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Simple Cooking Mashed Pumpkin and Potato Recipes

This is a very simple vegetable recipes. The fresh winter flavor of pumpkin works very well with potatoes and this combination provides an alternative to plain mashed potatoes. Pair it with roast pork or even oven braised pork chops.


Makes 6 servings

  • 2 pound pumpkin, peeled, seeded, cut into chunks, steamed or boiled in salted water to cover until very tender, up to 20 minutes, and drained

  • 3 large Russet potatoes, peeled, cut into chunks, boiled in salted water to cover until just tender, 15 to 20 minutes, and drained

  • 2 tablespoons butter, plus additional butter (optional) for serving

  • About 2 tablespoons buttermilk

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste teaspoons ground nutmeg (optional)

  • 2 green onions (scallions), white part and light green parts only, minced

  1. Puree the pumpkin in a blender or food processor.

  2. Pour the puree into fine meshed sieve and drain for 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Put the potatoes through a ricer. In a medium size saucepan, beat the pumpkin and potatoes together with the butter and butter milk, until smooth.

  4. Season well with salt and pepper and stir in the nutmeg if using. Place the puree in a medium saucepan and dry it over low heat until the puree is light and fluffy.

  5. Serve very hot, garnished with the green onions pass the additional butter on the side. Here done the simple cooking recipes.

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