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.

EatingWell.com, September 2022


Credit: Photographer: Victor Protasio, Food Stylist: Karen Rankin

Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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

1 pancake & 1 Tbsp. sour cream
243 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 24g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 2g; fat 14g; saturated fat 7g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 29mg; vitamin a iu 359IU; vitamin b3 niacin 1mg; vitamin c 8mg; vitamin d iu 13IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 15mg; vitamin k 8mg; sodium 406mg; calcium 111mg; chromium 1mcg; iron 1mg; magnesium 25mg; phosphorus 104mg; potassium 338mg; zinc 1mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 3mg; selenium 4mcg.