Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

Bring some excitement to the table with these Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes and get ready to have everyone asking for more!

Garlic Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes have been a favorite of mine since I could remember.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner and it being pumpkin-mania time.

I thought I’d add some pumpkin goodness into my mashed potatoes.

I thought taste testing cookies were fun, well this just made for a very happy tummy.

Pumpkin Mashed Potato Printable Recipe

Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes
  • 12 medium Idaho Potatoes
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups Whole Milk: *be sure to cut off your Real California Seal, I'm going to tell you why in a minute!
  • 1 cup First Street Sour Cream*
  • 4 Tablespoons First Street Butter*
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • ¼ teaspoon ground clove
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  1. Peel and cut potatoes, cover with water bring to a boil add a some salt, cook until tender. Drain potatoes. Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil and garlic in pan on stove, do not over cook it or it will become bitter, just heat it up until the garlic is not translucent Add garlic to potatoes along with milk,butter, sour cream and pumpkin. Beat on high with hand mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir in two teaspoons salt, ¼ teaspoon clove and ¼ teaspoon ginger.

This is the perfect recipe for people who don’t like gravy, can’t make gravy, or forget to make gravy on Thanksgiving day.

They don’t need added butter or gravy, just salt and pepper to taste.

If you visit the California Milk Advisory Boards website I see there are printable coupons, don’t miss out on those.

I recently attended an event with the CMAB and made a new friend:

He was the hit at the party! We had a fun evening learning about the benefits of milk. Some of which I was surprised to know. In the East Coast skim milk is often referred to as blue milk, it has a blueish tint, almost translucent. In California they add non fat milk solids into the skim milk and it really white in comparison.

You do know how much I LOVE pumpkin. Don’t you? 

This project has been compensated, all opinions are my own, those are priceless.

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  1. 1

    Ooooh these sound really good!

  2. 2

    Sounds like a great way to make those mashed potatoes healthier! I love adding pumpkin to everything in the fall.

  3. 3

    If I could I would add pumpkin to everything! Great photo of you and Bessie, or whatever her name is.

  4. 4

    Love this idea! I never get sick of pumpkin!

  5. 5

    This sounds amazing! I love the idea of adding pumpkin!

  6. 6

    This looks so creamy and wonderful

  7. 7

    You, my friend, are the pumpkin queen!!

  8. 9

    So, I really shouldn’t have looked at this since I’m pretty darn hungry. Looks marvelous!

  9. 10

    What a great idea, love this combination. And what a great cause. Thanks for sharing this!

  10. 11

    This sounds awesome. Lots of garlic too. Just the way I like it.

  11. 12

    That’s such a creative idea! I just made mashed potatoes myself last night…pumpkin would have been a great addition. :-)

  12. 13

    I love mashed potatoes but would have never thought to add pumpkin to them. Great recipe Diane and a great picture of you and your new friend. What a view behind you.

  13. 14

    How interesting! Cannot wait to try this one!

  14. 15

    I’d never think to mix pumpkin with mashed potatoes, will have to give it a try!

  15. 16

    I am not usually a mashed potato kind of gal. With pumpkin the game changes. Looks amazing!

  16. 17

    Ah yes, I can tell how much you love pumpkin!

  17. 18

    how creative

  18. 19
    Iva | in my kitchen says:

    yumm! i love pumpkin and its good to see a savoury one instead of having an overload of sweet pumpkin desserts :)

  19. 20
    Squash Blossom Babies says:

    WOW! What a great idea! I can’t wait to try this!

  20. 21

    Love love love this side dish! It’s a total genius idea!

  21. 22

    I love this idea with the little hint of cloves and ginger…you are a genius! A pumpkin loving genius.

  22. 23

    Oh Diane, This recipe makes me want to kiss your face! Sounds ridiculously good!

  23. 24

    What a great idea!

  24. 25

    Love the addition of pumpkin!

  25. 26

    What a great take on mashed potatoes. They look so smooth and creamy.

  26. 27

    Oh Diane…this is right up my alley. I love love love this recipe. And you look pretty darned cute with the jersey cow. 😉


  27. 28

    Your mashed potato recipe sounds amazing, Diane! Pinned!

  28. 29
    Roxana GreenGirl says:

    I never get tired of pumpkin dishes! Loving this mashed potatoes!

  29. 30

    Smart thinking! Love the pumpkin & garlic add ins!

  30. 31

    These look smashing!!


  31. 33

    I would never have thought about paring these two … and I adore PUMPKIN!

  32. 34

    I’m making these right now, yum! Perhaps I’m misreading the recipe, but it doesn’t say when to add the butter. Help please!

    • 35

      I’m so sorry Melanie, add the butter along with the milk, sour cream etc, I’m sure you figured it out my now.

      If you have a question in the future you will get a quicker response if you email me directly :) as I don’t receive email notifications of comments but try to check to see if there are questions to be answered frequently throughout the day.

      Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)


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