1 of 101 in 1001: Garlic Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

I did it! One recipe down, one hundred to go πŸ™‚ I followed this recipe from Oh She Glows, and it was met with rave reviews at work’s Thanksgiving party yesterday.

Since there was such a crowd, I doubled OSG’s recipe. Here’s what you’ll need if you’re feeding an army:

  • 5 lb bag of potatoes
  • 1 Tbs. EVOO
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • One 15 oz. can of pumpkin
  • 2 handfuls of spinach, stems removed, leaves chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 Tbs. sea salt
  • ground black pepper


  1. Peel and chop your potatoes into chunks and boil in a large pot for 20-ish minutes, until they’re soft.
  2. Drain the potatoes and mash them up with a potato masher.
  3. Sautee your garlic in EVOO for a minute or so.
  4. Add oil, garlic, pumpkin, butter, milk, and salt to the potatoes.
  5. Mix them with a hand mixer until your potatoes are soft and fluffy.
  6. Use a spoon to mix in spinach.
  7. GO!

How cute are the place settings? Our hostess is brilliant πŸ™‚

We all had a great time celebrating Thanksgiving together before we head our separate ways next weekend. We enjoyed the typical thanksgiving dishes: turkey, squash, cranberry salad, bread…yum yum yum! And the desserts. I can’t even begin to tell you. They were amazing. I’m going to attempt to wrest recipes away from my housemates. If I do, I’ll share!

I wanna know: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

8 thoughts on “1 of 101 in 1001: Garlic Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

  1. Dutch Apple Pumpkin Pie. This is exactly as it sounds, a combination of Dutch Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie. Pumpkin Potatoes sounds like something I want to try. Thanks

    • It’s definitely the little things. I wish that I could take the credit for this idea, but it was all our office manager! I’m going to remember it and steal it if I have a dinner party next fall!

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