These easy bacon and chive mashed potato puffs are a perfect game day appetizer! This appetizer recipe starts with Idaho Spuds Supreme Baked Mashed Potatoes, and are filled with herbs, cheese, bacon, and sour cream to make a flavorful potato souffle.
Mashed potatoes are probably my ultimate comfort food. In fact, if we’re going to be honest, mashed potatoes are often the highlight of any meal for me. Forget the main course–I’m allllll about the sides.
You wouldn’t want to know how many times I’ve chosen a meal off a menu based on whether or not they came with mashed potatoes…
There’s just something incredible about the texture and flavor that I can’t get enough of. There are for sure worse things. 😉
Speaking of flavors and textures that are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, these bacon and chive mashed potato puffs are going to rock your world. I know I’m potentially biased, considering I made them, but I’m fairly confident you’re going to feel the same.
They’re filled with bacon, cheese, chives, and have this souffle-like texture that’s light yet creamy. This is a must-have appetizer for your next game day party! It’s sure to be a touchdown.
Okay, so breaking down these mashed potato puffs a bit, let’s talk ingredients.
Idaho Spuds Supreme Baked Mashed Potatoes is the base for this recipe. Idaho Spuds potatoes are flavorful, easy to make, and always a crowd pleaser. They’re a brand I trust and love, and I use them almost exclusively.
To the mashed potatoes, I added pepper jack cheese (for extra bold flavor, but any cheese would be fine), crumbled bacon, chives, sour cream, eggs, and a little milk. The eggs, sour cream, and milk are what give these mashed potato puffs their souffle-like texture. The mashed potatoes give the puffs the creamy texture. All in all, the ingredients work together to make these appetizers a game day winner! Go Big on Game Day! Or go home… 😉
Guys, big flavor, big game, big adventure!
- 1 package Idaho Spuds Supreme Baked Mashed Potatoes
- 2 cups water
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/3 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
- 1/4 cup bacon, crumbled
- 2 Tbsp chives, chopped
- parsly, dried herbs (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a 24-count mini muffin pan with baking spray.
Boil water and mix in a large bowl with Idaho Spuds Supreme Baked Mashed Potatoes.
Once combined, add in eggs, sour cream, milk, pepper jack cheese, bacon, and chives. Mix until combined.
Spoon the potatoes into the mini muffin pan, about 2 Tbsp of potatoes per cup. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
If desired, top with sour cream, bacon, chives, or herbs.
Best if served warm.