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Cheesy Mashed Potato Puffs

Transform your ordinary leftovers into a savory sensation with our Leftover Mashed Potato Cheese Puffs. These golden bites of delight are a creative and delicious way to breathe new life into mashed potatoes. Filled with gooey cheese, herbs, and a crispy exterior, these puffs are the perfect solution for repurposing those extra mashed potatoes into an irresistible snack or side dish. Say goodbye to boring leftovers and hello to a cheesy culinary adventure!

Exciting Story: In the heart of our kitchen, where resourcefulness meets culinary creativity, the idea for Leftover Mashed Potato Cheese Puffs was born. Picture the dilemma of excess mashed potatoes and the desire to create something exciting. As we experimented with ingredients, the humble mashed potato transformed into these cheesy, golden puffs that quickly became a household favorite. Now, we’re eager to share this recipe, inviting you to turn your leftovers into a cheesy delight that’s both comforting and innovative.

Why This Cheesy Delight: Leftover Mashed Potato Cheese Puffs: Unveiling Why This Recipe Is a Must-Try Leftover Makeover!

Selling Points:

  • Leftover Revamp: Say goodbye to boring leftover mashed potatoes as you turn them into a delectable, cheesy treat.
  • Quick and Easy: A fuss-free recipe that requires minimal effort and delivers maximum flavor.
  • Cheese Lover’s Dream: Gooey melted cheese tucked inside a crispy exterior adds a savory surprise to each bite.
  • Versatile Snacking: Serve as an appetizer, snack, or side dish for a cheesy culinary adventure.


  • Experiment with different cheese varieties for a personalized flavor profile.
  • If the mashed potato mixture is too soft, add a bit more flour to achieve the right consistency.
  • To make them ahead, freeze the shaped puffs on a baking sheet, then transfer them to a sealed bag. Fry directly from frozen when ready to serve.

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Can I bake these instead of frying?

Yes, you can bake them in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) until golden brown, flipping halfway through, for a healthier alternative.

What can I serve with these cheese puffs?

They pair well with dipping sauces like sour cream, ranch, or a spicy mayo for an extra kick.

Can I use other herbs in the mixture?

Absolutely! Experiment with herbs like parsley, dill, or thyme to add different flavor dimensions.

Say goodbye to leftover monotony and hello to a cheesy delight with our Leftover Mashed Potato Cheese Puffs. Transforming humble mashed potatoes into golden, crispy bites filled with gooey cheese, these puffs are a testament to the magic of leftovers. Get ready to savor the cheesy goodness and embark on a culinary adventure that turns surplus into a scrumptious delight!

Leftover Mashed Potato Cheese Puffs!!!

Leftover Mashed Potato Cheese Puffs!!!

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  • cups leftover mashed potatoes, chilled

  • cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • /4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • tablespoons chopped fresh chives or green onions

  • /4 cup all-purpose flour

  • large eggs, beaten

  • cup breadcrumbs

  • Cooking oil for frying


  • In a large bowl, combine the chilled leftover mashed potatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped chives or green onions, and all-purpose flour. Mix until well combined.
  • Scoop out tablespoon-sized portions of the mixture and shape them into compact balls.
  • Create an assembly line with the beaten eggs in one bowl and breadcrumbs in another.
  • Dip each mashed potato ball into the beaten eggs, ensuring it is well-coated, then roll it in the breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere.
  • Heat cooking oil in a deep pan or skillet over medium heat. The oil should be hot enough for frying (around 350°F or 175°C).
  • Fry the coated mashed potato balls in batches until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside. This usually takes about 3-4 minutes per batch.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cheese puffs to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  • Allow them to cool slightly before serving. Optionally, garnish with additional chopped chives or green onions.
  • Serve the Leftover Mashed Potato Cheese Puffs warm and watch them disappear!

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