Loaded Mashed Potato Bites

Adrienne May


Found a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. These remind me of those bites that they used to serve at Arby's. Hope you enjoy.

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Need to use leftover mashed potatoes? Try these mashed potato bites. They taste like a loaded baked potato. They're so good, you may make mashed potatoes just to enjoy them. Great for a party or an afternoon snack.

Note: Make sure your mashed potatoes are stiff. If not, add about 1/4 cup of flour to stiffen them so they hold together while frying. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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10 Min
5 Min
Deep Fry


  • 2 c
    leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 3/4 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 c
    minced onion
  • 1/4 c
    bacon bits
  • 1/2 c
    Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • ·
    oil for frying

How to Make Loaded Mashed Potato Bites


  1. Mix all ingredients, except for Panko crumbs, in a large bowl. (This recipe calls for leftover mashed potatoes so the potatoes will most likely already be seasoned so add just a bit more salt and pepper.)
  2. Shape into 1-inch balls or use a cookie scoop. Roll balls in Panko crumbs to coat completely.
  3. Heat 1 inch of oil to 375 degrees in an electric skillet or a large frying pan on the stovetop. Fry potato balls in small batches for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

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