Sweet & Sour Monster Smash Potatoes

Sweet and Sour Monster Smash

Sweet and Sour Monster Smash

Cinnamon-infused and slightly sweet pumpkin paired with savory chive and sour cream flavored purple Peruvian potatoes brings you the best of both worlds. And the contrast of orange and purple offers a striking presentation to serve on Halloween. Each 1/2 cup serving provides 7 grams fiber and is low in sodium. The color of the potatoes comes naturally from an antioxidant called anthocyanins, which has beneficial anti-inflammatory effects on the body.

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Sweet & Sour Monster Smash Potatoes

For the pumpkin:
1 1/4 pound sugar pie pumpkin (about 4 inches tall)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon vegan buttery tub spread, or use butter
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper

For the potatoes:
1 pound purple Peruvian potatoes (about 6 medium), cut into bite-size pieces
2 tablespoons light sour cream
1 tablespoon chopped chives or green parts of scallions, plus additional for garnishing
1/8 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Light sour cream for dolloping

To make the pumpkin: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut 1/2 inch off the top of the stem end of the pumpkin, then cut the pumpkin into halves. Scoop out the seeds and pulp with a spoon, then cut the pumpkin into eighths. Place the pieces flesh side down on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silpat for easier clean up. Bake until fork tender, about 45 minutes. Scrape the flesh from the skins, placing the flesh in a food processor. Add sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt and pepper, and puree until smooth.

To make the potatoes: Cover the potatoes completely with water. Bring to a boil, add a pinch of salt to the water, and simmer until fork tender, about 8 minutes. Drain. Return potatoes to the pot on low heat, stirring in sour cream, chives, salt and pepper.

Gently stir the pumpkin into the potatoes. To serve, dollop with sour cream and garnish with chives.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Makes 6 servings, 1/2 cup each

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 181 calories, 1 g total fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 121 mg sodium, 2 mg cholesterol, 41 g total carbohydrate (7 g fiber), 4 g protein, 32% DV iron, 5% DV calcium, 71% DV Vitamin A, 23% DV Vitamin C

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Sweet and Sour Monster Smash Potatoes | Michelle Dudash

Sweet & Sour Monster Smash Potatoes

Sweet and Sour Monster Smash

By Michelle Dudash, Chef and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Published: October 22, 2015

  • Yield: 3 cups (6 Servings)
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Ready In: 1 hr 5 mins

Cinnamon-infused and slightly sweet pumpkin paired with savory chive and sour cream flavored purple Peruvian Potatoes brings you the best of both worlds.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. To make the pumpkin: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut 1/2 inch off the top of the stem end of the pumpkin, then cut the pumpkin into halves. Scoop out the seeds and pulp with a spoon, then cut the pumpkin into eighths. Place the pieces flesh side down on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silpat for easier clean up. Bake until fork tender, about 45 minutes. Scrape the flesh from the skins, placing the flesh in a food processor. Add sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt and pepper, and puree until smooth.
  2. To make the potatoes: Cover the potatoes completely with water. Bring to a boil, add a pinch of salt to the water, and simmer until fork tender, about 8 minutes. Drain. Return potatoes to the pot on low heat, stirring in sour cream, chives, salt and pepper.
  3. Gently stir the pumpkin into the potatoes. To serve, dollop with sour cream and garnish with chives.

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