Pumpkin and Plantain Mash Recipe
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Pumpkin and Plantain Mash Recipe

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Beautiful and simple to prepare, this flavorful pumpkin-and-plantain mash is perfectly flavored with roasted garlic and caramelized shallots.—Donna Noel, Gray, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium pie pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 ripe plantain, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
  • 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 12 shallots, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup pumpkin mixture with 1/4 cup shallots equals 216 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 355 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. Place the pumpkin, plantain and garlic in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook shallots in oil until tender. Add the wine, brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and chili powder; cook and stir for 6-8 minutes or until shallots are golden brown.
  3. Squeeze softened garlic into a large saucepan; add broth and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; add pumpkin and plantain. Mash with butter and remaining salt and pepper. Top with shallots. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pumpkin and Plantain Mash in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p241

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup pumpkin mixture with 1/4 cup shallots equals 216 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 355 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"I made this today for the Cook's Corner ingredient challenge for the week of 9/22. I wasn't able to find a pie pumpkin so used a butternut. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. When the squash and plantains were tender, I had some difficulty mashing it by hand so I pulsed it in the food processor. After tasting I added another teaspoon of bronulated brown sugar. I placed the mixture in a glass pie plate and topped it with the shallots. Because I don't like to waste anything, I toasted the squash seeds and garnished the finished dish with them. Thank you Donna for this unique dish. I love the taste of the plantain and, if it weren't for the challenge ingredient, I probably would not have tried this recipe. I am glad that I did. It is a wonderful, savory side dish! I will definitely put this in my keeper file to make again."

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