Potato Leftovers Recipes

Leftover potatoes have so many uses. Try these trusted recipes for potato pancakes, potato salad, hash, potato casseroles, and soups.

Staff Picks

Ellen Szaller's Mashed Potato Pancakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 40
Your search for hard-to-find good potato pancakes is now over. These are good old homemade ones that are slightly sweet, and very very moist.
By Ellen Szaller

Leftover Roast Beef Hash

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
Our family always has leftover roast beef and this recipe is a great way to finish it up!

Baked Potato Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 2334
Thick, creamy baked potato soup made with bacon, Cheddar, and sour cream.
By Allrecipes Member

Shredded Potato Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 68
Delicious salmon cakes made with potatoes and the added color of red bell pepper and green onion. I came up with the idea for this recipe out of pure laziness. I didn't want to wait for potatoes to boil! It turned out great and definitely became the overall favorite. I enjoy a simple garlic mayonnaise to accompany the cakes but you can pretty much use whatever you desire.

Mashed Potato Quesadilla

Rating: 4.5 stars 95
I had something like this at a restaurant last night and I had to try to duplicate it at home! It reminds me of a perogies! I think that this recipe can really be played up with just about anything you like with potatoes! This can be a super fast meal if you use the heat and serve bacon and premade mashed potatoes!

Potato Croquettes

Rating: 4 stars 57
A great use for leftover mashed potato. Great for dinner with a garden salad.
By Allrecipes Member

Starkey's Mashed Potato Pizza

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
Mashed potato pizza is a pizza using mashed potatoes instead of sauce.

Hot Dog a la Potato

Rating: 4.5 stars 98
This is so easy, so cheap, and filling. It is great for first time cooks, and what to do with leftover mashed potatoes. Kids can make these. You can easily make these in a microwave too.
By Allrecipes Member

Leftover Ham -n- Potato Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 484
This easy, cheesy ham and potato casserole is a definite crowd-pleaser.

Homemade Hashbrowns

Rating: 3.5 stars 61
This recipe is a really nice way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. If you like you could fry the hashbrowns up and then freeze them in airtight bags. You can pop them in the toaster to reheat them! An easy breakfast!
By bluebayou

Bubble 'n' Squeak

Rating: 4.5 stars 212
Cabbage, bacon, ham, onion and leftover potatoes make up this tasty, easy dish. This is a great way to get the kids to eat cabbage. Using leftovers makes this main dish especially quick to make. I recommend using a good nonstick pan. Serve with ketchup, if desired.

Slow Cooked Ham and Potato Chowder

Rating: 4.5 stars 79
This recipe is great to use up leftover ham from holiday dinners. It is warm and hearty and is very easy to make in your slow cooker. I love that the potatoes stay a nice, firm texture and yet are perfectly done. This chowder goes great with some cheesy biscuits or crescent rolls right out of the oven!

Inspiration and Ideas

My Crispy Mashed Potato Pancake
Rating: Unrated 206
"Using leftover mashed potatoes and just a few basic ingredients, you can fry up this delightful and inexpensive dish in a snap." – LINDASGARDENSIDE
Ham Cups and Eggs
Rating: Unrated 10
"My family loves this meal. It is a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Add some Hollandaise sauce, and it's almost eggs Benedict." – Chef Ernie
Fried Mashed Potato Cakes
Rating: 5 stars 19

Fried mashed potato patties. Yummy!