Halloween season is approaching, and I can hardly wait!!! From haunted houses to scary movies to creepy costume parties, we are ALL about them in this household. And of course, there is one component of Halloween fun we can’t forget: frightful food. Today, I am sharing a deliciously creepy recipe (and a video too!) for some mashed potato monsters!
Do you host Halloween parties at your home (or attend them)? Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for, and although we haven’t hosted a party in a few years, it’s on the list for 2014! I love that you can extend your spooky decor all the way through to your food, and the Sunday Supper crew is here today to give you some spooky inspiration using Idaho® potatoes!
So: on to the recipe! These little mashed potato monsters are not only creepy, but they are delicious to snack on as well! You’ve got creamy Idaho® potatoes (enhanced with pesto and goat cheese) coated in french fried onions, which are then transformed into monsters of all sizes. They’re quick and easy to put together, and fun for the whole family! You can prepare them in advance and store in the refrigerator, so there is less stress when it comes to party time!
Personally, I served my mashed potato monsters cold, but you could easily warm them up as well. I would suggest rolling the mashed potatoes in the french fried onions, then warming them in the oven (only warm them through: you don’t want to dry out the potatoes with overcooking). You could then insert the eyes and the tongue into each monster after they come out of the oven. Whatever works best for your party!
So – are you already pondering options for spooky Halloween food? What will you be serving up?
This post is sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission. All opinions are my own. Make sure you check out Idaho® Potatoes’ website, chat with them on Twitter, like them on Facebook, see what inspires them on Pinterest, and look at their recent snaps on Instagram!
For even more inspiration, check out Sunday Supper’s Fun and Creepy Halloween Recipes Pinterest board!
And of course, be sure you check out ALL of the amazingly spooky recipes created by the Sunday Supper team today!
Fun and Spooky Potato Savory Bites:
- A Bowlful of Creepy Crawlies by kimchi MOM
- 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 Chili Stuffed Potato Mummies by Feed Me, Seymour
- Loaded Mashed Potato Spider Web Casserole by NeighborFood
- Mashed Potato Grave 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
- Roasted Potato Graveyard by Take A Bite Out of Boca
- 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
- Potato Candy Spiders by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash by Desserts Required
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Awesome video and awesome recipe too!
SO cute, Katie! And your monsters sound delish!!!
You can’t go wrong with mashed potatoes!
OK, you did an amazing job here! The video, the recipe…a complete winner. You’re so comfortable in front of the camera and you made the recipe so easy to understand. Such an awesome post for #SundaySupper and Idaho® potato. Kudos!
Thanks so much Renee!!!!
These are absolutely adorable!
Thanks so much Denise!
How adorable your little monsters are! What a creative idea! I love the video Katie!
Appreciate it, Jennifer!! 🙂
Loved the video, You looked so devilish making these! Perfect Halloween treat!
Haha – thanks for the kind words Cindy!
These are absolutely adorable and clever. Love your video!
Thanks Jennie! 🙂
Fantastic idea for a Halloween app! So, so cute!!!
So fun to make – I really need to have a Halloween party with them!
omg … these are adorable … and they sound amazing too!
And great job on the video! Impressive!
Thanks so much Kimberly!
Have you thought about your own cooking show?! Because I’d certainly watch. You are so cute and personable! And these monsters are so perfect. I love them!
Thank you so much for the sweet comment Kim! You never know what could happen…. 😉
Katie these are SO cute!!! I love the pepper tongue haha this is definitely up there as one of the most creative Halloween foods I’ve ever seen!
Why thank you my friend! I love roasted red peppers, so it seemed like a great choice to add into the mix!
Oh my goodness! I already knew these were cute but they sound so yummy too! Goat cheese and french fried onions?? YES PLEASE!
Oh yes – they were seriously tasty in addition to being fun to look at! I forgot how good french fried onions were…
Too ding dang cute!!! I love them 🙂
Katie, These are just adorable! Kids and adults a like will love them at any Halloween party. Fried onions & mashed potatoes = yum!
Very creative and awesome video!
Great recipe, great post, great video. That’s what I call a winning combination!!!
Katie, I just can’t get over these. So cute and funny, and sound tasty too!
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