• Makes 14
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 16 Ingredients
  • Love

Crispy outside, creamy potato on the inside and gooey cheese in the middle…whats not to love about these Cheesy Potato Balls! Great as a side or even as a meal on their own with some salad, the whole family will thank you for making these!

Ingredients (makes 14 balls)

  • 4 Potatoes, peeled (use ones that are good for a creamy mash)
  • 50g Sweetcorn
  • 50g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 50g Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 TBS Chives, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 TBS Cornflour
  • Garlic powder
  • Flat leaf parsley, chopped finely
  • Salt & pepper
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Canola oil for frying
  • 1 TBS Cornflour
  • 3 TBS Plain flour
  • 1/3 cup Water (add more or less if needed)


  1. Cook potatoes in boiling water until really soft. In a big bowl mash potatoes with a fork until smooth and no big lumps are left
  2. Once mashed add salt, black pepper, cheddar cheese, sweet corn, parsley, chives, garlic powder, dried oregano and cornflour. Mix everything well. Check the taste and add more salt or black pepper if required.
  3. Take about one tablespoon of the potato mixture and shape it into a ball then flatten it. In the center add some grated mozzarella cheese and carefully close it into a ball. Make sure to completely enclose the mozzarella in the ball. Repeat the process with the rest of the potato mixture.
  4. In a small bowl add cornflour, flour and gradually add water. With the help of a spoon mix everything into a smooth batter. Make sure there are no lumps.
  5. Dip each potato ball first in the batter and then roll into the breadcrumbs making sure it's all covered.
  6. Heat oil and once ready, slide the cheese balls gently into the hot oil and fry on medium heat. Turn a couple of times using a slotted spoon to ensure an even golden brown colour
  7. Once golden brown remove from the oil and transfer onto a paper towel to remove the excess oil. Serve warm with sweet chili sauce

Notes... These are best eaten straight away, but are also delicious the next day cold, so great for lunchboxes or work lunch
  • A great size and a wonderful recipe. Thank you for sharing this.


  • Ooh, these look and sound scrumptious – can’t wait to try this recipe – I have a feeling that it will become a firm family favourite!


  • I get excited every time I see this recipe. I still haven’t made them :(


  • yum looks delicious. might try them and see if my son likes them.


  • Oh yum! I will be loved forever if I can pull off making these (without burning them) and these can be great for any occasion I think.


  • We made them, they were a total hit!


  • These look so easy to make for school lunches! I can’t wait to try them


  • These look like little balls of deliciousness.


  • these look like a nice alternative to arancini balls.


  • Mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm. These look so amazing. Adding this to my weekly recipe list.


  • I can’t wait to try these! I’m drooling already!!


  • I’m going to make these this weekend!


  • These make my mouth water, sounds good


  • My oh my these look good. Thanks for the recipe.


  • This might sound strange but how much oil in a pan would you need never made these before and i want to give it ago. thanks

    • I used enough so that the balls are ‘floating’ in the oil. Essentially you are deep frying them, so enough to make sure the balls are fully immersed in the oil. Hope this helps and you enjoy them!


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