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Snowman Party Stew

 Snowman Party Stew
Youngsters will dig right into this playful potato-topped pie, loaded with ground beef and vegetables. The dashing details are easy to add after baking.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen vegetables for stew, divided
  • 1 can (10-1/4 ounces) beef gravy
    The perfect holiday side Pour it on this holiday with gravy from ALDI.
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (prepared with a small amount of milk)
  • 16 whole black peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup ketchup


  • In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  • Remove 24 peas and one carrot chunk from the stew vegetables; set
  • aside. Add the remaining vegetables to beef. Cook until vegetables
  • are thawed. Add gravy; mix well.
  • Pour into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Top with eight mashed potato
  • snowmen, using 1 tablespoon of potatoes for each head and 3
  • tablespoons for each body. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20
  • minutes.
  • Meanwhile, with a sharp knife, cut the reserved carrot into eight
  • strips. Insert one strip into each snowman for a nose. Place three
  • reserved peas on each for buttons. Add peppercorns for eyes. Drizzle
  • ketchup between head and body to form a scarf. Yield: 6-8
  • servings.
Editor's Note: If serving small children, remove the peppercorns.