Loaded Monster Mash Bites

Serve these cheesy potato balls made using Progresso® plain bread crumbs – perfect Halloween appetizers to serve a crowd.

  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
container (24 oz) refrigerated mashed potatoes
1
cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
4
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
3
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
6
eggs
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
Vegetable oil for deep frying
1
container (16 oz) sour cream
2
teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix (from 1-oz package)
  • 1 In large bowl, mix mashed potatoes, cheese, 2 tablespoons of the chives, the bacon and 1 of the eggs with spoon until blended. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls.
  • 2 In shallow bowl, place bread crumbs. In another shallow bowl, beat remaining 5 eggs. Coat potato balls with bread crumbs, then dip into eggs and coat again with bread crumbs.
  • 3 In deep fryer or 3-quart heavy saucepan, heat 2 inches oil to 375°F. Fry potato balls, in batches, in hot oil 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix sour cream, remaining 2 tablespoons chives and the dressing mix. Serve warm potato bites with sauce.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    264
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    22g
    22%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    ),
    Sodium
    778mg
    778%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    10g
    10%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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