Onion Cheese Mashed Potato Puffs Recipe

Onion Cheese Mashed Potato Puffs

 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
170 Calories
9g Fat
14g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 170
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 328mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 9g
Calcium 175mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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)

Steps 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. Blender method tested with Ninja Kitchen System 1200.