Cheesy Potato Balls

Our mom got this delicious recipe years ago at a church dinner.  These potato balls are perfect as a side dish, or as an appetizer for the big game!  They are filled with buttery mashed potatoes and melted cheese!  Your picky eaters will devour these!

Serves: 10

Cheesy Potato Balls

A fun cheesy potato ball that works as a side dish or an appetizer for any party!

30 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 30 Total Time

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  • 6 medium russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 egg yolks, save the egg whites
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons onion, chopped very fine
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 ounces mild cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes about 3/4 inch
  • 4 ounces saltine crackers, 1 package crushed fine
  • 3 beaten egg whites, use egg whites from above plus one more egg white
  • vegetable oil for frying for 15 seconds


  1. Wash potatoes and pierce with a fork, then boil half an hour with skins on until fork tender.
  2. Peel and mash the potatoes.
  3. In a sauce pan mix together butter, beaten egg yolks, milk, onion and salt and pepper. Cook until well blended and then mix into the mashed potatoes and mash together well.
  4. We hands and form into balls with a cheese cube in the center. Pack potatoes around the cheese.
  5. Dip the balls into beaten egg whites and then roll into the saltine cracker crumbs.
  6. Drop into the hot vegetable oil and cook until golden brown.
  7. Refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours and then bake in a 200 degree oven for 1 hours


This recipe can easily be doubled to feed a crowd.


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