Mashed Potato Snowmen Recipe: Bring Back the Vegetable

mashed potato snowman

Photo by kmrtigger

Bring back the vegetable after the sweets-filled holiday season with these adorable Mashed Potato Snowmen from CafeMom kmrtigger.


CafeMom kmrtigger says, "To offset the treats with a little extra nutrition, create a frosty and edible friend, made completely of wholesome vegetables. Your child will have so much fun building and eating his snowman he won't even realize he's eating a serving of vegetables!"

Mashed Potato Snowmen by kmrtigger

3 russet potatoes
1/2 cup cooked, pureed cauliflower
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter
Fresh or frozen peas
Small, thin carrot sticks


  1. Wash, peel, and boil potatoes until soft.
  2. Drain cooked potatoes and place into a large bowl.
  3. Have your child use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until they're smooth.
  4. Help your child add the cauliflower puree, salt, and butter and mix until well-combined.
  5. Chill potatoes in the refrigerator for several hours.
  6. Using an ice cream or melon scoop, or clean hands, help your child form three balls out of the potato mixture for the snowman's body.
  7. Stack the scoops on top of each other, snowman-style, pressing them down gently to secure them in place.
  8. Add carrot sticks for the nose and arms, and peas for the eyes and mouth.
  9. Warm slightly in the microwave, if desired, then gobble him up before he "melts."

Makes 2-5 snowmen, depending on size.

Is the vegetable making a comeback in your home after the holidays?

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