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Easy Mashed Pumpkin (Purê de Abóbora)

An easy pumpkin mash that can be served as an alternative for mashed potatoes. It is also a great way to introduce pumpkin to children.
Course:Side Dish
Keywords:mashed pumpkin, pumpkin mash, savory mashed pumpkin, side dish recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories302 kcal
Cost $ 0.,90 per person


  • blender


  • cups peeled de-seeded, and cooked pumpkin
  • 2-3 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup heavy cream or plain yogurt
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese to sprinkle optional


  • You can cook and peel pumpkin ahead of time. In a blender, blend warm, cooked pumpkin with melted butter, warm heavy cream or yogurt, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  • NOTE: You can also use a ricer to process the pumpkin or mash it, following the same preparation as for mashed potatoes.
  • Right before serving, heat mixture thoroughly in a medium, non-stick saucepan, stirring often, over medium-low heat. You may or may not need a little touch of yogurt or heavy cream to soften. Place on a serving plate or bowl and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top, if desired.

Recipe Notes

  • Mashed pumpkin can be prepared up to 2 days ahead and refrigerated.
  • You can mix in or garnish with fresh parsley.


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1368IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 3mg
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