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Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes (Dairy Free)

With just a hint of sweetness, these easy pumpkin mashed potatoes are a flavorful, dairy-free Thanksgiving side dish that everyone will enjoy.

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This recipe was my attempt to satisfy my daughter’s request for orange potatoes. I knew she meant sweet potatoes, but we didn’t have any so I asked her if she would help me make the potatoes orange by adding pumpkin. She was beyond pleased to help. So we spent the next ten minutes prepping the recipe. Things go a little slower with a 2 year old. She was peeling garlic – a task that she’s basically mastered at this point – and I peeled the potatoes. Then we slowly weighed each potato on the kitchen scale and transferred them to a strainer to be rinsed off before I cubed them.

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The result was nothing short of fantastic. It’s basically an orange version of garlic mashed potatoes, but I love that you’re getting some extra nutrients in there. It’s also a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, especially since there are a decent amount of people out there who strongly dislike sweet potatoes. Personally, I’m happy either way.

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The pumpkin also helps in the de-dairy-fication of the mashed potatoes by adding moisture and flavor. In fact, I used much less almond milk that I thought I would need. If you aren’t going dairy free, feel free to use regular milk and butter in place of the dairy-free margarine.

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Chives are totally optional, but I think they pair really well with the flavor of pumpkin – see my pumpkin and chive scalloped potatoes for reference – and they make an otherwise “ugly” dish look beautiful. A bit of parsley would also pretty it up. The choice is yours though.

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Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds peeled potatoes, cubed
  • 5 – 6 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup dairy free margarine
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan *affiliate link and cover with water.
  2. Liberally salt water and bring to a boil. Continue to cook until potatoes are fork tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain potatoes and return to pan. Add remaining ingredients and mash potatoes with a potato masher *affiliate link or hand mixer *affiliate link.

Nutrition
  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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    Julie
    October 13, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I love this dairy free Pumpkin Mashed potatoes. They look delicious and I am going to make them for Thanksgiving.

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