Need a quick dinner idea for a couple of hungry kids? You’ve got to try these Chicken Nugget Mashed Potato Bowls!
What a busy, busy week it’s been! We had all of our normal activities (including both kids theater arts performances- at different times of course.) On top of that, I’d been preparing to go out of town for a week, so not only did I have to squeeze 2 weeks worth of work in one week, I also had to get the entire house cleaned and de-cluttered for hosting the family Thanksgiving festivities at my house when hubby and I get back from our trip… (curious about my trip? be sure to check out my Instagram feed at the bottom of the blog page.)
Needless to say, there were not a lot of home cooked meals last week. Due to lack of time and an attempt to keep my kitchen semi- clean, I mostly put together quick meals and stuff from the freezer. One of the items I had on hand was chicken nuggets! (Nuggets are a freezer staple if you have little ones.)
As I was getting ready to prepare the nuggets for dinner, my daughter came into the kitchen and announced she wanted mashed potatoes! I knew there was a full box of instant mashed potatoes and at least one package of gravy in the pantry, so I thought it would be fun to make DIY Chicken Nugget Mashed Potato bowls (A-la KFC style. Who remembers these?)
Can I just say these mashed Potato Bowls were awesome! I prefer country gravy over brown gravy and this brand was one of the best I’ve had. (It was a dry gravy mix- I don’t remember the brand, but I will check when I get home and update this post later. Update- it’s this one: Pioneer Brand Peppered Gravy Mix )
Chicken Nugget Mashed Potato Bowls:
- Prepared Mashed potatoes (instant or from scratch- as much as you want.)
- Prepared Gravy (country-style or brown, your preference)
- Chicken nuggets, cooked
- Handful of corn
- Shredded cheese
- Salt and pepper
- In the serving bowl, mix together the Mashed Potatoes and corn.
- Add chicken nuggets and top with gravy.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with shredded cheese.