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Mashed Potato Ghosts
Are you looking for something fun to serve your little ghosts and goblins? Why not make them these cute and tasty but not so scary mashed potato ghosts! Just make up a regular batch of mashed potatoes, add a few extra ingredients such as crisp bacon, chopped green onions and eggs. Pipe the mashed potatoes onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake.
Mashed Potato Ghosts are great served as part of this fantastic Halloween Dinner which includes Meatloaf Skull and Vampire Dip. Not only are these mashed potato ghosts cute, they’re tasty too.
- 4 pounds
large white potatoes
- 3/4 stick
unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 1 (14 oz) can
evaporated milk, plus more if needed
- 2 large
- salt and pepper,
green onions, thinly sliced, optional
- 4 tablespoons
crispy bacon, crumbled, optional
- black sesame seeds, caraway seeds,
or flax seeds (for eyes)
- potato masher or
- pastry bag with
2/4-inch plain tip
- large pot for
- Preheat oven to 375º F
- Place potatoes in a large pot. Cover with water; bring to a boil and boil over medium high heat until potatoes are fork tender about 30 to 40 minutes. Remove pan from heat and drain well. Add butter, milk, eggs, salt, pepper, green onions and bacon if using. Whip on high with an electric mixer until potatoes are creamy or mash potatoes with a potato masher until creamy. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
- When potatoes are cool enough to handle, spoon potatoes into pastry bag and pipe potatoes onto a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, in the shape of ghosts. Place two black sesame seeds, caraway seeds or flax seeds for the eyes.
- Bake in oven until potatoes are light brown.