KSL asked me to come up with ideas to use leftover mashed potatoes. Last time I presented on Studio 5, I made Butter Chicken with Naan bread. The naan bread recipe was so good that I kept thinking what else can I do with this bread. Then I thought, why not stuff naan bread with mashed potatoes and fry it up like a Taco Bell Crunchwrap.
Okay, I am telling you this Mashed Potato Stuffed Naan Bread is disappearing at my house. It is so good! Start with a little red pesto on the naan dough, then add a disk of mashed potatoes that has been stuffed with bacon bits. Now top the potatoes with really good cheddar cheese. Wrap it up and pinch it together. Spread on some garlic butter. Place it in a frying pan and cook it until it is golden brown on both sides. Everyone loves these. These will be a family favorite before you know it.
How to make Mashed Potato Stuffed Naan Bread
1. Make the naan bread. Plan ahead because the naan bread needs to rise for two hours. When making anything with yeast, always try to use fresh yeast. You can always purchase a small package from the grocery store. That is the exact amount you need for one recipe of Naan Bread.
2. Measure the temperature of the water and make sure it is in between 105° and 120°. You need a thermometer to do this. Making bread has become easy for me after buying and using a thermometer. I never make bread without one.
Making Naan Bread is Easy!
Testing the water with my fingers doesn’t work for me. After you have used a thermometer to measure the temperature of the water, stick your fingers in the water to see how hot it is. I would not say it is lukewarm. It is hot to me. But then everyone’s skin temperature and what they can handle is so different. Let me know what you think. I would love to get your feedback.
3. Place the yeast and sugar in a stand mixer. Pour the water over the top and stir until the yeast starts to dissolve. The yeast will start to foam in about 3-5 minutes.
4. Add one cup of flour to the yeast and mix. Once this gets mixed in, add the yogurt, olive oil and salt to the mixture.
5. Continue to add the flour and then switch out the beaters for the kneading arm. Once all the flour is added, knead the bread for five minutes.
6. Grease a bowl and then place the kneaded naan bread in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough sit for two hours.
Cut Bacon Into Small Pieces and Fry Until Done
7. While the bread is raising, get your fixings ready to stuff the dough. You need your left over mashed potatoes, bacon bits, grated cheese and the yummy softened butter with garlic bits and dried parsley.
8. Take the naan dough and divide it into eight equal parts. You can roll them all out at once or one at time. Roll each piece of dough into an eight inch circle.
9. Place one tablespoon of red pesto sauce on each dough circle. Spread evenly in the middle. Leave about 1/2 inch of the dough around the outside edge with no sauce on it. You will be gathering the dough up and it needs to be dry to seal shut.
10. Make the mashed potato centers stuffed with bacon bits. I like making the eight discs of mashed potatoes before hand. I take the bacon bits and mix them in the middle of each mashed potato patty. Use about 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes or less. The mashed potatoes are the main ingredient. You can find my favorite recipe here, Can’t Put My Fork Down Mashed Potatoes.
Stuffed Naan Bread is a Great Way to Use Up Some Leftover, Can’t Put My Fork Down Mashed Potatoes
11. Top the mashed potato with as much cheese as you can stuff inside. For me this is about 1/4 cup. Pick up the edges of the dough and bring to the center. It will make a pinwheel kind of pattern. The dough is very soft and will pinch together easily to seal everything inside. Push this down a little just to give it that crunchwrap look.
12. Mix the grated garlic, softened butter and dried parsley together. Cover the pinched side of stuffed naan bread with garlic butter. You want to cook this side first so it seals the stuffed naan bread shut.
13. Cook this in a frying pan on medium heat. Cook until both sides are golden brown. Don’t forget to brush the other side with garlic butter before turning it over. Cut the Mashed Potato Stuffed Naan Bread in half. You will want to let it cool just a minute so you don’t burn your mouth, but eat it is as soon as possible. I promise this will make you so happy!
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Mashed Potato Stuffed Naan Bread
- 1/2 Cup Warm Water
- 1 tsp. Sugar
- 2 1/4 tsp. Yeast
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 2 Cup Flour
Mashed Potato Stuffed Naan Bread
- 1 Recipe Naan Bread
- 8 oz. Red Pesto Sauce
- 4 Cups Mashed Potatoes
- 1/2 Cup Bacon, cooked and cut into small pieces
- 3-4 Cups Cheddar Cheese Grated
- 1/2 Cup Softened Butter
- 2 Cloves Garlic Grated
- 1 Tbsp. Dried Parsley Flakes
- Activate the yeast with warm water (105°-120°) and sugar.
- Once yeast is foamy, add 1 cup of flour.
- Add the yogurt, olive oil and salt.
- Continue adding flour until it holds together as one ball of dough.
- Knead for five minutes.
- Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise for two hours.
- Place dough on a floured surface and cut into 8 equal pieces.
- Roll out one piece of naan dough to an eight inch circle.
- Spread 1 Tbsp. red pesto in the middle.
- Make 8 patties of mashed potatoes about 1/3 – 1/2 cup in each patty.
- Place 1 Tbsp. of Bacon pieces in each potato patty.
- Place mashed potato patty on top of the pesto.
- Pile shredded cheddar cheese on top of the mashed potato patty.
- Fold the edges of the naan bread toward the middle and pinch together to seal.
- Repeat steps 1-7 for each piece of naan bread dough.
- Heat a frying pan to medium heat
- Mix softened butter, grated, garlic cloves and parsley in a small bowl.
- Brush the garlic butter on one side of the stuffed naan bread and place in frying pan and bake until golden brown. Repeat with the other side.
- Once both sides are golden brown, remove from heat and cut in half. Eat as soon as you possibly can without burning your mouth.
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