A great collection of leftover mashed potato recipes at your fingertips is the best way to turn those irresistible fluffy spuds into incredible dishes.

There’s nothing better than a big, fluffy mound of mashed potatoes, served simply with butter and salt and pepper or drenched in a savory gravy, alongside a holiday ham or turkey. Except maybe leftover mashed potatoes, reheated as a side or turned into something completely different!

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So Much To Love About Mashed Potatoes!

  • Mashed potatoes are budget-friendly, healthy, filling, and so creamy and delicious.
  • Leftover mashed potatoes are even better! They are probably one of the most versatile veggies around. They can be used in so many different recipes and in so many ways!
  • Use them as a binding ingredient in a recipe, to cover a delicious filling, or to top a casserole. There are endless options for mashed potato recipes!
Table of Contents
  1. Appetizers
  2. Breakfast
  3. Savory Sides
  4. Mashed Main Dishes
  5. Pulled Pork Sundaes Recipe


More like ‘appe-teasers’, make these fun and easy snacks that are perfect for game day, movie night, or single portion snacking!

Mashed potato ball on a plate with parsley on top
Loaded Mashed Potato Balls
Loaded Mashed Potato Balls are rolled in bacon bits and are the perfect way to use up leftover mashed potatoes!
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Fried Mashed Potato Balls
Fried mashed potato balls, are so crispy, and cheesy.
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Start the morning with heart warming and filling dishes made with potatoes!

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Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes Recipe
These leftover mashed potato cakes are a great way to use up mashed potatoes!
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Loaded Mashed Potato Cups
These loaded mashed potatoes made in muffin tins are a perfectly portioned and decadent side dish that is so easy and super tasty!
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Savory Sides

Transform leftover mashed potatoes into hearty and savory side dishes that will pair with just about any main dish.

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Creamy Potato Soup
This is the best potato soup recipe because it's so easy, cheesy and delicious! 
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Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Make this easy creamy garlic mashed potatoes recipe for a classic savory side that is hearty and delicious!
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Crispy Smashed Potatoes with sour cream
Crispy Smashed Potatoes
This smashed red potatoes recipe makes a deliciously savory and cheesy side dish, breakfast treat or even a hearty appetizer.
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Mashed Main Dishes

Using up what’s in the pantry and the fridge makes sense for the budget and the planet. Got a party to plan? Game night or casual get-together guests will love mashed main dishes.

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Easy Turkey Pot Pie
Savory and cheesy mashed potato pot pie is the best and fastest recipe for turning leftover turkey into a sensational comfort meal.
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Broccoli potato casserole in a dish with a scoop on a spoon
Cheesy Broccoli Potato Casserole
Cheesy Broccoli Potato Casserole is made with mashed potatoes, bacon, broccoli and 3 types of cheese create a cheesy potato bake like no other
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Pulled pork sundae in a glass dish garnished with parsley and a cherry tomato
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Pulled Pork Sundaes

These BBQ Pulled Pork Sundaes are a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 sundaes
Author The Shortcut Kitchen





  • Combine barbecue sauce, water, and brown sugar.
  • Season pork with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place in the bottom of a 6 qt slow cooker and top with sauce mixture. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours until tender.
  • Remove pork from the slow cooker and reserve 1 cup of sauce for serving.
  • Shred pork and stir into the remaining sauce. Place a generous portion of pork into the bottom of a small bowl or sundae dish. Add ¼ cup of coleslaw to each dish.
  • Top with a scoop of mashed potatoes. Drizzle with reserved sauce and a "cherry" tomato on top.


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Nutrition Information

Calories: 437.89kcal | Carbohydrates: 46.4g | Protein: 29.55g | Fat: 14.37g | Saturated Fat: 5.96g | Cholesterol: 105.19mg | Sodium: 1111.36mg | Potassium: 900.43mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 30.12g | Vitamin A: 268.74IU | Vitamin C: 11.82mg | Calcium: 74.57mg | Iron: 2.38mg

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

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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