Cheese-Filled Potato Bites

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

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 24

Ingredients

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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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