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Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes


  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 30 mins (10m prep + 20m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

Left over mashed potatoes

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a large bowl, combine the chilled mashed potatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions, flour, beaten egg, salt, and black pepper.
  2. 2.Mix everything together until well combined.
  3. 3.Shape the mixture into patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  4. 4.Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. 5.Carefully place the potato cakes in the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.
  6. 6.Remove the potato cakes from the skillet and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  7. 7.Serve the loaded mashed potato cakes hot and enjoy!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightMake sure your mashed potatoes are chilled before making the potato cakes. This will help them hold their shape better.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to add additional toppings like sour cream, salsa, or guacamole for extra flavor.
  • chevron_rightServe the potato cakes as a side dish or as a tasty appetizer for parties and gatherings.
  • chevron_rightIf you don't have leftover mashed potatoes, you can make a fresh batch and then chill them before using in this recipe.