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Potato Cheese Balls

Potato Cheese Balls are made with household ingredients like breadcrumbs, potatoes, vegan cheddar and amazing seasonings. Crispy on the outside, cheesy and creamy on the inside, these easy to make cheese balls are always spot on amazing. Most delicious served freshly deep fried but can also be baked in the oven or from the air fryer.

Closeup of an opened Potato Cheese Ball.

I tell you the beauty of these mashed potato balls are that you can fry, bake or air fry them.

So many options, no matter what you method you are going to use, you can be sure the result will be delicious.

Ingredients needed to make the Potato Cheese Balls are assembled on a wooden board.

Here is why you need to make these Potato Cheese Balls 

I can’t wait for you to try my Potato Cheese Balls:

The seasonings are what makes them out of this world great, because everything goes so well together. 

Crispy: A crispy topping with a mix of breadcrumbs and flour is the combination that wins snack friends in no time.

The result and taste is that you know from a fancy restaurant, but everything comes so fast together. Also great for leftover mashed potatoes, yum.

Showing how mashed potatoes are mixed with vegan cheese, starch, and spices to make the ball mixture.

What you need to make this Potato Cheese Balls recipe:

  • Potatoes
  • Vegan cheddar
  • Dried chives
  • Dried parsley
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Oil for frying

 

  • Flour
  • Oat milk
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Cornstarch

A milk-and-flour batter and breadcrumbs are prepared in two bowls.

How to make Potato Cheese Balls

I cooked my potatoes right before, but if you haven’t done so yet, do it now. You can cook or steam them. Mine were ready in around 8 minutes. Make sure to cut them into small pieces first, and that your potatoes are done. Let them cool down to about room temperature, then transfer them to a large mixing bowl, then mash with a potato masher until a puree is formed. 

Add chives, parsley, pepper flakes, corn starch, vegan cheddar, garlic, onion powder. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and mix everything well.

In a small bowl, mix oat milk with flour and whisk them into a thin paste. Set aside.

Form roughly golf ball sized balls with a spoon. Dip them first into the flour mixture and then roll them in breadcrumbs until they are coated.

Showing how the rolled Potato Cheese Balls are first coated in batter, then rolled in breadcrumbs.

Now you can choose the following:

For deep frying: heat oil into a large sauce pan and wait until hot. Add the Potato Cheese Balls and deep-fry them until golden and crispy.

For baking; Preheat oven to 410°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Put the coated cheese balls on the sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

Air fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 350°F, place the rolled balls in the air fryer basket, brush them with oil and fry them for around 15 minutes. Make sure to flip them, whenever required.

 Always serve the Potato Cheese Balls warm and fresh with an amazing dip or sauce see my suggestions below.

The Potato Cheese Balls are deep fried in oil.

Leftovers and freezing options:

I find these are best warm and fresh, but if you aim for leftovers you can store them in the fridge for around 4 days.

Reheat briefly in the oven or microwave.

You can freeze uncooked balls for around 2 months and prepare them whenever you want it.

A large stack of ready Potato Cheese Balls on a serving plate, with a small bowl of ketchup in the background.Tips and tricks:

Leftover mashed potatoes makes everything even easier, like in my Loaded Mashed Potatoes, the Garlic Mashed Potatoes or the Creamy Potatoes.  Just make sure to add the starch to the potatoes and finally roll in flour mixture and breadcrumbs the rest is exactly like in the recipe instructions.

Don’t skip the flour mixture, because the breadcrumbs can’t properly stick to the potatoes (they fall apart). You can alternatively just prepare the balls without the flour mixture and breadcrumbs. The result won’t be as crispy, but also tasty.

Season your potato mixture generously. This adds much needed flavor, otherwise it can be bland.

A hand is holding a Potato Cheese Ball sliced open.

What condiments and sauces to serve:

Collage of two pictures of the Potato Cheese Balls with recipe title text.

Try these Potato Cheese Balls and tag me with your remakes on Instagram or Facebook.

Cheers, Florian.

Closeup of an opened Potato Cheese Ball.

Potato Cheese Balls

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Potato Cheese Balls are made with household ingredients like breadcrumbs, potatoes, vegan cheddar and amazing seasonings. Crispy on the outside, cheesy and creamy on the inside, these easy to make cheese balls are always spot on amazing. Most delicious served freshly deep fried but can also be baked in the oven or from the air fryer.

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs potatoes, quartered and cooked
  • 7 oz vegan cheddar, shredded
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1.5 cups panko bread crumbs (use gf, if you prefer)
  • 4 Tbsp corn starch
  • 3 Tbsp flour (use gf, if you want to)
  • 1/3 cup oat milk
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • oil for frying
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Make sure your potatoes are cooled down to about room temperature, then transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Mash with a potato masher until a puree is formed. 
  2. Add chives, parsley, pepper flakes, corn starch, vegan cheddar, garlic, onion powder. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and mix everything well.
  3. In a small bowl, mix oat milk with flour and whisk them into a thin paste. Set aside.
    Form roughly golf ball sized balls with a spoon. Dip them first into the flour mixture and then roll them in breadcrumbs until they are coated

Now you can choose the following:

  1. For deep frying: heat oil into a large sauce pan and wait until hot. Add the Potato Cheese Balls and deep-fry them until golden and crispy.
  2. For baking: Preheat oven to 410°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Put the coated cheese balls on the sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Air fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 350°F, place the rolled balls in the air fryer basket, brush them with oil and fry them for around 15 minutes. Make sure to flip them, whenever required.

Always serve the Potato Cheese Balls warm and fresh.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 ball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

Mariia

Friday 26th of November 2021

I love this dish. It’s easy to cook and exceptionally delicious ! I made dipping sauce from vegan yogurt , dill and garlic and it’s was a great add to the cheese balls . Thank you for a great receipt!

Florian

Friday 26th of November 2021

Thanks for making and sharing it, Mariia! Sounds delicious with the dipping sauce. Would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? Super helpful for other readers. Thanks so much.

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