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Mashed Snakes

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Mashed Snakes
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 16
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Have slithering good fun turning basic mashed potatoes into silly green serpents.
Updated Oct 29, 2009

Ingredients

  • 3 medium potatoes (about 1 lb), peeled, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • Salt to taste
  • 10 drops green food color
  • 6 drops yellow food color
  • 4 small pimiento-stuffed olives, sliced
  • 8 pimiento slices (from olives)

Steps

  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, place potatoes; add enough water just to cover potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 18 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain. Mash potatoes with potato masher or electric mixer on medium speed. Add butter and milk. Stir until light and fluffy. Add salt. Stir in food color.
  • 2
    Place mashed potatoes in gallon-size resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut about 1-inch hole in 1 corner of bag. Pipe “snakes” onto serving plates. Place 2 olive slices on one end of snake for eyes. Cut pimiento in half for snake tongue. Serve immediately.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Use whatever food color you like to color these sneaky snakes.
  • tip 2
    Save time by using purchased mashed potatoes instead of making them from scratch.

Nutrition Information

40 Calories, 1 1/2g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 6g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
40
Calories from Fat
15
Total Fat
1 1/2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Potassium
95mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
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; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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