If you love pumpkin recipes that use pumpkin puree, get ready to fall in love with this Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree recipe.
It’s so simple, it literally might be one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make.
It’s perfect for all of your favorite pumpkin recipes, scroll down for some of my favorite recipes to make with my homemade pumpkin puree.
Don’t forget to check out this Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe as well!
Pumpkin Puree Recipe
There’s something about pumpkin that just makes tummies happy.
Maybe it’s that it means fall is here and the leaves are turning…or that Halloween is right around the corner.
Whatever the reason, pumpkin is delicious and quite nutritious to eat.
And when you’re looking for something that’s a bit sweet without being jam-packed full of sugar, this Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree is a total winning choice.
The great news? You’re Instant Pot does all the hard work for you.
You literally get to add the ingredients and kick up your feet.
Don’t have an Instant Pot? That is okay, you can also make it in your oven using this recipe.
Pumpkin Puree Ingredients
- Pie pumpkin
- Water, for instant pot
How to Make Mashed Pumpkin Puree
Step 1: Add water to the inner pot. Place pumpkin on a trivet in the inner pot.
Step 2: Remove stem if needed so it doesn’t touch the inside of the lid.
Step 3: Close the instant pot lid and turn pressure valve to seal.
Step 4: Cook on manual high pressure for 13 minutes.
Step 5: Allow for a natural pressure release.
Step 6: Carefully remove the pumpkin from the Instant Pot.
Step 7: Remove peels.
Step 8: Use a blender to puree the pumpkin to a smooth consistency.
Store in an airtight container in refrigerator and use within a couple of days or freeze.
Pumpkin puree is a thick, orange-colored puree made from cooked pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin puree can be used for cooking, baking, and for making soup.
Yes, you can freeze pumpkin puree. You want to keep it frozen until you plan to use it for baking pies, breads, or other dishes requiring it. Pumpkin puree will last longer if kept refrigerated instead of freezing.
Pumpkin puree can be used for baking, such as cakes and breads; it can also be added to soups, sauces, ice cream and other desserts.
Pumpkin puree will keep for about three days at room temperature. If you want it to last longer, cool down the container with cold water and place in the refrigerator. You can also freeze it in an airtight container or freezer bag. For safety reasons, don’t thaw it before using.
What to make with pumpkin puree
If you delicious pumpkin recipes, make certain to check out these great options:
- Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe – One of my favorite things about the cooler weather is hot drinks like this delicious and super easy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe.
- Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe – This super Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe is just what you need on a fall day!
- Orange Pumpkin Pecan Squares – It combines all of the traditional fall flavors into a moist cake-like bar, that tastes great anytime of the day or night.
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake – This Homemade Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake is so easy to make from scratch, which makes it one of the top pumpkin cake recipes!
- No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream – This pumpkin pie ice cream is the perfect way to enjoy the fall pumpkin season.
- Baked Glazed Pumpkin Donut Holes – These delicious glazed donuts are a great fall treat!
- Fluffy Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe – This Fluffy Pumpkin Dip is so easy to make and goes well with cut fruits, cookies, or graham crackers sticks.
- No Bake Pumpkin Pie Recipe – If you’ve enjoyed the other pumpkin recipes I’ve shared, then you will love this 2 Layer No-Bake Pumpkin Pie!
- Pumpkin Pie Fudge Recipe – A sweet pumpkin candy dessert that you’ll love!
- Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe – Enjoy a pumpkin smoothie for breakfast.
- Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe – This is a traditional pumpkin pie recipe.
- Pumpkin Cake Donuts Recipe – These cake donuts are the perfect treat to eat with a glass of cold apple cider.
- Pumpkin Cheese Bread Recipe – This particular recipe makes 2 loaves of bread (which I love because you can eat one now and freeze one for next week).
- White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies w/ Macadamia Nuts – This is a decadent cookie!
Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree
- Instant Pot
- 1 1 small pumpkin pie pumpkin
- 1 c 1 cup water, for instant pot
- Add water to the inner pot. Place pumpkin on a trivet in the inner pot. Remove stem if needed so it doesn’t touch the inside of the lid.
- Close the instant pot lid and turn pressure valve to seal. Cook on manual high pressure for 13 minutes.
- Allow for a natural pressure release.
- Carefully remove the pumpkin from the Instant Pot. Remove peels. Use a blender to puree the pumpkin to a smooth consistency.
- Store in an airtight container in refrigerator and use within a couple of days or freeze.
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.