A mix between a bagel and an english muffin – meet the Bialy! This bread-y confection is often served with onions and poppy seeds but we've recreated this recipe using Minute Mashers™ Mashed Potatoes from our friends at Green Giant™ Fresh for a fun and festive twist.

When you want to make mashed potatoes, Minute Mashers™ cuts time your cook-time in half – maybe even more! It's simplistic and easy-to-use packaging comes with everything you need including farm-fresh potatoes, real chef-inspired seasonings, and real butter. All you have to do is pop the whole package in the microwave for seven minutes then, using oven mitts, smash and mash the whole mashed potatoes into your desired mashed potato texture. Then just pour from the bag and enjoy! It's really that easy.

For this recipe, we used a mixture of Buttery Roasted Garlic Minute Mashers with sun dried tomatoes, store-bought pesto, and pizza dough from the grocery store – because we just don't have the time to make dough from scratch! See these tips and tricks below to make the best Bialy:

  • Dough: You can make the dough from scratch, but we suggest using a store-bought pizza dough usually stored in the frozen or refrigerated section of your grocery store.
  • Sun Dried Tomatoes: Using sun-dried tomatoes over fresh tomatoes add so much more flavor to this recipe. Plus, fresh tomatoes would add too much water to the mixture.
  • Shaping Bialys: Once you have the dough cut into even pieces, pull and stretch the dough in your palm and shape into a small ball. Using your thumbs, push an indentation into the center of the dough then pull and stretch the sides like you would when making a pizza. Just be sure you don't make a hole – we're making bialy not bagels!
  • Filling: You can always change up the fillings of this bialy recipe to include other veggies or cheeses!

If you make this recipe, please share with us on social media and don't forget to tag us and our friends at Green Giant™ Fresh potatoes. Happy holidays!


  • 1 package Buttery Roasted Garlic Minute Mashers™ (about 1.5 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomato from a jar, strained and sliced
  • Store-bought pesto – enough to cover each bialy dough
  • Frozen or refrigerated pizza dough, cut into 8 even pieces
  • If using frozen, thaw dough according to directions
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 475F.
  2. Prepare Minute Mashers™ according to directions and mash very well to create a creamy consistency.
  3. Cut pizza dough into eight even pieces and shape each piece of dough into a ball by stretching and pulling dough into the center. Place dough balls on a floured baking sheet and allow to rest for fifteen minutes.
  4. While dough rests, mix together the sun-dried tomatoes and Minute Mashers™ mashed potatoes.
  5. After fifteen minutes, squeeze the center of the dough balls then pull and stretch the dough to create a cavity in the center. Be careful not to create a hole in the center – see photos for examples. Once stretched, the bialy should be about 4 inches in diameter. Place on the floured baking sheet.
  6. Brush each bialy with pesto using a brush or back of a spoon. Fill each cavity with Minute Mashers mixture and press down to fill the cavity and flatten with a spatula or spoon.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes or until bialy dough is fully cooked. Enjoy!


968 responses to “Mashed Potato Bialys”

  1. […] are a few other recipes you can make with Minute Mashers™: Mashed Potato Bialys, Potato & Cheddar Pierogi, Cheesy Chipotle Mashed Potato Bowl, Mashed Potato Stuffed Mushrooms, […]

  2. MASHED POTATO BIALYS are the go to for when you want a bagel or English Muffin . . . but better by the Jolly Green Giant1

  3. I would be open to try one, but the bialys I remember from some years ago when I worked in New York City sure didn’t look like these. I sincerely doubt there was potato in the mix.

  4. I made this this morning for breakfast with some poached eggs on English muffins and ham. It was fantastic!

  5. That’s an interesting combination. And bread too? – I can’t remember the name/maybe it doesn’t have a name, but there is something similar with a baked/oven “crisp” of cheese on the bottom that is super crunchy. – I guess that would not stand up to the toppings, but interesting all around.

  6. Wow I’ve never even heard of bialys before and now they’re being filled with my favorite food (Mashed potatoes)! This sounds like a treat.

  7. This Irish girl is absolutely going to try this one! Love potatoes and always looking for another potato recipe! Yummy!

  8. Kind of skeptical. I guess I would have to try before saying yea or nay.
    Grew up in NY and Bialys were a staple — can’t imagine how these would stack up.

  9. I wish these were in my area! omg i cant cook lol these look so delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ive looked everywhere for them

  10. Okay, I admit it, I had to look up bialy. These look like the ultimate comfort food!

  11. I love unusual/different things to try and serve at parties. Thank you for these great recipes.

  12. I’ve never seen anything like these before. They definitely have been added to my recipes to try list.

  13. I’d love to try this recipe. You have the most amazing recipes! Potatoes for the win!! 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

  14. I’ll pass on this one. I would do either potatoes OR pizza dough but not the same in one dish. Love the dried tomatoes, however.

  15. Sounds delish already but I can think of adding a few things to make it pop.. Yummy. Thank you for the recipes..

  16. Love this idea ~ if only I could find Minute Mashers in my area!! I’ve been looking and waiting ever since I first heard about them (a LONG time!)… 😕

  17. My kid is a picky eater. So I am willing to try recipes that incorporate veggies but it’s easy and quick to make. This recipe definitely worth to try. Thanks for sharing.