Recipes Using Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Some say the best part of a big dinner is the leftovers.  I don’t know if I’m that person, but I do believe that using up leftovers in “makeover” fashion is not only tasty, but easy on the budget, too!  Since potatoes are already a frugal addition to any dinner, why not make extra for the following fabulous dishes?


Ok, maybe leftovers are the best part of the meal, especially if Loaded Potato Casserole is involved!


Source: via AmysFinerThings on Pinterest

I have never in my life heard of Potato Filling, but if it tastes as good as it looks, I’m in!



We’ve tried other versions of Shepherds Pie, and this one remains our fave.  It goes together in minutes and makes a satisfying all-in-one meal.



Next time I make mashed potatoes, I’m making extra just for these Potato & Bacon Muffins!



This Leftover Mashed Potato Soup is the cozy comfort food I crave on brisk fall days.



So simple!  Love these Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes.  I say serve ’em with some sour cream.



Mmmm, Potato Bread.  This would make some delicious french toast, I do believe.



Oh, my yum!  Cheesy Roasted Garlic Potato Balls



No. Way.  St. Paddy’s Peppermint Patties made from leftover mashed potatoes!

What do you do with your leftover mashed potatoes, or do you have any left over at all?!


  1. Leftover mashed potatoes? What leftover mashed potatoes? They’re the best part of Thanksgiving dinner!

  2. I’ve never encountered left over mashed potatoes. Maybe I’ll make some fresh just to try out some of these recipes.

  3. We make our leftover mashed potatoes into potato doughnuts! It’s a tradition I inherited through marriage and LOVE, just as my husband does.

    The peppermint patties you have linked look delicious — as do the cheesy roasted potato garlic balls.

  4. Wow, thanks so much for this great list. There are just two of us, and I always seem to make too many mashed potatoes. I usually just make mashed potato patties with the leftovers. It is great to have some many new ideas to try. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. Debbie Jennings says:

    When I was growing up, Mother made what she called a potato pie. She took left-over mashed potatoes and would mix some shredded cheese in there. Place in a metal pie pan, put a pat of butter on there and reheat in the oven. We no longer call them leftovers, =) They are Encores now. New way of saying the same thing. And if your family doesn’t like “left-overs” they won’t know they are just that if you call them Encore meals.

  6. Wow, what nifty ideas! I love shepherd’s pie and potato soup, but some of these are new to me, can’t wait to try some of them.

  7. Debbie Jennings says:

    I just made the loaded potato casserole and it is awesome! I had a 9 X 12 inch pan full and barely have one serving left. And there were 5 adults and 3 children here. I think I could make a meal on these alone!

  8. Thanks for sharing my potato bread recipe. You can also used leftover mashed potatoes and leftover chicken to make chicken and gnocchi soup –

    These all look great!

  9. I’ve moved my site to

    The potato bread recipes can now be found at:

    The chicken and gnocchi soup recipe can now be found at:

    Thanks for the link!

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