Thanksgiving and mashed potatoes are meant to be together. Depending on the color combinations on your Thanksgiving plate, you may want to add this colorful and flavorful Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes.
Mashed potatoes is an addictive side-dish, and adding some flavor and color will make it even harder to resist. It is worth it though especially when you like to keep a color theme going.
There is very little extra work involved. Use your own recipe for making regular mashed potatoes. Then towards the end, where you would add butter, add Mascarpone cheese instead. This makes a creamier. Have a look at this recipe: Mashed Potatoes with Mascarpone.
At the same time add a couple of tablespoons of pumpkin (from a can). Salt and pepper and nutmeg are the spices I used. They may already be in your regular mashed potatoes recipe. So, please taste it first.
Decorate your Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes with some thyme and a little bit of butter. I know butter is not the best of ingredients, but everything is better with butter …. or was it bacon?
It goes without saying that this is not a specific Thanksgiving recipe; you can make if as long as you can buy pumpkin puree.
Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes
- 1 potatoes russet or yukon gold
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1.5 tablespoons pumpkin
- 1.5 tablespoons Mascarpone Cheese
- salt and pepper
- Peel the potato and cut it in cubes.
- Transfer to a pan with water and salt and cook until soft (not mushy).
- Mash the potato with a mixer, potato masher or whatever tool you are comfortable with.
- Add the milk and mix, creating a mash. Make sure it is not too thin.
- Add pumpkin and Mascarpone cheese and mix again.
- Taste and add salt, pepper and nutmeg.