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How to Cook A Whole Pumpkin

The easiest recipe for how to cook a whole pumpkin in a slow cooker you will find! Perfect for pies, soups, muffins, and much more!

Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword cook a whole pumpkin, slow cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Slow cooker on High 4 hours
Servings 2
Author Amy


  • 1 Small baking pumpkin Pumpkin Pie pumpkin or Sugar Pumpkin
  • 2 cups Water


  1. First wash any dirt off the outside of the pumpkin.

  2. Next cut the pumpkin in half with a large sharp knife.

  3. Clean the pumpkin guts out using a spoon. Scrape the sides to get all the stringy things and the seeds out. Wash the seeds and throw the strings away. Don't throw away the seeds. You can roast them later.

  4. Place 2 cups of water in a slow cooker. Then place the pumpkin inside.

  5. Cook on high for 4 hours or slow for 8 hours.

  6. Scrape out all the pulp and blend with a blender to have pumpkin puree.

Recipe Notes

  • Save the seed to roast them later
  • Use the pumpkin puree to make muffins, soups, and breads.