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Easy leftover mashed potato recipe ideas

Cooking a Sunday dinner or a mid-week roast for the family can often leave you making too many spuds, but don’t be tempted to throw them out or store them in the fridge for days on end.

Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables, they can be mashed, boiled, baked, roasted or fried and we’ve got plenty of ideas to use up your leftover mash. Whether it’s a souffle, a potato hash or bubble and squeak, your leftovers don’t have to go to waste.  

How to use up leftover mashed potatoes 

These tasty breakfast recipes are a great way to use up last night’s potatoes and they make plenty to feed the whole family, or even a hearty brunch for two.  

  • These alternative breakfast potato cakes are a great way to start the day, add smoked salmon and poached eggs for a filling breakfast  
  • Use up any cooked potatoes with this bacon and mushroom hash, it’s perfect for a late morning bite   
  • You could even use your leftover mash to make these tasty tattie scones for a brekkie treat 

Leftover mashed potato lunch ideas

Don’t let your extra mashed potato go to waste, instead try one of our comforting recipes. Make a simple mash or reinvent it with some new flavours.  

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Check out our recipes!

Sweet Potato Truffles
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Sweet Potato Truffles

Perfect for Valentine's Day, our sweet potato truffles are easy to make and are the perfect dessert for a romantic two or three course meal.
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Vegan spiral sweet potato bake

Set in a mesmerising ringed pattern, this vegan sweet potato bake is simple to make, eye-catching and tastes as good as it looks.
Vegan sweet potato and bean chilli
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Easy vegan chilli

Fresh and healthy, this sweet potato chilli is packed full of flavour and makes the perfect dinner or lunch.
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Corned beef cheesy filled potato cakes

This deliciously cheesy recipe will be a treat to your tastebuds - a perfect bite for all the family.
Vegan couscous salad with sweet potato
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Vegan couscous salad with sweet potato

This recipe is the perfect mix of sweet and savoury and it's super easy!
Masaman curry, using Cornish new potatoes.
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Vegan massaman curry

This smooth yet spicy vegan curry packs a tasty punch. It's filled with New potatoes and peanuts and is the perfect mid-week meal.
asian style vegan stir-fry potatoes
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Asian-Style Vegan Stir-fry Potatoes

This asian-inspired dish proves just how versatile potatoes can be.
Vegan potato curry with aubergine and pomegranate
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Vegan potato curry

Here's a delicious vegan curry that incorporates some exquisite flavours and spices.
Halloween sweet potato biscuits on plate
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Spooktacular sweet potato biscuits

Make a batch of these simple and spooky sweet potato biscuits and get creative with your icing. These scary bites are perfect for a Halloween party.
potato stuffed portobello mushrooms
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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Here’s a delicious and filling vegetarian snack, ideal for impressing friends or family. Perfect for fans of rich earthy tastes.
Sweet potato pumpkin cupcakes on stand
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Sweet potato cupcakes

Bake up a batch of these eye-catching Halloween sweet potato cupcakes with cute pumpkin decorations. Ideal for a party buffet or a seasonal sweet treat.
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New Potatoes en Papillote

These steamer parcels will keep all the flavour and goodness inside.

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