Potato Pumpkin Mash Recipe
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Potato Pumpkin Mash Recipe

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No more plain white mashed potatoes for us! I swirl fresh pumpkin into potatoes for a little extra holiday color. — Michelle Medley, Dallas, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 cups cubed peeled pie pumpkin (about 2 pounds)
  • 8 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup 2% milk, divided
  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 214 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 384 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Place pumpkin in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, place potatoes in another saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain potatoes; return to pan. Mash potatoes, adding 1/4 cup milk, 4 tablespoons butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add additional milk if needed to reach desired consistency. Transfer to a serving bowl; keep warm.
  4. Drain pumpkin; return to pan. Mash pumpkin, gradually adding the remaining butter and salt and enough remaining milk to reach desired consistency; spoon evenly over potatoes. Cut through mashed vegetables with a spoon or knife to swirl. Drizzle with olive oil; sprinkle with pepper. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Potato-Pumpkin Mash in Taste of Home October/November 2012, p22

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smvac 123113
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"So yummy and beautiful to look at."

sywright 123097
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

"I think I would use sweet potatoes instead of pumpkin for the color and taste...just my way."

annrms 198913
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"Beautiful presentation just makes you want to dig in!!"

MSHeilman 138036
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"@Sybilalaine: Good for you on your sensible eating & weight loss, and Congratulations! - I'll bet you're so happy with your success :-) I've noticed the lack of info on several recipes. I also just wrote an "I won't make it" review - on their "Trick-or-Treat Pizza". Just the sight & thought made me gag. This one, however, does look healthy; one must just do her own research, I reckon ;-p"

Sybilalaine 152113
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"Won't make the frst time, WHY? No nutritional information. On my own I lost 70 lbs. in three years by knowing what I was eating it folks that don't give calories a thought that makes them too fat!!"

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