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Easy Cooked Pumpkin

Prep time 5 min
Cook time 3 hr
Total time 3 hr 5 min

Prep time 5 min
Cook time 3 hr
Total time 3 hr 5 min


Here’s the easiest recipe you’ll ever find for cooking pumpkin! While canned pumpkin is readily available for use in the slew of pumpkin-flavored recipes that we love this time of year, there’s something so enjoyable about using a fresh, whole pumpkin instead. This recipe takes a simple sugar pumpkin and turns it into tender, creamy pumpkin to be used in all of your favorite pumpkin desserts, or simply to eat as the base for your protein-n-veggie dinner. ​

Serves 8

1 medium sugar pumpkin


Cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds. (Here’s a recipe for roasting those pumpkin seeds!​)


Place the pumpkin halves flesh down in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours, until tender.


Remove the skin from the pumpkin and mash the tender pumpkin flesh with a fork. Use in place of canned pumpkin in all your favorite recipes, or eat it by the scoopful.

Quick Tip

We enjoyed a few scoops of this tender pumpkin as a base for Egg Roll in a Bowl! Yum! 


Calories: 25
Fat: 0g
Carbohydrates: 5g
Sodium: 1mg
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 1g
Sugar: 2g

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