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Mashed Potato Ghosts

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  • 5 cups mashed Idaho potatoes
  • Wax paper
  • 1/2 cup small black olives


  1. Cut ghost shapes out of wax paper to use as templates.
  2. Place templates on serving dish or cookie sheet. Use rubber spatula to mold 1/2 to 1 cup potatoes into each ghost shape.
  3. Slice olives to create circular shapes to be used for eyes and mouth.
  4. To warm Mashed Potato Ghosts, microwave on HIGH for 2 to 4 minutes on microwavable plate.
  5. If using oven, place potatoes on cookie sheet and re-heat at 350 degrees F, loosely covered with foil, for 7 to 8 minutes or until heated through.

A favorite recipe from the Idaho Potato Commission.