Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Normally potatoes are too starchy-carby for a flat-belly plan, but when timed correctly they can be a delicious addition to any healthy eating plan.

Having potatoes on your cheat days is usually a better choice than something sugary or full of grains.  And this pumpkin mashed potatoes recipe is a great, healthy way to bump your carbs.

This recipe makes 4 servings.



  • 1 lb medium baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp ground sage
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup 1% milk

Cooking Directions:

Place quartered potatoes and garlic in a large pot.  Fill with enough water to cover them.

Heat the pot until water boils and keep boiling on medium-high heat for 20 minutes (or until potatoes are tender).

Drain the potatoes and mash with a potatoes masher (or with a mixer on low speed) until nearly smooth.

Beat in the pumpkin puree, sea salt, pepper, and cream cheese.

Slowly add the milk, beating until everything is fluffy.

Reheat over low heat for five to eight minutes, and serve warm.

Nutrition Info (per serving): 100 Calories, 2.5g fat, 16g carbohydrate, 3g protein

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