Baked potatoes tots with mint leaves on wooden table

Baked potatoes tots recipe with a mint twist

These baked mint potatoes tots are your next favorite healthy snack or side dish. Moreover, this recipe can even make an appetizer for your dinner with friends. These baked mint potatoes tots are naturally gluten free and vegetarian. In other words, perfect for everyone!

Since these tots include only three ingredients, make sure to use a potato variety with firm flesh and possibly organic. In addition, the mint gives an unexpected twist that will make you fall in love and bake these again and again.

Baked mint potatoes bites

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Course: SidesCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 600 gr / 20 oz yellow potatoes

  • 10 leaves of mint

  • 20 gr / 1 oz of Parmesan or Pecorino cheese (optional)

  • salt

  • extra virgin oil

How to

  • Steam the potatoes until soft at the core. Most importantly, do not boil them: we have to avoid them to fill with water.
  • Place in a bowl your finely chopped mint leaves.
    Mint leaves on wooden table
  • Add the potatoes and mash them with a fork. I do not recommend to use a blender because as a result you will get a totally different texture.
  • Add parmesan or pecorino and sprinkle a pinch of salt. Mix all well.
  • Allow the potatoes mash to cool down a little. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F.
  • Form the tots by taking a small amount of dough and modeling it into a oval shape. You can also roll it into balls, if the shape is difficult.
  • Place them on a cooking sheet and coat them with a little oil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and right after that serve them hot.
  • Prepare yourself to re-bake them, because someone will surely ask!


  • Similarly, you can also fry the bites in extra-virgin olive oil.

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Mashed potatoes with mint leaves in a bowl on a wooden table
Mashed potatoes and mint leaves

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