Homemade Pumpkin Puree

pumpkin puree in a white bowl

homemade pumpkin puree is easy to make and tastes super fresh and delicious.



1 pie or sugar pumpkin (2 to 3 lbs)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400
  2. Cut the pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds
  3. Place the pumpkin halves into a baking sheet skin side up
  4. Bake for approximately 45 minutes until the skin turns dark and a fork can easily be inserted
  5. Remove the pumpkin halves from the oven and let them sit for 15 minutes to cool off
  6. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh and place it in a food processor or high-speed blender
  7. Blend the pumpkin into a puree and store it in the refrigerator.


NOTE: You can substitute any combination of winter squash to make this recipe.  Clean and roast the squash just as you would the pumpkin.

Keywords: pumpkin puree, how to make pumpkin puree