Learn how easy it is to make Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree in under 30 minutes with your pressure cooker. You can easily make a few pumpkins to freeze the puree for baking later to last the whole holiday season.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Pumpkin can be cooked whole without any preparation. No pricking or cutting is necessary.
If your pumpkin is to big to fit it will have to be cut down to fit your pot. I cut the stem off, and removed the seeds prior to pressure cooking.
Add minimum amount of water to Instant Pot and rack.
Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes then follow with a quick release.
Minimum amount of water for various size Instant Pots.
3-Quart Instant Pot - ½ cup
6-Quart Instant Pot - 1 cup
8-Quart Instant Pot - 2 cups
The pie pumpkin that I used was about 2 ½-pounds. If yours is a little bitter or smaller adjust the cooking time by a couple of minutes either way.Check for doneness by inserting a knife to the pumpkin. The skin will have popped off, but if the knife doesn't insert easily it needs a couple more minutes of cooking time.