Ham and cheese mashed potatoes and crispy mashed potato patties are both recipes that use leftover mashed potatoes. These recipes combine leftover mashed potatoes with other ingredients and use a cooking method, such as frying or baking, to transform them into a new dish.
To make ham and cheese mashed potatoes, combine 2 cups of leftover mashed potatoes with 3/4 teaspoon of garlic salt. Spread the potatoes into a greased baking dish and sprinkle with 1 cup of diced fully cooked ham. Whip 1/2 cup of heavy cream and fold 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese into the cream. Spoon the cream mixture over the ham and bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. This recipe makes four to six servings.
To make crispy mashed potato patties, whisk 2 lightly beaten eggs with 2 tablespoons of chopped onion and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Fold in 2 cups of leftover mashed potatoes, 2 cups of chopped cooked turkey and 2 cups of stuffing. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of canola oil in a skillet and drop 1/2 cupfuls of the potato mixture into the pan. Press the patties to flatten them and fry them for four to five minutes on each side. Drain the patties on paper towels before serving. This recipes yields 12 patties.