Friday, September 30, 2016

Smashed Potato Bombs


What to do with leftover mashed potatoes? Turn 'em into Smashed Potato Bombs! With a few ingredients, you can repurpose last night's dinner into a Gameday treat.

I had a particularly large amount of mashed potatoes leftover recently. I knew I wasn't going to have them again the next day, but I knew that if I turned them into something else, I'd be able to freeze them and use them another time. Bingo! Smashed Potato Bombs! These little guys are crunchy and creamy and make perfect finger food for Gameday.

I have a muffin tin that makes only muffin tops, which was perfect for this. I placed spoonfuls into each slot, placed a small thumb indentation in each and sprinkled a little bit of grated cheddar on top. If you don't have one of those tins, you can certainly just drop spoonfuls onto a sheetpan like cookies.

Once they were done (and tested, of course!), I let them cool off and froze them. On Gameday, I just reheated them at 350-degrees and they were great!

Smashed Potato Bombs                                            

(serves 4-6)

4 cups mashed potatoes
2 Tbs finely minced scallions
2 tsp granulated garlic
1 1/4 cups grated cheddar (divided)
salt & pepper to taste


1. Pre-heat oven to 400-degrees.

2. Mix all ingredients, except for 1/4 cup of the grated cheddar.

3. Scoop a small amount of the potato mixture into a shallow muffin tin.

4. Create a small indentation on the top of each potato "coin" and then fill the indentation in with a little bit of the grated cheddar.

5.  Place in the oven and cook until the cheese is melted and the potatoes are golden - about 20 - 30 minutes.

It can't get simpler than that!  Let me know how you like it!

Enjoy your games this weekend and keep on Homegating!

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