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  
  • Try these potato and salmon patties, they’re super easy to make and only take 15 minutes to cook  
  • 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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Duchess potatoes

Potatoes fit for a duchess. These light and fluffy potatoes are unique and delicious.
Cranberry chilli jam, rosemary and camembert potato bake

Cranberry & camembert potato bake

The perfect baked camembert and festive jam recipe with rosemary potatoes to scoop.

Bombay Aloo

This spicy potato curry makes an ideal accompaniment to an Indian meal.

Vegetarian wellington

Packed full of delicious sweet potatoes and Christmas flavours.

Bombay bubble & squeak bites

This is a great way to use up leftover mashed potato and Brussels sprouts.

Gluten free Christmas dinner

Have a very merry gluten free Christmas with our super easy roast dinner recipe.

Sweet potato waffles

Fluffy, golden waffles that make for a deliciously different brunch or lunch.

Sweet potato loaf cake

This sweet potato loaf cake is something really special. Enjoy with a big cup of coffee.

Creamy potato bake

The perfect winter warmer. Our creamy potato bake is the ideal accompaniment to any meal.

Bacon-wrapped potatoes

These tates-in-blankets make the perfect accompaniment to Christmas dinner.
Chips in dish

Triple cooked chips

When it comes making the most delicious chips ever, three really is the magic number.
Zesty pesto potato salad

Pesto potato salad

Here's a delicious warm salad that's perfect at any time of year.

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