Mini Caramelized Onion Potato Cakes

These fun little potato cakes make a cute addition to any dinner plate!

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter
1
large sweet onion (Walla Walla, Bermuda, Spanish) thinly sliced
1/8
teaspoon salt
2
pouches (4.7 oz each) Betty Crocker™ Country style Yukon gold mashed potatoes
3
cups milk
3
cups water
6
tablespoons butter
1/3
cup Gorgonzola cheese, finely crumbled
1
tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
Additional fresh thyme leaves, if desired for garnish

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Place foil baking cup in each of 9 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Stir in onion slices to coat with butter. Cook uncovered 10 minutes, stirring every 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Sprinkle with salt. Cook 10 to 15 minutes longer, stirring every 5 minutes, until onions are golden brown. Remove from skillet; cool slightly. Chop onions.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 4-quart saucepan, heat water, milk and butter to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in potatoes until well blended, then whip with fork until smooth. Let stand about 1 minute or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in cheese and chopped thyme.
  • 4 Spoon about 3 tablespoons potato mixture in bottom of each muffin cup. Top each with about 1 tablespoon onion. Place remaining potato mixture in decorating bag fitted with #1A or desired tip. Pipe remaining potatoes on cupcakes.
  • 5 Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until tops are lightly browned. Garnish with thyme leaves. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
500mg
500%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.