Potato Balls

I wish that I could show you some pictures of my newly painted kitchen. But for the 5 and a half minutes that the sun was actually shining so that I had good enough lighting, I was in the middle of a baking marathon, and the kitchen was in no state to be photographed. So, until the stars align and I happen to have a clean kitchen and sunshine for more than 2 minutes at a time, you’ll just have to wait.

In the meantime, I’ll be sharing other projects and recipes. First up is a recipe for potato balls. We have potatoes coming out our ears because we were nice enough to support a local scout who was selling bags of potatoes as a fundraiser. Sixty pound bags of potatoes. What was I thinking!?! The bag was so large it wouldn’t even fit in the bottom of my pantry. Yikes!! Needless to say, I’m trying to come up with lots of creative potato recipes!

These potato balls have actually been in my recipe book for years. My family loves them, and I don’t make them nearly enough. It is awesome to cut through the crunchy crust and find the melty cheese in the middle. They are so yummy! I didn’t take the photo till after we were done eating, so the cheese had cooled, but you get the idea.

Cheese Stuffed Potato Balls

4 medium potatoes
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
2 Tbsp butter
1/4-1/3 cup milk
1/4 tsp pepper
1 egg yolk
1/2 pound cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
Peel and cube potatoes. Boil in salted water till tender. Drain and mash with salt, butter, milk, pepper, and egg yolk. (They should be fairly stiff.) Let cool slightly. Cut cheese into 1″ cubes. Place melted butter in a shallow bowl, and bread crumbs in another shallow bowl. Shape the mashed potato mixture around each cheese cube. Roll in melted butter, then crumbs. Place in greased muffin tins. Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes or till golden brown. Potatoes should be crunchy on the outside, the cheese should be melted on the inside.


  1. I made these tonight, they were YUMMY!

  2. Okay…who wants to come make me some of these? YUM!

  3. and I just licked my screen. Nice pic!

  4. Well I just forwarded THIS little delicacy to the chef!

  5. Jill @ Our Seven Dwarfs says:

    These look delicious! I can’t wait to make them! Yummy!

  6. Ooh…I cannot wait to make these! Lol on the 60 lbs of potatoes!!! WOW!!!!

  7. Oooo those look good, I never would have thought to make something like that. What a great and different way to use potatoes.

  8. the cape on the corner says:

    yum! potato and cheese, two of my favorite things. i bet involving a 3rd favorite-bacon-would be fantastic, too!

  9. These look heavenly!

  10. These look delish, Kara. I am soo trying these. 🙂

  11. I have to try this recipe out! It looks and sounds delish!!!!! Please come be my neighbor so I can have your leftovers!

    • With four boys we don’t usually have lots of leftovers, but if we lived close, I would totally share with you!! 🙂

  12. Sounds yummy! And I think bacon bits would rock. I’m going to have to add potatoes to my shopping list!

  13. Those sound so yummy…I will have to give it a try.

  14. oh man!!!! Those look AMAZING!!! I love potatoes an cheese!!! This is SO going in my to try collection! DELISH!

  15. Tara @ Tara Being Tara says:

    Sounds delicious!!! They are definitely getting added to our “Make this soon!” list!

  16. These look good, I’m going to try them, thanks! I hope that the sun cooperates so you can get a picture, I want to see your kitchen. 🙂

  17. Ooooh…yum! I think some bacon bits thrown in would be a like baked potato party in my mouth!

  18. Jax@Aly&Ash says:

    Wow…those look delicious!

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