Cheesy Potato Bites

These were good like this but next time I'll definitely be adding some scallion and maybe red pepper.

Cheesy Potato Bites

1 1/2 lb. potatoes, peeled and quartered
4 Tb butter or margarine
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup flour
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup breadcrumbs

Place potatoes in a large pot filled with cold water.  Bring to a boil and boil until potatoes are fork tender, about 15 minutes.  Drain and return potatoes to pot.  Let sit 2-3 minutes to absorb any liquid still left on the potatoes.

Add butter/margarine to pot and mash with the potatoes.  Transfer to a large mixing bowl.  (I skipped this and just mixed it all in the pot.)  Add cheese, flour, egg, and seasonings.  Stir to combine well.

Using 1-2 tablespoons of potato mixture at a time, roll into a ball.  Roll balls in breadcrumbs until covered completely and place on a baking sheet.

Drizzle with melted butter or spritz with baking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, until golden brown and lightly crunchy.  (Mine weren't crunchy but I just sprayed them quickly with cooking spray.  I think butter would work better and maybe even cook at a slightly higher temp to get them a little more crunchy.)

This recipe should make about 3 dozen potato bites, depending on the size.  To freeze them, flash freeze on a large baking dish or baking sheet until firm, then transfer to a plastic bag.

This post is linked to:
What's Cooking Wednesday at Turning the Clock Back


  1. You had me a "drizzle melted butter", lol!

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  2. I was only thinking today of tuna bites...so these sound just delicious..on my wavelength!Yvette

  3. i am good with anything that contains cheese and potatos!

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  4. This looks so good! I found you from y'day What's Cooking Wednesday. I would love for you to share this recipe or another at my Tip Day Thursday Carnival over at Around My Family Table. Thanks. Wendy