FOFF Mashed Potato Muffins

by Joanne on December 22, 2011

This week in Carla Vavala’s book Fusion of Food and Friends, there is a terrific recipe for flourless potato muffins.  They are light, moist, and savory.  With a hot bowl of soup – PERFECT!


Makes 12 muffins

  • 2 1/2 lbs. potatoes, peeled and cubed *I used a shortcut by putting the whole potatoes in the microwave until cooked soft (about 8 –10 min. on high for medium white potatoes), allowing to cool, peeling then mashing.
  • 1 TBS butter (or your favorite healthy fat)
  • 2 TBS grated onion *I chopped a Vidalia in small pieces and added to the mashed potato.
  • 8 oz. Part skim ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz. low fat sour cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic (or used garlic powder)
  • 3/4 tsp. dried rosemary *I used 1 TBS fresh minced rosemary. Fresh over dried makes such a difference.
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 TBS breadcrumbs

Preheat the oven to 425 F.

If you don’t want to microwave the potatoes to cook, bring a pot of water to a boil, add the potatoes and cook until done, about 20 minutes.  Drain and put back into the pot to mash with the butter and onion. You want to see small lumps in the potatoes.   In other words, don’t try to make them creamy.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the ricotta, sour cream, salt, garlic, rosemary, pepper, and paprika. 

In another bowl, beat the whites until they are frothy and fold into ricotta mixture.  Then fold all this into the mashed potatoes.

Coat muffin tins with cooking spray.  Put a little bit of the bread crumbs on the bottom of each muffin cup.  Fill evenly with potato mixture.  Smooth the tops.

Bake for 25 –30 minutes. Enjoy!


We enjoyed these muffins with a hot, smoking bowl of light clam chowder.  So good!


Have you ever tried a recipe for flourless muffins?  Do you have one you can share?  If so, please share in the comments.

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  • At 2011.12.22 08:22, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

    Never tried a flourless muffin. These do look like they would be SUPER with soup. I’ll have to remember this when I make soup next. Perfect cold weather food.

    • At 2011.12.22 08:39, Lori said:

      Yum! I love potato anything. I do flourless stuff a lot with the coconut flour. I also made the ricotta puffs, which are sort of muffins, but more like little quiches.

      • At 2011.12.22 09:52, Val said:

        I haven’t tried to make flourless muffins, but these sound amazing! I’m a HUGE fan of potatoes, especially when they’re mashed.

        • At 2011.12.23 01:21, easyfoodsmith said:

          What a unique way of serving mashed potatoes! Loved your post

          • At 2011.12.23 14:37, Rease said:

            I literally said “oh my god” aloud when I saw the title and photo of this article. I MUST make these. Saving the link for when I am not in the southern hemisphere sweating (much too hot for these delights)

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