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Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes

If you have leftover mashed potatoes, you will want to make these Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes. Creamy mashed potatoes are loaded up with bacon, cheese, peppers, onions, and then fried up for some added crispiness.
Author Jen


  • 3 cup leftover Mashed Potatoes
  • 1/4 tsp minced Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1/4 Red Bell Pepper
  • 7 strips cooked Bacon chopped
  • 4 Green Onions chopped
  • 4 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 tbsp Butter


  • Dice green and red bell peppers and microwave for 1 minute to soften. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine potatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, flour and eggs.
  • Mix until well blended.
  • Fold in peppers, bacon, onions and cheese.
  • At this point, you can either use a spoon to portion out the cakes or follow the next steps to make pretty uniform ones.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread mixture over parchment paper.
  • Cover with another sheet of parchment paper and roll to consistent thickness.
  • Freeze for 1 hour.
  • Using a circle cutter (about 3"), cut into cakes.
  • Heat butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Cook cakes until browned on each side (about 5 minutes each side).
  • You can optionally garnish with sour cream and dice green onions.