Heart-Healthy Idaho® Potato Pumpkin and Pepita Patties

Idaho® Potato Pumpkin and Pepita Patties deliver a dose of sweet heat in every bite.


  • 3 cups instant Idaho® potato flakes, divided
  • 1½ cups skim milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup egg substitute, divided
  • ¾ cup shelled, unsalted, roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, using a whisk or wooden spoon, combine 2 cups of the potato flakes with the milk, pumpkin, ⅓ cup of the egg substitute, the pepitas and the seasonings. Mix until well blended; set aside.
  2. Place the remaining ⅔ cup egg substitute in a small bowl. Place the remaining 1 cup of potato flakes into a pie plate.
  3. Heat a 10˝ skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
  4. Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop the reserved potato-pumpkin batter into your clean hands and form into 2½˝ wide patties.
  5. Dip each patty into the egg substitute, then into the potato flakes, coating both sides. Repeat until you have enough to fill the skillet.
  6. Fry the patties in the hot skillet, cooking until golden brown on each side. Coat the skillet with more cooking spray if the patties begin to stick.
  7. Transfer cooked patties to a platter.
  8. Continue to form and fry patties until all the batter is used.
  9. Serve patties warm or at room temperature.



Serving suggestion: Top with a little whole berry cranberry sauce, if desired. Heart-Check certification does not apply to serving suggestions.

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Yield: 8 servings; 1 patty per serving
Calories: 190
Sodium: 320 mg
Fat: 6 g
Protein: 10 g
Cholesterol: 0

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