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Vegan Baked Mashed Potato Balls

What to do with all those leftover mashed potatoes after the holidays? Try these vegan baked mashed potato balls stuffed with loads of plant-based cheese.

They are a great snack, appetizer, or side to any meal. And, also a great way to use up extra potatoes.

Don't have any leftovers? Not to worry, that just adds 2 extra steps to the recipe:

  1. Make the potatoes
  2. Mash the potatoes
Three mashed potato balls drizzled with gravy

What To Stuff Your Mashed Potato Balls With

In this recipe, I am using just cheese, but you can personalize the recipe by stuffing the middle with any of the following ingredients:

  • Mini mushroom caps stuffed with cheese
  • Chives
  • Different type of cheese
  • Vegan bacon bits

How To Make Baked Mashed Potato Balls

STEP 1: Cook & Mash The Potatoes

Start by preheating the oven to 400° F.

Now, if you don't have any leftover mashed potatoes, this step is for you. Begin by peeling the potatoes then cut them in half (this will help them cook quicker). Next, place the potatoes into a large pot, then cover with water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, and cook until the potatoes can easily be pierced with a knife, so about 20 minutes.

Once the potatoes are cooked, mash them along with the vegan butter, cashew milk, and garlic. Then, place in the fridge to cool for about 30 minutes.

Bowl of mashed potatoes

STEP 2: The Mashed Potato Balls

Now, for the crispy coating, mix the panko crumbs, nutritional yeast, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. The nutritional yeast will add some protein and some extra cheesy flavors. Set aside for now.

Panko crumb mixture with red pepepr flakes

Next, use a spoon to scoop out a golf ball-sized amount of mashed potatoes. Press 1-2 cubes of cheese into the middle, then close the mashed potato around the cheese. Roll the potato into a ball, then repeat for the remaining mashed potatoes and cheese.

Mashed potato with chunk of vegan cheeseMashed potato rolled into a ball

For the next step, roll the mashed potato balls in the panko crumbs mixture.

Casserole dish with mashed potato balls coated in panko crumbs

STEP 3: Cook Until Crispy

Finally, place the coated mashed potato balls onto a lined/greased baking sheet or casserole dish. Cook for 40-50 minutes or until they begin to brown and the outside gets crispy.

If you are looking for a dipping sauce, mushroom gravy or sriracha tastes good with these. You can drizzle over the top or serve beside them for dipping.

Three mashed potato balls stacked ontop of eachother

What To Serve With Your Baked Mashed Potato Balls

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Vegan Baked Mashed Potato Balls

What to do with all those leftover mashed potatoes after the holidays? Try these vegan baked mashed potato balls stuffed with loads of plant-based cheese.
Prep Time
15 Minutes
Cook Time
40-50 Minutes
Servings
4 People
INGREDIENTSINSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Peel the potatoes then cut in half. Place them into a large pot, then cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, and cook until the potatoes can easily be pierced with a knife, about 20 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, mash the potatoes, vegan butter, cashew milk, and garlic together. Place in fridge to cool, about 30 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the panko crumbs, nutritional yeast, and cayenne pepper.
  5. Next, use a spoon to scoop out a golf ball-sized amount of mashed potatoes. Press one cube of cheese into the middle, then close the mashed potato around the cheese. Now, roll into a ball, then repeat for the remaining mashed potatoes and cheese.
  6. Then, roll the mashed potato balls in the panko crumbs mixture.
  7. Finally, place the coated mashed potato balls onto a lined/greased baking sheet or casserole dish. Cook for 40 minutes or until the outside gets browned and crispy.
 
 
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