Adventurous Side Dishes to Serve This Holiday Season: Ginger-Curry Pumpkin Mash

Posted on 11/16/2012

Looking to add to your recipe repertoire this holiday season? Spice up run-of-the-mill side dishes with this recipe for Ginger-Curry Pumpkin Mash. It’s delicious alterative to ordinary mashed potatoes and will add color, exotic flavor to your holiday side dish selection.



1 (2 ½ pound) baking or butternut pumpkin, trimmed, cleaned and cut into 2-inch wedges

1 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp curry powder

1 tbl butter

¼ cup vegetable stock

Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Place pumpkin wedges on baking sheet and bake in oven under tender, 40 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly.
  3. When pumpkin is cool enough to handle, scoop out flesh and transfer to a large bowl. Discard skin. Add ginger, curry and butter and vegetable stock; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Using a potato masher or handheld mixer, beat until smooth. Transfer to a serving dish.