Cheese-Filled Potato Bites

Cheese-Filled Potato Bites

Turn mashed potatoes into a potluck appetizer recipe by baking them into cheesy mounds.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

24

appetizers

Potatoes
1
cup water
2
tablespoons butter
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 1/3
cups plain mashed potato mix (dry)
1
egg
1/4
cup chopped fresh chives
Filling
24
(1/2-inch) cubes pasteurized prepared cheese product (about 2 3/4 oz.)
Coating
1
egg
1
tablespoon water
1
cup plain mashed potato mix (dry)
Butter-flavor nonstick cooking spray
  1. In medium saucepan, bring 1 cup water, butter and salt to a boil. Add 1 1/3 cups mashed potato mix, 1 egg and chives; mix well. Let stand 30 seconds. Stir. Cool 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 400°F. Spoon mashed potatoes into 24 mounds, about 1 tablespoon each, onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten into disks. Place 1 cheese cube in center of each potato disk. With pancake turner, remove each disk from cookie sheet; pinch potatoes around cheese cube to form ball.
  3. In small bowl, beat 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water until well blended. Place 1 cup mashed potato mix in another shallow dish or bowl. Roll balls in potato mix, then in egg mixture and again in potato mix. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Just before baking, spray coated potato balls with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 400°F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until potato coating just begins to brown. Serve immediately.
Makes 24 appetizers
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Recipe Facts
This recipe adapts techniques from French pommes duchesse, butter and egg-enriched mashed potatoes formed into balls, rolled in bread crumbs and baked.
Butter-flavor nonstick cooking spray gives these bites a flavor boost and a nice golden color.
Make-Ahead Tip
Assemble the potato balls and arrange them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Cover them with plastic wrap; refrigerate for several hours. To serve, uncover and spray the balls with butter-flavor nonstick cooking spray. Bake as directed.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Appetizer)
  • Calories 50
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 110mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.