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Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 531kcal
Author: Holly
These leftover mashed potato cakes are a great way to use up mashed potatoes!


  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheese such as cheddar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoon butter or margarine


  • Fry bacon until crisp. Remove and crumble into small bits. Set aside in a large bowl.
  • Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease from the pan. Cook garlic and onion until soft. Add to the bacon bits.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except butter, to the bowl and mix (it will be sticky).
  • Clean pan, then melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat.
  • Scoop ¼ cup potato mixture and form into a ball. Place it in the hot pan, and flatten out until it's about ½" to ¾" thick. Fry 3 minutes on each side, until golden.
  • Keep warm until ready to serve. For best results, serve immediately while still crispy.


Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 1141mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 879IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 2mg