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Leftover Mashed Potato Cheese Puffs are a delightful and creative way to repurpose any extra mashed potatoes you might have. These cheesy, crispy puffs are a wonderful addition to any meal, whether as an appetizer, a side dish, or even a snack. Originating from the idea of turning leftover mashed potatoes into a tasty treat, this recipe brings together the comfort of mashed potatoes with the indulgence of melted cheese.
To serve this recipe, you can enjoy these Cheese Puffs as a versatile accompaniment to any main course. They pair wonderfully with roasted meats such as chicken, beef, or pork. The crispy texture and cheesy goodness make them a great alternative to traditional potato sides like fries or baked potatoes. Additionally, these puffs can be served on their own as a delightful appetizer or finger food at parties or gatherings.
Leftover Mashed Potato Cheese Puffs:
- 3 cups mashed potatoes
- 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your favorite melting cheese)
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons chives
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- Salt to taste
- 2 eggs, beaten
1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and grease a muffin tin.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and mix in the sour cream until well combined.
3. Add the shredded cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, chopped chives, and a pinch of salt to the egg mixture. Mix thoroughly.
4. Gently fold in the mashed potatoes, ensuring the mixture is evenly combined.
5. Spoon the mixture into the greased muffin tin, filling each cup to the top.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and puffed up.
Allow the potato puffs to cool slightly before carefully removing them from the muffin tin.
Serve the leftover mashed potato puffs as a delicious side dish or snack.
These cheesy puffs are a delicious and enjoyable way to put those leftover mashed potatoes to good use. Whether you're looking for a creative side dish or a tasty snack, these puffs will always hit the spot. So next time you find yourself with leftover mashed potatoes, remember this recipe and savor the cheesy delight that awaits you.
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