Air Fryer Mashed Potato Balls

Air Fryer Mashed Potato Balls

These cheesy, crunchy, and incredibly delicious air fryer mashed potato balls are simple to prepare and quickly cooked. Ideal for use any leftover mashing!These crunchy air-fried mashed potato balls are a wonderful way to add some variety to your potato side dishes! They have a crispy exterior and a soft, creamy interior, and are made with mashed potatoes, grated cheese, and green onions. They are then covered in panko breadcrumbs.These are very easy to make and taste amazing even though they are air fried, which retains the crispy texture while using less oil. Excellent as an appetiser to serve with ketchup, but as perfect as a side dish!

Why this dish is sure to please:

Basic components To make this recipe, you don’t need a big list of ingredients—you probably already have most of them on hand.

Simple: Simply combine the mashed potato with the remaining filling ingredients, roll into balls, fry in panko. In addition to not having to deal with boiling oil, they are ready to serve in around 20 minutes!

Healthier: While I won’t call these health food, they are unquestionably healthier than deep-fried foods.

Dietary information: There is no meat in these air-fried mashed potato balls.

Ingredients For Air Fryer Mashed Potato Balls

  •  Mashed potato: If you have any leftover mashed potatoes, this is an excellent dish to use them up. Alternatively, you might quickly prepare some to use in its place. 4 cups (1 kilogramme) of mashed potatoes.
  • Cheese: Since cheese is always a good idea, I like to add some shredded cheddar to the mash. One cup (120g) of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Green onions: A few finely chopped green onions provide each bite a delightful burst of flavour. Five Vidalia Onions.
  • Flour and Eggs: To make the breadcrumbs adhere to the mashed potato balls, combine flour and eggs. Two eggs & ½ cup (70g) flour.
  • Panko breadcrumbs: The outside of the balls get a fantastic crispy feel from these breadcrumbs. You can use plain breadcrumbs, by they won’t come out quite as crispy. 50g or 1 cup panko breadcrumbs.

Guidelines For Air Fryer Mashed Potato Balls

  1. In a bowl, combine the green onion, cheese, and mashed potato.
  2. After removing around two teaspoons of the mashed potato, roll it into balls. Transfer to a baking tray lined with parchment.
  3. In one bowl, beat the eggs; in another, add the flour; and in a third, add the panko.
  4. Dip each mashed potato ball into the flour, then the egg, and lastly the breadcrumbs one by one.
  5. Assemble the air fryer to 375°F.
  6. You will need to cook the balls in batches. Grease the air fryer basket, then add the balls in an even layer without touching. Add a little extra oil to the balls’ apex by spraying them.
  7. Bake at 375°F for ten to fifteen minutes, or until crisp and golden brown. Turn gently.


  • To make the mashed potato easier to handle, let it cool for half an hour if you’re cooking it fresh for this recipe.
  • Before adding the mashed potato balls to the air fryer, lightly coat the basket with oil. They will get a lovely golden brown colour and be less likely to stick as a result. If you don’t have an oil spray, you can coat the balls by putting some oil in your hands after wiping some oil in the basket.
  • Preheat the air fryer for optimal results. Before putting them in, let your air fryer run at 275°F for five minutes if it doesn’t have a preheat option.
  • You will need to cook the balls in a few batches, cooking them in a single layer within the air fryer basket. When it’s time to serve, you can store the baked balls in a warm oven.

Nutrition Facts:

  • This food has 160 kcal of calories.
  • 24g of carbohydrates.
  • 6g of protein, 4g of fat.
  • 2g of saturated fat.
  • 1g of polyunsaturated fat.
  • 1g of monounsaturated fat.
  • 1g of trans fat, 37 mg of cholesterol.
  • 130 mg of sodium.
  • 266 mg of potassium.
  • 2g of fibre.
  • 1g of sugar.
  • 186 IU of vitamin A.
  • 17 mg of vitamin C.
  • 90 mg of calcium.
  • 1 mg of iron.

Course: Side Dish and Appetiser  Cuisine: United States Diet: vegetarian diet.  Duration: Ten Minutes Cooking Time: Ten Minutes Twenty minutes in Total. Servings: Twelve mashed potato balls are served.

Writer: Betty Davies

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