Crispy panko crusted Leftover Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes are a fun and delicious way to enjoy leftover mashed potatoes. They go from fridge to table in just minutes.

Leftover Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes

This recipe is a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes. Leftover Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes have great flavor from the bacon. They are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. 
Course breakfast or side
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 8 patties
Author Paula


  • 3 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 3 cups cold leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt adjust to your taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs

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    • Cook the bacon, remove, chop, and reserve drippings.
    • Mix the mashed potatoes, eggs, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.
    • Stir in the bacon and cheese
    • Form the mixture into 8 patties.
    • Coat the patties in panko.
    • Heat the bacon drippings over medium heat and pan-fry the patties about 4 minutes per side. 
    • Remove and drain on a paper towel.
    • Serve immediately. 


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