Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Loaded Mashed Potato Appetizer Bites

Loaded Mashed Potato Appetizer Bites

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Course Appetizer, Appetizers and Snacks

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups mashed potatoes (homemade or store-bought family pouch; box potatoes work too)
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded and divided
  • 3 Tbsp cooked bacon chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chives (optional) chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 mini muffin pans (or use 1 pan twice) with cooking spray.
  • Stir together the mashed potatoes, egg, ¾-cup cheddar cheese, and 2 tablespoons chopped bacon. Using a spoon, scoop potato mixture into cups, packing the potatoes down into each cup. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and crisp around the edges.
  • Remove pan from the oven, top the potato mixture with the remaining ¼-cup cheddar cheese and return to the oven for 3 more minutes.
  • Remove pan from the oven and transfer to a rack. Let potatoes cool for 5 minutes.
  • Using a knife or mini metal spatula, transfer to a rack. Let potatoes cool for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with chopped chives. Serve immediately.
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