A creative way to dress up potatoes for Halloween – an easy and fun Halloween Potato Graveyard!
- 5 medium
- potatoes diced
- 3 long potatoes sliced with mandolin lengthwise
- ? cup of cheddar cheese
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon of pepper
- ½ cup of Almond/Regular Milk
- a few dashes of Italian seasoning
- *Summary of Directions*
- Here is a quick summary to start off with. Make some mashed potatoes, top with cheddar, and broil. Bake some potatoes slices with spooky coffin and tombstone shapes. Decorate, season, and enjoy!
- *Detail Instructions*
- Slice 5 medium potatoes and place in boiling water. Cook until soft and mashable.
- Slice 3 long potatoes with a mandolin.
- Cut with a knife or cookie cutter the shapes you want like tombstones and coffins.
- Drain the diced potatoes and then mash them.
- Add ½ cup of almond/regular milk.
- Salt and pepper to taste, if you would like.I would recommend ½ teaspoon of each.
- Smooth out the top of the mashed potatoes in an oven safe baking dish. Add ? cup of cheddar cheese to cover the top of the mashed potatoes.
- Broil in the oven for about 3 ½ minutes. Watch closely so the cheese doesn’t burn.
- Remove from the bowl from the oven, and then set the temperature to 400 degrees F.
- Top the cheese with your preferred Italian style spices. I used some fresh thyme, oregano powder, and freshly ground pepper.
- I think the spices add a bit of a windblown, leafy look.
- Place sliced and shaped potatoes on something like a cookie sheet with a little oil and salt.
- Bake in the oven at 400 degrees F for about 10 minutes.
- The potato slices are thin, so it shouldn't take too long for them be cooked all the way through.
- Remove the slices from the oven, and let them sit until they are cool enough to handle. I used a fork to cut a small slit in the cheddar cheese to place my tombstones in, because I don’t think they were sturdy enough on their own. Place the coffins or other shapes as you would like.
As I’ve already mentioned, we love Halloween! So I was so excited when we were asked to participated in the #SundaySupper’s Idaho®Potato Commission event. Potatoes are one of my favorite foods, and I think you can create such fun recipes with it. If you follow the Idaho Potato Commission Pinterest page, you can find even more fun recipes. My mom grew up in Idaho, so I was raised knowing that potatoes from Idaho are the best!
Last year we made a pumpkin potato recipe for a family party, so we decided to do something a little different this year. Forrest thought it would be fun to make a spooky halloween potatoes graveyard. Since he came up with the idea, I let him go at it. This recipe is seriously so easy, and it is perfect for children and adults alike. Be sure to follow the Idaho® Potato Commission on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more spooky potato ideas!
Fun and Spooky Potato Savory Bites:
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- A Roasted Potato Graveyard by Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Bloody Mary Potatoes by The Messy Baker
- Devilish Potato Mummies by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Halloween Baked Potato Skin Pizzas by Alida’s Kitchen
- Jack O’Lantern Shepherd’s Pie Stuffed Peppers by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Jalapeno Popper Chili Potato Mummies by Feed Me, Seymour
- Loaded Mashed Potato Spider Web Casserole by NeighborFood
- Mashed Potato Graves by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Mashed Potato Monsters by Ruffles & Truffles
- Monster Mash Potatoes by Curious Cuisiniere
- Roasted Potato Eyeballs by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Spooky Halloween Potatoes Graveyard by Clarks Condensed
- Spooky Spiderweb Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes by Rhubarb and Honey
- Stuffed Potato Spiders by Family Foodie
- Twice Baked Potato Graves by Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Twice Baked Potato Mummies Covered with Roaches by The Wimpy Vegetarian
Fun and Spooky Potato Sweet Treats:
- Chocolate Potato Skull Cake by Magnolia Days
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- Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash by Desserts Required
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Forrest lives in Colorado with the wonderful Katie Clark and their two sons. Forrest was raised in North Carolina, graduated from BYU with a degree in political science, and loves to dabble in lots different things. Plus, he is a big MLS fan.