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Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Transform boring mashed potatoes into a Fall inspired sweet and savory dish! Mash in a can of pumpkin puree to your potatoes (or sweet potatoes)
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 231 kcal


  • 2 1/2 pounds potatoes or sweet potatoes peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 15 ounce canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons miso paste or 1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • minced fresh chives or parsley optional
  • Additional maple syrup to drizzle


  • Put the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to boil, turn to heat to medium-low and cook potatoes for 20 minutes or until you can easily pierce with a fork. Make sure when you cook the potatoes, that the water is a very low boil (a bubble burp every couple of seconds) - a big, rolling boil will make your potatoes mushy. Drain water.
  • Mash the potatoes. Mash and stir in the remaining ingredients to the mashed potatoes until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Drizzle with a bit more maple syrup just before serving.


Regular or low-sodium miso paste is perfect. If you don't have miso paste, substitute with 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce.


Calories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 465mgPotassium: 960mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 11290IUVitamin C: 24.5mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 7.3mg
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