Mashed Potato Grave
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Easy,scary Halloween mashed potatoes that look like a grave site with two tiny mashed potato ghosts.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 lbs. Russet Idaho┬« potatoes, peeled, diced
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup non-fat milk
  • brown food coloring
  • 1 thin slice of raw potato (for tombstone)
  • Red Food Coloring Pen
  • 6 peppercorns
  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the potatoes. Cook until fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Place the potatoes in a bowl, add butter and milk. Beat until combined. Reserve about ½ cup of potato (this is to make ghosts). Add brown food coloring until it is the color you desire. Note: You want the potatoes thick, not runny. You can also add salt and pepper too.
  3. Place the potatoes on a plate to make a long mound to resemble a grave. Take once slice of raw potato and with a red food coloring pen, write Rip on the sliced potato. Stick the sliced potato at the end of the mound to look like a grave.
  4. Take the reserved potatoes and place in a baggie. Pipe half the mixture onto a plate or parchment paper, to resemble a ghost. I shaped it up to look like a ghost. Add 2 peppercorns for the eyes and 1 peppercorn for the mouth. Do the same with remaining potatoes.
  5. This dish will get cold while making. I reheated it in the microwave for about 1½ minutes to warm up for serving.
Calories: 124, Fat: 1, Cholesterol: 3, Sodium: 32, Potassium: 674, Carbs: 25, Fiber: 4, Sugar: 2.6, Protein: 3.2
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Serving size: ¼ of the recipe
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