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Irish Potato Bites are miniature potato skins filled with cheese and corned beef. They make a delicious appetizer recipe for St. Patrick’s Day and a great addition to any party!

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Irish Potato Bites are easy to make,super cute, and tasty, little bites of corned beef and potato goodness!

Just a few more days until we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! I’ll admit I don’t go all out for the holiday but I sure do love a few good St. Patrick’s Day recipes. My guy always requests a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner but sometimes I like to put my own spin on it…hello Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls!

I use a little bit of the extra corned beef to make this easy St. Patrick’s Day appetizer. Who doesn’t love potato skins, especially when they are filled with corned beef and cheese!

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Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Red potatoes – these need to be small, golf ball sized red potatoes. If you can’t find them small enough you can also look for new potatoes or baby potatoes.
  • Corned beef – I usually make these with leftover from my corned beef and cabbage but you can also get sliced corned beef at the deli counter to save time!
  • Cheddar cheese – Any cheese will work. I like cheddar because it melts well but you can also use Gruyere or even mozzarella.
  • Butter – I prefer salted butter for the extra flavor.
  • Salt – I recommend Kosher salt

What you will need to make Irish Potato Bites:

  • Melon Baller – This is perfect for scooping out the potatoes but if you don’t have one you can also use a teaspoon.
  • Silicone Mat – Hate doing dishes as much as I do? Line your baking sheet with this and nothing will stick!
  • Baking Sheet – Place your Irish Potato Bites on this baking sheet and you’re just a few minutes away from a delicious appetizer.

How to Make Irish Potato Bites

Step 1 – Boil potatoes. Boil small red potatoes until they are fork tender. Don’t over cook them because you want them to be able to hold up to being cut open and stuffed.

Step 2 – Prepare potatoes. When the potatoes are cooked and have had time to cool cut them in half and scoop out the middle.Save the scooped out potato in a small bowl for later. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of the potato (making sure not to go into the hollow part!) to give it a flat bottom to it on.

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Step 3 – Fill potatoes. Once all of the potato halves are scooped out take that bowl of saved potato centers and add to it 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup of diced corned beef, and 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Press the mixture into each potato half and then place them on a baking sheet.

Step 4 – Bake. Bake the potato bites at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes.

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When they come out of the oven you basically have one of the best potato skins you’ve ever had, filled with the flavors of St. Patrick’s Day! Add a dollop of sour cream on top and pop them in your mouth. They will be gone before you know it!

How to Freeze

You can make these little potato skins ahead of time and freeze them for use at a later time. Just fill the potatoes according to the instructions and then place them on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer.

Let them freeze for 1 hour then remove and place them in an airtight container or freezer bag, placing a piece of wax paper or parchment paper between each layer, and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat

When you are ready to use your frozen potato bites take them out of the freezer and place them on a baking sheet. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes or until warmed through. Serve hot.

Want more St. Patrick’s Day recipes?

  • Irish Egg Rolls
  • Irish Deviled Eggs
  • Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls
  • Corned Beef Hash
  • Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • Bailey’s Irish Coffee
  • Irish Nachos
  • More St. Patrick’s Day Recipes…

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Servings: 10

Prep Time: 20 minutes mins

Cook Time: 20 minutes mins

Total Time: 40 minutes mins

Irish Potato Bites

Little twice baked potato bites stuffed with cheese and corned beef.

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  • 20 small Red potatoes, small (golf ball size)
  • 1/2 cup Corned beef
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt


  • Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil.

  • Add potatoes and boil until they are fork tender.

  • Preheat oven to 400°F

  • Once potatoes are cooked and have cooled cut each one in half and cut a small slice off of the rounded end so the potato can sit up.

  • Scoop out the inside of each potato half saving the potato insides in a bowl.

  • Add cheese, corned beef, butter to the bowl with the saved potato insides.

  • Salt mixture to taste. Also sprinkle some salt over the potato halves.

  • Scoop mixture into potato halves and then place them on a baking sheet.

  • Place baking sheet in oven for 10 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and serve.


Serving: 4bites, Calories: 271kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 187mg, Potassium: 1567mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 87IU, Vitamin C: 31mg, Calcium: 55mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.

Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell

Course: Appetizer

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This recipe was last published on February 19, 2019. It was republished on March 2, 2020.

