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pumpkin puree recipe

How to Roast a Pumpkin for Pumpkin Puree

  • Author: Amy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 Hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


A recipe for roasting pumpkin to make your own homemade delicious pumpkin puree that can be used in any recipe that calls for pumpkin.



  1. 1 Pumpkin pie sweet pumpkin(s)
  2. Roasting Pan
  3. Parchment paper


  • Clean and dry pumpkin(s). Line the bottom of the roasting pan with enough parchment paper to cover the bottom.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the tops off of the pumpkin or pumpkins.
  • Scrape out all of the seeds and stringy fibers and set aside.
  • Place pumpkin(s) on the parchment-lined roasting pan and place in the oven. Roast for about 1 hour or until the pumpkin flesh is soft enough for a fork to poke through easily. The outer rind will remain tough but will easily remove.
  • Once they are done remove them from the oven and let cool in pan on stove before handling.
  • Once they are cooled, peel off the pumpkin skin and scrape out pumpkin flesh and place in a ninja blender , blender, or food processor you have and blend for a few minutes until smooth.
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container and refrigerate or freeze for later use.


Depending on how many pumpkins are roasted at a time will determine the total roasting time. I roasted 3 pumpkins and they were ready at about 1 hour. If you only roast 1 pumpkin roasting time may be less.

Roasting times also very by oven. Most pumpkins will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes to soften at 350 degrees. Keep an eye on them while they are cooking and begin checking on them after 45 minutes in the oven.

I measured about 1 small sweet pumpkin made about 1 1/2- 2 cups of pumpkin puree.