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Cheesy Potato Puffs

This Cheesy Potato Puffs recipe turns mashed potatoes, cheese and bacon into little balls of baked goodness. This recipe is a great way to re-purpose leftover mashed potatoes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Loaded Mashed Potato Balls, Cheesy Potato Puffs
Servings: 4
Author: Megan


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes, cooled
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup bacon pieces or bits


  • Stir shredded cheese into mashed potatoes.
  • Scoop mashed potatoes into 1 1/2-inch balls.
  • Roll mashed potato balls in bacon pieces.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for 15-18 minutes.


  • Leftover mashed potatoes work great in this recipe. Pre-made mashed potatoes, like Bob Evans, work as well.
  • We love using the 4-ounce pouches of instant mashed potatoes if we don't have any leftovers.
  • We used Hormel Bacon pieces to cover our puffs, but you could definitely cook bacon and crumble it yourself!