These Loaded Baked Potato Croquettes are full of fluffy Idahoan Signature™ Russets Mashed Potatoes, gooey cheese, salty bacon, and coated with crispy panko. A surprisingly easy, yet impressive appetizer for any occasion!
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Loaded Baked Potato Croquettes.
Oh. My. YUM!
Basically, these are fluffy, loaded mashed potatoes that have been rolled into balls, stuffed with gooey sharp cheddar cheese, and coated with crunchy panko.
As if that wasn’t enough, I made the easiest sour cream parmesan dipping sauce, because you can’t have loaded baked potatoes without sour cream, amiright?!
These little cheesy, carb-y bites of wonderfulness get baked in the oven and really couldn’t be easier to make . . .
or eat. 😉
I was inspired to make this recipe, because hellloooo Memorial Day is right around the corner and I love spending Memorial Day relaxing with friends and eating good food (obviously 😉 ).
I wanted to make an appetizer (apps are my FAVE) and I wanted something that would LOOK and taste really impressive, but is actually super simple to make.
Loaded Baked Potato Croquettes for the win.
They’re surprisingly quick and easy to make thanks to Idahoan Signature™ Russets Mashed Potatoes and they’re SUPER impressive, because, I mean, did you SEE that gooey cheese?!
You’ll start by making the loaded mashed potatoes:
Boil water –> stir in potatoes –> watch them magically turn into the fluffiest (literally) mashed potatoes –> stir in cream cheese, sour cream, bacon, green onions, salt, and pepper –> chill.
Then you’ll assemble (I’d suggest watching the video above for exactly how I did this):
Basically, you’re going to take some mashed potatoes, stuff them with a piece of cheddar cheese, then roll them into balls.
From there, you’ll dunk the mashed potato balls into flour, whisked egg, then panko!
Next, you’ll bake ’em up until the Loaded Baked Potato Croquettes are crispy and golden brown on the outside and the cheese is like molten lava on the inside.
Lastly, the dipping sauce: sour cream + parmesan, garlic powder, and salt <– literally the easiest, most delicious dip. EVER.
The result is ultra flavorful potatoes that are crispy on the outside and gooey chees-i-licious on the inside.
Anyone else drooling yet?! 😉
What are YOU eating for Memorial Day? Show Me the Yummy!
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