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Fast and Easy Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree Recipe

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If you have a small pie pumpkin and are in need of some pumpkin puree you need to check out these Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree.

Can you make pumpkin puree using your Instant Pot?

Yes, you can, and you are going to learn all about it.

Let’s begin.

How to Make Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree

This pumpkin puree recipe is super easy to make and if you use an airtight container you will be able to use it days later and yes you can even freeze it, but more about freezing your pumpkin puree later!

What is a pie pumpkin?

Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree using a pie pumpkin.

You will need a pumpkin pie pumpkin and this pumpkin is a bit different than regular carving pumpkins. These pie pumpkins are also called sugar pumpkins and are smaller and found generally at your local grocery store by the produce section.

Also, pie pumpkin has a sweeter taste and are much better to cook.

Ingredients to make pumpkin puree using an Instant Pot

To make this latest Instant Pot recipe, you are going to need:

Now, that you have gathered your ingredients, you are going to follow the steps below.

Let’s begin!

Step 1 – Add water to the inner pot of your Instant Pot.

Pie pumpkin inside the Instant Pot

Step 2 – Place the pie pumpkin on a trivet.

Step 3 – Close the Instant Pot and turn the valve to seal.

Step 4 – Press the manual button, high, for 13 minutes.

Step 5 – Natural releases.

Pressure cook pumpkin for 13 minutes, high setting.

Step 6 – Remove the pumpkin from the Instant Pot and remember that it will be hot.

Pumpkin after 13 minutes in the Instant Pot

Step 7 – Peel the pumpkin skin.

Step 8 – Using a blender puree the pumpkin to a smooth consistency.

Step 9 – Store the pumpkin puree in an airtight container and place it in the fridge. Use it within a couple of days or freeze.

Your Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree is complete!

How to Freeze Homemade Pumpkin Puree

To freeze Instant Pot pumpkin puree, you are going to need freezer bags or freezer-friendly container. Please know that pumpkin puree will expand when frozen.

One great tip when it comes to freezing pumpkin puree is to free them pre-measured. So if you only need one cup for whatever recipe you are going to use it in the future, then freeze one cup of pumpkin puree in one bag or freezer-friendly container.

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If you use a freezer-friendly bag, spread the puree thinly and lay it flat and it will freeze quickly. This method of freezing will result in fast thawing too.

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Also, pumpkin puree may be freeze for up to one year!

Now that you know how to make pumpkin puree using an Instant Pot it is time to print the recipe with the exact measurements.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree

Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree

Yield: 2 cups
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Pumpkin puree made using an Instant Pot.


  • 1 small pumpkin pie pumpkin
  • 1 cup water, for instant pot


1. 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.

2. Close the instant pot lid and turn the pressure valve to seal. Cook on manual high pressure for 13 minutes.

3. Allow for a natural pressure release.

4. 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 a refrigerator and use within a couple of days or freeze.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 cups Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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