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Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Servings 6 pancakes

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These Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes are one of the best ways to use up leftover mashed potatoes! Just 5 ingredients and a few minutes prep.

overhead image of mashed potato pancakes on grey plate with sour cream and green onions

SO. December.

How’s that going for you?

close up image of mashed potato pancakes on grey plate with sour cream and green onions

I feel like I’ve been doing okay so far, my commitment to find you more comfort food recipes made healthier is helping to keep me on track.

Because in the deep, dead cold of December, a girl needs her comfort food, right?!

I am that girl who will never give up her favorite foods, and so compromise is my new favorite word. A compromise that don’t feel like a compromise. Potato pancakes are right up there on the list!

close up image of mashed potato pancakes on grey plate with sour cream green onions and cheddar cheese

These Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes are so simple to make — just some leftover mashed potatoes (or freshly mashed!) and a handful of ingredients, a hot griddle, and a flipper. They are creamy on the inside, crispy on the outside and they go perfectly with just about anything. They could be breakfast with a side of bacon or sausage, or dinner paired with a roast, salad and some veggies!

If you’re using leftover mashed potatoes that had liquid added to them, be sure to read my notes in the recipe about adding flour. You’re going to want the consistency just right for these or they will fall apart on you. You want your mashed potatoes to be not too sticky — if in doubt, add a tablespoon of flour and go from there. And be gentle when you’re flipping! The result will be worth it 🙂

*This post is sponsored by The Little Potato Company as part of my ambassadorship with them and I was compensated for my time — thank you for supporting brands that support The Recipe Rebel!

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Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes

These Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes are one of the best ways to use up leftover mashed potatoes! Just 5 ingredients and a few minutes prep.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Servings 6 pancakes
Calories 92cal

Ingredients

  • .75 lb Little Potatoes (I used Baby Boomers) about 170 grams or ½ bag
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 green onion sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • flour — optional see notes

Instructions

  • In a medium pot, place potatoes in cold water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to medium heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until tender. Mash well and cool to room temperature. (*see notes for using leftover mashed potatoes).
  • In a large bowl, combine mashed potatoes, egg, cheese, onion and salt.
  • Heat a griddle or large frying pan to medium-high and spray with non-stick spray. Scoop potato mixture onto hot griddle and press down to flatten.
  • Let cook for 4-5 minutes until very golden and crispy, then flip and cook another 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Serve with sour cream, cheese and green onions or top as desired.

Notes

If you’re using previously seasoned mashed potatoes, you may want to skip the salt. If your potatoes were mashed with another liquid such as broth or milk, you will want to add 2-3 tablespoons flour to your potatoes before making your pancakes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 92cal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Holly says

    Can I make these and freeze them? If I can how would you suggest I warm them back up. Have to travel to my daughters for Christmas Brunch and thought these would be a nice surprise. My family has never had them.

  2. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Ashley! I love potatoes all ways, but these are really calling to me! Gary loves potato pancakes for breakfast and quite often makes a batch himself. I do love the little potatoes as they cook so quickly and are so creamy!

  3. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    I’ve never made mashed potato pancakes before, but I think I need to start! These look SO good, Ashley! I love how this could be a savory dinner, or even breakfast, because anytime is breakfast time, right? 🙂 Love the cheese in here!

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