Bacon Wrapped Cheddar and Chive Duchess Potatoes #SP5

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“Official Contest Entry: Simply Potatoes 5Fix. This quick and easy appetizer is loaded with flavor, perfect for an elegant party, game-day get together or after school snack.”
24 appetizers

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 slices thinly sliced hardwood smoked bacon, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 (24 ounce) package Simply Potatoes Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes (unheated)
  • 3 eggs
  • 34 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese, divided use
  • 14 cup fresh chives, cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 large jelly-roll pans (approximately 17.25 x 11.5-inches in size) with parchment paper. Place the 24, half strips of bacon on prepared pans in a single layer. Bake 5-7 minutes, or until bacon has rendered some of the fat and just starting to brown on the edges, but still flexible. Drain on paper towels; pat to remove excess grease.
  2. Using a 24-cup, non-stick mini muffin pan, line bottom and sides of each mini muffin cup with a half strip of the par-cooked bacon in a circular fashion, making a well in the center, folding or creasing if needed to fit.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat potatoes, eggs, and 1/2 cup of the cheese with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Transfer potato mixture to a large pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe potato filling evenly into bacon-lined muffin cups in a spiral fashion (cups will be full and potato spirals will extend beyond the height of muffin cups). Sprinkle tops with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Let rest 5 minutes. Run knife around edges to remove from pan. Place on serving platter and garnish with chives. Serve warm. Makes 24.
  5. Note: A plastic freezer bag can be used in place of a pastry bag and decorator’s tip. Fill freezer bag with potato mixture and seal. Using kitchen scissors, cut off a small corner of the bag, about 1/2 inch, and pipe potato mixture into mini muffin cups as directed.

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