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Pumpkin puree in a bowl that was made in the pressure cooker.

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Simple and easy homemade pumpkin puree that is made in the Instant Pot.

Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree, Instant Pot Recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Natural Release Time 10 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 16 Ounces
Calories 74 kcal
Author Jennifer

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2½-3 Pound Pie Pumpkin
  • 1 Tablespoon Water to help when pureeing

Instructions

  1. Add the water into the inner pot of your Instant Pot. Place trivet into the inner pot. Remove stem from pie pumpkin, place lid on Instant Pot. Press the pressure cooker button (make sure it's high pressure) adjust cooking time to 13 minutes.

    Pie pumpkin in an Instant Pot for homemade pumpkin puree.
  2. Once the cooking time is done let natural release for 10 minutes. Pierce the skin of the pumpkin with a fork if tender it's done. If not then place back in for a couple more minutes. Remove the pumpkin from the inner pot and let cool for a bit. Then cut the pumpkin in half with a sharp knife on a cutting board.

    A pie pumpkin being cut with a knife for homemade instant pot pumpkin puree.
  3. Scoop the seeds and goop out of the inside of the pumpkin

    A pie pumpkin cut in half that was cooked in an Instant Pot for pumpkin puree.
  4. Remove the skin from the pumpkin. I used a spoon to help remove the skin.

    The skin of the pie pumpkin being removed for homemade pumpkin puree.
  5. Add chunks of the pumpkin into a blender or food processor.

    Cooked pumpkin in a blender for homemade Instant Pot pumpkin puree.
  6. I added 1 tablespoon of water into the blender while pureeing to help make the puree smoother. Puree until the pumpkin is smooth. Store in either the fridge or freezer.

    Adding water to the homemade Instant Pot pumpkin puree.

Recipe Notes

Can be stored in the fridge for 5-7 days or freeze for up to a year. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree
Serving Size
 
16 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
74
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
148
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
98
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
19
g
6
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
5881
IU
118
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
27
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.