• Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
  • Serves: 8

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

Category: Breakfast, Lunch/Snacks, Brunch, Main Dish, One-Dish Meal, Quick & Easy, Served Hot, Inexpensive

 Ingredients List

  • 3 slices bacon, cooked, drained from grease and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese + 2 Tbsp for topping
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream, bacon bits and chives (for topping)


The perfect meal to make with leftover mashed potatoes!


Melt butter over medium heat; cook and stir onion, celery, and garlic until tender and lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Transfer vegetables and bacon to large bowl; stir in mashed potatoes, cheese, flour, egg, mustard, black pepper, salt and hot sauce.
Heat vegetable oil in a clean skillet over medium heat. Drop spoonfuls of mashed potato mixture, flattening slightly, and fry patties until golden brown on both sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Top with sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon bits and chives.

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