Easy Appetizer Recipe: Cheddar Mashed Potato Puffs
By / October 26, 2011 - 0 comments
Today I wanted to share another of the appetizer recipes I tried out this weekend as part of my plan to get organized for the holidays. These Cheddar Mashed Potato Puffs may look a little humble, but what they lack in flash they make up for in rich flavor and delicate texture.
Bonus: they only take ten minute to prep for the oven.
Here's how to make them:
- 3 eggs, separated
- 2 cups refrigerated mashed potatoes
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper (or more to taste)
- ½ teaspoon dried basil leaves or dried poultry herb blend
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a muffin tin. Microwave the mashed potatoes according to package directions.
Step 2: While the potatoes are cooking, beat the eggs with an electric mixer until stiff, about four minutes.
Step 3: Beat egg yolks until smooth, about 10 seconds. Mix in the sour cream and then the mashed potatoes, salt, pepper, seasoning, and shredded cheese.
Step 4: Gently fold in the beaten egg whites.
Step 5: Fill the potato puff mixture into the greased muffin tin, filling each muffin cup almost completely full. Bake at 350°F until puffed and golden brown, about 25-30 minutes.
You can also use this recipe to make a special mashed potatoes side dish—just fill into a casserole or glass baking dish instead of a muffin pan. You may need to extend the cooking time a little to 35 minutes or so.