These Loaded Mashed Potato Bites are the best way to enjoy potatoes. Perfect as an appetizer or as an incredible side dish, these mashed potato bites are the perfect combination of creamy mashed potatoes with a crunchy outside.
These mashed potatoes are so deliciously creamy with a crunchy outside. The mashed potatoes balls are filled with butter, sour cream, jalapeno, bacon and two types of cheese. These potato bites make the perfect appetizer or side dish recipe.
Serve them in place of French fries or twice baked potatoes. Make them for dinner, for parties, or for a special movie night snack.
What to Serve Potato Bites With
There are a lot of ways to serve these potato bites. My favorite way is to use them as part of a dinner for parties or as an appetizer. These mashed potato bites can be served with other appetizers such as:
- Ground Beef Quesadillas
- Garlic Lime Steak Bites
- Cheesy Corn Fritter Bites
- Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs
- Chicken Fried Steak Bites
- Bbq Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa
Should I Use Leftover Mashed Potatoes for Loaded Mashed Potato Bites
I am making these potato using fresh mashed potatoes. You can also use leftover mashed potatoes to make them. It is a great way to use leftovers, especially with the holidays, like Thanksgiving and Christmas.
How to Store Leftover Mashed Potato Bites
When you make these mashed potato bites you will be surprised at how fast they disappear. If you find that you have extras and need to store them to eat them another day, you will want to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can also store them in a freezer bag.
Can These Mashed Potatoes Be Frozen
Whenever I have more mashed potato bites than we will eat before they go bad, I like to put them in the freezer. By storing them in the freezer, I can have mashed potato bites whenever I have a craving. And believe me, these are so good, the cravings will come often.
How to Reheat the Potato Bites
When you are ready to reheat these Loaded Mashed Potato Bites, you will need to remove them from the refrigerator or the freezer. If they are frozen, let them thaw completely.
Place them in a heated 400 degree oven and reheat the bites until they are warmed all the way through. You can also spray them with a little baking spray in order to help them get the crispiness they had after they are fried.
How Long Do Mashed Potato Bites Last
When you store the mashed potato bites properly, they will last for about 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator. If you are using leftover mashed potatoes, you will want to count the time from when the mashed potatoes were made in how old the bites are. You can always move the mashed potato bites to the freezer if you will not eat them before they go bad.
Ingredients needed to make Loaded Mashed Potato Bites
- Sour cream
- Sharp Cheddar
- Monterey Jack Cheese
- Green onions
- Garlic salt
- Slap Ya Mama
Ingredients for Loaded Mashed Potato Bite Coating
- Panko bread crumbs
- Vegetable oil
(Actual measurements in the recipe card below)
How to make Loaded Baked Potato Bites
- Using a large pot, add diced potatoes and diced jalapeños. Cover with water and bring to a boil.
- Cook until fork tender. Drain and return to pot.
- Add butter, sour cream, seasoning, pepper, and stir.
- Next, add shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, and diced green onions and mix until combined.
- Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, make into 1 inch balls.
How to make Loaded Mashed Potato Bites Coating
- Heat oil to 375º in a medium heavy bottom pan or deep fryer.
- In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg.
- Dip/roll each ball in flour.
- Next, add to buttermilk mixture and then into the Panko breadcrumbs.
- Place in hot oil and deep fry until golden brown.
Try these delicious homemade loaded mashed potato bites
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- Mashed Potato Stuffing Bites
- Bite-Size Hasselback Potatoes
- And Mini Baked Parmesan Potato Rounds
- 3 Large Russet potatoes, (Costco sized) peeled & diced
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 jalapeno, diced
- 6-8 pieces bacon, crumbled
- 1 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
- 1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions, diced
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp Slap Ya Mama
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
- 2+ cups vegetable oil
Using a large pot, add diced potatoes and diced jalapeños. Cover with water and bring to a boil
Cook until fork tender, drain, and return to pot
Add butter, sour cream, seasoning, pepper, and stir.
Next, add cheese, crumbled bacon, diced green onions, and mix until combined
When cool, use a tablespoon or cookie scoop, make into 1 inch balls
Heat oil to 375º in a medium heavy bottom pan or deep fryer
In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg
Dip/roll each ball in flour
Next, add to buttermilk mixture and then into the Panko breadcrumbs
Place in hot oil and deep fry until golden brown
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