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Mashed Potatoes Leftovers Cheese Bites

One thing that is hard to gauge is the amount of mashed potatoes to make. Sure, you can make one per person but it’s so filling that not everything gets eaten. Am I right? So you feel guilty about throwing away the leftovers and yet you don’t know what to do with them. You end up throwing it away in the end anyway.

How am I doing so far?

I found a solution. I stumbled upon this recipe on TV that will resolve all your mashed potato leftovers-related problems: Mashed Potatoes Leftovers Cheese Bites. What follows is my version.

Kraft image of my cheese bites

The following quantities are for 24 golf ball-size snacks but of course if you’re doing this with leftovers you’ll need to adjust things down.

Ingredients

2 pounds potatoes, boiled
2 green onions, chopped finely
3 bacon slices, cooked and chopped finely
1 beaten egg
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
24 dice-size cheese cubes (preferably cheddar or Velveeta but anything will do)
Breadcrumbs (or Shake’N Bake)

Directions

Turn on the oven at 400F.

Mash the potatoes well (or take your leftovers), add onions, pepper, and egg.

Grab a tablespoon of mashed potatoes, make a divot in the middle, insert the cheese and some bacon bits. Put another spoonful of mashed potatoes over it and fashion this into a ball.

Roll the potato bites in the breadcrumbs.

Put the resulting balls on a baking sheet and put in the oven about 15 minutes or until your balls are golden brown. Bet you never thought you’d read such a sentence in a recipe, uh?

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or some salsa!

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2 Responses

  1. This is great, I’m definitely going to try this!!

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