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Mashed Pumpkin with Pumpkin Seeds

Staff Writer

Try this recipe for a different take on the traditional mashed potato. It's great to serve as a side dish for Thanksgiving. 

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Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 1 pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • Salt, to taste
  • Roasted, shelled pumpkin seeds


Heat oil in sauté pan and fry onions until translucent. Add garlic and fry until golden brown. Add pumpkin cubes and cumin and sauté for a minute or two.

Add 1/4 cup of water. Cover and cook at low heat until tender.

Remove from heat and mash with fork or potato masher. 

Top with roasted pumpkin seeds. 

Pumpkin Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.