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How to Make Pumpkin Puree

It's so easy to learn how to make homemade pumpkin puree.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 59kcal
Cost $.79 per cup of pumpkin puree


  • 2 or more medium sugar pumpkins


  • Make sure you’re using sugar pumpkins. These are the medium sized pumpkins that range from about 1 to 5 pounds. These aren’t the tiny ridged pumpkins or the big carving pumpkins.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Chop the top off the pumpkin and cut it in half.
  • Scoop out the loose, stringy membrane with the seeds attached. Place this in a small container and store it until you’re ready to make roasted pumpkin seeds.
  • Grease a baking sheet with olive oil and place the pumpkin halves cut side down on the sheet.
  • Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until a fork can be easily pierced in the pumpkin. My little 1 1/2 pound pumpkin took 35 minutes, and the 3 pound one took about 40 minutes.
  • Let the pumpkins cool, and carefully turn them over on the baking sheet. Scoop the flesh out of the skin.
  • Puree the pumpkin in a food processor or blender until very smooth. Refrigerate for several days or freeze in 2-cup portions for future use.


Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 771mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 19296IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg