Thanksgiving Potato Stuffing Balls with a Cranberry Center
These are great in a large size as a main course or a side. Make them small and you have a very interesting appetizer! Either way serve with some vegan gravy.
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 1hour10minutes
Servings 10large plus 24 minis
Author Kathy Hester
120 oz/794 g package Tasteful Selections Honey Gold Potatoes
110 oz/283g package of vegan stuffing
1/2cupunsweetened nondairy milk
1cupthick cranberry sauce
1 to 1 1/2cupsbreadcrumbs
vegan gravyfor serving
First put the potatoes in a soup pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until they are easily pierced with a fork. Drain and set aside to cool.
Follow the directions on your stuffing by boiling the amount of water or vegetable broth called for, then remove from heat, stir in the dry stuffing, and let sit covered for about 10 minutes or until it's absorbed all the liquid.
In a large mixing bowl mash the small potatoes as is, with the peels on. Mash with a potato masher leaving only small pieces of potato. Note: you can add up to ¼ cup olive oil if you want. I decided the fat in the gravy was enough to carry the dish.
Stir in the milk, salt, sage, celery seeds, rosemary and pepper. Then stir the dressing into the potato mixture. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cover 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Now we need to get some cranberry sauce inside the mixture piece by piece. For the large ones I used ½ cup potato stuffing mixture and 2 teaspoons cranberry sauce. For the small ones I used 1 tablespoon potato stuffing mixture and ¼ teaspoon cranberry sauce.
First I recommend that you use a scoop to get each one about the same size. Scoop all the dressing mixture piece by piece and sit them on parchment paper.
Next flatten out one of the portions of stuffing you scooped out, make an indention with your thumb, then fill the indention with cranberry sauce and roll into a ball then roll in bread crumbs and set on the baking sheet.
Repeat until both sheets are full of ready to bake balls. Bake large ones for about 20 minutes or until hot in the center, small ones for about 12 minutes.
Serve large ones as a main over a bed of gravy with extra drizzled on top. Serve small ones as an appetizer with a bowl gravy to dip in or on appetizer spoons in a pool of gravy.