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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!

Chicken Nugget Mashed Potato Bowls

What a busy, busy week it’s been! Between all the kid’s activities and squeezing 2 weeks’ worth of work in one week, (heading out of town for a week) I’ve also had to get the entire house cleaned for hosting the family Thanksgiving festivities at my house when we get back from our trip.

Needless to say, there were not a lot of home-cooked meals happening. 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 that make a frequent appearance is 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.

Ok, that was doable, as I knew there was a full box of instant mashed potatoes and at least one package of gravy in the pantry. As I was pulling everything together, I thought it would be fun to make DIY Chicken Nugget Mashed Potato bowls (A-la KFC style.) Who remembers these?

kfc bowls

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!

Recipe Notes:

  • I purposefully left the ingredient amounts blank. Just use what you have on hand. This is a recipe that is easy to “eyeball” and throw together in just a few minutes.)
  • Yes, you can totally make everything from scratch and I am sure it will be awesome. Just do you. All homemade or premade from a box, I’m willing to bet your kids will enjoy these Chicken Nugget Mashed Potato Bowls.
  • Tyson makes a spicy chicken nugget that is super yummy in the bowls.


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Chicken Nugget Mashed Potato Bowls -Kids love this meal!

Chicken Nugget Mashed Potato Bowls

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Chicken Nugget Mashed Potato Bowls are delicious and so easy! Kids (and adults) will gobble them up.


  • 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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  1. Christy Gossett says:

    Wow! Those look delicious. My husband buys those from one of his favorite fast food joints often. I never thought of making them at home. #client

  2. I was just looking in my pantry at the leftover potatoes and wondering what I would do with them! Kroger had such a great deal on a 5 lb bag of potatoes last wk, but it's not a deal when you don't use up all of them! So, mashed potato bowls here we come!

  3. srpprcrftr says:

    That looks pretty tasty for a quicky meal. I'll have to show this to hubs as he runs out of ideas and asks me occasionally what he can fix. Yeah hubs does the cooking and has for several years now. I lost interest when I had to work long stressful hours and then a long crazy drive home in San Diego. All the kids were gone by then so it was just us. He asked one too many times what was for supper when I'd get home at 9:p.m. or later. I couldn't believe he'd sit there and wait for me to cook. Don't think so buddy. Then when I cooked he'd be grabbing the cooking tools out of my hands so he could do it better. He's retired now so it's good for him to have something to do. We'll see what he does with this meal. Happy Thanksgiving