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Polish Creamed Pumpkin Recipe - Dynia w Smietanie


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Pumpkin is one of the most popular vegetables in Eastern Europe, especially when cooked with cream and herbs. This recipe for Creamed Pumpkin calls for onion, sour cream and parsley or dill.

Makes 6 servings of Polish Creamed Pumpkin

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 medium onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped dill or parsley


  1. In large skillet or Dutch oven, saute onion in butter until translucent. Add pumpkin, coating with butter. Stir in water, salt and sugar, bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook covered 8-10 minutes or until pumpkin is tender, adding more boiling water if necessary.

  2. Fork blend flour into sour cream. Add to pumpkin, stirring gently. Simmer a few minutes until thickened and raw flour taste has cooked out. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped dill or parsley.
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