Delicious Mash Balls


Perfect as an accompaniment to dinner, a fulfilling afternoon snack for children and finger food for toddlers; these mash balls are delicious and will be enjoyed by everyone.



6 potatoes, peeled and cubed

3 rashers of bacon, diced

60g butter (3 Tablespoons)

½ cup -1 cup milk



½ cup tasty cheese,

½ cup parmesan cheese




  1. Place the potatoes into a pot of water, bring to the boil and boil for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are soft.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, cook your bacon rashers in another pan (to save time/effort I usually cook the bacon with the food the night before).
  3. Cut cooked bacon (when cooler) into small bite size pieces
  4. When potatoes are soft, create mash: empty the water from the pot, add butter then milk, a little at a time, mashing all ingredients together until desired consistency is reached. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Into the Mash, add bacon and both tasty and parmesan cheeses. Mix together and allow to cool.
  6. Place breadcrumbs onto a plate and once mash is cool, roll into balls and place in breadcrumbs, crumbing all over. The potatoes we used created a ‘sticky’ mash and breadcrumbs were fine. If yours don’t stick, or you would prefer, you can crumb in the traditional method by placing the balls into flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs.
  7. Place onto baking paper and cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden in colour.
  8. Serve and enjoy your Mash Balls!







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