Three Ways to Make a Meal Out of Your Leftover Mashed Potatoes

‘Tis the season for mashed potatoes. Thanksgiving and the holidays bring in the beloved mashed potatoes with all those family gatherings, but that also means lots of leftovers. So, what do you do with all your leftover mashed potatoes? Make a quick meal out of them. After all, most of the work is already done. Meal #1: Leftover Mashed Potato Salad and Grilled Cheese It doesn’t have to be a grilled cheese sandwich. Any sandwich will do. Mashed potato salads are super quick and easy, not much more than stirring in mayonnaise and condiments. So, a sandwich and a mashed …

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A Guide to 13 Different Kinds of Mashed Potatoes

Melissa, the cook on this project, discovered that she likes mashed potatoes after all. Mashed potatoes—she thought—were bland, something to pile gravy on. By the time the project was done, she liked mashed potatoes. They weren’t boring, they could have a taste of their own as different types of mashed potatoes, and they could be adventuresome. How to Make Mashed Potatoes Making basic mashed potatoes is simple. Start with good quality potatoes that are fresh and free from bruises. Then follow the steps below. Choose a heavy pot that will disperse heat well and that is large enough to hold …

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Mashed Potato Salads and How to Make Them

Mashed potato salads are a fun change of pace from the ordinary. But they are no better than your mashed potatoes. It has taken me years to figure this out but a potato ricer makes better mashed potatoes. See my buyer’s guide for potato ricers.” Dennis Weaver We started out looking for unusual potato salads to make. We stumbled upon a recipe for mashed potato salad, something we had never heard of. It was good. So we started reviewing recipes and experimenting. Here you’ll learn how to make mashed potato salad, how to convert your favorite potato salad recipe to …

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Sour Cream and Chive Potato Biscuits

These sour cream and chive potato biscuits are made with leftover mashed potatoes, giving them a higher rise and an extra moistness. The sour cream and chives make these biscuits fluffy, rich, and savory. These biscuits were very good. This recipe is derived from our potato and ranch biscuits, with sour cream substituted for the ranch dressing and added fresh chives. Making Potato Biscuits with Leftover Mashed Potatoes These potato biscuits are especially great when you need to use up some leftover mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes will make your biscuits tender, moist, and fluffy. Plain mashed potatoes tend to …

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Bacon Mashed Potato Salad

This is a scrumptious mashed potato salad—nothing too exotic but a great combination of flavors with the savory bacon, tangy pickles, and cider vinegar. The dressing is made with half sour cream and half mayonnaise. This recipe is a keeper. Ingredients 8 to 10 new red potatoes or russets 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper 2 small sweet pickles, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 6 strips bacon, cooked to a crisp and crumbled Directions Cut the …

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Fiesta Mashed Potato Salad

This mashed potato salad is a must in the summertime. It includes peas, corn, and peppers to give the look of a fiesta in your potatoes. This recipe makes a large salad, enough to serve a group of eight to ten. Ingredients 2 pounds new red potatoes 1/3 cup chopped green onion 1 1/2 cups frozen peas 1 1/2 cups canned whole kernel corn, drained 1/2 cup red peppers, chopped 1 cup mayonnaise 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Directions Cut the potatoes into large chunks and boil them in salted water until they are tender …

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Cheesy Mashed Potato Salad

This is an all-American mashed potato salad. With the essence of a great cheeseburger, it includes onions, relish, and cheddar cheese. Everyone that tried this salad liked it. This recipe is a keeper. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes 1/2 cup sweet onions, minced 1/2 cup sweet relish 2 boiled eggs, chopped 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated Salt and pepper 3/4 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise Directions Wash the potatoes, place them into a large pot, and cover them with water. Add a tablespoon of salt. Partially cover the pot with a lid and bring the potatoes to …

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Easy Meal: How to Make a Shepherd’s Pie

There are lots of recipes online for various potato casseroles.  The most famous of the potato casseroles may be a Shepherd’s Pie.  It’s a great way to use those leftover potatoes. Here’s how to make a Shepherd’s Pie: Sauté ground meat and onions in a heavy, oven-proof skillet.  Season to taste. Add a can of stewed tomatoes, leftover gravy, or make a new gravy in the pan. Add some veggies.  Green beans or corn are typical. Cover with mashed potatoes.  Top with grated cheese and a sprinkle of paprika. Bake at 350 degrees until heated through and the cheese is …

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