How to Cook Pumpkin

Today I will show you how to cook pumpkin and mash the pumpkin. Once you have the basics it is easy to start to experiment and customize it to your taste or fancy.

Get ready to savor the smooth and velvety delight that is mashed pumpkin! This culinary adventure will take you through the process of transforming a humble pumpkin into a luxurious and comforting dish. Whether you’re seeking a side dish to complement your main course or a standalone treat, mashed pumpkin is sure to captivate your taste buds.

Mashed pumpkin is a simple yet indulgent dish that highlights the natural sweetness and creamy texture of this vibrant fruit. It’s perfect for cozy autumn evenings, holiday gatherings, or whenever you’re craving a dose of comfort food. By following these easy steps, you’ll master the art of creating irresistibly creamy mashed pumpkin that will have everyone asking for seconds.

So, gather your ingredients, and let’s dive into the delightful world of mashed pumpkin!

How to cook pumpkin

How to cook and mash pumpkin
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: pumpkin


  • 1 kg Pumpkin
  • 2 tsp (level) Salt
  • 1 to 2 tbsp Butter


  • Cut the pumpkin open and remove all the seeds and any stringy material inside the pumpkin.
  • Cut the pumpkin into manageable slices and then remove the hard skin from the slices as per the instruction video above.
  • Cube the remaining pumpkin and add it to a suitable pot.
  • Cover with water, add a tsp of salt, and bring to the boil.
  • Boil for 15 minutes until the pumpkin cubes are soft and a fork easily goes right through the cube without resistance.
  • Drain the water and then use a potato masher to gently mash the pumpkin until it is smooth and all lumps are gone. (You can use a blender as well)
  • Add butter as required and mix or mash into the pumpkin.
  • Add any additional spices as you require to suit your personal tastes.

People from all around the world enjoy (or hate) pumpkin and spicing preferences may change from country to country. Many Americans enjoy adding Pumpin Spice while some other countries enjoy adding sugar while others prefer the natural taste of pumpkin.

Leftover pumpkin is very versatile and may be used for a variety of dishes such as fritters or even pumpkin bread.

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