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Cheesy Potato Balls Recipe

Indulge in the irresistible charm of Cheesy Potato Balls


I truly believe no other snack (or light meal) can please as many as these Cheesy Potato Balls.

And as a culinary enthusiast, there are few pleasures as satisfying as diving into a plate of Cheesy Potato Balls. Imagine the scene: golden orbs of crispy perfection, each bite revealing a creamy, cheesy centre that dances on the palate. It seems, without a doubt, that you are in a gastronomical heaven.

So now come join me as we embark on a sensory journey through the enchanting world of Cheesy Potato Balls.


Cheesy Potato Balls Recipe

Exploring the versatility of Cheesy Potato Balls

Moreover, the allure of Cheesy Potato Balls extends beyond their delicious taste and captivating texture. Whether served as a playful appetizer at a gathering of friends, a satisfying snack at a movie night party, or a delightful addition to a summer BBQ, their versatility knows no bounds. With each variation and topping, we discover new ways to delight our senses and satisfy our cravings.

Here I give you 5 ideas where Cheesy Potato Balls would be a delightful addition to the menu:

  1. Game night: Gather your friends for a fun-filled game night and serve Cheesy Potato Balls as a scrumptious finger food to keep everyone fuelled and satisfied during intense rounds of board games or video games.
  2. Outdoor picnic: Pack a basket full of Cheesy Potato Balls for a leisurely picnic in the park. They’re easy to transport, delicious to eat cold or at room temperature, and sure to be a hit.
  3. Movie night: Set up a cosy movie night at home with loved ones and serve Cheesy Potato Balls as a savoury snack to munch on while enjoying your favourite films. They’re the perfect finger food for a cinematic experience.
  4. BBQ: Fire up the grill and host a BBQ with friends and family. Serve Cheesy Potato Balls as a unique and tasty side dish alongside grilled meats and fresh salads for a memorable outdoor feast.
  5. Brunch gathering: Surprise your brunch guests with a twist on traditional breakfasts by offering Cheesy Potato Balls alongside classic brunch dishes like quiche, bacon, and fresh fruit. They’ll add a deliciously savoury element to the meal.

Tips to help you achieve the perfect Cheesy Potato Balls

  • Boil potatoes properly: Ensure that your potatoes are cooked until fork-tender but not mushy. Overcooking can result in watery potato mixture, affecting the texture of your Cheesy Potato Balls.
  • Don’t skip seasoning: Be generous with salt and pepper when seasoning your potato mixture. Potatoes absorb seasoning well, so don’t be afraid to taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  • Mix cheese varieties: Experiment with different types of cheeses for a more complex flavour profile. Combining sharp cheeses like cheddar with milder ones, like mozzarella, adds depth and richness to your Cheesy Potato Balls.
  • Incorporate meat or vegetables: Add cooked meat (such as bacon, ham or beef steak) or sautéed vegetables (like onions, mushrooms or spinach) to the potato mixture for added flavour and texture.
  • Chill the mixture: After mixing the ingredients, chill the potato mixture in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This makes it easier to shape the balls and prevents them from falling apart during cooking.
  • Use an air fryer or oven: Both methods work well for cooking Cheesy Potato Balls. Preheat your air fryer or oven to ensure even cooking and a crispy exterior.
  • Monitor cooking time: Keep an eye on your Cheesy Potato Balls while they cook to prevent them from over-browning. Rotate them halfway through cooking for uniform colour and crispiness.

By following these cooking tips, you’ll be well on your way to achieving the perfect Cheesy Potato Balls every time!


Cheesy Potato Balls Recipe

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Potatoes
  • Buckwheat flour
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan and mozzarella cheese
  • Beef steak or diced bacon/ham
  • Sesame seeds

Optional toppings:

  • Edible flowers
  • Yoghurt
  • Black
  • Herbs

How to prepare the perfect Cheesy Potato Balls

  1. Start by mashing the potatoes into a purée.
  2. Add the flour, salt, pepper and olive oil and knead well.
  3. Add the grated cheese and the pieces of meat and mix together.
  4. Make small balls with the dough and coat them in the sesame seeds.
  5. Place them in the air fryer for 20 min or in the pre-heated oven at 180º for about 30 min (or until golden brown).
  6. Finally serve with garlic yogurt dressing and herbs.

“But Alida, I don’t like the cheeses you suggested”, you may say. No problem! I’ve got the solution for you, whether you don’t like parmesan or mozzarella, bacon or even want to turn to veggies.

Check below the alternatives I give you in terms of cheese, protein sources and vegetables.

Other cheese options:

  1. Cheddar cheese: Add sharpness and depth of flavour with shredded cheddar cheese.
  2. Gouda cheese: Infuse a hint of smokiness with grated gouda cheese for a unique twist.
  3. Blue cheese: Create a bold and tangy filling with crumbled blue cheese for the adventurous palate.
  4. Feta cheese: Incorporate crumbled feta cheese for a creamy and slightly salty addition to your Cheesy Potato Balls.
  5. Pepper jack cheese: Spice things up with diced pepper jack cheese, infused with spicy jalapeño peppers for a kick of heat.


Cheesy Potato Balls Recipe

Other protein options:

  1. Chicken: Use diced cooked chicken breast for a lean and protein-packed filling that pairs well with a variety of cheeses.
  2. Sausage: Add savoury flavour with cooked and crumbled sausage, such as Italian sausage or breakfast sausage.
  3. Shrimp: Elevate your Cheesy Potato Balls with succulent shrimp, chopped into bite-sized pieces for a taste of the sea.
  4. Turkey: Opt for lean ground turkey as a healthier alternative to beef or pork, seasoned with herbs and spices for flavour.
  5. Prosciutto: Indulge in the rich and salty taste of thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped into small pieces for a gourmet touch.

Vegetable options:

  1. Spinach: Incorporate wilted spinach into the potato mixture for a pop of colour and added nutrition.
  2. Mushrooms: Sautéed mushrooms add earthy flavour and meaty texture to Cheesy Potato Balls, perfect for vegetarian options.
  3. Roasted red peppers: Chop roasted red peppers into small pieces for a sweet and smoky addition to your filling.
  4. Caramelized onions: Slow-cooked caramelized onions lend a sweet and savoury depth of flavour to Cheesy Potato Balls.
  5. Sun-dried tomatoes: Dice sun-dried tomatoes for a burst of intense tomato flavour and chewy texture in every bite.

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Cheesy Potato Balls Recipe

Cheesy Potato Balls

Prep time:20 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Portions: 12


  • 4 potatoes boiled
  • 2 to 3 tbsp buckwheat flour
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Olive oil to taste
  • 1 cup grated parmesan and mozzarella cheese
  • 1 piece beef steak cut into small pieces or diced bacon/ham
  • Sesame seeds to coat

Optional toppings:

  • Edible flowers to decorate
  • Yogurt dressing to serve
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Herbs


  • Start by mashing the potatoes into a purée.
  • Add the flour, salt, pepper and olive oil and knead well.
  • Add the grated cheese and the pieces of meat and mix together.
  • Make small balls with the dough and coat them in the sesame seeds.
  • Place them in the air fryer for 20 min or in the pre-heated oven at 180º for about 30 min (or until golden brown).
  • Serve with garlic yogurt dressing and herbs.

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