Allen Dikker of Potatopia’s Better-for-You Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

Allen Dikker of Potatopia’s Better-for-You Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes
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Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes
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Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

As the temperature dwindles throughout the fall, farmer’s markets and grocery stores stock up with seasonal produce, and comfort foods are in full focus. Allen Dikker, the owner and creator of the all-potato concept restaurant, Potatopia, is well versed in comfort foods, and has created this pumpkin-potato mashup to make the transition into the season an enjoyable one.

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4
Servings
715
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Makes 4 servings (3/4 cup each)

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound medium baking potatoes, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 Cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 Tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 Cup fat-free milk
  • Sage leaves, to garnish

Directions

In a covered large saucepan, cook the potatoes and garlic in enough boiling water to cover until the potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes; drain. Mash with a potato masher or beat with an electric mixer on low speed until nearly smooth. Beat in the canned pumpkin, cream cheese, butter, salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Gradually add the milk, beating until light and fluffy. Return to the saucepan to heat through.

If desired, spoon mashed potatoes into miniature pumpkin bowls and garnish with sage leaves.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
51%
Sugar
64g
71%
Saturated Fat
20g
83%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
84g
65%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
543µg
78%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin E, added
1mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
210mg
21%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
42µg
11%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
48mg
15%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
125mg
18%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
296mg
20%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
57g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.