Kids' Favorite: Cheesy Mashed Potato Balls

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Prepare 3 cups of mashed potatoes, 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, ½ cup of breadcrumbs, 2 eggs (beaten), salt, and pepper.

Mashed Potato Base

Start with leftover mashed potatoes or prepare fresh ones by boiling potatoes until tender, then mashing them thoroughly.

Cheese Filling

Mix shredded cheddar cheese into the mashed potatoes until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Assembly Process

Take a spoonful of mashed potatoes and flatten it in your palm. Place a small cube of cheese in the center and roll the potato mixture into a ball around the cheese.

Breading Station

Prepare two shallow bowls—one with beaten eggs and another with breadcrumbs.


Dip each mashed potato ball into the beaten eggs, ensuring it is fully coated. Then roll it in breadcrumbs until evenly covered.

Frying Instructions

Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the potato balls until golden brown and crispy on all sides, turning occasionally.

Draining and Serving

Remove the fried potato balls and drain excess oil on paper towels. Serve hot with ketchup, ranch dressing, or any preferred dipping sauce.

Storage Tips

Store any leftover potato balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven for a crispy texture.


These cheesy mashed potato balls are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike, perfect for parties or snacks.