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Bowl of fresh pumpkin puree with a Instant Pot in the background.

Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Puree Made In The Instant Pot

If you have a fresh pumpkin or two that need to be used, this is super easy. You can make homemade fresh pumpkin puree made in the Instant Pot!
Course Instant Pot
Keyword pumpkin, instant pot, puree, fresh, paleo, whole30, sugar free, gluten free, dairy free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 Cups (about)


  • 1 Small Pie Pumpkin
  • 1 Cup Water


  1. First, wash pumpkin off. Then cut the top center around the stim off.

  2. Scoop out all the seeds. 

  3. Add one cup of water to the inner pot and put the trivet in the bottom. Place the whole cleaned out pumpkin on the trivet.

  4. Place the lid on the pot and lock it into place. Make sure the valve is on seal.

  5. Push the manual button and add cook time to 12 minutes.

  6. After it beeps that it is done, allow it to NPR (natural pressure release) for 10 minutes until the seal drops.

  7. When the pressure is out, remove the lid and allow to cool for another 5 to 10 minutes until it is cool enough that you can touch the pumpkin.

  8. Next, dump any water out of the pumpkin and the pot.

  9. Using a spoon, scrape out the meat of the pumpkin and put it back into the empty pot. 

  10. Use a hand blender or potato masher to blend until puree is smooth.