Pumpkin Sage Bacon Mashed Potatoes Thanksgiving Recipe

Thanksgiving is almost here! We’re counting down the days until we can get our turkey on here at B+C. We’ve also been trying to think up fun, new twists on some of our T-Day faves. First up? Mashed potatoes. We’re kicking up our standby mashed potato recipe with pumpkin, sage AND bacon. YEP. PREPARE YOURSELVES.

Pumpkin Sage Bacon Mashed Potatoes Thanksgiving Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds russet potatoes
  • 10 Tablespoons salted butter
  • sage
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12-15 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

1. Bring a large pot of water to boil over medium heat. Peel and chop potatoes. Add to the boiling water and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain and set aside in a large bowl.

2. While the potatoes are boiling, heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add butter, and heat until melted. Add sage to the warm butter (we used 15 leaves or so). Cook over medium heat until the butter begins to brown and the sage leaves are crisp, about 3-5 minutes. Transfer the sage leaves to a paper towel.

3. Add whole milk and heavy whipping cream to the butter. Stir until warmed through. Mash potatoes. Add the milk and butter mixture to the mashed potatoes. Fold in the bacon, pumpkin puree and salt and pepper.

4. Spoon the mashed potatoes into a bowl and top with more bacon and a few fried sage leaves. Enjoy!

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Bring a large pot of water to boil over medium heat. Peel and chop potatoes. Add to the boiling water and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain and set aside in a large bowl. While the potatoes are boiling, heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add butter and heat until melted. Add sage to the warm butter (we used 15 leaves or so). Cook over medium heat until the butter begins to brown and the sage leaves are crisp, about 3-5 minutes. Transfer the sage leaves to a paper towel. Add whole milk and heavy whipping cream to the butter. Stir until warmed through.

Pumpkin Sage Bacon Mashed Potatoes Thanksgiving Recipe

Mash potatoes!

Pumpkin Sage Bacon Mashed Potatoes Thanksgiving Recipe

Add the milk and butter mixture to the mashed potatoes.

Pumpkin Sage Bacon Mashed Potatoes Thanksgiving Recipe

Fold in the bacon, pumpkin puree and salt and pepper.

Pumpkin Sage Bacon Mashed Potatoes Thanksgiving Recipe

Spoon the mashed potatoes into a bowl and top with more bacon and a few fried sage leaves.

Pumpkin Sage Bacon Mashed Potatoes Thanksgiving Recipe

There you have it! Easy, right?

Pumpkin Sage Bacon Mashed Potatoes Thanksgiving Recipe

This might be the prettiest bowl of mashed potatoes we’ve ever seen.

Pumpkin Sage Bacon Mashed Potatoes Thanksgiving Recipe

We had to call in some B+C staffers for a potato party. Can you blame us? ;)

Recipe Development and Food Styling: Francesca Bean

Styling: Hayley Bramble

Photography: Chris Andre

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