Air Fryer Potato Cheese Balls without Breadcrumbs

Air Fryer Potato Cheese balls make excellent finger food, appetizer, or snack when you have guests over. These Air Fried potato balls come out crispy and gooey inside. You can also prepare this dish if you have leftover mashed potatoes lying in the fridge.

We love potatoes! Kids will eat anything and everything potatoes. So, when I am out of ideas on what to cook for after-school snacks or weekend lunch, I always make Air Fryer Potato Cheese balls or Air Fryer potato and cheddar cheese-filled pierogies. Of course, kids would not resist if you served them with tomato ketchup or their favorite pink sauce!

I have also cooked Air Fryer Potato Cheese balls with leftover mashed potatoes after Thanksgiving. It is a great way to use leftover potatoes and cut down on food waste.

Air Fryer Potato Cheese balls and red sauce in a dish with fork

But today, I have made Potato Cheese Balls using freshly cooked potatoes. These Air Fryer Potato balls are made with simple ingredients that you will find in your pantry. Also, this recipe works great too if you have kept Vrat or Upvas or Ekadashi, as I haven’t used Breadcrumbs.

This Air Fryer Potato Cheese Balls without Breadcrumbs works excellent as a side dish along with any meal. Once you try this recipe, you will make this recipe often. It tastes so good with gooey cheese filling!!

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Potato Cheese Balls?

Potato Cheese balls are simply seasoned boiled mashed potatoes and cheese as a filling before making balls.

You can use mix any vegetable or meat you want. But I kept this recipe simple and suitable for vegan, vegetarian, or even those who want to use this recipe for Vrat or Upvas or Ekadashi.

For this recipe, you can also use leftover mashed potatoes and use panko or breadcrumbs. I also make Air Fryer Potato Cheese Balls with Breadcrumbs for extra crispness outside. But today, I have made these Potato Cheese balls without Breadcrumbs.

Ingredient needed to make Air Fryer Potato Cheese Balls

Boiled Potatoes or leftover mashed potatoes

Mozzarella Cheese or Cheddar Cheese

Arrowroot Flour

Parsley or Coriander leaves

Salt

Pepper

Butter

Crushed Almonds or Peanuts

Grated ginger or ginger powder

Green Chilly (optional)

Lemon Juice

Avocado Cooking Spray

And you need an Air Fryer. Any model of Air Fryer – basket model, tray model, or Instant pot Crisp lid works great for this recipe.

How to Make Air Fryer Potato Cheese Balls without Breadcrumbs

Potato Cheese Balls are easy to make. You can make them from leftover mashed potatoes or fresh mashed potatoes.

If you are making them from leftover potatoes, make sure they are refrigerated before you start making Potato cheese balls.

Today, I will share a recipe for freshly boiled and mashed potatoes.

mashed potatoes in white bowl

First, boil potatoes and mash them using a fork.

You can start by adding butter, salt, and pepper to get the flavor of mashed potatoes.

mashed potatoes with coriander and spice in a bowl

Add crushed ginger and finely chopped green chilies if you like to add spice to them.

Then add crushed almond or peanut, depending upon your choice.

Then add finely chopped fresh coriander or parsley.

Drizzle a generous amount of lemon juice.

mashed potato and spice mix in white bowl

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.

mashed potato in hand

Once it is combined well, take a small portion of potato mixture in your hand and make a disc out of it.

mashed potato disc with cheese on it

Then put shredded Mozzarella or cheddar cheese in the potato disc that you have made in your hand.

potato ball in a hand

Take the same amount of potato mixture to cover the cheese and gently make a ball sealing cheese from all around.

4 potato balls in a white dish

Make the rest of the balls.

white flour coated potato balls

Now take arrowroot flour in a dish and rub the flour on the Potato Cheese ball, making sure it is covered from all around.

As you coat Potato Cheese balls, place them into a greased Air Fryer basket.

If your brand of Air Fryer comes with a crisper plate or tray, be sure to insert it into the basket. Also, lightly greases the crisper plate with avocado oil spray.

Once the basket or tray is full, Air Fry them for 10-12 minutes at 400°F. Spray them with cooking oil while you are flipping them halfway through.

Tips for Making Air Fryer Potato Cheese Balls without Breadcrumbs

When you add cheese in the middle, you can use a small square piece of pre-cut cheese instead of shredded cheese. Adding a square cheese piece makes it easy to roll the potato mixture into a ball.

You can make Potato Cheese balls in the oven too. Just back them a little longer in the oven.

If you want more crunch to your Potato Cheese Balls, you can coat them in breadcrumbs, cornflake crumbs, or rice cereal crumbs.  

