Loaded mashed potato cakes stacked and topped with sour cream.

Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes

  • Author: Serene
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: appetizer, snack
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes.Crisp fried on the outside, soft velvety mashed potatoes on the inside! These mashed potato cakes are loaded up with cheese, jalapeño and bacon.



  • 3 cups mashed potatoes 
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 jalapeno, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter 



  1. Combine the mashed potatoes, egg and flour in a large mixing bowl. Stir to mix. 
  2. Saute the jalapeño in a small pan over medium heat coated with a small amount of extra virgin olive oil. Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel, pat dry to remove any excess grease. 
  3. Add in the flavor add ins to the potato mixture. The diced green onion, crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, and jalapeño. Stir to combine. 
  4. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop the potato mixture up and using hands, shape into a pancake shape about 1/2 inch thick. 
  5. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add the butter and cook until the butter is melted. 
  6. Carefully add the potato cakes to the skillet in the butter, cook for 2-3 minutes, until the bottom is golden brown. Carefully flip the potato pancakes to cook the other side. Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes until golden brown on the other side. 
  7. Remove the potato cakes and place on a paper towel to help soak up any extra grease. 
  8. Serve the potato cakes warm. 


Nutrition facts is not counting all ingredients added to the mashed potatoes. 

If potatoes are ultra creamy, add more flour to get a texture that holds its shape. 

Recipe assumes that the mashed potatoes being used are seasoned. If potatoes are not seasoned, add salt to taste. 


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 79
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 79 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 24 mg

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