CSA Cooking Show: Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Monster Mash

We did the mash, we did the pumpkin & sweet potato monster mash! Move over plain old mashed potatoes! Here are two NEW mashed vegetable recipes to add to your dinner rotations. First off, we have savory and garlicky Mashed Pumpkin and second, a sweeter Mashed Purple Sweet Potato. Both are loaded with vitamins and nutrients that will fuel you and your trick or treaters. Feel free to make one or both side dishes, but just know that the purple and bright orange colors look strikingly festive together for your Halloween dinner table. This recipe also teaches you how to create an edible spider and web to top of your mash! Try these with our recipe for Feetloaf and oh my gourd it’s smashingly delicious!

Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Monster Mash

 Pumpkin Mash Ingredients:

  • 1 small Kabocha/pumpkin                    
  • 4 cloves Garlic, whole and wrapper peeled
  • Hawaiian Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil

Pumpkin Mash Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Slice the pumpkin in half avoiding the stem then cut into 2 inch wedges. Scoop out the seeds and save for roasting if you’d like.
  3. On a baking sheet lined with foil or silicone mat, place your pumpkin, garlic cloves and drizzle it with olive oil and Hawaiian salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes then let it cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Using a spoon or knife, scoop out the pumpkin meat from the skin and place it into a big bowl or blender for mixing.
  6. Mash the pumpkin and garlic together with a mashing tool or combine in the blender till smooth.
  7. Optional: Serve on it’s own or with sweet potato mash (see below)

Sweet Potato Mash Ingredients:

  • 7 small or 2 large Purple Sweet Potato
  • 1 C. Heavy whipping cream, soy milk, or coconut milk
  • 1 Tbs. Butter
  • Coconut milk, for spider web
  • Olives, for spiders

Sweet Potato Mash Instructions:

  1. Place the coconut milk can into the fridge (this will thicken).
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes in half then boil in a pot of water for 20-30 minutes or until soft when poked with a fork.
  3. Drain the water out and remove the skin from the potatoes (it should come off easily).
  4. In a large mixing bowl or blender, mash the potatoes, butter, and milk until thick and creamy.
  5. Scoop out the mash into a serving plate.
  6. To make the spider web design, put about ⅓  cup of coconut milk into a ziplock and cut the corner.
  7. Squirt a circle of coconut milk onto the center of the mash. Draw 3 rings, each getting larger around the center circle.
  8. Drag a knife from the center to the outside circles to create a web effect.
  9. To make an olive spider use a whole olive for the body and half an olive for the head.
  10. Cut the olives into thin slices then cut it in half for the 8 legs.
  11.  Serve your spooky spider monster mash!

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