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bowl of pumpkin puree surrounded by ingredients for this easy baby food.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Baby Puree

4.4 stars (7 ratings)
This Pumpkin Baby Food Puree is a creamy and flavorful way to introduce baby to the tastes of the season!


  • 1 small pumpkin, pie or sugar pumpkin variety
  • 1 tsp olive oil (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme or sage, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 cups liquid - water, breast milk, formula or stock


  • Preheat: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  • Prep: Cut up the pumpkin. Start by slicing off the top off the pumpkin, then cut lengthwise down the middle until you have 2 halves of a pumpkin.
    Pumpkin on a cutting board chopped in half.
  • Deseed Pumpkin: Scoop out the seeds and strings. Don’t be too obsessed with getting all the strings out, they will puree nicely with the rest of the pumpkin.
    Pumpkin on a cutting board with seeds out and in a bowl.
  • Cut Pumpkin: Chop the pumpkin into smallish pieces and place them onto a baking sheet, skin down. Brush on the olive oil, if using.
    Pumpkin deseeded and sitting on a baking sheet ready for the oven.
  • Bake: Roast in the oven for 45-60 minutes or until a fork can pierce the very tender flesh. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
    Roasted pumpkin on a baking sheet.
  • Remove Skin: Peel the skin away from the pumpkin.
    A baking sheet with chunks of roasted pumpkin without the skin.
  • Puree: Place the pumpkin inside a food processor or blender. Add thyme and start blending for 1-2 minutes, adding the liquid in 1/4 cup increments until you get the desired consistency. I had to add 1 cup of water to the puree pictured.
    Blender with roasted pumpkin puree for baby - creamy and smooth.
  • Eat: Serve or freeze for later.
    freezer tray of pumpkin puree for baby.


Age: 4-6 months and up
Yield: 25 ounces
Additional Spices: Feel free to use the following spices instead of the thyme – 1/2 tsp of cumin, 1/4 tsp of nutmeg, 1/2 tsp of cloves, 1 fresh garlic clove, 3-4 basil leaves, 1/2 tsp chopped rosemary or even a big pinch of fresh ginger.

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