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Cheesy Mashed Potato Puffs

Description

Left over mashed potatoes? Try making these crispy, creamy, cheesy mashed potato puffs for a quick breakfast, side dish or appetizer.

Ingredients

2CupMashed potatoes
3LargeEggs, beaten
1CupGrated cheese such as Parmesan or Gruyere, divided
1⁄4CupMinced fresh chives
1⁄4CupDiced cooked bacon or ham, optional
  Salt and freshly ground pepper
  Sour cream, to serve, optional

Instructions

Heat the oven to 400°F and lightly grease the cups of a mini-muffin tin.

Whisk together the mashed potatoes, eggs, 3/4 cup of the cheese, the chives, and ham. Season, if necessary, with salt and pepper. The seasoning will depend on how seasoned your mashed potatoes were to begin with. Mound a spoonful of the mixture in each muffin cup. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining 1/4 cup of grated cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the potato cups are set, browned on top, and hot through.

Let cool for about 5 minutes in the pan, then use a spoon or knife to gently release them from the pan. Serve immediately with dollops of sour cream, if desired.

Notes: You can bake these and refrigerate for up to 3 days. To reheat and re-crisp: arrange the puffs on a baking sheet and bake at 400°F for about 15 minutes (depending on size). 

More Flavoring Ideas for Mashed Potato Puffs:

Loaded Baked Potato: Cheddar cheese, cooked bacon, chopped green onions, served with sour cream and chives

Curried Potato Puffs: 1 teaspoon curry powder (or to taste), chopped red onion, chopped jalapeño pepper, served with yogurt and cucumber.

Goat Cheese & Spinach: Fine chopped spinach, minced garlic, crumbled goat cheese.

Italian-Inspired: Finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes, chopped basil, finely chopped shallots, served with a smear of tomato sauce.

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourcePhoto and recipe courtesy of Potatoes USA
Prep time15 minutes
Cook time35 minutes
RecipesBreakfast