Mashed Potato Balls

Delicious soft balls of mashed potato coated in breadcrumbs and filled with a savory surprise.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Time: 45 minutes


  • cookie sheet
  • small bowl
  • shallow bowl
  • spoon


  • ¼ cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • ¾ cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1½ cups cold, leftover mashed potatoes


Preaheat oven to 350. Oil cookie sheet and set aside.

Combine walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, and 1 T oil in the small bowl. Combine bread crumbs, salt, and pepper in the shallow bowl.

Wash, dry, and lightly oil your hands. Take about 2 T of mashed potato, roll into a ball, then poke a hole in it with your thumb. Stuff with about ¼ t of the walnut-tomato mixture, then smooth over with mashed potato. Roll in breadcrumbs and set on the cookie sheet.

Repeat with the rest of the mashed potatoes – you should end up with about a dozen balls.

Drizzle with the rest of the oil.

Bake 15-20 minutes, until golden.

Let cool for a few minutes before serving.


Other fillings are good too – especially if you make several different kinds so it really is a surprise filling! Some suggestions:


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Mashed potato balls