Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes recipe

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loaded mashed potato pancakes! Yummy!!


This is a great way to use up leftover mashed potato! You can add different seasonings and ingredients according to what else you have in your fridge, and they make a terrific quick brunch or lunch. They can be topped with sour cream, extra bacon bits, sauted veggies, ketchup, sausage and eggs, basically anything you might have handy!

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Servings: 4 servings
Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes recipe
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Author: JB
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mashed potato pancakes

This is a great way to use up leftover mashed potato!

  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheese such as cheddar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp butter or margarine
  1. In a large non-stick or ceramic frying pan, fry the bacon until crispy. Place on a paper towel to drain until cool, then crumble into small bits. Place the bacon bits into a large bowl.
  2. Pour off all but 2 tbsp of bacon grease from the frying pan. Over medium heat, stir-fry the garlic and onion until soft and translucent. Add them to the bacon bits in the large bowl.
  3. To the bacon and onion mixture, add the rest of the ingredients, except for the butter or margarine. Blend well with a spoon or your hands (it'll be sticky).
  4. Wash and dry your frying pan, then melt 1 tbsp of butter or margarine in it over medium heat.
  5. Scoop up about 1/4 of a cup of the potato mixture and form it into a ball. Place it in the hot pan, flattening it out until it's about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch thick. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side, until they are lightly golden brown.
  6. Keep warm until ready to serve. For best results, serve immediately, while still crispy.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 675, Fat: 42g, Saturated Fat: 19g, Cholesterol: 526mg, Sodium: 1283mg, Potassium: 651mg, Carbohydrates: 41g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 30g, Vitamin A: 1430%, Vitamin C: 29.5%, Calcium: 233%, Iron: 3.7%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)


3 comments on “Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes recipe”

  1. These are like what I grew up on “tater cakes”, they was just mashed potatoes, flour and eggs and salt and peper. I add cheese.

  2. Must try that soon as it is very similar to Irish potato bread which is mashed potato rolled very thin, sprinkled with flour and fried until brown

  3. I’m trying this recipe, but I’m not washing my frying pan. I’ll rinse it out. I’ll wipe it out. I’m not gonna ruin it just to try this recipe, which looks great.

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