Fried potato croquettes recipe with spinach, bacon and cheese.

Cheese Stuffed Potato Balls Recipe (Best Potato Croquettes)

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Kids said these are the Best Potato Balls ever!

Don’t tell them I sneaked in a finely chopped spinach inside these potato croquettes, the bacon and cheese make them so yummy, there were no left overs.

Fried potato croquettes recipe with spinach, bacon and cheese.

Potato Balls Recipe

Crispy on the outside & EXTRA cheesy on the inside.  Like for real, it is EXTRA CHEESY! IT IS SO GOOD!

These Potato Balls Recipe is filled with yummy bacon flavor and a hint of garlic spice.

Best way to use left over mashed potatoes or hide healthy greens and see your kids devour it with a comment like this “These are the best potato balls!“.

Bacon Cheese Stuffed Potato Balls Recipe (Best Potato Croquettes Recipe)

How to Cook Potatoes

It makes cooking so much easier when you prep all ingredients before you start cooking. 🙂

To make Potato Balls, 1st lets cook potatoes.
Place potatoes into a medium pot with water and bring it to a boil.
Cook until potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes.
Bacon Cheese Stuffed Potato Balls Recipe (Best Potato Croquettes Recipe)
Drain the water and let potato cool down, peel and then grate it.
Now potatoes are ready to be used to make potato croquesttes.
Skip this step if you are using left over mashed potatoes, use about 3 cups.

How to Make Fried Potato Balls

Using a mixing bowl combine, 3 cups of cooked grated potatoes, bacon pieces, chopped spinach, eggs, black pepper, salt and garlic powder.

Best Potato Croquettes Recipe

 Cheese Stuffed Potato Balls Recipe

Using a small ice cream scoop, place 1 scoop of mashed potato mixture into your hand, place 1 cheese cube on top and then place another scoop of potato mixture on top.

 Cheese Stuffed Potato Balls Recipe

How to make potato croquettes.

Form a ball and dip it into a Panko bread crumbs.

How to make potato croquettes.

Deep fry in a small sauce pan filled with 2 cups of oil of your choice, I used Grape Seed Oil.  Cook over medium/high heat until golden color. Remove to a paper towel. Serve warm. Enjoy!

Fried potato croquettes recipe with spinach, bacon and cheese.

Serve Stuffed Potato Balls with these Delicious Salads

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Fried potato croquettes recipe with spinach, bacon and cheese.
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Cheese Bacon Stuffed Potato Balls Recipe

Crispy Stuffed Potato Balls Recipe with bacon, spinach and lots of cheese.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Brunch, Kids Favorite
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizer,, bacon, cheese, croquettes, easy,, potato balls, potato,, spinach
Servings: 10 potato balls

Ingredients

  • 5 medium size Idaho® potatoes or use about 3 cups of leftover Mashed Potatoes
  • 4 bacon slices baked in the oven 10 min
  • 2 cups oil for frying I like to use avocado or grapeseed oil
  • 4 oz. mild or sharp cheddar cheese cut into equal cubes
  • 1/4 cup organic baby spinach finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • How to make Stuffed Potato Balls? First cook Idaho® potatoes. Place potatoes into a medium pot with water and bring it to a boil. Cook until potatoes are tender inside when you insert a knife in the center, about 15-20 minutes. Drain the water and let potato cool, peel it, then grate it. Potato is ready to be used to make potato croquettes. If using left over mashed potatoes, use about 3 cups.
  • In a mixing bowl combine, about 3 cups of cooked grated potatoes, chopped bacon, 1/4 cup of finely chopped spinach, 2 eggs, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.
  • Use a small ice cream scoop, scoop 1 scoop of mashed potato mixture into your hand, place 1 cheese cube on top and then scoop another scoop of potato mixture on top.
  • Roll into a ball using both hands, then dip it into a Panko bread crumbs.
  • Deep fry in a small sauce pan filled with 2 cups of oil of your choice, over medium/high heat, until golden color. Remove to a paper towel. Serve warm. Enjoy!

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