Are you looking for a delightful and simple appetizer that will please both kids and adults? Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll share with you a fantastic recipe for Potato Puffs that is sure to be a hit at your next gathering.
These crispy and cheesy treats are made with mashed potatoes, eggs, cheddar cheese, and a touch of sour cream. They are baked to golden perfection and can be served with an optional dollop of sour cream on top. Let’s dive into the details and learn how to make these delicious Potato Puffs!
Kitchen Equipment Needed
To prepare this recipe, you’ll require the following kitchen equipment:
- Nonstick muffin pan
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
Recipe Tips and Variations
You can prepare the mashed potatoes in advance and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to make the Potato Puffs. This way, you can save time and effortlessly whip up this appetizer.
For a crispy exterior, brush the tops of the Potato Puffs with melted butter before baking them. This will give them an irresistible golden crust.
Feel free to experiment with different cheese varieties. Gouda, mozzarella, or even blue cheese can add exciting flavors to your Potato Puffs.
If you’re a fan of bacon, consider adding crispy bacon bits to the potato mixture for an extra layer of deliciousness.
Vegetarians can omit the Parmesan cheese or replace it with a vegetarian-friendly alternative.
To make the Potato Puffs gluten-free, ensure that all the ingredients, including the sour cream and cheddar cheese, are gluten-free.
- 3 cups of mashed potatoes
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup sour cream (optional, extra for serving)
- 1 heaping cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives or parsley
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Lightly grease 8-9 wells of a nonstick muffin pan with butter.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs. Then, mix in the sour cream until well combined.
Stir in both the shredded sharp cheddar cheese and grated Parmesan, along with the chopped chives or parsley.
Add the mashed potatoes to the mixture and mix well to combine all the ingredients.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan, filling the cups slightly below the top.
Bake the Potato Puffs for 25-35 minutes, or until they pull away from the sides of the cup and turn golden brown.
Once baked, remove the pan from the oven and let the Potato Puffs cool for 5 minutes in the pan.
Serve the Potato Puffs with an optional dollop of sour cream on top for extra creaminess.