Pumpkin Mash


by: Arturo Feliz-Camilo

Well, Dominicans like mashes a lot, especially for breakfasts and dinners. The most common and popular or course is the legendary “mangú” (pronounced /man-goo/) but there are many others that we prepare and highly favor. One of them is the pumpkin mash. Please bear in mind that the Dominican Pumpkin is not exactly the same variety found in other places and especially not the common variety found in the United States. It’s not particularly sweet and the mash is consumed very similarly to how mash potatoes are in the US. When you get a very creamy pumpkin (good) you don’t need a lot of help. When you get a watery one (bad) it’s hard to make a good mash. Nevertheless, things that you use to try to help the mash a bit when your pumpkin is not optimal are: evaporated milk, buttermilk, cream cheese, etc. In this case, we’re getting amazing pumpkins from our farm (yes, we have a farm, which is why we’re publishing a bit less now!) and they don’t need that much help.


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serves: 4

Amazing pumpkins

whole milk



Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Mash

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories: 201

  • Total Fat: 16.3 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 10.2 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 48.6 mg
  • Sodium: 762.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.1 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  •     Sugars: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 5 g

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1.  Really? LOL. Just boil, puree and mix to a creamy perfect mash. We serve with vinaigrette onions on top and fried eggs, salami or fried cheese.

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Amanda L


This was super tasty