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Mashed Potato Cakes Recipe

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 Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mashed Potato Cakes Recipe
Servings: 6 - 8
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


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


  • 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 1/4 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.


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


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