Creamy 5-Ingredient Mashed Potato Puffs Recipe Is the Best Way to Use Holiday Leftovers by 30Seconds Food

Creamy 5-Ingredient Mashed Potato Puffs Recipe Is the Best Way to Use Holiday Leftovers

It's mashed potato time – and we're not talking about the popular 60s dance. If you have leftover mashed potatoes from the holidays, then you are going to love this this easy mashed potato puffs recipe. It's the best way to use holiday leftovers! 

This creamy mashed potato recipe is a creative way to use leftover ham and potatoes from the holidays. If you don't have ham, use bacon or even a vegetable. This recipe lends itself to your creativity, so have fun with it. So easy and delicious, and takes only about 30 minutes

To make these mashed potato balls you will need mashed potatoes, eggs, Gruyère or Parmesan cheese, fresh chives and cooked ham. These gluten-free mashed potato puffs make a great side dish with dinner, or an appetizer or snack that the whole family will love, anytime. This recipe will inspire you to make tons of mashed potatoes this holiday season so you'll be sure to have plenty of leftovers!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 12


  • 2 cups cooked mashed potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup grated Gruyère or Parmesan cheese (divided)
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives or green onion tops
  • 1/3 cup chopped cooked ham 

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Recipe Notes

  • If you don't have ham, use bacon or even a vegetable, such as steamed broccoli.
  • Instead of Gruyère or Parmesan, try cheddar or another favorite cheese.
  • You could add any fresh herb you like to these potato puffs.
  • This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave.

Here's how to make them: 

  1. Combine the mashed potatoes, eggs, 3/4 cup of the cheese, chives and ham in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. 
  2. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Fill the tins with the mashed potato mixture. Top with the remaining cheese.
  3. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven until tops are lightly browned, about 20 minutes. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 67

Total Fat: 3.3g

Saturated Fat: 1.6g

Cholesterol: 48mg

Sodium: 179mg

Total Carbohydrate: 4.4g

Dietary Fiber: 0.7g

Total Sugars: 0.4g

Protein: 5g

Vitamin D: 4mcg

Calcium: 93mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 137mg

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What a fantastic recipe. 😍
Elisa Schmitz
Mmmm, I am going to make this! #yum

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