Pumpkin And Sweet Potato Mash With Ginger And Tumeric

I love looking for ways to add flavour and nutrient boosts to the food we make, and this combination works so well! The ginger gives this dish a kick and makes it the perfect winter warmer dish. Turmeric has a vibrant orange pigment, but quite a mild flavour, so you won't even notice you have used it.


  • One large sweet potato
  • Half butternut pumpkin*
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger OR 1 inch nob of fresh ginger finely grated (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Splash of olive oil (optional)


  1. Peel and dice sweet potato and pumpkin, and boil until cooked.
  2. Drain water, add ginger and mash (I use a stick blender)
  3. Season to taste.


Serves 2-4 as a side.

* You can use any type of pumpkin. I prefer butternut pumpkin because it is easier to chop!