Mashed Potato Patties

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These delicious, savory Mashed Potato Patties are crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. They’re the best way to use up your leftover mashed potatoes and make for a tasty side dish recipe!It seems that whenever I make mashed potatoes, I always make way too much. No matter how much I’ve tried to calculate and estimate, at the end of the dinner, there’s always a leftover container filled with mashed potatoes. We could just eat them with tomorrow’s dinner, but day-old mashed potatoes aren’t quite as good as fresh. There are a couple ways to get around this. You could freeze the mashed potatoes to enjoy with another meal. If you’ve got enough leftover potatoes, you could simply add the potatoes to a saucepan and add in milk and stir up a batch of potato soup. Or you could make everyone super duper happy and make some of these easy leftover mashed potato patties Every bite of these pillowy soft mashed potato patties is heavenly! Flavorful, fluffy and loaded with deliciousness, these simple potato patties with crisp crust are a crowd-pleaser! Let’s whip them up

Ingredients In This Potato Patty Recipe:

  • Mashed potatoes (prepared as you usually make mashed potatoes)
  • Milk
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Yellow onion
  • Green onion
  • Egg
  • Dried parsley
  • Salt & pepper
  • Garlic powder

How To Make Mashed Potato Patties

This recipe could not be easier! It starts with leftover mashed potatoes and, of course, you can always make mashed potatoes just for the patties.  You can even use instant  mashed potatoes, I won’t tell anyone.
  • Start by combining all of the ingredients. Stir them all together in a bowl, so they are completely combined.
  • With your hands, shape into small patties. On average you should make about 14-16 patties from this recipe.
  • Coat a skillet lightly with olive oil and heat on medium-high heat. Add potato patties to the skillet and cook them for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  • Serve as is, with ketchup, or any favorite sauce and/or topping.

Flavor Variations:

This leftover mashed potato recipe is very versatile. You can really get creative with the seasonings and mixins in this easy recipe! Pretty much anything in your fridge is up for grabs. Take the base recipe and run wherever the leftovers in your fridge take you! Ha! Got a bunch of shredded cheese? Great, add it in. Want to work some veggies into your toddler’s diet? Excellent, stir in some cooked carrots or even cabbage. Feel free to add different spices & herbs, a little bit of meat/protein and whatever veggies you have on hand! The options are endless! A few of our favorite combos include:
  • ham, cheddar, bacon
  • taco meat, taco seasoning, corn, cheese
  • Italian sausage (or pepperoni), oregano, mozzarella
  • leftover chicken/turkey, poultry seasoning, topped with leftover cranberry sauce
  • sun dried tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, topped with pesto

How To Serve Mashed Potato Patties:

These are delicious served alone or with a variety of different toppings and/or sauces. Some of our personal favorites are listed below.

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