Mashed Potato Patties

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!

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! 

And check out those potatoes that Enceladus and I picked in the garden!

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!

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

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!

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.
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!

  • 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.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!
  • 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

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!

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.

  • Sour cream and crumbled bacon
  • Applesauce
  • Ketchup
  • Hot sauce or salsa
  • Top with sautéed veggies
  • Or with bacon (or sausage), eggs and melty cheese

Can You Freeze Mashed Potato Patties?

These yummy potato pancakes freeze so well. They are perfect for meal prepping and making ahead of time. Make them just as you would if you were enjoying them immediately. Then, start by partially freezing them in a single layer on a plate or baking sheet. This way they won’t get mushy and stick together. Once they are partially frozen, you can store them in a freezer-safe container or bag and freeze them all together. When you’re ready to enjoy, thaw them on the counter or overnight in the fridge. To heat, just pop them in the microwave or warm them up in a hot skillet.

I do this all of the time and serve them in my daughter’s lunch box. She loves them with ketchup and they’re so easy for her to eat.

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!

If you’re like me and get left with a mass of mashed potatoes after all the other leftovers are gone, get creative! These Mashed Potato Patties are the PERFECT way to repurpose leftover mashed potatoes, they’re totally kid-friendly and so easy. 

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!

More Delicious Recipes To Try:

Eggplant Veggie Nuggets
Potato Kale Stuffing
Carrot Casserole
Broccoli Mac and Cheese
Cheesy Green Beans
Also, check out all of my ideas for using leftover turkey!

Did you make and love this recipe? Give it your review below! 👇 And make sure to share your creations by tagging me or using the hashtag #brooklynfarmgirl on Instagram!

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!

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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!

Mashed Potato Patties

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!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mashed potato patties
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 152 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mashed potatoes prepared as you usually make mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup yellow onion minced
  • ¼ cup green onion minced
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients, stirring so all the ingredients are completely combined.
  2. With your hands, shape into small patties. On average you should make about 14-16 patties from this recipe.
  3. Coat a skillet lightly with olive oil and heat on medium-high heat. Add potato patties, cooking about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  4. Serve as is, or with ketchup or sour cream.

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