Pumpkin purée in bowl

Pumpkin purée

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins - 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4 - 6

Try our easy pumpkin purée recipe, then turn this sensational seasonal ingredient into cakes, pancakes and glorious pies. Pumpkin can be steamed over a pan of boiling water or cooked in the microwave

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving (6)

  • kcal37
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 750g pumpkin or butternut squash
    Pumpkin

    Pumpkin

    pump-kin

    Pumpkins are the most famous of all the winter squashes, and are most associated with Halloween…

Method

  1. To steam the pumpkin, peel and seed it, then cut into evenly sized cubes. Put the cubes in a steamer or colander set over a pan of simmering water and cook for 10 mins. Test with the point of a knife and cook for a further 5 mins if not cooked through. Mash and leave to cool. Alternatively, to microwave the pumpkin, cut it in half (no need to peel it or cut out the seeds) and sit cut-side up in the microwave. Cook for 20 mins, then check the flesh is soft by poking it with a fork. Keep cooking if you’d like it softer. Scoop the flesh into a bowl, then mash and leave to cool.

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