Mom’s Pumpkin Puree

I think this is one of my favorite side dishes my mom makes. As a child I was not sure what exactly this was but I loved it! Now that I enjoy some time in the kitchen I find myself asking mom about all the dishes I liked and I try to figure out a way to make them healthier for me to eat today.

Ingredients:

Half fresh Pumpkin
Grass-fed unsalted butter
Shredded parmesan cheese

Directions:

Cut the pumpkin in chunks and boil until soft. 15-20 minutes. Test with fork.

Mash the soft and peeled pumpkin with a fork. Add in a tablespoon of butter and mix well. Shred some parmesan cheese and mix again, making it into a nice smooth purée.

Place in oven safe dish and bake at 350 for about 35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Turn on the broil for the last 5 minutes to give it a nice golden brown color.

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