These pumpkin mashed potatoes are comforting (and colorful!) thanks to the addition of pumpkin puree to creamy spuds. And you thought mashed potatoes couldn’t get any better.
Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes
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- 50 M
- 1 H, 20 M
- Serves 8
Special Equipment: Potato ricer
In a large saucepan, cover the potatoes with enough salted water to cover and boil until tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain well.
In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, warm the butter and milk until the butter melts, about 6 minutes. Add the pumpkin puree and stir well. Remove from the heat.
Press the potatoes through a ricer into a bowl and mix in the pumpkin mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Testers' Tips
If you’re looking for a different take on mashed potatoes, I would suggest giving these pumpkin mashed potatoes a try. As a lover of mashed potatoes, the idea of adding pumpkin intrigued me. I usually like pumpkin as a sweet dessert but not as much in savory dishes. This mash has become an exception. It’s creamy, delicious, and unique.
This recipe was a simple twist on a classic staple side dish that could easily become part of Thanksgiving traditions. It was a fabulous way to make a savory pumpkin dish. The ease of simply whisking up the butter, milk, and pumpkin and adding it to the potatoes made for an efficient accompaniment to many main dishes. I didn’t have to spend too much time assembling ingredients and preparing anything.
I might add more salt to the potatoes, maybe 2 teaspoons after they have been mashed. Additionally, I would add slightly more pumpkin, maybe 1/3 cup more, to really be able to have that flavor acknowledged.