- Cut the pumpkins in half, scoop out the pulp and seeds, and remove the stem.
- Place the pumpkin halves (cut side down) in a shallow baking dish and cover them with foil.
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 1 ½ hours or until very tender. Allow pumpkins to cool.
- Scoop out pumpkin flesh and puree or mash it. Strain the mixture if you want your pumpkin to be very smooth.
- Portion pureed pumpkin into bags for the freezer. A can of pumpkin contains 1 ¾ cups, so I used that measure to make portions.
If you'd rather boil them, you can take the pumkin halves, peel them, and cut them into small chunks. Cover the pumpkin pieces with water and boil until tender, then drain and puree or mash.
There you go, mashed pumpkin that is ready for your favorite pie, bread, or muffin recipe (or to feed to your baby)!
We cleaned off the pumpkin seeds, seasoned them with vegetable spray and salt, and roasted them at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes.