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Fried potato croquettes recipe with spinach, bacon and cheese.

Cheese Bacon Stuffed Potato Balls Recipe

Love Keil
Crispy Stuffed Potato Balls Recipe with bacon, spinach and lots of cheese.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Kids Favorite
Cuisine American
Servings 10 potato balls


  • 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


  • 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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Keyword Appetizer,, bacon, cheese, croquettes, easy,, potato balls, potato,, spinach
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