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Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 These creamy Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes, made with pumpkin puree, light cream, and brown sugar, make a perfect Thanksgiving side dish.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: How to make whipped potatoes, pumpkin mashed potatoes recipe, pumpkin whipped potatoes
Servings: 6
Calories: 316 kcal
Author: Bernadette
  • 6 large Yukon Gold or yellow potatoes , peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 8 tablespoons butter ( 1 stick)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup light cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Peel and slice Yukon Gold or yellow potatoes around 1/4 inch thick. Place them in a large pot filled with cold water. Once all of the potatoes are sliced, drain the water out of the pot by tilting it and using a plate or colander place over the pot to keep the potatoes in the pot. Fill the pot once again, and drain again.

  2. Fill the pot again with water, and place on the stove over high heat. Bring to a boil and let boil until the potatoes are tender. Drain, keep the potatoes in the pot and return to the stove with the heat off.
  3. Lightly whip the potatoes on low using an electric hand mixer. You can also whip them in a stand mixer, and then return to the pot to finish on the stove.
  4. Add melted butter, pumpkin puree, and brown sugar. Whip again on low, stopping and checking for smoothness, until desired consistency is reached. Be careful not to over mix. 
  5. Once mixed, pour in light cream. Turn the heat back on to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until the cream is absorbed into the potatoes.
  6.  Spoon into a serving bowl and serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 529mg23%
Potassium 760mg22%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 10150IU203%
Vitamin C 39.7mg48%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.