A delicious potato recipe for kids. Mashed potato bites are made with leftover mashed potatoes loaded with cheese and broccoli then baked. This potato side dish has kids happily eating their vegetables! Gluten-free.
Looking for a tasty way to use leftover mashed potatoes? We’ve got a great solution – Cheesy Mashed Potato Bites. Kids love potatoes and these potato bites are a great way to sneak additional veggies into meals!
These are super simple handheld potato cups that require just a few ingredients.
- 2 cups mashed potatoes
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup steamed broccoli
- salt and pepper to taste
- non-stick cooking spray
How to Make
This recipe is super versatile. It’s a great use for leftover mashed potatoes but you can also you the boxed variety or make fresh mashed potatoes as well. All of these options work great!
- Combine leftover mashed potatoes with eggs and cheese.
- Gently stir in steamed broccoli.
- Bake 400° F for 20 minutes.
You can change this recipe to have a different flavor or better meet the flavor your family prefers. Feel free to substitute with items you already have on hand.
- Add 1/2 cup ham or sausage crumbles
- swap spinach for broccoli
- use steamed mixed vegetables
- try different cheeses or a blend of cheese
- Mexican cheese and green chilis
- cauliflower and cheddar cheese
- Swiss cheese and peppers
Over mixing. Stir just until the ingredients are mixed.
Yes you can. Make sure to store the cooked potatoes in the fridge.
Yes, you can thicken mashed potatoes by using a thickening agent like cornstarch, flour, instant mashed potatoes, or a hard cheese such as parmesan.
Check Out More Recipes with Potatoes Below!
- Crustless Chicken Pot Pie
- Crock Pot Potato Soup
- Waffle Hash Browns
- Cheesy Potatoes
- Tater Tot Casserole
- Pork Loin Roasted With Veggies
- Spinach & Sweet Potato Frittata Muffins
- Crockpot Red Potatoes
CCK Features both Gluten-Free Guidance and Kids Cooking Instructions: If you’re new to eating gluten-free we understand it’s overwhelming trying to figure out which foods may contain gluten and which ones don’t. All of our gluten-free recipes marked with this symbol ✅ represent foods that need to be checked for gluten or cross-contamination.
The ⭐️ symbol in the recipe below denotes the steps in which kid cooks may need a helper (depending on age). If there is no ⭐️ symbol, that step (or recipe) doesn’t require a helper.
Cheesy Mashed Potato Bites
- muffin tin
- nonstick cooking spray ✅
- large mixing bowl
- stir spoon
- measuring cups and spoons
- small microwave-safe bowl with lid or plate
- 2 cups mashed potatoes ✅
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese ✅
- 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven and prep the pan. Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare the muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
- ⭐️Steam the broccoli. Place chopped broccoli into a microwave-safe bowl. Add 2-3 tablespoons water, cover. Microwave for 40 seconds – 1 minute, or until softened and bright green.1/2 cup chopped broccoli
- Combine the ingredients. Combine In a medium-sized bowl, combine mashed potatoes, eggs, cheese, and salt and pepper (if needed). Gently stir in steamed broccoli.2 cups mashed potatoes, 3 large eggs, 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to taste
- Place into muffin tins. Divide mixture into 8 muffin tins for large bites, or 12 for smaller potato bites, or use a mini muffin tin.
- ⭐️Bake. Bake 400°F for 20 minutes. Serve immediately or freeze for later.