Mashed Potato Pancakes

Whip up these mashed potato pancakes anytime you have leftover mashed potatoes on hand.The sharp Cheddar cheese and chives are the perfect pairing with potatoes, and the tangy sour cream ties it all together.

Mashed Potato Pancakes
Photo: Photographer: Victor Protasio, Food Stylist: Karen Rankin
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes

  • cup dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs

  • cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup sour cream


  1. Combine mashed potatoes, breadcrumbs, cheese, onion powder, pepper and 2 tablespoons chives in a medium bowl; mix well. Divide the mixture into 4 balls (about 1/2 cup each). Flatten the balls into 3-inch-diameter cakes, about 1/2 inch thick.

  2. Heat oil in a large cast-iron or stainless-steel skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add the potato cakes; cook, undisturbed, until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon chives. Serve with sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
14g Fat
24g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 pancake & 1 Tbsp. sour cream
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Vitamin A 359IU 7%
Vitamin C 8mg 9%
Vitamin D 13IU 3%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 15mcg 4%
Vitamin K 8mcg 7%
Sodium 406mg 18%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 25mg 6%
Potassium 338mg 7%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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