Mashed Potato Poppers

Looking for a meal idea for your mashed potato leftovers? Try these Mashed Potato Poppers from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen.

My husband came up with mashed potato poppers when I was having one of those nights where I just did not want to cook. (We all have those nights, and it’s always nice to have someone take over.) I did my best to recreate his recipe in this post.

I love it when my husband does up dinner for two reasons:

  1. It gives me a break and I don’t have to do anything.
  2. Calories don’t count when he cooks.

I don’t really want to admit this but my husband is a really good cook. His meals are always full of flavour (probably because with him, calories don’t count) and different. I say different because it’s not the typical thing I would create. Here are some of his past meals:

  • Mashed Potato Soup
  • Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie
  • Spinach & Garlic Burgers
  • and now Mashed Potato Poppers.

The recipe below isn’t exact, as my husband never measures. I’m going to be honest, it frustrates me beyond belief.

Me: “I want to blog this recipe, how many potatoes were left?”
Hubby: “I don’t know, a cup – maybe two.” (I’m going with two.)
Me: “What about cheese?”
Hubby: “Like, a handful – I don’t know.”
Me: “Okay well, did you put anything else in them?”
Hubby: “I don’t know, I don’t think so.”

How do you not think so? You are the one who made it.

I think this requires the hash tag #hesaman or #hesamanwhatdoiexpect.

It’s frustrating on my part, because he makes AMAZING food and I want to share it, but it never works out. So I gathered as much information I could on the Mashed Potato Poppers and came up with the following recipe:

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Mashed Potato Poppers


  • 2 cups garlic mashed potatoes
  • 3 strips cooked turkey bacon (or regular bacon) crumbled
  • 1/4 cup part skim mozza/cheddar cheese plus some for topping


  1. In a bowl mix together all ingredients (except extra cheese for topping).
  2. Shape into balls, put on a lined pan and top with the rest of the cheese.
  3. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

Garlic mashed is made with butter, milk and a couple gloves of garlic.

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You can add whatever to this recipe, next time I’m looking at adding some broccoli, cheddar and more garlic.

Mashed Potato Popppers

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Randa Derkson

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

9 comments on “Mashed Potato Poppers”

  1. OMG – those look amazing!

  2. Great idea for a delicious way to use leftovers. These look absolutely delicious!

  3. Oooooh they look so yummy! I will definitely try your mashed potato poppers.

  4. Potatoes are my favourite leftovers. All I have to do is throw them in a pan and fry them up with what else we have. So easy! These look really yummy!

  5. Well, I don’t normally like potatoes – BUT, these look fantastic! These look and sound delicious.

  6. Those look amazing, and SO creative! I never would have thought of it, but I’m definitely going to try it sometime.

    • Thank you Laura 🙂 I wouldn’t have thought of it either. My husband feels like a genius with these positive comments (lol).

  7. Just a thought, but instead of butter and garlic in the mash, just try garlic butter.

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