Appetizers & Side Dishes

Very Cheesy Mini Potato Nests

Prep Time: 15 min  |  Cook Time: 22 min  |  Servings: 36 snacks  |  Calories: 76
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Very Cheesy Mini Potato Nests
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
22 min
36 snacks

No matter what occasion you're celebrating, these potato nests made with Sargento® Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese - Fine Cut and crispy cooked bacon crumbles are a perfect appetizer that will please you and your guests.

  • 8 cups (24 oz.) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Fine Cut or Sargento® Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese - Fine Cut
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 8 slices crisply cooked bacon, crumbled
  1. Combine potatoes, egg, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Use hands to mix well. Coat mini muffin pans with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons of potato mixture into each muffin cup. Use fingers or back of spoon to press mixture firmly on bottom and sides of muffin cups.
  2. Bake in preheated 450°F oven about 20 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown. Sprinkle cheese into each potato nest; return to oven and bake 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Top with sour cream and bacon and, if desired, additional cheese.

Serving Size 36 snacks

Calories 76

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 5.70g 9%
Sat. Fat 2.50g 13%
Mono Unsat. Fat 2.00g
Poly Unsat. Fat 0.60g
Cholesterol 16mg 6%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 10RE
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 37mg 4%
Iron 0mg 0%