Mashed potato cakes recipe is super easy but the best comfort food. Use mashed potatoes and all of your favorite toppings to make delicious leftover mashed potatoes cake. Yum!

Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 

Mashed potato cakes recipe

We made too many mashed potatoes one night so the next night instead of just reheating the mashed potatoes, we decided to make this mashed potato cakes recipe. I have wanted to try this for some time and I’m pleased to say that they were a huge hit!

The entire family loved them! In fact, the entire family wished we had more!

Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 

From now on I think I’m going to make too many mashed potatoes on purpose just so I make this yummy mashed potato cakes recipe.

It is a delicious way to re-purpose leftovers and the kids think they are eating something new. We all declared this a big hit!

Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 
Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 

Ingredients for leftover mashed potatoes cake:

Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 

How to make Fried mashed potato cakes:

Beat the eggs with the flour in a mixing bowl. Mix with the left over mashed potatoes to combine.

Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 
Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 

Heat up the electric skillet to 350 degrees. Smear with butter and once melted you know it is ready.

Spoon the mashed potatoes by ¼ cup on the skillet. Allow it to brown completely.

Then flip and smash the potato cake down so it flattens more and allow it to brown.

Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 
Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 

When to serve mashed potato cakes?

Remove and top it with anything- cheese, sour cream, chives or bacon. Anything and it tastes great.

Mashed Potato Cakes are best served warm as soon as they come off the griddle.

Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 

There are so many ways, but the great part is that your family won’t even notice that they are eating leftovers.

So next time you have left over mashed potatoes make these easy mashed potato pancakes for your next dinner.

Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 

Mashed potato cakes recipe is so easy with a griddle!

Now, you certainly don’t have to use a griddle but we prefer using one. We love to use a griddle!  I don’t know about you, but I use an electric griddle all the time.

The potato cakes turn out perfectly each time and you can do several at once. This really saves time and is really perfect if you have a larger family.

You will get lots of use out of a griddle. We use it to make french toast and so much more.

Also they are pretty inexpensive and you can usually catch one on sale.  Amazon has a few on sale right now.

You can also use a cast iron skillet to make these. This recipe is really simple and I can’t wait for you to try it!

Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 

Mashed potato cakes variation ideas:

  • Try mixing in cheese, bacon or green onion into the potato mixture before frying.
  • Fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese are delicious options.
  • Make veggie packed mashed potato cakes. This is a great way to get your kiddos to eat more vegetables. Try adding bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, onion. They are all delicious.
  • Spice things up and add green chilis and monterrey jack cheese.
Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 

Your family will love this mashed potato cakes recipe!

There are so many delicious and easy options for these potato cakes. You can really enjoy them for any meal.

They are great for brunch with a side of bacon or sausage. Serve them for lunch or dinner with a salad. We love mashed potato cakes anytime. 🙂

Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 

This this recipe today!

We love these so much that we try to make extra mashed potatoes just so we will have left over mashed potatoes. The potato mixture is so delicious and you can really add anything you choose to the potato cakes.

Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 

Turn your leftover mashed potatoes into these delicious fried potato cakes today.

Print this Mashed potato cakes recipe below:

Mashed Potato Cakes Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Have left over mashed potatoes? Make this easy mashed potato cakes recipe. Your family will love them and never know they were left overs. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 6 – 8
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 248
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 4 cups left over mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter just for pan frying

Instructions

  • Beat the 2 eggs with the flour in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix with the left over mashed potatoes to combine.
  • Heat up the electric skillet to 350 degrees. Smear with butter and once melted you know it is ready.
  • Spoon the mashed potatoes by ¼ cup on the skillet. Allow it to brown completely.
  • Then flip and smash the potato cake down so it flattens more and allow it to brown.
  • Remove and top it with anything- cheese, sour cream, chives or bacon. Anything and it tastes great.

Recipe Notes

The next time you have left over mashed potatoes make these easy mashed potato pancakes for your next dinner.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 248kcal, Carbohydrates 36g, Protein 5g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 74mg, Sodium 129mg, Potassium 459mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 310IU, Vitamin C 32.4mg, Calcium 21mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    My gram used to make these for me on Good Friday when the rest of the family had at fried potato latkes with applesause cakes. I didn’t like the potato cakes because they always turned pink while they were waiting to be fried. She used to make sure that she burned one side with a really great crust that I would eat with my fingers. Thanks for sharing this recipe – brings back a lot of great memories.