If you find yourself with a surplus of mashed potatoes after a holiday feast or big family dinner, never fear! We've got 40+ creative ways to use leftover mashed potatoes (from all over the world!)
Whether you're in the mood for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or even a tasty snack), these leftover mashed potato recipes will help you prevent food waste and give new life to the favorite part of your holiday dinner!
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Mashed Potatoes Around The World!
Mashed potatoes are a staple of many home cooks' repertoire all over the world. We love making cheesy mashed potatoes on the stovetop or these Instant Pot mashed potatoes for the holidays. But sometimes you end up with more than you can reasonably eat in one sitting. You can always just shove them into an airtight container So, here are some recipes from around the world to help you use up every last bit of your mashed potatoes!
Vegetarian and Vegan Shepherd's Pies
Shepherd's Pie is a classic comfort food dish that can be made with leftover mashed potatoes. Here, we've rounded up meat-free Shepherd's pie recipes as a great use of leftovers to create a hearty, satisfying meal. Enjoy!
Croquettes, Fritters and Other Fried Snacks!
Leftover mashed potatoes are the perfect ingredient for croquettes, fritters and other fried snacks. These recipes are simple and easy to follow, and the results are delicious. So why not use up those leftover mashed potatoes in a fun and tasty way?
Soups and Stews
Soups and stews are a perfect way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. It's quick and easy to make, and it's a great way to get a warm and comforting meal on the table. Plus, you can customize it with your favorite toppings, so it's always just the way you like it.
Mashed Potato Cakes and Pancakes
Mashed potato cakes and pancakes are a delicious way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. They're easy to make, and can be customized with your favorite toppings. Give them a try!
Mashed Potato Waffles and Breads
These days, people are always looking for new and interesting ways to prepare food. Why not add some variety to your meals by trying out mashed potato waffles or breads? They're a fun way to mix things up, and they're surprisingly easy to make. Give them a try!
Vegetarian Bubble & Squeak Recipes
Bubble and Squeak is a traditional British dish made from leftovers. Basically, it's mashed potatoes mixed with cooked cabbage and onions. These bubble and squeak recipes are a fun and easy way to turn last night's dinner into a brand new meal. And best of all, they're all quick and easy to make!
P.S., Wondered why Bubble and Squeak is called that? The name comes from the fact that when you cook it, the potatoes bubble and the cabbage squeaks.
Bowls, Hashes, and Other Good Stuff
When you have a little bit of everything left from your Thanksgiving feast, these bowls and hashes are a great way to use up those leftovers.