Mashed Potato Monster Faces

Corn kernels, green onion curls, and other tidbits turn into wickedly funny faces on ready-made mashed potatoes.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 4

Ingredients

3/4
cup milk
2
cups water
3
tablespoons margarine or butter
1
pouch (4.7 oz) homestyle creamy butter mashed potatoes

Ingredients for faces, as listed below

Eyes: peas, corn kernels, mushrooms, olive halves
Eyelashes: herbs
Eyebrows: ripe olive slices, zigzag-cut bell pepper
Nose: pickle, sliced radish
Teeth: carrot wedges
Mouth: red bell pepper slice
Ears: corn kernels, broccoli florets
Hair: shredded cheese, broccoli florets, shredded carrots, green onion curls
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk, water and margarine to a rapid boil over medium-high heat (watch carefully to avoid boilover).
  • 2 Remove from heat. Stir in potatoes just until well blended. Let stand 4 to 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cut 4 pieces plastic wrap, about 9x12 inches each. Line insides of 4 (6-oz) custard cups with plastic wrap; spray with cooking spray. Divide potatoes evenly among custard cups. Press firmly; turn upside down onto individual serving plates.
  • 4 Remove plastic wrap from each potato mound; choose from suggested ingredients above to make faces. Serve immediately.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving (Prepared Potatoes Only)
    Calories
    180
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    Trans Fat
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    450mg
    450%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    22g
    22%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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