Christmas Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Mash

Turning one of the best fall recipe ideas of mashed sweet potatoes into a Christmas special with pumpkin, seasoned with umami punch from miso and creamy richness from french butter.

 

The light and natural sweetness from the sweet potatoes and pumpkin balances out any heavy flavours from Christmas Classics like Pork Roll and Spatchcock Roast Chicken.

 

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  • Servings: 6 - 8 pax

  • Time: 20 mins

  • Skill: Easy

Ingredients:

  1. 1.5kg Sweet potato

  2. 750g Pumpkin

  3. 100g Butter

  4. 2 tbsp Maple syrup

  5. 2 tbsp Miso

  6. Salt and Pepper

  7. 2 tbsp Salt

Steps:

  1. Cut sweet potato and pumpkin into smaller chunks of about the same size, pumpkin slightly bigger.

  2. In a large pot of boiling water, add 2 tbsp of salt. Add sweet potato and pumpkin. Boil for about 15 minutes until a knife runs through smoothly into the sweet potatoes.

  3. Strain and set aside to let the moisture evaporate.

  4. Put sweet potatoes and pumpkin through a potato ricer into another pot.

  5. While still hot, add butter, maple syrup, miso, salt and pepper. Mix evenly and adjust salt to taste.

  6. Heat up in a pot, mixing constantly before serving.

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