20 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3

This is delicious served with a rack of lamb that has been baked in rosemary and oil, or a steak with pepper sauce.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place the potatoes into a pot with enough lightly salted water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until tender. Drain.

  • While the potatoes are cooking, fry the bacon pieces in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned, but not totally crisp.

  • Mash the potatoes with the butter, milk and cheese until fairly smooth. Use a potato masher or a whisk. Mix in the bacon. Form balls about the size of large ice cream scoops, and place them on a greased baking sheet. Scrape the top and sides with a fork to make textured lines over the balls. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese over the top of each one.

  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; 12.6 g total fat; 37 mg cholesterol; 522 mg sodium. 49.2 g carbohydrates; 13.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2007
i added chives sour cream and sub. evaporated milk for milk. they were delicious!
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/07/2006
The taste of the mash was very nice. However I didn't feel that rolling the mash into balls and baking them added anything to the overall flavour. It was a lot of extra effort for very little result.
(9)
20 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2007
My whole family loves these! Though i do roll the balls in fine cornflake crumbs before baking. It makes them a beautiful golden color and adds a little crispiness to the outside.
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2007
i added chives sour cream and sub. evaporated milk for milk. they were delicious!
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2005
This was a fun one to serve my son. He usually does not like potatoes but he enjoyed this flavorful version. They were easy to make and you can prepare them in advance and store them in the fridge until you are ready to put them in the oven. Instead of processed cheese I used grated cheddar cheese. I also recommend using the precooked bacon as it is easier to crumble. I also sprinkled the final product with parsley to improve the presentation. Great recipe!!
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2005
Good Recipe - all favorite ingredients. Be sure to spray ice cream scoop w/nonstick spray and potatoes slip right out. Only reason didn't rate 5 is because they cooled off so very fast-but they looked great and were kid-sized! We'll think about how to keep them warmer next time.
(12)
Rating: 2 stars
06/07/2006
The taste of the mash was very nice. However I didn't feel that rolling the mash into balls and baking them added anything to the overall flavour. It was a lot of extra effort for very little result.
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2008
This was good...something diffrent then just plain Old Mashed lacked a Lil flavor even with the bacon I'll make a again but add..... to my taste Thanks for the recipe
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
10/11/2010
Not really sure what the purpose of this recipe is - it just tastes like mashed potatoes to me. Balling it and baking it just adds more work and no flavor or real change in texture.
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2005
This was good but for some reason I couldn't get them to come off the pan very easy. But the taste was still very good. I didn't change anything in the recipe.
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
06/07/2006
Not easy to make at all and didn't turn out as nice as I hoped they would.
(4)