Halloween Sweet Potato Fun

Monday, October 16, 2017
Perfect for your picky vegetable eater! Halloween Sweet Potato is delicious and fun to make!

When you can't get the kids to eat any vegetables, make it fun by carving them out for fun shapes, perfect for Halloween fun!

You may also like our Stuffed Peppers Carved like a pumpkin~!

We have also done this with any kind of squash, carrots, fruits or vegetables that are easy to cut and I will also give you some tips on the harder ones to cut!






Carving Fruits and Vegetables for Holiday



What a fun family project this can be for any holiday not just Halloween if you're an artist and creative.

For softer vegetables and younger children just use a plastic knife, they work great on softer fruits like ripe pears and tomatoes

They can be dressed up with fancy greens and even added to a pretty salad with carved-out pieces of cheese.




Tips and Topping Suggestions


  1. Easy to Carve Vegetables and Fruits:
  2. tomatoes, pears,  peaches, eggplant, peppers, 
  3. Tips for Carving Harder Vegetable:
  4. When using potatoes, squash, or harder vegetables IE butternut, pumpkin, microwave them for 5 minutes, cool completely then carve them
  5. Use soft cheese and carve faces
  6. Apple carves out nicely but you must dip them in lemon juice to prevent browning as well as white potatoes and pears
  7. meat can be carved and molded into shapes and baked like a pumpkin head meatloaf, deli meats, thicker brats, or sausages
  8. after carving tomatoes, peppers they can be stuffed with chicken salad, egg salad, ham salad,  or baked with your favorite filling. Hamburger with tomato sauce and cheese is a favorite
  9. Desserts also can be cut into shapes using soft angel food or cupcakes
  10. Extra-large marshmallows


Ingredients You Can Use for Carving


  • white or sweet potatoes partially cooked in the microwave
  • carrots
  • soft fruits
  • peppers
  • tomatoes
  • soft cheese
  • eggplants
  • squash
  • oranges cut off the tops hollow out cut out the face and fill with fresh fruits



More Recipes To Try:


Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Squash

Stuffed Peppers

Twice Baked Potatoes




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Halloween Sweet Potato Fun

Halloween Sweet Potato Fun

Yield: 1
Author: Claudia1 Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 2 MinTotal time: 12 Min
Here is a fun project for kids and young at heart carving out vegetables for the holiday. Perfect when children are picky eaters.

Ingredients

  • Refer to the notes for other ideas:
  • Sweet potatoes
  • paring knife
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Melted Butter
  • Cinnamon and sugar mixture
  • Cutting board
  • Slice the potato top and bottom to be flat. 

Instructions

  1. Cut a round hole on the top center to add green leafy lettuce for the top.
  2. Microwave the potato for 2 minutes to soften.
  3. Cool slightly.
  4. Crave the potato as you would a pumpkin using triangular shapes for eyes nose and mouth. 
  5. You can make them scary or cute. (draw your design on there first with the edge of your knife.) 
  6. Place on the plate. 
  7. Brush with butter laying it down and sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar.
  8. Continuing baking, or microwave until the potato is cooked all the way through.

Notes:

Tips and Topping Suggestions


  1. Easy to Carve Vegetables and Fruits:
  2. tomatoes, pears, peaches, eggplant, peppers, 
  3. Tips for Carving Harder Vegetable:
  4. When using potatoes, squash, or harder vegetables IE butternut, pumpkin, microwave them for 5 minutes, cool completely then carve them
  5. Use soft cheese and carve faces
  6. Apple carves out nicely but you must dip them in lemon juice to prevent browning as well as white potatoes and pears
  7. meat can be carved and molded into shapes and baked like a pumpkin head meatloaf, deli meats, thicker brats or sausages
  8. after carving tomatoes, peppers they can be stuffed with chicken salad, egg salad, ham salad, or baked with your favorite filling. Hamburger with tomato sauce and cheese is a favorite
  9. Desserts also can be cut in shapes using soft angel food or cupcakes
  10. Extra-large marshmallows


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