Cheese and Bacon Potato Balls

Cheese and Bacon Potato Balls


"This is delicious served with a rack of lamb that has been baked in rosemary and oil, or a steak with pepper sauce."


45 m servings 358 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 358 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.2g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 13.1 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 522 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the potatoes into a pot with enough lightly salted water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until tender. Drain.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, fry the bacon pieces in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned, but not totally crisp.
  4. Mash the potatoes with the butter, milk and cheese until fairly smooth. Use a potato masher or a whisk. Mix in the bacon. Form balls about the size of large ice cream scoops, and place them on a greased baking sheet. Scrape the top and sides with a fork to make textured lines over the balls. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese over the top of each one.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is golden brown.
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  1. 18 Ratings


My whole family loves these! Though, i do roll the balls in fine cornflake crumbs before baking. It makes them a beautiful golden color and adds a little crispiness to the outside.

i added chives, sour cream, and sub. evaporated milk for milk. they were delicious!

This was a fun one to serve my son. He usually does not like potatoes but he enjoyed this flavorful version. They were easy to make and you can prepare them in advance and store them in the frid...

Good Recipe - all favorite ingredients. Be sure to spray ice cream scoop w/nonstick spray and potatoes slip right out. Only reason didn't rate 5 is because they cooled off so very fast-but the...

The taste of the mash was very nice. However I didn't feel that rolling the mash into balls and baking them added anything to the overall flavour. It was a lot of extra effort for very little re...

Not really sure what the purpose of this recipe is - it just tastes like mashed potatoes to me. Balling it and baking it just adds more work and no flavor or real change in texture.

This was good ...something diffrent then just plain Old Mashed lacked a Lil flavor even with the bacon I'll make a again but add..... to my taste Thanks for the recipe

This was good, but for some reason I couldn't get them to come off the pan very easy. But the taste was still very good. I didn't change anything in the recipe.

VERY tasty! However, I wish they would've remained round balls after baking, they spread out, but that may have been due to the sour cream I added. I would eliminate that next time. I also let t...