Smoked Mashed Potato Bacon Balls


  • 3 cups leftover Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 cup cooked chopped Bacon
  • ½ cup Chopped Chives
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Cubed Cheese of Choice – we used Bothwell Mozzarella
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-2 Tbsp Flour
  • 4 Tbsp Hard Core Carnivore Sweet Heat BBQ Rub or
    Meat Church Honey Hog HOT BBQ Rub
    (or seasoning of your choice)
  • 1 ½ – 2 cups Corn Flake Crumbs


  • Preheat wood pellet smoker to 225 F.
  • Combine the mashed potatoes with the chopped bacon, chives and salt & pepper. *Note, if you are making fresh mashed potatoes, allow them to cool. Cold mashed potatoes work best for rolling.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the Flour and BBQ Seasoning of choice.
  • In another bowl, whisk the 2 eggs.
  • In another bowl, add the Corn Flake Crumbs.
  • Scoop mashed potatoes with an ice cream scoop or tablespoon. Flatten gently, place a cheese cube in the centre. Wrap the mashed potatoes around the cheese cube to form a ball.
  • Roll the mashed potato ball in the flour and seasoning mixture, then into the eggs and finally gently roll in the corn flake crumbs.
  • Place the prepared balls onto the smoker for approximately 45 mins. Remove from smoker and serve. ENJOY!