Potato Pancakes


Learn what to do with leftover mashed potatoes with this appetizing recipe. These potato pancakes fry up crispy, golden, and cheesy. You can add minced garlic, chives, or 1/4 cup of any shredded raw vegetable.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
10 pancakes


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes

  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Mix together potatoes, cheese, beaten egg, and salt in a medium bowl until well combined.

  2. Melt butter on a large griddle over medium heat. Drop potato mixture onto the hot griddle, 1/4 cup at a time. Flatten each pancake with the back of a spatula to 1/2-inch thickness. Fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Serve hot.


For a sweet variation, you can substitute the Cheddar cheese with 1 tablespoon sugar and serve the pancakes with maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

254 Calories
15g Fat
24g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 254
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1350mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 15mg 74%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 492mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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