3 Easy Ways to Cook Pumpkin

by June Fuentes on October 3, 2017 in Dinner Table, Food, Fun, Homemaking


Fall is here and that means pumpkin time!

I am sure you are seeing pumpkin recipes pop up everywhere and rightfully so— pumpkin is a healthy and nutritional choice for many and full of vitamins. So be sure to incorporate some pumpkin into your menus this this season.

Today we are sharing three easy ways to cook pumpkin. I have talked with many women over the years, even older ones, who did not know how to cook pumpkin. I knew how because when I was first married my mother-in-law taught me how and since then I learn a few other ways.

Let me start with the easiest way:


If you have a pumpkin that can fit in your crockpot (like a pie pumpkin) you can just thoroughly wash your pumpkin and pop it right in. You might need to cut down or take the stem off entirely for it to fit. Cook on high for five hours. When it is done you should be able to easily cut it in half and scoop the seeds out with a spoon. Then remove from crock and scoop out the flesh. This method is best because it retains most of the vitamins. I cook all squashes this way including butternut, acorn, and spaghetti.


Wash your pumpkin down, cut it in half and remove the seeds.

Then continue to cut into large pieces and put into a pot of boiling water.

Boil until soft and tender and remove from water.



Wash pumpkin, seed it, and cut into medium-large size pieces.

Lay it on a baking sheet and cook for fifty minutes to an hour (depending on your oven) at 350 degrees until it is fork tender. Then remove pumpkin from the skin when cool.


Don’t forget to save the seeds and bake them too!

What ways do you like to cook pumpkin?







June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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