Brilliant Recipes For Leftover Mashed Potatoes

These might even be better than first-day mashed potatoes.
11/25/2016 06:04am ET | Updated October 30, 2018

Leftover mashed potatoes are rarely as creamy or as moist as they are on the day they’re made. That’s why, when you’re faced with a big bowl of leftover spuds, you shouldn’t just reheat them ― you should reimagine them in different forms.

We’re talking about using mashed potatoes as a stepping stone to other great meals like croquettes, puffs and even waffles. (Yes, you can absolutely do waffle mashed potatoes.)

Next time you find yourself faced with more leftover mashed potatoes than you know what to do with, consider one of these outside-the-box ideas.

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Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie
Pinch of Yum
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2
Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes
Just A Taste
3
Homemade Cheddar Pierogies
Half Baked Harvest
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4
Cheesy Loaded Potato Bombs
Oh Sweet Basil
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5
Mashed Potato, Cheddar and Chive Waffles
Joy The Baker
6
Thanksgiving Leftover Waffle Melts
Half Baked Harvest
7
Potato, Pancetta and Cheddar Baked Eggs
Claire Sutton/Things We Make
8
Leftover Mashed Potato Puffs
Cinnamon Spice And Everything Nice
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9
Potato Croquettes
The Endless Meal
10
Potato Rolls
Spicy Southern Kitchen
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11
One-Hour Shepherd's Pie (Vegan)
Minimalist Baker
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12
Pierogi Pizza
How Sweet It Is
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13
Fried Mashed Potato Balls
Spicy Southern Kitchen
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