Best way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Use whatever cheese you like with your potatoes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat milk in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir mashed potatoes into the warm milk until the mixture is smooth, adding more milk as needed to make it smooth; add ham and stir. Cook the mixture until the ham cubes are hot in the middle, 5 to 10 minutes; season with salt and pepper and top with Cheddar cheese.

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Nutrition Facts

235 calories; protein 12g; carbohydrates 21.3g; fat 11.2g; cholesterol 34.5mg; sodium 818.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2014
Great use of leftover mashed potatoes. I added a clove of grated garlic some diced cooked turkey breast and after the initial 2 cups of milk I added vegetable stock since my mashed potatoes were quite stiff. So easy and delicious thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/17/2016
Mine turned out to salty. Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2014
Great use of leftover mashed potatoes. I added a clove of grated garlic some diced cooked turkey breast and after the initial 2 cups of milk I added vegetable stock since my mashed potatoes were quite stiff. So easy and delicious thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2017
I just made this but first sautéed onions and celery, added milk and mashed potatoes and garlic powder and Skipped using cheese. I did put it in the blender because the potatoes were lumpy, then back to the pan and added the ham. It was quite thick so I added chicken broth to thin it a bit. It’s a very good recipe, uses up leftovers and is very quick. It would be an excellent weeknight throw together if you have the ingredients to use up. I think it will be even better tomorrow- yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2014
This is a great way to repurpose leftover mashed potatoes and is easily customizable to ingredients on hand. I made with 1C leftover beef stock & 1C milk and used leftover beef in place of ham. I added some leftover corn and used a mac and cheese blend shredded cheese. Ridiculously easy and a great way to use leftovers...this would work w/most any protein. THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2014
Worked out fabulously! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2014
Made this recipe for my parents and they loved it. I added mushrooms and seasoned it with garlic salt and onion powder it was the bomb. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2016
I had a lot of ham and mashed potatoes left from Easter dinner and this was a great recipe to use up some of them. I softened some finely chopped onions and added them. I also added a bit of garlic powder. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2016
Tastes great. Will definitely make again. Used leftover mashed (3 cups) and 1 cup leftover boiled potatoes with leftover ham and cheese from Christmas dinner and snacks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2017
Had some leftover mashed potatoes and vegetables. This seemed like a great idea. I only had about 2 cups of potatoes so I chopped up leftover broccoli and cauliflower and added to it. Added some chicken bouillon, garlic and spices. Then mixed with an immersion blender to make into a thick creamy soup. Delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2017
This is great on its own for a quick lunch or dinner or as a base for something more sophisticated! Next time I will cook some celery & onions in butter then add the milk & potatoes. From there the possibilities are endless! Ham & cheese chicken & cooked broccoli asparagus corn & bacon.... whatever makes you happy! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/17/2016
Mine turned out to salty. Read More
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