Turn your surplus spuds into the ultimate second-day snack with this quick and easy recipe for Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins.

Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins Recipe from justataste.com

Leftovers lovers rejoice! Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes have finally met their match with a fork-free alternative: Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins.

Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins Recipe from justataste.com

All you need is cheddar and chives to spin those spare spuds into something spectacular, as these muffins marry a crispy hash brown-inspired crust with a fluffy mashed potato middle.

Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins Recipe from justataste.com

Best of all, you can stir in any other ingredient extras, be it shredded turkey from your Thanksgiving feast or diced ham from surplus sandwich fixings. Load ’em up or keep ’em easy and cheesy in this clean-out-the-fridge favorite.

Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins Recipe from justataste.com

Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins Recipe from justataste.com

 

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Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins

Leftovers lovers rejoice! Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes have finally met their match with a fork-free alternative: Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins. All you need is cheddar and chives to spin those spare spuds into something spectacular, as these muffins marry a crispy hash brown-inspired crust with a fluffy mashed potato middle.
4.8 from 25 votes
Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins Recipe from justataste.com
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes (See Kelly’s Notes)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Grease a non-stick muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the mashed potatoes, egg, ¾ cup cheddar cheese and 2 tablespoons chopped chives. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Using an ice cream scoop, divide the potato mixture evenly into the prepared muffin pan, packing the potatoes down into each cup.
  • Bake the muffins for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown and crisp around the edges. Remove the pan from the oven, top the muffins with the remaining ¼ cup cheddar cheese and return them to the oven for 3 more minutes. Remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the muffins to a serving dish, top them with the remaining 1 tablespoon of chopped chives and serve immediately.

Kelly’s Notes:

  • When measuring leftover mashed potatoes, scoop and pack them into a measuring cup and then level it off.
  • All mashed potatoes will vary in thickness. If your mashed potatoes are thinner in consistency, add an additional egg to the mixture to thicken it.
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Calories: 96kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 79mg, Potassium: 178mg, Vitamin A: 145IU, Vitamin C: 12.6mg, Calcium: 74mg, Iron: 0.3mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Easy Peasy Recipe that is Very Yummy! I fan baked them at 190 celsius for 30 minutes, sprinkled on the extra grated cheese, then grilled them for a few more minutes… Delicious. I’ve already eaten 4!

  2. 5 stars
    fanatastic!!! I made large muffins….quantity 11 for dinner side…in the am quantity left .5

  3. 5 stars
    I didn’t know what to do with all the leftovers. This is great. Easy to do. Even my wife liked my cooking!!!

  4. 5 stars
    Yummy! I put mine is pretty silicone cupcake cups and then in the pan. Browned perfectly..no cleanup..perfect..will make again and again Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    Yummy! I put mine is pretty silicone cupcake cups and then in the pan. Browned perfectly..no cleanup..perfect..will make again and again Thank you!

  6. I put a mix of parmigiano reggiano and tasty cheddar, with finely chopped onion, fresh chili and some garlic powder. They were delicious with a bacon and egg breakfast.

  7. 5 stars
    These are great!! It’s good to reinvent leftovers, because my kids don’t like leftovers. I’m glad I tried your recipe. Thank you!

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