Garlic-Herb Potato Nests Recipe
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Garlic-Herb Potato Nests Recipe

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These elegant-looking little appetizers are quite simple to prepare, says Donna Cline of Pensacola, Florida. “The crunchy nests filled with herb cheese ’eggs’ are a real eye-catcher, too.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 cups grated peeled potatoes, drained and squeezed dry
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup garlic-herb spreadable cheese
  • Fresh dill sprigs

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 25 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, egg white, salt and pepper. Place 1 tablespoonful in each of 24 greased miniature muffin cups, lining the bottom and sides of cups.
  2. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Shape 1/2 teaspoonfuls of cheese into ovals; place in potato nests. Garnish with dill. Serve at room temperature. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Garlic-Herb Potato Nests in Taste of Home August/September 2005, p58

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MaryFaith528 User ID: 4980891 92917
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"Maybe I did something wrong but neither my husband or I liked this recipe. The texture was weird and the potatoes just seemed cold."

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