Mashed Potato Puffs

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These savory mini mashed potato cups are a delightful twist on traditional mashed potatoes, perfect for any occasion from casual family dinners to festive gatherings. Made with creamy mashed potatoes, beaten eggs, and a blend of rich cheeses, these bite-sized treats are elevated with the addition of fresh chives and optional bits of bacon or ham. Baked to golden perfection in a mini-muffin tin, they offer a crispy exterior with a soft, flavorful center. Easy to prepare and serve, these potato cups are sure to be a crowd-pleaser, especially when paired with a dollop of sour cream. Enjoy this versatile and delicious dish as a side or a tasty appetizer!


  • Cooking spray or butter
  • 2 cups cooked mashed potatoes
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup grated cheese (such as Parmesan or Gruyère), divided
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup diced cooked bacon or ham (optional)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Sour cream, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and position a rack in the middle. Lightly coat the cups of a mini-muffin tin with cooking spray or butter.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, beaten eggs, 3/4 cup of the grated cheese, chives, and bacon or ham (if using). Season with salt and pepper to taste, depending on the seasoning of your mashed potatoes.
  3. Fill each muffin cup with the potato mixture, then sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese on top.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the potato cups are set, browned on top, and heated through. Allow them to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.
  5. Gently release the potato cups from the pan using a spoon or knife. Serve immediately, optionally topped with sour cream.

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