Mashed Potato Puffs
It’s that time of year when mashed potatoes are a major side dish for any family meal. Whether they are made from scratch or come from a box, we love them! But I hate to throw them out or keep them in the fridge when no one wants to eat them the next day. Let’s face it, they are better when they are hot and fresh, right? I thought so too, until I found a recipe for mashed potato puffs, using cold leftover mashed potatoes and turning them into a delicious appetizer or side dish!
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup sour cream, plus more for serving
- 1 heaping cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 3 cups mashed potatoes
- Optional toppings (cheese, bacon, chives, etc)
1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF and spray your muffin pan with nonstick spray.
2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and the sour cream together; then add both kinds of cheese and the chives.
3. Add the mashed potatoes and blend everything together, adding salt and pepper if your potatoes weren’t already well seasoned.
4. Fill the muffin pan with the potato mixture in the cups, almost to the top.
5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until they are golden brown and pulling away from the sides slightly.
6. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes, then turn them out onto a plate or platter for serving.
Serve with sour cream, bacon, and extra cheese and chives if desired.
These come out beautiful! And it’s a great way to reuse your leftover mashed potatoes or if you want to transform your instant potatoes from a box!
You can also change it up depending on your tastes, like adding garlic or hot sauce, or make in different sizes for a party or holiday meal.
That sounds delicious. All the goodness of a baked potato. It’s just easier to eat. And less waste. I don’t like the skins and toss that part out.
Michele Ash says
Thanks so much for the Wonderfully Delicious Mashed Potato Puffs! I always save my left over mashed potatoes and I’ve tried frying them before but they stick to the pan and it’s a mess! I made filled cabbage yesterday and we had mashed potatoes with it. I didn’t eat any mashed potatoes and the kids didn’t eat that much either. There were pretty many left. My hubby put them into a container and in the fridge they went. Well, since things are hard around here financially, we had the filled cabbage again tonight for dinner! My hubby asked me what he could do with the potatoes because he didn’t want to fry them. He put them in an oven safe dish with a little bit of water and butter and mixed them all up and put them in the oven to bake. He’s the only one who ate any, however, he said that they were pretty good that way. I Love your way much better!!! I have some instant potatoes that we got from the pantry and depending on what dinner is again tomorrow night, I just may make these!!! They sound so delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe with all of us! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
Sandra Watts says
These look very tasty. I love mashed potatoes. Add cheese and I am good to go.
Ashley B. says
Wow these look delicious! Great way to use left over mashed potatoes to create something completely different! YUM!
laura rubenstein says
OMG You are killing me LOL you have the best recipes!! I better get busy cooking.
Amber A. says
This look delicious, and even better, simple to make. I have ate something like this before, only with scalped potatoes instead. It was good and I think this is a great way to finish off some left over mashed potatoes.
Kristen Schwarz says
This looks so yummy. My family absolutely loves potatoes. I definitely can’t wait to try this!
ilaria carraro says
I really love potatoes! i can eat them in any way: mashed, fried,…
they have always a very good taste
Linda Manns says
These look so good. It is a nice change from mashed potatoes or french fries. Thank you for sharing
Deborah D says
These look so good! the next time i have left over mashed potatoes this is what i am going to make.
Deborah Caudill says
This recipe for potato puffs look delicious. I am a terrible cook, but I am going to give your recipe a try. Thanks for making the directions so clear.
Kaye Newman says
These look so yummy! My family loves mashed potatoes. I can’t wait to make this for them.
Megan Prater-Sanders says
These look sooo good! I think I might make these instead of mashed potatoes!
denise low says
Your site always makes me hungry. I love this recipe. Thank you for the information.
Angela Simmons says
never heard of that before it looks good. I got to give you a thumbs up for creativity
Ash L. says
This sounds delicious!
These look awesome! I will have to be making these real soon!
Linda Bradshaw says
These look really interesting. I have to try them. I bet the kids will love them too.
Maria D. says
This sounds delish and doesn’t look hard to do – will try this on Christmas Day for mom, dad and I – Thanks for sharing the recipe
This is an excellent recipe. I will be making this again soon. Thanks.
denise smith says
thanks for the recipe my family loves this
Carol Nine says
What a delicious way to use leftover mashed potatoes. I will have to pin it and then try it soon.
Sandra Watts says
Those sound quite interesting. They look really good and a great way to use up the leftovers. Yummy!
lana simanovicki says
this is makeing me hungry just looking at this i defanitly am going to make these
Dimitar Kolev says
We have similar recipe : Patatnik typical local dishes. Made from the grate potatoes, onions, salt . All this is kneaded and baked
Dimitar Kolev says
We have similar recipe : Patatnik typical local dishes. Made from the grate potatoes, onions, salt . All this is kneaded and baked…
Looks like this- https://svejo.net/attachments/stories-photos/0165/0687/original/patatnik-s-morkovi.jpg?1348124496
Jennifer Hiles says
These look unbelievable. So delicious. I love all the ingredients so I imagine I’d love these. My family will love them too. You have so many awesome recipes.
Kimberly Flickinger says
These look delicious! Thank you for sharing!
sheila may says
Oh my God, I love potatoes and never thought it could look this appetizing. My mouth is watering now. Might as well let some friends try this out. Since I have no kitchen where I live..hahahaha
kathy downey says
My hubby loves potato anyway/anyhow.thanks think I will surprise him with this
Amanda C says
I just pinned this recipe! I can’t for the life of me, get my 4 year old to eat potatoes. I am always on the lookout for new ways to try and sneak past her. These are next on the list! Thanks for sharing!
Deb E says
I sub yogurt for the sour cream but still tastes great. Potatoes here are so affordable. Almost every week you can get a 10 pound bag for less than a dollar. I saw them for the holidays this week on special for 69 cents for 10 pounds!
I had to pin this one to try later. I love mashed potatoes. Pile on those sides and add lots of cheese! I could make a meal out of that alone.
Dorothy Teel says
This sounds like and excellent way to use left over mashed potatoes and the recipe is not to hard, I have pinned it and plan on using it, Thank you for sharing and they look delicious.