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  1. Angela Marks March 21, 2023 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    These were WAY more flavorful that I thought they would be. I have to say that these were kinda an afterthought that I didn’t have a ton of hope for but I had all the ingredients so I decided to give them a shot.
    Boy was I in for a treat. They were far and away my favorite appetizer of the evening. SO YUMMY! Deffo making again soon!
    Thank you for sharing this recipe!Irish Potato Bites Recipe - Home. Made. Interest. (7)

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What is the most popular Irish potato? ›

Maris Piper

This variety is one of the most popular varieties grown in the UK but also popular in Ireland. It has white skin and white flesh and is a high dry matter potato. Maris Piper potatoes originated in Ireland from grower John Clarke in 1963.

What kind of potatoes do they eat in Ireland? ›

Ireland's primary potato variety of yore, the Irish Lumper, is a white potato that is more waxy than starchy, and so mashed potatoes made from these varieties fare better as smashed, rather than emulsified, providing ideal conditions for hearty mix-ins.

What are the old Irish potato varieties? ›

British Queen (1894), King Edward VII (1902), Golden Wonder (1906), Kerr's Pink (1907), Record (1925) are all old varieties and it is a testament to the skill of their breeders, as well as advances in seed production, that they have remained popular.

What is the stem of the Irish potato? ›

The edible part of the plant is an un- derground stem called a tuber (not a root). Irish potatoes contain 2 percent protein and 18 percent starch. They are an inex- pensive source of carbohydrates and, when prepared properly, provide good amounts of vitamins and minerals.

Why are Irish potatoes so good? ›

Ireland has rather cool summers and somewhat mild winters. Potatoes are native to South America, and North America is connected, so there are many natural predators and diseases in the Americas. Overall, it is easier to grow potatoes in Ireland or the Andes than in the US,and they will likely be of better quality.

What is another name for Irish potatoes? ›

Solanum tuberosum (Irish Potato, Irish Potatoes, Pomme de Terre, Potato, Potatoes, White Potato, White Potatoes) | North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox.

What is the best Irish potato for chips? ›

With a pleasant floury texture, Maris Piper is ideal for many dishes from chips and roasties to mash and wedges. A favourite with fish and chip shops because of its reliability and taste. It has a creamy coloured flesh with a light yellow skin.

Why is it called Irish potato? ›

We call them Irish potatoes because the potato was first brought back to Europe in the 1500's and developed as a crop there. The Irish immigrants brought the culture of potato to the United States.

What is the new Irish potato? ›

Irish Gold Potatoes originate in Dublin. The fields are out in Garristown and the potato is harvested as a main crop potato. There is a delicious history surrounding this creamy new variety of Irish Potato.

What happened to the Irish potatoes? ›

The crop failures were caused by late blight, a disease that destroys both the leaves and the edible roots, or tubers, of the potato plant. The causative agent of late blight is the water mold Phytophthora infestans. The Irish famine was the worst to occur in Europe in the 19th century.

What is the rarest type of potato? ›

La Bonnotte – the world's most expensive potato

It's only grown on a tiny plot of land and just a few tons are produced each year, which is one of the reasons it is so pricey. The soils of Noirmoutier are sandy and not easy to cultivate and La Bonnotte is so delicate that it must be harvested by hand.

What is scab of Irish potatoes? ›

Potato scab is a bacterial disease that affects the tubers. Optimum temperature for infection is 20-22°C, but disease can occur in soil within a range of 10-31°C. Look for corky, deeply pitted (rough surfaces) areas on the potato tubers, roughly circular, 5-10 mm diameter.

Is Irish potato a fruit or vegetable? ›

Yes, a potato is definitely a vegetable. It comes from an annual plant that is grown for its edible root.

What did the Irish plant before potatoes? ›

Before the introduction of potatoes, the main staple food in Ireland was grains, particularly oats. Irish people also relied on vegetables such as turnips, cabbage, and onions, as well as dairy products like butter and cheese, and meat from cows, pigs, and sheep.

What is the most popular potato? ›

Most potatoes grown in the US are of the russet variety, meaning they're what most people picture when you say "potato." With a mildly rough brown-grey skin, the flesh once cooked is light and fluffy and the skin becomes chewy.

What are the best Irish potatoes for roasting? ›

The ingredients: Buy a floury variety of unwashed potato such as golden wonder or kerr's pink for best roast potatoes. Sante are another excellent choice for roasting. Vegetable fat as in olive oil, or animal fat as in duck, goose, pork or beef, will give the potatoes a delicious flavour and crisp skin.


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