Appetizers and Side dishes — By Ben on 06 November 2009
Mashed Pumpkin

Mashed pumpkin

I have never cooked a Thanksgiving dinner before, but this year we are going to have a Thanksgiving dinner for friends that can’t go home  so I need to start thinking about the menu. Besides the traditional Thanksgiving food I want to include some of my own recipes and food from other countries because I’ll have friends from all over the world. I started experimenting last night and I came up with this mashed pumpkin side dish. I thought it was pretty good, but Jon didn’t have any because he said he is getting tired of pumpkin, like such thing could be possible!  Take a look at the recipe and tell me what you think.

Mashed Pumpkin
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
  • •4 cups roasted pumpkin
  • •1/2 stick butter
  • •3 garlic cloves, minced
  • •1 cup milk
  • •1 tsp powder pepper
  • •1 tsp fresh basil
  • •1 tsp fresh rosemary
  • •1 tsp fresh sage
  • •1 tsp oregano
  • •ground cinnamon
  • •salt and pepper to taste
  1. Melt butter in a medium size pot over medium heat. Saute garlic and add pumpkin.
  2. Mash pumpkin when it starts to warm up.
  3. Mix in milk and spices and bring to a boil stirring constantly
  4. Reduce heat to low, season and simmer for 5 minutes, keep stirring.
  5. Serve as a side dish.
  6. I am using the last of my garden herbs and I added the powder pepper just to give it a little bit of a kick. I really liked this, but I am opened to suggestions. What about mixing some potatoes? Or using other kinds of ingredients?

Mashed pumpkin

¡Buen provecho!

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(13) Readers Comments

  1. Looks yummy…awesome click.

  2. HOla :), están estupendas tus fotos! Felicitaciones por la comida y las fotos.

  3. Call me goofy but I prefer non-traditional food on Thanksgiving and mom is forced to make Romanian dishes instead of turkey.

    We gutted about 4 pie pumpkins last week and besides having a ton of seeds we have about 8 cups of pumpkin the needs a use. Love this idea!!!

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