Forget turkey. Mashed potatoes are the real star of Thanksgiving. I wouldn’t even notice if the bird was missing, as long as there was a creamy, fluffy pile of carby-goodness on my plate.
But have you ever wondered what to do with your leftover mashed potatoes after Turkey Day is over? (I mean, besides shoving them in your mouth at 1 a.m. while cry-watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown“.)
In all seriousness, there are actually tons of delicious ways to use the leftover spuds. So if you are sick of plain old taters, consider some of these unique ideas:
1. Mashed Potato Spring Rolls
There are many different recipes you could try, but this CopyKat recipe is simple and delicious.
2. Mashed Potato Cheesy Vegetarian Hash
Potatoes are the perfect breakfast food, especially if you had a few too many glasses of wine with your turkey dinner. Check out this recipe from The Live-In Kitchen.
3. Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes with Spinach
Looking for something a little lighter? This recipe from Little Broken adds some spinach for a healthy twist.
4. Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes
This one’s a standard, but oh so delicious. Serve with sour cream, not syrup. Recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen.
5. Potato Casserole
Sick of turkey sandwiches? You can also easily turn your leftover taters into a delicious casserole. Try this Potato, Ham and Mozzarella Bake/Gattò di Patate recipe from Christina’s Cucina.
6) Mashed Potato Cupcakes
Yeah, we can’t believe these Chocolate Mashed Potato Cupcakes are real either. The recipe from Sprinkle Bakes cautions against using leftover mashed potatoes if you’ve incorporated chive, garlic or any other sharp flavor.
7. Mashed Potato Truffles
Again, we can’t believe these are real but are oddly intrigued. Recipe here from Dessert for Two.
8. Leftover Mashed Potato Cheese Soup
Chilly weather got you down? This soup’ll warm you up. Recipe here from the Noble Pig.
There you have it! Eight ways to make the most of your spare spuds. Enjoy!
h/t: Food and Wine