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9 Monster Mashes

By • October 29, 2013 • 4 Comments

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So you want to throw a Halloween party and you want to feed your guests. Something spooky, scary. Maybe there's a werewolf bar mitvah theme -- maybe everything has to be an ironic Wes Anderson reference or else everyone has to leave. Maybe you've put a ban on any costume that begins with "sexy". Maybe that's not such a bad idea.

And maybe you don't like candy. You don't want to make it yourself, and stepping into CVS gives you the heebie-jeebies. You don't find fun-sized treats very fun. What's a host to do?

Throw a Monster Mash party, that's what. Mash every vegetable in sight -- the nine recipes below should get you off to a good start -- and broadcast the same song over your speakers all evening. Take your pick of costumes: Frankenstein, Dracula, Zombie anything. Unfortunately we don't have a recipe for a graveyard smash, but this cocktail should make a fine replacement. 

Carrots Cooked Forever a la Roy Finamore by Merrill Stubbs

Carrots Cooked Forever on Food52

 

Vegan Lentil Shepherd's Pie by Gena Hamshaw

Vegan Shepherd's Pie on Food52

 

Sweet Potato & Parsnip Mash by hardlikearmour

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Mash on Food52

 

Autumn Celeriac Puree by Sonali aka the Foodie Physician

Celeriac Puree on Food52

  

Potato Mash with Leek Confit and Bacon by inpatskitchen

Potato Mash with Bacon and Leek Confit

 

Mashed Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes by ashleyza

Mashed Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

  

Parsnip and Potato Mash by Merrill Stubbs

 

Butternut Squash Puree by Amanda Hesser

Butternut Squash Purée on Food52

 

Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions by Sonali aka the Foodie Physician

Mashed Potatoes on Food52

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11 months ago bethan

Try beer mash, just take your usual standard mash and add a bit of dark ale or porter, if you're feeling extra fancy then you can top this off with mature cheddar!

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11 months ago Marian Bull

Marian is Food52's Associate Editor.

Wow, I'll have to try that! I love beer.

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11 months ago Emily

Oh my goodness, these look so yummy! What a creative, healthful alternative to mashed potatoes.

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11 months ago Marian Bull

Marian is Food52's Associate Editor.

Thanks, Emily!