Mashed Potato Poppers
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:
- It gives me a break and I don’t have to do anything.
- 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
- 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.
Garlic mashed is made with butter, milk and a couple gloves of garlic.
You can add whatever to this recipe, next time I’m looking at adding some broccoli, cheddar and more garlic.
Do you have any “Leftover Busters?”
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