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Spooky Spuds

Almost too cute to eat
Spooky Spuds
Courtesy of the Idaho Potato Commission

This Halloween, turn a baked Idaho® potato into a spooky, edible creature. Have plenty of fresh vegetables on hand and watch the kids' creativity take over.

Recipe courtesy of the Idaho Potato Commission

Ready in
45 m
10 m
(prepare time)
35 m
(cook time)


For dramatic purposes, small chili peppers were used in photography for nose, arms and feet. Chili peppers vary in degree of heat and some may be too hot for children.


  • 1 baked Idaho® potato per person
  • Assorted raw vegetables, recommended:
  • Eggplant for hat
  • Bright red, yellow, green bell pepper slices for nose, mouth, arms and feet
  • Corn kernels for eyes
  • Carrot slices for hair
  • Additional suggestions: baby carrots, sugar snap peas, peas, olives, cucumbers


After baking, let potato cool to touch.

Select vegetables to create spooky spud character and choose approximate location where to attach on potato.

Create a small hole* deep enough in the potato to secure vegetables.

Gently press the vegetables into the hole (for smaller vegetables a small dab of honey can be used to secure vegetables).

Enjoy spooky spud before digging into potato.

*Note: Small impression may be made in potato with the tip of a turkey baster.