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How to make pumpkin puree

If you like mashed potatoes but you are on a diet or want to eat something lighter than all the starch and carbohydrates in potatoes, it is an excellent idea to prepare “orange mash”, as they call the simple and exquisite pumpkin puree in restaurants. or pumpkin. You can also prepare it at home by following the steps in this recipe in which we teach you how to make easy and delicious pumpkin puree, for which we will use anco pumpkin.


  • 1 pumpkin of 1 kg
  • lard or butter
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable broth or milk (optional)

Steps to follow:

Step: 1

Peeling the pumpkin is the most difficult, in my case I use a potato peeler after washing the peel well, since removing the peel after boiling it can be a headache. If you are not very clear about the steps to follow.

Step:  2

The pumpkin, after peeling it, looks like this.

Step:  3

Once peeled, cut the pumpkin into slices and remove the seeds from the hollow area.

Step:  4

To continue with this simple pumpkin puree recipe, we add the slices to a pot of boiling water and salt.

Step:  5

When the slices are very tender we strain them very well. Then we put them back in the pot and add the lard or butter and crush with a fork to transform the squash into a puree.

Step:  6

Now we will notice that the gourd releases water. So, we have to put the pot back on medium heat so that the excess water evaporates.

Step:  7

With a wooden spoon, we are stirring the puree so that it does not burn while it loses moisture and cooks well.

Step:  8

We keep stirring until you see that it is at a point that you like. Finally, add a little olive oil, stir, and be ready to serve. If you want it thicker, cook it more without stopping stirring so that it loses all the moisture, but if you want it more creamy, do not keep it on the heat for so long or add some vegetable broth or milk, if you prefer it to be more cream type. Now you can enjoy your pumpkin puree! You can take it as a first course or as an accompaniment to other dishes.

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