Pumpkin puree cooked in just six minutes when you make this in an Instant Pot! This quick recipe can be used for all your sweet and savory fall recipes!
PUMPKIN season is in full force guys! Are you starting to see all the delicious recipes you NEED to make?
Get your list going because with this pumpkin puree recipe you can enjoy fresh pumpkin all year long!
100% Pure Pumpkin Puree
The beauty of making your own pumpkin pulp is that it tastes amazing and it’s 100% natural!
After reading this article, “What’s actually in your pumpkin puree ingredient intelligence” my suspicions were confirmed that all pumpkin is not created equal!
I learned that some brands of canned pumpkin are made with squash!
Squash is from the same family as pumpkin, but pumpkin is pumpkin, right?!
How To Choose A Baking Pumpkin
When you pick your pumpkin make sure you pick a baking pumpkin.
The softened puree to be used in recipes are from the baby or sugar pumpkins.
The big jack-o-lantern type pumpkin that we carve into are not recommended for using in recipes.
In fact, baking pumpkins are very dense and difficult to cut into.
As well as picking the right type of pumpkin make sure that the the pumpkin doesn’t show any signs of mold.
Also make sure the skin is firm and there are not soft spots on the pumpkin.
That little guy that I picked up gave me 4 cups of fresh pulp. You can make quite a few recipes with all that goodness!
How to make pressure cooker pumpkin pulp
First, be sure to wash the pumpkin to get rid of any dirt that might be stuck to the skin.
Then cut off the stem and cut the pumpkin in half to remove the seeds and guts.
See all those big gorgeous seeds? Don’t throw them away! Give this easy Roasted Cajun Pumpkin Seeds recipe a try for a quick healthy snack!
Then, place the metal stand in the pressure cooker and add 1 1/2 cups of water to the bottom.
Place the pumpkin halves in the pot, cover and use the Manuel mode on high pressure for 6 minutes.
Once the steam builds up and it completes cooking release the pressure valve. Let it sit for a few minutes before removing the lid.
At this point gently remove the skin and cut the pumpkin in chunks or place all the pulp in a bowl and whip it with a hand mixer.
Use right away, refrigerate, or freeze in 1/4 cup portions for future uses.
Recipes Using Pumpkin Puree
I bet you already have quite a few recipes that call for pumpkin puree besides the obvious pumpkin pie or pumpkin cheesecake.
Your also might consider making the following recipes;
- Pumpkin pancakes with pecan maple syrup recipe uses 1 cup of pumpkin.
- Pumpkin Cake Roll uses just 2/3 cups of pumpkin puree.
- Pumpkin pie spice smoothie three variations you’ll need 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree.
- Pumpkin spice coffee creamer – 1/4 cup of real pumpkin flavor.
- Keto Pumpkin Custard – made in an Instant Pot for a quick and tasty dessert.
- Pumpkin spice butter – 3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree transforms this butter into a decadent spread.
- Chicken enchiladas with pumpkin sauce – you’ll use 1 3/4 cup of pumpkin puree in this recipe.
- Vegan pumpkin soup – made with 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin puree.
- Pumpkin Chili – made with beef and 1 cup of pumpkin puree.
- Pumpkin yeast bread – made with 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin puree.
- Pumpkin curry soup – 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree. Use fresh puree instead!
Pumpkin Puree | Pressure Cooker Six Minute Method
Fresh pumpkin puree using a pressure cooker. This six minute method yields tender pulp that can be used in all your savory and sweet recipes.
- 1 pumpkin
- 1 1/2 cups water
Be sure to use a baking pumpkin, not a carving pumpkin.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 8Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
i use part of the skin in my pumpkin puree as well as the insides. it makes the color more orange like u would find in store bought brands. it grinds up fine with no lumps in my ninja blender. just be sure and clean the skin well before cooking it in the pressure cooker.
That’s a great idea, Judy. I bet the color is nice and vibrant. Thanks for sharing.
What a great idea to make fresh pumpkin puree!! I always get the canned version, but, now I can make it at home using your recipe. I had no idea how easy it is to make it in the pressure cooker. This is going to save me so much money, lol! Thank you for including my pumpkin soup recipe. You made my day.
My instant pot is my favorite new kitchen toy!
It’s a great kitchen tool to have. I hope you give this pumpkin puree recipe a try!
Every year I tell myself I’m going to do this. Now that you’ve shared your recipe for using the presser cooker, this year is my year!
This is such an awesome idea! I’ve never made my own pumpkin puree before!
Who knew pumpkin puree was so easy to make! This is awesome, Sandra, thank you for sharing it!
Jennifer A Stewart
Yes! Another reason for me to get my own instant pot. The hubby doesn’t want me to buy ANOTHER gadget but when I show him all the great recipes I can make he might cave and get me one.
I have always wanted to make my own — I have an instant pot I have only used once. I really need to try it!!
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I love how quick and easy this is! I seriously need to get a pressure cooker!
You’ll love it! I’m just barely hitting the surface of all it can do!
Can I use my Instant Pot on manual mode in place of a pressure cooker? (Don’t want to look silly here, but I just got the IP and learning as I go!) Once I surprised my brother with a homemade pumpkin pie and he thought it was the best thing ever. I’d love to do that again!
Yes you can! My pressure cooker is an Instant Pot, but I know there are other brands out there which work just as well. Yes, repeat the homemade pumpkin pie! YUM!
I think i need a pressure cooker!
You definitely do, Justine!
WOW! So simple and so many great ways to use this puree! What a great kitchen tool… I need to add it to my Christmas list!
You’ll love having a pressure cooker. The one I have can be used as a slow cooker as well.
Dan from Platter Talk
We use pumpkin like it’s going out of style this time of year but never have we made our own. Thanks for this easy to make necessity; we’ll be trying it soon!
We’ve been using pumpkin puree a lot too. I even put it in smoothies!
I love this tip! Love cooking pumpkins, squash and taters in the Instant Pot in a jiffy! So many uses for pumpkin without all the hassle!
I just bought another squash to try. It’s small, so I’ll probably be nice and soft in have the amount of time as the pumpkin!
What a great use of your pressure cooker!! Fresh pumpkin puree!! There is no need to buy that canned stuffed anymore!!
Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
This looks a great way to cook pumpkin puree. It would be great to have a bowl of this in the fridge to add to dishes
Amanda | Chew Town
That’s amazing that it only takes 6 minutes! We don’t really use pumpkin puree a lot in Australia, this could change that!
Charla @ That Girl Cooks Healthy
It never ever occurred to me to pressurize my pumpkin puree. Great concept to try during the fall.
Healthy World Cuisine
6 easy minutes for fresh delicious pumpkin, that is perfect. Love pumpkin season! Thanks for the mention dear and will be linking back to you. Take care