Leftover Mashed Potato Cheese Puffs

• 1 pre-made pie crust
• 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
• 1 cup ricotta cheese
• 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
• 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
• 1 beaten egg for egg wash


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. Roll out the pre-made pie crust into a 9-inch tart pan. Trim the excess and poke the bottom with a fork to prevent bubbling.
3. In a bowl, mix together ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
4. Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the crust.
5. Arrange the zucchini slices in overlapping concentric circles on top of the cheese mixture.
6. Sprinkle fresh thyme leaves over the zucchini.
7. Brush the edges of the crust with beaten egg.
8. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the crust is golden and the zucchini is tender.
9. Let the tart cool slightly before slicing.
10. Serve warm and enjoy the de


Recipe Notes:

  • Feel free to customize this recipe based on your preferences. You can add other ingredients such as cooked bacon bits, chopped green onions, or diced jalapeños for added flavor.
  • If your leftover mashed potatoes are on the drier side, you can add a tablespoon or two of milk to the mixture to help bind everything together.
  • These cheese puffs are best served warm, straight from the oven, but they can also be enjoyed at room temperature.


Nutrition Information:

Note: Nutritional values may vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

  • Serving Size: 1 cheese puff
  • Calories: Approximately 70 kcal
  • Total Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sugars: 0.5g
  • Protein: 4g


These leftover mashed potato cheese puffs are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. With their crispy exterior and cheesy interior, they’re a delightful way to repurpose those mashed potatoes into something new and delicious. So, the next time you find yourself with leftover mashed potatoes, give this recipe a try and enjoy a tasty snack that’s both easy to make and incredibly satisfying.

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