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:

Mashed Potato Poppers
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Mashed Potato Poppers

Created and served by my husband, this delicious recipe is good for the whole family.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword mashed potato poppers, mashed potatoes, poppers, potatoe
Servings 2 people
Calories 699kcal


  • 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


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


Calories: 699kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1260mg | Potassium: 1511mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 3mg
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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

Do you have any “Leftover Busters?”

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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