Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Puree | Six Minute Method

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Pressure cooker pumpkin puree cooked in just six minutes!  This quick recipe can be used for all your fall recipes!


Fresh Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Puree is prepared in only six minutes. Use right away or freeze to enjoy anytime. #PumpkinPuree #HowTo #InstantPot

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 Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Recipe you can enjoy fresh pumpkin all year long!

The beauty of making pressure cooker pumpkin puree is that it tastes amazing and it’s 100% pure pumpkin!

After reading this article, “What’s actually in your pumpkin puree ingredient intelligence” my suspicions were confirmed that all pumpkin is not created equal!  Some purchased pumpkin is made with squash!

Squash is from the same family as pumpkin, but pumpkin is pumpkin, right?!


Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Puree made in only six minutes #InstantPot #PressureCooker #Pumpkin |

When you pick your pumpkin make sure you pick a baking pumpkin.  Puree to be used in recipes are from the baby pumpkins, not the big jack-o-lantern type pumpkin to carve into.  In fact, baking pumpkins are very dense and difficult to cut into.

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!

These pumpkin pancakes with pecan maple syrup recipe uses 1 cup of pumpkin, just 2/3 cups for this Pumpkin Cake Roll, and 1/4 cup in this pumpkin pie spice smoothie three variations recipe.


Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Puree sliced and seeded in preparation for cooking #Pumpkin #PressureCooker |

Three easy steps to make pressure cooker pumpkin puree!

First, 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.


Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Puree prepared for steaming only takes six minutes to cook #InstantPot #PressureCooker #Pumpkin |

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.

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Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Puree | Six Minute Method

Prep Time 6 mins Cook Time 6 mins Serves 4 cups

Pressure cooker pumpkin puree cooked in just six minutes!  This quick recipe can be used for all your fall recipes!


  • 1 baking pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups water


  1. Clean pumpkin removing any dirt stuck on the skin.
  2. Cut stem off, then cut pumpkin in half. Remove seeds and guts.
  3. Place metal stand in pressure cooker and add 1½ cups of water. Place pumpkin in pot and cover with lid.
  4. Use MANUEL mode, high pressure for 6 minutes. Once complete vent pressure and let sit for a couple of minutes.
  5. Remove pumpkin from pot and gently remove skin. Cut in chunks or whip pumpkin to a puree consistency. Refrigerate and use within a week or freeze up to a month.


Recipe Notes


Homemade Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Puree using an Instant Pot takes six minutes to cook. Use for all your fall flavored recipes. #Pumpkin #Pressure Cooker |

Sandra @ The Foodie Affair

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21 Comments on Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Puree | Six Minute Method

  1. avatar
    September 24, 2017

    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

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    September 26, 2017

    That’s amazing that it only takes 6 minutes! We don’t really use pumpkin puree a lot in Australia, this could change that!

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    September 27, 2017

    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

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    September 27, 2017

    What a great use of your pressure cooker!! Fresh pumpkin puree!! There is no need to buy that canned stuffed anymore!!

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    Julie says:
    September 29, 2017

    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!

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      October 1, 2017

      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!

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    September 30, 2017

    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!

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      October 1, 2017

      We’ve been using pumpkin puree a lot too. I even put it in smoothies!

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    Angela says:
    September 30, 2017

    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!

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      October 1, 2017

      You’ll love having a pressure cooker. The one I have can be used as a slow cooker as well.

  8. avatar
    Justine says:
    October 1, 2017

    I think i need a pressure cooker!

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    Debra C. says:
    October 1, 2017

    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!

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      October 1, 2017

      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!

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      October 1, 2017

      You’ll love it! I’m just barely hitting the surface of all it can do!

  10. avatar
    October 1, 2017

    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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    October 2, 2017

    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.

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    Michelle says:
    October 3, 2017

    Who knew pumpkin puree was so easy to make! This is awesome, Sandra, thank you for sharing it!

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    Madi says:
    October 4, 2017

    This is such an awesome idea! I’ve never made my own pumpkin puree before!

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