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Mashed Potato Ghosts

This recipe is delicious. Make mashed potatoes or spoon into a buttered casserole dish, wither way they are wonderful.
Course Fun for Kids, Side Dish
Cuisine All-American
Keyword mashed, potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 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 egg yolks
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons crispy bacon crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, caraway seeds, or flax seeds (for eyes)
  • potato masher or electric mixer
  • pastry bag with 2/4-inch plain tip
  • baking sheet
  • large pot for boiling potatoes


  • Preheat oven to 375° 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.
  • 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.