Parmesan Potato Balls Recipe
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Parmesan Potato Balls Recipe

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• Add a dash of fun to weeknight meals with Parmesan Potato Balls from Pat Habiger, a field editor in Spearville, Kansas. The well-seasoned mashed potato bites have a crispy cornmeal coating that young and old will find appealing.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 3 large potatoes)
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons onion soup mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed cornflakes

Nutritional Facts

6 each: 218 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 369mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the potatoes. Beat in the cream cheese, milk and butter until smooth. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, onion, soup mix, salt, hot pepper sauce and pepper. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls.
  3. Place the egg and cornflakes in separate shallow bowls. Dip potato balls in egg, then roll in crumbs. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Parmesan Potato Balls in Taste of Home June/July 2006, p19

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DebAnt User ID: 8079896 64265
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

"This looks and sounds so good, I can't wait to make it.. yummy!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 164418
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"I thought this was okay but somewhat dry. However, it may have been my fault trying to hold them over as I was serving in courses."

scrapo User ID: 2908723 92389
Reviewed May. 23, 2011

"Very good!"

tutico User ID: 5166618 92385
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2011

"A nice way to serve potatoes. Very tastefu

I"ll serve it again, soon."

martian User ID: 184213 208075
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2010

"But you have to let the potatoes cool or chill them for about an hour so you can mold them into the balls. It doesn't work if you do it right after you mash them. it gets very messy..."

krystaljoy User ID: 4390151 157751
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"tastes great but takes quite a bit of time"

lilgrannymac User ID: 3243163 159537
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2009

"a nice change of pace from plain old mashed potatoes or rice. the kids loved them. easy to do and YUMMY!!"

Lindastang User ID: 1988578 92383
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2008

"these can be frozen and are still delicious"

dvjcporter User ID: 2762561 71360
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2008

"This recipe could be made using left over mashed potatoes making even more economical"

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