Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes

Staring down a mountain of leftover mashed potatoes after your holiday feast? Don’t let those extra spuds go to waste! I’ve got you covered with delicious Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes that will leave you craving leftovers every time.

A collage of images, including mashed potato muffins, mashed potato pancakes, mashed potato balls and gnocchi.

If your potato stash is running low but you’re determined to try these unbelievably simple shortcut recipes, I highly recommend starting with my classic creamy mashed potatoes as the base.

Where there are leftover mashed potatoes, you’re likely to find plenty of leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing, too. If you’ve got a variety of Thanksgiving leftovers, treat yourself to a Thanksgiving leftover turkey slider, a leftover stuffing waffle or even leftover cranberry sauce and apple crisp. Got an abundance of leftovers? Don’t miss all of my favorite Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes.

Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes: Transform your mashed potatoes into crispy pancakes by mixing them with chopped scallions, cheese and an egg. Pan-fry until golden brown and serve with sour cream for a delightful snack or side dish.

A stack of cheesy mashed potato pancakes topped with sour cream and chopped scallions.

Mashed Potato Gnocchi: Turn those leftover mashed potatoes into homemade gnocchi with this easy shortcut! Just add flour and an egg, mix, roll and slice. It’s that simple!

Three plates containing mashed potato gnocchi, one with tomato sauce, another with pesto and the third with crispy sage.

The Best Cheesy Mashed Potato Muffins: These muffins combine the comforting creaminess of mashed potatoes with a crispy hash brown-inspired crust and a cheesy, chive-infused middle.

A blue plate with cheesy mashed potato muffins garnished with black pepper and chopped chives.

Cheesy Mashed Potato Waffles: For a unique breakfast or brunch idea, whip up mashed potato waffles. Blend your mashed potatoes with flour, eggs, and your favorite waffle mix-ins like cheese or scallions. Cook in a waffle iron for a crispy twist on the traditional waffle.

Two plates containing mashed potato waffles topped with sour cream.

Mashed Potato Croquettes: These pillowy potato balls are loaded with cheese and onions, coated with breadcrumbs and fried until golden crispy. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce for an irresistible treat.

Crispy potato croquettes garnished with chopped scallions, salt and pepper on a blue plate.
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