Butternut Pumpkin Cooked with Lashings of Butter and Black Pepper

Such soft buttery butternut, perfect for late Autumn

Pumpkin with Lashings of Butter and Black Pepper

Vegetables like potatoes and pumpkin can be slow cooked very successfully. It works best with lots of butter, and of course that adds to the flavour A LOT. In this recipe, the butter helps to produce meltingly soft Butternut Pumpkin.

We began making this dish a long time ago, and it is a recipe from our Retro Recipe series – vegetarian recipes from our first blog from 1995 – 2006. It began as a quick, no fuss way to cook pumpkin while we were doing other things in and out of the kitchen, an a great vegetable to serve for Sunday lunches and winter BBQs. It has now come into its own, and we love it at any time.

Are you after spectacular mashes? You might also want to try Garlicky Potato Mash, Broad Bean and Butter Bean Mash, and Carrot and Parsnip Mash. And try these Potato Mashes – English, French, and Indian.

Are you looking for Pumpkin recipes? Try Butternut with Buckwheat Polenta and Tempura Lemons, French Cream of Pumpkin SoupRoast Pumpkin Couscous Salad, Lasagne with Spinach, Ricotta and Pumpkin, and Roasted Pumpkin Risotto.

You might also like to check out all of our Pumpkin recipes. Or browse Slow Cooked recipes. Take some time to explore our collection of easy Mid Winter recipes.

Pumpkin with Butter

Butternut Pumpkin, Slow Cooked with Lashings of Butter and Black Pepper

1 Butternut Pumpkin
50g – 60g butter for a small Butternut Pumpkin
black pepper
1 onion, finely diced (optional)

Peel the pumpkin and cut into chunks. Place the pumpkin in a heavy saucepan with the butter. Sprinkle liberally with black pepper. Add the onion, if using. Cover and cook over the lowest heat possible for an hour or so until it is falling apart, as though it was mashed.


recipe notes and alternatives
Add some finely grated ginger.

You might like to try this recipe with young parsnips and swedes. I reckon they both would turn out well. Add chopped parsley when cooked.

Pumpkin with Butter

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Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

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