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This homemade Pumpkin Purée recipe only takes 2 ingredients (kosher salt and pumpkin) and is so easy to make roasted in the oven. You can use it for pasta, gnocchi, pumpkin pie, and other pumpkin recipes. Remember to save those seeds to roast as a healthy snack! (vegan, gluten-free)
Hi Everyone, have you ever looked at canned pumpkin purée and thought, this is probably really easy to make.
The answer is, yes it is! The great thing about this recipe is that you know exactly what is in it: pure, healthy pumpkin goodness!
- 4-6 pounds of pumpkin – this can be 1 or 2 pumpkins as long as it adds up
- kosher salt
- kitchen scale
- silicone baking mat
- spoon, for scooping out the pumpkin
Don’t forget to save the pumpkin seeds!
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- 4-6 pounds of pumpkin – this can be 1 or 2 pumpkins as long as it adds up, stem and seeds removed, cut in quarters
- coarse kosher salt
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
- Place the pumpkin pieces on a rimmed baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and turn over so that the skin is facing up. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes. Use a knife to test for doneness in several places. It should go in and come out easily. Allow cooling for 1 hour.
- When the pumpkin is done cooling, peel the skin off. Scrape the inside of the skin to get all the pumpkin flesh. Add the pumpkin to a food processor (you may have to do this in batches), process until smooth. You might have to scrape down the sides during the process. This should take about 3-4 minutes. See notes about storage.
- Storage: Store in an air-tight container, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for 3 months.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 642Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 346mgCarbohydrates: 157gFiber: 35gSugar: 67gProtein: 23g
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best. If you make this recipe and love it, remember to stop back and give it a 5-star rating – it helps others find the recipe!
- First published: 11/12/2021
- Updated & republished: 11/2/2023