Onion Cheese Mashed Potato Puffs Recipe

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Peggy Trowbridge Filippone
  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 20 Puffs (8 to 10 Servings)

Tired of the same old potato side dish? Try these simple mashed potato puffs flavored with Cheddar cheese, chives, and Parmesan. They are quite easy to make and not as heavy as most potato sides. If you are feeling adventurous, try adding some real or imitation soy bacon bits for extra pizzazz.

What You'll Need

  • 4 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fine-shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh snipped chives
  • 1/4 cup (about) grated Parmesan cheese (not the canned stuff)

How to Make It

  1. Boil potatoes in salted water until fork tender. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Add milk, onion powder, and salt. Mash until no lumps remain. Whisk together flour and baking powder. Add to the mashed potatoes, along with the beaten egg, and whisk until combined. Fold in Cheddar cheese and chives.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with non-stick foil.
  3. Spoon or pipe rounds (about 2 inches in diameter) onto prepared pan. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake about 20 minutes until puffed and golden. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

    Blender Method

    Place cooked potatoes into the pitcher of a heavy-duty. Add milk, onion powder, salt, egg, and baking powder. Pulse until smooth and combined. Transfer to a bowl and fold in Cheddar cheese and chives. Proceed as above to bake.

    Note: Blender method tested with Ninja Kitchen System 1200.

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 170
    Total Fat 9 g
    Saturated Fat 4 g
    Unsaturated Fat 3 g
    Cholesterol 105 mg
    Sodium 328 mg
    Carbohydrates 14 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 9 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)