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Leftover Mashed Potato Cheese Puffs Recipe

Don’t let your leftover mashed potatoes go to waste! Turn them into these delightful and cheesy potato puffs that are perfect for snacking or as a side dish. These puffs are easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time, making them a convenient option for busy weeknights or entertaining guests. Let’s dive into the recipe and see how you can transform your leftovers into a delicious treat!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray

Kitchen Equipment Needed:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Step-by-Step Procedure:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the leftover mashed potatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, sliced green onions, flour, eggs, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of the potato mixture and shape it into a small ball. Roll the ball in breadcrumbs until evenly coated, then place it on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Repeat the process with the remaining potato mixture, spacing the puffs evenly on the baking sheet.
  5. Lightly spray the puffs with cooking spray to help them brown in the oven.
  6. Bake the puffs for 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  7. Remove the puffs from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.

Tips and Variations:

  • You can add other ingredients to the potato mixture, such as cooked bacon, diced ham, or chopped herbs, to customize the flavor of the puffs.
  • Serve the puffs with a dipping sauce, such as sour cream, ketchup, or ranch dressing, for added flavor.

Storing Leftovers:

Store any leftover potato puffs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the oven or microwave before serving.


These Leftover Mashed Potato Cheese Puffs are a fantastic way to use up leftover mashed potatoes and create a tasty snack or side dish. They are easy to make, versatile, and sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Try them out and enjoy a delicious and cheesy treat!

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