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Crispy Potato Puffs Recipe

Crispy Potato Puffs Recipe

Crispy coating surrounds a velvety potato filling in these adorable puffs. They make a perfect side for meats and poultry. Best of all, the recipe makes 2 dozen, so you can use just the number you need for dinner.—Eva Tomlinson, Bryan, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 4 pounds cubed peeled potatoes (about 11 cups)
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed cornflakes
  • 6 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted


  • 1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain; return to pan.
  • 2. Mash potatoes, gradually adding milk, butter and salt; stir in cheese. Transfer to a large bowl; refrigerate, covered, 2 hours or until firm enough to shape.
  • 3. In a shallow dish, combine cornflakes and sesame seeds. Shape potato mixture into 1-1/2-in. balls; roll in cornflake mixture. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 4. Freeze option: Place unbaked puffs on baking sheets; cover and freeze until firm. Transfer to resealable plastic freezer bags. Freeze up to 3 months. To use, preheat oven to 400°. Place frozen potato puffs on greased baking sheets. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and heated through. Yield: 12 servings (2 puffs each).

Nutritional Facts

2 puffs: 248 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 466mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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ccolor1 User ID: 3534054 231164
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2015

"Fantastic way to use left over mashed potatoes! I did add about 1 ounce of cream cheese but that was my only change and it made a wonderful crispy outside, creamy interior with NO deep frying. I froze a bunch and made the mistake of trying to thaw a couple before baking - don't bother!! bake from frozen and bask in the accolades. Thanks so much for the recipe."

fascinator User ID: 7633968 221626
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"I made extra potatoes and used leftovers to make these. I used a cookie dough scope so they were the same size. Love that they are crispy on the outside and creamy inside. Fast for supper."

gld2bmom User ID: 7191733 124427
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"My family loved these! A perfect potato side dish and a great change of pace from mashed or boiled potatoes! Since you can freeze these until you are ready to bake them, the potato puffs are very convenient to make on a busy weeknight! Next time, I'll try adding green onions and bacon bits prior to freezing, for a loaded baked potato taste!"

sinck1 User ID: 7459013 119109
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"Recommened My Kid love these..... Ok my wife too. Really suggest making as stiff as possible so careful when orinally mashing not to make too runny"

EllenGregory User ID: 1088700 186099
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"My family really likes these. I added some cream cheese to boost the flavor. I will definitely make them again."

afoth73 User ID: 1490711 192768
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"These were really good! I also added some sour cream and chives and it added a lot of good flavor! I thought they could have used more salt and some pepper. I added some after they came out of the oven and they were super yummy!! I will definitely make these again!"

jleathers User ID: 1169070 112697
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"These are delicious. They do take some time to make, but are yummy in the end. I added some cream cheese and chives to the potato mixture to kick the flavor up a bit."

dublinlab User ID: 1682119 134135
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"Excellent. They seemed kind of time consuming when l started but well worth it. Everyone loved them, they looked so nice too."

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