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Gooey cheese stuffed tater tots

Cheese-Stuffed Tater Tots Recipe

makes 30 tater tots prep time: 25 minutes
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course appetizers
Servings 4 servings
Calories 330 kcal

what you'll need
  

  • 3 Russet potatoes baked and cooled
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chives snipped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp potato starch
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 sticks mozzarella string cheese
  • 2 tsp oil for brushing

let's do it
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Peel skin from baked and cooled potatoes and coarsely grate into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle salt, chives, garlic powder and potato starch over potatoes then toss gently to coat. Add shredded cheddar cheese then toss gently to incorporate.
  • Press small amount of potato mixture together in your hand (if it falls apart, add more starch in 1 tsp increments until mixture holds its form). Cut string cheese in half lengthwise, then cut into ½"– ¾" long pieces.
  • Place 1 heaping Tbsp of potato mixture into palm of hand and indent with thumb then place 1 piece of string cheese in center of potato mixture. Cover string cheese completely with potatoes (form a tot with the cheese in the center of the potato mixture). Continue to form tater tots, pressing firmly so they hold together. Repeat with all remaining filling and cheese.
  • Line baking sheet with foil or parchment paper then coat with cooking spray. Evenly space tots on baking sheet then brush with oil and bake 12−15 minutes, turning once halfway through baking.
  • Remove from oven, cool slightly then serve.

One Last Thing

Short on time? Make patties instead!

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 16gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 914mgPotassium: 708mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2g
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