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Chicken Nugget Mashed Potato Bowls

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Need a quick dinner idea for a couple of hungry kids?  You’ve got to try these Chicken Nugget Mashed Potato Bowls!

Chicken Nugget Mashed Potato Bowls -Kids love this simple meal!

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 -Kids love this meal!

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


  1. In the serving bowl, mix together the Mashed Potatoes and corn.
  2. Add chicken nuggets and top with gravy.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with shredded cheese.



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