Easy Kabocha Squash Paste

Easy Kabocha Squash Paste

Why not try making kabocha squash paste in the microwave? Enjoy it as a bread roll stuffing, in dango (rice dough dumplings), and much more!


Kabocha squash
400 g
100 g
1/2 teaspoon
Optional additions:
1 teaspoon
or Vanilla extract
a small amount


1. Remove the seeds from the kabocha squash and wrap in cling film. Microwave for 5 minutes at 500W . If it's still hard, microwave some more.
2. Remove the green peel and mash the kabocha squash. Put the cooked kabocha squash in a heat-resistant bowl and add sugar and salt.
3. Mix together well, and then microwave for 1 minute. Take it out and mix it 4~5 times. Once it reaches your desired consistency, it's ready!
4. It's also yummy if you mix in vanilla extract or cinnamon.

Story Behind this Recipe

I was given lots of kabocha squash as a gift so...
I wanted use it to stuff into bread rolls, so I made a generous amount.
They tasted so good when I made a trial batch so I turned it into a recipe!