You can also dip your potato cheese ball in egg mixture or Aquafaba (if you are vegan) before coating them with breadcrumbs.

 Other Ingredients that go well with Potato Cheese Balls

Potatoes are a versatile root vegetable, and you can add almost anything you like to make them more flavorful.

You can add green onion, garlic, ginger, chives, parsley, coriander.

You can also add dry seasoning like onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, dried parsley

If you eat meat, then add cooked bacon, sausage

How to Store Air Fryer Potato Cheese Balls

You can store leftover Potato Cheese balls in an airtight container in a refrigerator once they are at room temperature after cooking.

You can keep them in a refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Can you Reheat Potato Cheese balls in Air Fryer?

If you have leftover Potato Cheese balls in the refrigerator, take them out and reheat them in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes at 360°F.

Can you Freeze Air Fryer Potato Cheese Balls?

Air Fryer Potato Cheese Balls are a great make-ahead meal if you plan a get-together. However, if you are preparing them for freezing, prepare them to follow the recipe.

Once they are at room temperature, prepare them for freezing. First, lay parchment paper on a baking dish and arrange the Potato Cheese balls in a dish. Next, place the baking dish in a freezer. Once Potato Cheese Balls are frozen, place them in a freezer bag for long-term storage.

You can freeze Air Fryer Potato Cheese Balls for 15-30 days.

You can Freeze Potato Cheese balls without Air drying. So, follow the recipe, and once you make cheese-stuffed balls, freeze them without air frying. When you are ready to cook them, take them out of the freezer and pop them into Air Fryer for cooking. Cook Frozen Potato Cheese balls at 400°F for 10-15 minutes.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Potato Cheese Balls?

You can serve Air Fryer Potato Cheese Balls with your favorite dipping sauce. I serve it with tomato ketchup or green coriander-ginger chutney. I also like Potato Cheese balls with ranch dip, ranch dressing, or cheese sauce.

Check out these favorite recipes if you like easy-to-make side dishes or snacks.

Vegan Air Fryer Chickpea Burger

Air Fryer Frozen Pierogies

Air Fryer Breaded Mushroom (Vegan, Vegetarian)

10 Minutes Air Fryer Flatbread Pizza

Air Fryer Rice Paper Spring Rolls (Vegan, Vegetarian)

Keto Air Fryer Paneer (Low-carb, Gluten-free)

Air Fryer Potato Cheese Balls without Breadcrumbs

Recipe by PiaraCourse: Side dishCuisine: EnglishDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

45

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Air Fryer Potato Cheese balls make excellent finger food, appetizer, or snack when you have guests over. These Air Fried potato balls come out crispy and gooey inside. You can also prepare this dish if you have leftover mashed potatoes lying in the fridge.

Ingredients

  • 4 Boiled Potatoes or leftover mashed potatoes

  • 3-4 Tbsp Mozzarella Cheese or Cheddar Cheese

  • 2 Tbsp Fresh chopped Parsley or Coriander leaves

  • Salt and Pepper

  • 2 Tbsp Butter

  • 2 Tbsp crushed Almond or peanuts

  • 1-2 Chopped fresh green chilies pepper (optional)

  • 1 Tsp grated ginger

  • 1 Tsp Lemon juice

  • Avacodo Cooking Spray

Directions

  • First, boil potatoes and mash them using a fork.
  • You can start by adding butter, salt, and pepper to get the flavor of mashed potatoes.
  • Add finely chopped green chilies for spice, crushed almonds, or peanuts, grated ginger, lemon juice, chopped coriander leaves.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Once it is combined well, take a small portion of potato mixture in your hand and make a disc out of it.
  • Then put shredded Mozzarella or cheddar cheese in the potato disc that you have made in your hand.
  • Take the same amount of potato mixture to cover the cheese and gently make a ball sealing cheese from all around.
  • Now take arrowroot flour in a dish and rub the flour on the Potato Cheese ball, making sure it is covered from all around.
  • As you coat Potato Cheese balls, place them into a greased Air Fryer crisper tray.
  • Once the basket or tray is full, Air Fry them for 10-12 minutes at 400°F. Spray them with cooking oil while you are flipping them halfway through.

Notes

  • When you add cheese in the middle, you can use a small square piece of pre-cut cheese instead of shredded cheese. Adding a square cheese piece makes it easy to roll the potato mixture into a ball.
  • You can make Potato Cheese balls in the oven too. Just back them a little longer in the oven.
  • If you want more crunch to your Potato Cheese Balls, you can coat them in breadcrumbs, cornflake crumbs, or rice cereal crumbs.  
  • You can also dip your potato cheese ball in egg mixture or Aquafaba (if you are vegan) before coating them with breadcrumbs.

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