How to Make Pumpkin Puree

Learn How to Cook Whole Pumpkin then use it to make pumpkin puree! It’s easy to roast in the oven, tastes delicious, and is perfect to use in all your fall pumpkin recipes.

What You Need

Sugar pumpkin

Preheat oven to 400° F and line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Wash and dry pumpkin. Using a paring knife, pierce whole pumpkin about 10 times.


Place on a baking sheet and cook for 60 minutes. Pumpkin is ready when its skin is darker and can be easily pierced with a fork.


Remove from the oven, place on a cutting board and let cool for 20 minutes.


Wearing an oven mitt, hold the squash and cut in half. Scoop out and discard the seeds.


To make pumpkin puree, scoop out the flesh with a spoon, transfer into a food processor and process until smooth, pausing and scraping the walls.


Pumpkin puree is ready and you can use it in your favorite pumpkin recipes.



In the refrigerator in an airtight container up to 1 week. To freeze, portion into containers and freeze up to 6 months.

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