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11 Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes You HAVE TO TRY

Do you have a ton of leftover mashed potatoes? Here's some great ways to use them!

Happy Day After Thanksgiving, everyone! Are you still as full as I am? Holy smokes! I’m just now recovering from the craziness that comes with hosting such an epic meal, and it is almost 6pm the night AFTER the event. As tired as I am, I’m so glad that I got the honor of hosting this year’s meal. But seriously. I have leftover mashed potato for DAYS, you guys.

Thanksgiving dinner is my FAVORITE meal of the year, so being able to plan the menu and the details surrounding it is a special treat for me. Everything turned out great! The turkey was moist, and done on time. The stuffing was delicious. My rolls. Oh.MY.Rolls! They were my favorite yet, and a few people at dinner commented that they were even better than usual. I’ll be remaking those for all of you sometime in the VERY near future, so you can get baking before Christmas time rolls around.

My awesome family was on their “a” game too with their contributions to the festivities. Pies pies pies and more pies, and one of the best dishes I’ve ever had…caramelized shallots. Oh my gosh! My mother-in-law brought her famous fruit salad, and my sister-in-law made one of my FAVORITE desserts that my mom always used to make me. I’m not sure if she knew it or not, but she probably made my entire Thanksgiving. I miss my Minnesota family all the time, but during the holidays the distance seems especially far. There were so many other things that I got to try that I can’t even list them all here, but I’m so blessed to have family that is so great in the kitchen!

One thing I did overdo by quite a large margin was the mashed potatoes. I made enough for probably 45 people to eat, and we only served 21. That left me searching the web today for some creative uses for all of those mashed potatoes, and I figured a few of you may have be in the same position that I am today. Here are my top 11 pics for way to use up those leftover mashed potatoes, in no particular order.

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Caramelized Onion, Potato, and Cheddar Pierogies

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Caramelized Onion Cheddar Potato Pierogies from OrWhateverYouDo.com I leftover mashed potato recipe idea

Mashed Potato Cakes

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Mashed Potato Cakes I leftover mashed potato recipe idea

Mashed Potaffles

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Mashed Potato Puffs

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Mashed Potato Puffs - leftover mashed potato recipe idea

Mashed Potato Croquettes 

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Mashed Potato Croquettes - leftover mashed potato recipe idea

Ham, Cheese, and Mashed Potato Rolls 

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Ham Cheese Potato Rolls- leftover mashed potato recipe idea

Amish Potato Rolls

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Amish Potato Rolls- leftover mashed potato recipe idea

Baked Potato Soup 

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Baked Potato Soup - leftover mashed potato recipe idea

Potato Bread

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Potato Bread- leftover mashed potato recipe idea

Pork and Garlic Mashed Potato Biscuits 

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Loaded Mashed Potato Stuffed Biscuits 

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Loaded Mashed Potato Stuffed Biscuits - leftover mashed potato recipe idea

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Keri @ Fashionable Foods

Thursday 3rd of December 2015

Thank you for including my mashed potato cakes! What a great roundup - looks like I'm going to have to make mashed potatoes again just so I can try all these yummy recipes ;)

Nicole Johnson

Thursday 3rd of December 2015

Absolutely! They look SO great!!

Sheila @ Life, Love, and Good Food

Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

Nicole, thanks for including my Baked Potato Soup recipe in your roundup! All of these recipes look amazing! Happy Holidays!

Nicole Johnson

Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

My pleasure! It looks amazing!

The Martini Diva

Sunday 7th of December 2014

This post is a mecca for a potato lover like me! Visiting from the link up party and found these!

Nicole Johnson

Sunday 7th of December 2014

Oh yes! I totally agree. Thanks for stopping by for the party and for poking around a bit! It is greatly appreciated. :)

Andi @ The Weary Chef

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

This is such a fun roundup, Nicole! I wouldn't have thought of ideas for using mashed potatoes except reheating them, so this is great!

Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful. I miss the days of big family Thanksgivings. Now everyone has moved to different corners of the country. It was only five of us! We still ate well and had a good day though. Now let's get ready for CHRISTMAS!!

Nicole Johnson

Wednesday 10th of December 2014

We had a couple of those holidays when we lived in Michigan. It was only our immediate family. We didn't even have any friends to invite! Super lame. I did not enjoy those holidays very much. I grew up with a huge family, so I LOVE the gigantic family get-togethers during the holiday season. <3 I can't believe Christmas is coming so fast!!

Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

LOVE this round-up! And Loaded Mashed Potato Stuffed Biscuits?! Yes, please!!

Nicole Johnson

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

Thanks, Ashlyn!