Mashed Snakes

Mashed Snakes

Have slithering good fun turning basic mashed potatoes into silly green serpents.

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

16

servings

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)
  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.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
Use whatever food color you like to color these sneaky snakes.
Save time by using purchased mashed potatoes instead of making them from scratch.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 40
    • (Calories from Fat 15),
  • Total Fat 1 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 45mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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 Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.