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Cheese-Filled Potato Bites

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Cheese-Filled Potato Bites
  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 24
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Turn mashed potatoes into a potluck appetizer recipe by baking them into cheesy mounds.

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
cubes (about 2 3/4 oz.) VELVEETA™ Original Cheese (from 8 oz. box)

Coating

1
egg
1
tablespoon water
1
cup plain mashed potato mix (dry)
Butter-flavor nonstick cooking spray

Directions

  • 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.
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Tips  

This recipe adapts techniques from French pommes duchesse, butter and egg-enriched mashed potatoes formed into balls, rolled in bread crumbs and baked.

Butter-flavor nonstick cooking spray gives these bites a flavor boost and a nice golden color.

Assemble the potato balls and arrange them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Cover them with plastic wrap; refrigerate for several hours. To serve, uncover and spray the balls with butter-flavor nonstick cooking spray. Bake as directed.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
25
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
)
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
110mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
0g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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