How to make pumpkin puree or sauce ?

Pumpkin puree

Pumpkin puree or sauce is a sauce made from fine puree of pumpkin, vegetable stock, flavorings and aromat and used as accompaniment or as plating sauce.

It is usually Paired with variety of ingredients such as pickled cucumbers, gingers, nutmeg, cinnamon, dark chocolates, chestnut, truffles, bacon, lime and so on.

How to make pumpkin puree or sauce ?

There are different ways a pumpkin puree can be made but basically I prefer this two ways one is roasting method and other is Boiling method.

Each method has unique taste due to ways of cooking pumpkin.

Method 1: Boil the pumpkin and cool it down . Then sauté them with butter, herbs and stock and then grind it using xanthum gum.

Method 2: Roast the pumpkin along with herbs and butter and then grind them along with vegetable stock and xanthum gum.

Below down recipe indicates the second method. If you want first method just boil pumpkin and sauté and grind them. Ingredients remain same.

How to make pumpkin puree or sauce ?

Difficulty:IntermediatePrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 30 minutesRest time: 40 minutesTotal time:1 hour 25 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:32 kcal Best Season:Available


Pumpkin puree or sauce is a sauce made from fine puree of pumpkin, vegetable stock, flavorings and aromat and used as accompaniment or as plating sauce.



  1. Clean the pumpkin and remove the seeds completely. Remove the skin too but if your are roasting you can leave skin as it is easy to remove after roasted.
  2. In a baking tray , apply little butter, place the cut pumpkin, thyme, oregano, salt and melted butter on top.
  3. Place it in the oven for 15 minutes at 200 degree celsius.
  4. Cool it and transfer them to mixer or blender. Add vegetable stock and xanthum gum and grind into fine puree.
  5. Adjust the seasoning if required and strain the puree completely using siever.
  6. Can be used up to 5 – 7 days storing in refrigerator.


  • Vegetable stocks more flavor to the puree and it is more healthy.
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Recipe nutrition

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 25g

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.2g4%
Saturated Fat 1.3g7%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 503mg21%
Potassium 98mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 3.2g2%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g3%
Sugars 0.4g
Protein 0.5g1%

Calcium 2 mg
Iron 6 mg
Vitamin D 7 IU

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Frequently Asked questions

What can I Substitute with Xanthum gum ?

You can use agar agar 5 grams for every 100 g puree.

What is the use of Xanthum gum or Agar agar ?

Xanthum gum or agar agar retains the sauce in their form and does leave liquid content running separately.

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