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.


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


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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