Mashed Potato Puffs

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A couple of weeks ago there was a sale on 10 pound bags of potatoes at the grocery store. I typically only buy half of that, but since the 10 pounder was cheaper than the 5, it was a no-brainer.

10 pounds of potatoes is a lot, even for a potato lover like me.  There are only so many days a person can eat mashed potatoes in a row. As you know, I love making recipes out of leftovers & anything that I am trying to get rid of in my fridge. Here is a delicious way to get rid of leftover mashed potatoes.


1 cup of left over mashed potatoes

1 tube of crescent rolls or crescent sheet

5-6 bacon strips cooked to desired crispiness

1/4 cup sour cream

1/2 cheddar cheese


Preheat the oven to 375. Put 1 cup of mashed potatoes in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add the sour cream. If the potatoes are lumpy, mash or whip them until they are smooth. Crumble or chop your cooked bacon & add to the potato mixture. Stir in the cheese. Unroll the crescent dough. If using crescent rolls, press seam together to form a sheet & then roll out with a rolling pin. With a knife, slice crescent into 1 1/2 inch squares. (If the dough is too soft to work with refrigerate for 10-15 minutes to firm up.) Scoop a heaping spoonful of mixture & place in crescent square. Pull each corner into the center. Roll the bottom & sides with your palm to seal the seams. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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These were a huge hit. I have admit that I was pretty proud of these. My husband even asked me to make more.



  1. I zoomed in on this recipe. My hubby is a huge potato fan. We buy 50 pounds bags! When it comes to potato recipes I’ve made so many and can’t wait to try this one.

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. “I typically only buy half of that, but since the 10 pounder was cheaper than the 5, it was a no-brainer.”

    Hahaha! That sounds so much like what I do! And then I wind up with all this food that’s going to go bad soon and think, “Well…I guess now I have to think of something creative to do with you….”

    These sound delicious, by the way. Found you on Wine’d Down Wednesday. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I can imagine what a hit these savory mashed potato puffs will be at most parties and holiday celebrations.Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

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