Cheesy RITZ Potato Balls

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 1 cup cooled mashed potatoes
  • ½ cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup grated onion s
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 40 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed, divided
  • 2 cups oil
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp. horseradish sauce

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Recipe Tips


Mix first 4 ingredients and 1 cup cracker crumbs until blended; shape into 32 (1-inch) balls, using about 1 Tbsp. potato mixture for each ball.


Roll, in batches, in remaining cracker crumbs until evenly coated. Place on parchment-covered rimmed baking sheet. Refrigerate 30 min.


Heat oil in medium saucepan to 350°F. Add potato balls, in batches; cook 1 min. or until golden brown. Use slotted spoon to transfer cooked balls to paper towel-covered baking sheet to drain while cooking the remaining potato balls.


Mix applesauce and horseradish sauce until blended. Serve with the potato balls.