Mashed Pumpkin

We all enjoy mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and squash so why not mash your pumpkin after using it for decorative purposes. Pumpkin has wonderful flavor with a hint of sweetness that pairs perfectly with pork dishes. Be careful when cutting the pumpkin because they are very dense. If you have any leftovers try my Pumpkin Spice Pancakes.

Ingredients

1 – 2 1/2 to 3 lb. pumpkin peeled, seeds removed and cut into 2 inch pieces about 8 cups after cutting
Non-stick cooking spray
2 tablespoons of Smart Balance brand butter or regular butter
2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons of milk
1/2 teaspoon of Kosher salt
Garnish (optional)
A sprig of fresh herbs
A dash of poultry seasoning

Technique

Peel, remove seeds and cut pumpkin into one to two inch pieces. Place on a baking sheet (s) sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and spray pumpkin again with cooking spray. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 20 – 30 minutes or until fork tender. In a large bowl add remaining ingredients except for garnish and mash to desired consistency. Transfer to another bowl if desired and garnish if using and serve family style.

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