Use Leftover Mashed Potatoes for Breakfast..What!

Published On May 8, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Food, Recipes, Women

Use leftover mashed potatoes for breakfast! Do you often have mashed potatoes left over from dinner?  I know I do, especially when my family prefers rice over potatoes (crazy, I know).  That’s why I try not to make too much of one of my favorite side dishes but sometimes, it just can’t be helped.  I absolutely HATE throwing away food so I usually just save my mashed potato leftovers for lunch (sigh).

Mashed Potatoes

The Organized Cook must have had the same problem because she came up with a fantastic recipe just for leftover mashed potatoes, Festive Potato Cakes. They are delicious and really easy to make. So if you’d like to use those leftover potatoes from dinner for quick and yummy breakfast, well here is the recipe.

Festive Potato Cakes

Potato Cake Recipe


  • mashed potatoes- 4 cups
  • flour- 1 cup
  • eggs- 2
  • milk- 1 cup
  • red bell pepper- diced
  • green bell pepper- diced
  • vegetable oil- 1/ 4 cup
  • green onions- 3, trimmed and diced
  • sour cream

Festive Potato Cakes 1


  1. combine mashed potatoes, flour, eggs and milk and beat until lumps are gone
  2. mix in red and green bell pepper
  3. batter should be slightly thicker than pancake batter; if too runny add 3 tablespoons of flour, and if too thick add 3 tablespoons of milk
  4. heat vegetable oil in non-stick skillet
  5. spoon potato mixture onto skillet to form a cake
  6. cook until brown on bottom before flipping, approximately 5 minutes- note: it takes a lot longer for potato cakes to cook than pancakes, so be patient
  7. once brown on the bottom, flip over to cook until brown on both sides
  8. serve with sour cream and green onions to garnish

Festive Potato Cakes

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UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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