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Sopaipillas with Pumpkin Recipe
Sopaipillas with Pumpkin Recipe

Sopaipillas with pumpkin are a classic Chilean fried bread consumed all year round, mainly in the central region of the country. They are very versatile and popular.

How to make Sopaipillas with Pumpkin?

Sopaipillas with pumpkin are made with wheat flour and yellow squash, and are preferably consumed accompanied by Chilean pebre, but can also be eaten with cheese, caramel spread or even some delicious scrambled eggs.

Nutritional Information

Category: Breads
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 300
Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Sopaipillas with Pumpkin recipe


  • 500 g of flour
  • 200 ml of hot milk or water
  • 200 g of cooked yellow pumpkin
  • 100 g of melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Peel the squash, remove the seeds, reserve the necessary amount in a large bowl, cover with water, bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes or until well cooked. Then, mash the squash with a fork or a blender until a smooth and homogeneous paste is formed. Reserve.
  2. Sift the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the center, add the melted butter, water, salt and mashed squash, mix everything with a large wooden spoon or clean hands until a soft and elastic dough without lumps is formed, which doesn’t stick to the edges.
  3. Transfer the dough to a smooth surface and roll it out with a rolling pin until it reaches a thickness of ½ centimeter, prick the surface with a fork and cut into circles about 10 centimeters in diameter with a plate or a mold.
  4. Preheat the oil over high heat in a deep frying pan to about 160°C (320°F) and carefully immerse the sopaipillas, without overlapping them, and fry for about 1 minute per side, without browning them too much. Then, reserve and drain them on absorbent paper.
  5. Serve the sopaipillas cold or hot, optionally accompanied by Chilean pebre, buttery cheese or the dressing of your choice.

Sopaipillas for 1 kilo of flour

If you need to make a larger quantity than the one established in the recipe, using 1 kilogram of flour for example, you only need to directly double the amounts associated with each ingredient mentioned above.

Did you know?

Squash is a plant native to Central America, considered along with maize and beans as the main basis of the diet of the Incas, Aztecs and Mayans before the Spanish colonization, with records dating back up to 2600 years old.


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