Recipe: Cheese Stuffed Bacon Mashed Potato Balls

Recipe: Cheese Stuffed Bacon Mashed Potato Balls

Alright people. This is officially the best and only way to eat mashed potatoes. These mashed potato balls are a dream come true. This recipe takes the basic mashed potato dish and elevates it to a whole new level.

These tasty mashed potato balls will make a great side dish for your next family get together, and will make you look like a pro. SO let’s forget about the boring old mashed potatoes this year, and serve these instead. Your family will thank you for it and you can thank me later.

Cheese Stuffed Bacon Mashed Potato Balls

THE RECIPE:

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices turkey bacon diced
  • 1 24 oz package of Simply Potatoes® Mashed Potatoes Any variety, I used Sour-cream and chive
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheddar cheese
  • 1 Block of Cheddar Cheese - Cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup Panko or italian bread crumbs
  • Oil for frying


Instructions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat while you form the balls.
  3. Open the simply potatoes mashed potato plate and drain any liquid that has settled. In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, shredded cheese and cooked bacon. With lightly floured hands - pick up a tablespoon sized ball of potato mixture and flatten into a small pancake. Place cube of Cheddar in the center and wrap the potato mixture around the cheese. Repeat for the remaining balls.
  4. Place Flour, Bread Crumbs, and remaining egg in three separate bowls. Coat the potato ball in flour, then eggs, then bread crumbs.
  5. Fry the potatoes in batches until crispy and golden on all sides, about 8-10 mins. Transfer fried potato balls to paper towels to drain excess oil. Serve alone or with marinara sauce.

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