Recipe courtesy of Allen Dikker, the owner and creator of the all-potato concept restaurant, Potatopia.
Allen Dikker of Potatopia’s Better-for-You, Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time: 15 mins
- 1 pound medium baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon butter or tub-style vegetable oil spread
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 cup fat-free milk
In a covered large saucepan, cook potatoes and garlic in enough boiling water to cover for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain. Mash with a potato masher or beat with an electric mixer on low speed until nearly smooth. Beat in canned pumpkin, cream cheese, butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Gradually add milk, beating until light and fluffy. Return to saucepan; heat through.
If desired, spoon mashed potatoes into Miniature Pumpkin Bowls and garnish with sage leaves. Makes 4 servings (3/4 cup each)
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