Leftover Mashed Potato Cheddar Ranch Cakes – the best use for your leftover mashed potatoes. Crispy cakes filled with cheese and ranch seasoning. Just 5 ingredients and 20 minutes is all you need to make them!
I wish I could just hand you a fork and a plate of these babies and tell you to dig in. You simply have to try them to know how fantastic they are! I love to make something so good and then give my Hubby or the kids a piece to try and see their reaction. The look a person has on their face when their taste buds are feasting on delicious food – priceless.
What would you say upon taking a big bite of a crispy potato cake, filled with cheddar and ranch seasoning? YUM!
You may remember the slow cooker creamy mashed potatoes I just shared here. I ended up having some leftover and realized that mashed potatoes are the most often left over Thanksgiving dish in our family. Sweet potato casserole is pretty much like a dessert but we call it a side dish, stuffing disappears along with the turkey, cranberry sauce I could eat by itself (LOVE it!) but mashed potatoes get the least love.
What is one to do when left with a bowl full of mashed potatoes? Add just a few staple ingredients, mix it all together, form into cakes and fry it up! Serve to everyone’s delight! These cakes are fantastic on their own, dipped in Ranch dressing (I have been obsessed with it!), served with mushroom sauce or just a dollop of sour cream.
For an after-Thanksgiving lunch or dinner, I suggest these potato cakes topped with leftover turkey meat and a drizzle of cranberry sauce. Best idea ever!!
For the condensed instructions and printable recipe, click HERE.
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