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Mashed Pumpkin with Pumpkin Seeds


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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  • 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.