkin pie with a cream cheese center on an off white plate with a black fork on a leather surface

If you need more pumpkiny inspiration try making my Pumpkin Cheesecakes!

By on January 2nd, 2022

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