Mashed potato bacon bombs recipe

Publish Date
Saturday, 24 July 2021, 12:00PM

If you’ve been looking for the perfect recipe to use up any leftover mashed potatoes - this is the dish for you!

Each crispy, bacon wrapped bomb is bursting with creamy, smooth mashed potatoes and dripping with melted cheese!


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: Approximately 8 large bombs

2 cups mashed potato, chilled
1 packet of bacon
Cheddar cheese (or your favourite cheese), cut into 1″ chunks
1 egg
1/2 cup of dry breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper to season
Oil for frying
Sour cream for dipping.


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan or deep fryer.
  2. In a large bowl combine the mashed potatoes, egg, and salt and pepper until well blended.
  3. Grab a handful of the mashed potato mixture and form it around a cheddar cheese cube, making a golf ball shape.
  4. Place the bread crumbs into a shallow bowl, and roll the bomb evenly in the crumbs.
  5. Wrap the bomb with one slice of bacon and secure it with a toothpick.
  6. Fry the bomb in the oil for approximately 3-4 minutes (use your own judgement, making sure the bacon is thoroughly cooked and the bombs are golden on all sides).
  7. Let the bomb drain off excess oil and cool off for a few minutes.
  8. Serve with sour cream if desired.

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