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Pumpkin purée

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Pumpkin purée

Side Serves 4 50 min
This simple pumpkin purée is good for anything from a weaning dish for babies to filling a pumpkin pie and substituting for mash potato. This technique also works well with butternut squash and sweet potato.


  • 500g pumpkin
  • 50g butter
  • pinch nutmeg, grated
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 45 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Toss pumpkin in olive oil, roast for about 40 minutes until tender, then mash or purée with the butter, nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Use instead of mashed potatoes.

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