Parmesan Potato Bites

Creamy balls of mashed potatoes, coated in crisp panko breadcrumbs and baked to perfection. A great appetizer or side dish.

Parmesan Potato Bites Recipe from

It’s hard to believe the world is suppose to end today. Do we have an official time? Okay okay… I know that’s what everyone and their mother are talking about. Silly Mayans. Honestly, that’s the one and only time you’ll hear me talk about it. Promise.

In other news… New Year’s is just over one week away. How on earth has another year gone by already? I know we say that every year. But the older you get and even the more kids you have, the faster time really does seem to fly by. I remember time absolutely dragging  when I was a kid and now, most days I have no idea where any of the time went. Wake up, do a bunch of stuff in the middle, go to bed and repeat.

Parmesan Potato Bites Recipe from

So even though it’ll be another year before we know it, you still need munchies to ring in the new year… right? And these are ones you’ll absolutely want to make. They’re fun, easy and totally tasty. Bonus, you could easily serve these as an appetizer for just about any dinner or party because who doesn’t love potatoes? Oh wait yeah… my oldest. I’m still completely baffled by that.

Creamy balls of mashed potatoes, coated in crisp panko breadcrumbs and baked to perfection.

Parmesan Potato Bites Recipe

Creamy balls of mashed potatoes, coated in crisp panko breadcrumbs and baked to perfection.
Prep Time1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time1 hour 52 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 dozen


  • 1 1/2 lb russet potatoes peeled and cubed (roughly 3 medium potatoes)
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 1/2 - 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 C Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 C Panko bread crumbs
  • Olive oil or baking spray


  • Boil peeled and cubed potatoes for 20 minutes. Drain and mash. Add milk, butter, salt and pepper. Beat until smooth. Stir in cheese. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk 2 eggs. In another small bowl add 1 cup of Panko breadcrumbs.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, form 1" potato balls. Dip in eggs and coat in Panko bread crumbs. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining potatoes, spacing 1-2" apart on baking sheet. Add more breadcrumbs to bowl as needed.
  • Lightly spray with olive oil. Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Enjoy immediately. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator. Reheat as needed.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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18 Responses to “Parmesan Potato Bites”

  1. #
    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche — December 21, 2012 at 6:46 am

    These look just perfect. You can’t go wrong with crispy, cheesy potatoes. Yum! :)

  2. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 21, 2012 at 6:54 am

    CARB LOVE!!! :)

  3. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — December 21, 2012 at 8:17 am

    These look delicious + perfect for a party. I’d totally be lurking around the food table all night if these were present at my New Year’s Eve party!

  4. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — December 21, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Parmesan and potatoes, yum! These are such a cute appetizer. I’ll have to give these a try before the world ends! ;)

  5. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — December 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I love potatoes and cheese so these are definitely being saved!

  6. #
    Linda | The Urban Mrs — December 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Perfect! This looks a great opening for the celebration. Can’t wait to try this for the holidays.

  7. #
    Carole Resnick — December 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    If made a little larger these would be a perfect side dish with any meal.

  8. #
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — December 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    These could not be more perfect for a NYE appetizer. Love it.

  9. #
    Aggie — December 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I want to snack in these tonight :) they look so good!

  10. #
    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — December 21, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    oh you and your potatoes!!

    these look awesome. There is a place back home that sell ‘cones’ which are just fried mashed potato balls. I always get them when I go there. amazing

  11. #
    Elizabeth @Food Ramblings — December 22, 2012 at 10:06 am

    pinning these!!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — December 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    you had me at POTATO. you and i both are potato and carb lovers so this is PERFECT. i love that it’s covered in the crunchy panko and has parmesan in it for that delicious cheesy touch!

  13. #
    Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — December 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    YUM! I absolutely can’t relate to anyone who isn’t a potato fanatic like me! :)

  14. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — December 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Love this! Perfect for NYE!

  15. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — December 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    These are so great for New Years! I’m looking for some easy apps. Love this Rachel!

  16. #
    T-Era — December 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Yummy! Making for New Years…so Happy, Happy…Thanks

  17. #
    foodwanderings — December 27, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Love this Rach. Perfect for New Year’s Eve. That panko looks so lovely almost like shaved coconut. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and wishing you and your family a Happy New Year.

  18. #
    a farmer in the dell — January 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    These would have been great on NYE, but I am going to give them a shot this weekend. Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

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