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Leftover Crispy golden brown Mashed Potato Pancakes with a fluffy interior and a bite sized piece speared onto the end of a fork.

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

Crispy golden brown Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes are a quick and easy way to recreate leftover mashed potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword leftover mashed potato pancakes, leftover mashed potato pancakes without flour, leftover mashed potato recipes, leftover mashed potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 pancakes*
Calories 108 kcal


  • 4 cups mashed potatoes (this equals 1 x 1.5 lbs bag of The Little Potato Company potatoes)
  • 2-8 tbsp milk OR cream OR broth
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, divided OR olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese optional
  • 1 medium green onion, thinly sliced white and green pieces divided


  1. In a large non-stick frying pan, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat.

  2. While melting butter, in a large bowl, mix together (or mash together) mashed potatoes, milk, remaining 1 tbsp of butter (preferably melted and slightly cooled), cheese (if using) and the white pieces of sliced green onion.

  3. Using a 1/4 cup measure device (or ice cream scoop) add pancakes to heated pan and press down slightly to create a round shaped pancake that is about 1/4" thick.

  4. Cook without flipping for 10-12 minutes or when the bottom is golden brown and crispy. Allow the other side to cook for 8-10 minutes. Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel lined plate.

  5. Serve immediately with remaining green onion pieces, sour cream or an egg on top.

  6. Pancakes can be reheated in the oven for 5-8 minutes at 350° F or in the microwave (although the exterior won't be as crispy in the micro).

Recipe Notes

* simply cut the recipe in half for 6 pancakes.

Nutrition Facts
Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 232mg7%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 124IU2%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.