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Loaded Baked Potato Croquettes Recipe

These Loaded Baked Potato Croquettes are full of fluffy mashed potatoes, gooey cheese, salty bacon, and coated with crispy panko. A surprisingly easy, yet impressive appetizer for any occasion!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: loaded mashed potatoes, sour cream dipping sauce
Servings: 32 croquettes
Calories: 170kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

Ingredients

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 (9.74 oz) pkg Idahoan Signature™ Russets Mashed Potatoes prepared according to quick preparation listed on the back of the I've also listed instructions below
  • 1 (4 oz) pkg cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 (8 oz) container sour cream room temperature
  • 6 slices bacon cooked
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • salt and pepper to taste**

Loaded Baked Potato Croquettes

  • 6 cups leftover mashed potato chilled
  • 1 (8 oz) block sharp cheddar cubed into 32 pieces
  • 3 eggs lightly whisked, more if needed
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour more if needed
  • 1 1/2 cup panko more if needed

Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

  • 1 (8 oz) container Sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Grated parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

  • In a large stockpot, boil water.
  • Once boiling, remove from heat and stir in potatoes.
  • Let stand one minute, then stir in cream cheese, sour cream, bacon, and green onions.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper, as needed.
  • Place potatoes in an airtight container and refrigerate until cold.

Loaded Baked Potato Croquettes

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Place flour (season with a touch of salt/pepper), eggs, and panko into three separate bowls and set aside.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop mashed potatoes into your hands.
  • Lightly flatten with your fingers.
  • Place cheese cube into the center of the potatoes.
  • Top with another scoop of mashed potatoes.
  • Seal seam and roll into a ball.
  • Dunk ball into flour then egg then panko.
  • Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  • Bake in pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the panko is golden brown and the cheese is melty in the center.

Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

  • Whisk ingredients together and chill in fridge until ready to use.

Video

Notes

I HIGHLY recommend watching the video above for how to make the croquettes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1croquette with dipping sauce | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 9.4mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 0.7mg