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Autumn Harvest Mashed Potatoes Recipe

I first made these scrumptious potatoes as a surprise for my daughter during her freshman year of college. Canned pumpkin and a medley of root vegetables take ordinary mashed potatoes to extraordinary. —Susan Sutphin, Sevierville, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 4 large red potatoes, cubed
  • 3 medium turnips, cubed
  • 2 medium parsnips, peeled and cubed
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt with parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • 1. Place the potatoes, turnips and parsnips in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • 2. Mash vegetables with butter; stir in the pumpkin, garlic salt, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Transfer to a serving bowl. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 218 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 348 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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