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Mashed Potato Cakes

Mashed Potato Cakes



Of all the new recipes I've made recently, these Mashed Potato Cakes are one of the biggest hits in our kitchen. I made them for family dinner, but they were equally perfect in Kenya's lunch box for school the next day. I find most kids love to eat anything they can hold in their little hands, so these little cakes are a special treat. They're delicious served on their own, but when I served them with a side of apple sauce, Kenya the fun of eating them seemed to double for Kenya.

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Mashed Potato Cakes  (Makes 12 Small Cakes)

  • Prep Time: 10 mins,
  • Cook Time: 6 mins,
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Of all the new recipes I've made recently, these Mashed Potato Cakes are one of the biggest hits in our kitchen. I made them for family dinner, but they were equally perfect in Kenya's lunch box for school the next day. I find most kids love to eat...


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 7 tablespoons all purpose flour, divided
  • butter or oil, for pan-searing


  1. 1. Place mashed potatoes, cheese, egg, and 3 tbsp flour in a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. 2. Take a scoop of the potato mixture and form into patties.
  3. 3. Place the remaining 4 tbsp of flour on a plate.
  4. 4. Lightly coat the potato patties in the flour.
  5. 5. Heat a thin layer of the oil or butter in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  6. 6. Cook the potato cakes for 3 minutes on each side for a total of 6 minutes.
  7. 7. Serve as is or with accompaniments.
  8. *After step 2, place patties on a baking sheet and place in freezer for 30 minutes then place par-frozen patties in a ziploc bag and freeze up to 4 months. When ready, defrost in fridge for 24 hours and follow steps 3-7.

Accompaniments: Apple Sauce and/or Sour Cream

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  1. Kelli

    November 26, 2015 at 5:27 am

    1st time on site. Can not wait to try new recipes

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    November 26, 2015 at 5:20 am


  3. Dinelle

    October 10, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    mine did not come out right. It was too runny. ill try again next time

  4. jennsohm

    June 4, 2015 at 10:40 am

    These were such a hit with my 11 mth old son. He is going through a picky stage and he ate 2 full pieces for lunch :). Can’t wait to try more recipes.

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  10. rebecca

    September 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I tried to make these and they did not come out right.
    Can they be made with instant potato’s,
    I could not get them to go into a patty, they were too runny.

  11. ilyssa

    January 5, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    can these be made without egg, or what can I use as a substitute…my son has an egg allergy….thanks!!!

  12. gesenia

    August 28, 2013 at 7:26 am

    do i need the cheese? We’re lactose free in my home.

    • catherine

      August 28, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      You can omit it! It just adds tons of flavor!

  13. lynnie

    June 23, 2013 at 8:04 am

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    • lynnie

      June 23, 2013 at 8:06 am

      oos sorry! accidentally commented on the wrong post! 😛

  14. cocoalici0us

    June 13, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Could this recipe work with sweet potatoes instead?

    • catherine

      June 14, 2013 at 10:19 am


  15. zoeleeang

    June 13, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I love your website. It’s been so helpful for me since my LO is such a picky eater. One question about this recipe: can it be done with sweet potatoes?

  16. Megan

    March 30, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Just did a search for mashed potato pancakes and potato pancakes and somehow this didn’t come right up, but I guess I shouldn’t have called them “pan” cakes. anyway, my mashed potatoes must have had too much cream in them because I couldnt’ get patties to form and just ended up with burned stuff with raw egg stuff in the middle. we finally just threw it all in a pan and mixed it as it cooked, but it was edible.

    • Megan

      March 30, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      My search for “mashed potato pancakes” was on the weelicious site too…

      • Megan

        March 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm

        oh and my 20 month old ate a few bites. we had them with sour cream.

  17. Penny

    November 28, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Huge hit with my 2 1/2 year old, and I liked them, too!

    Only down side is they were pretty hard to keep from falling apart after freezing and defrosting.

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    January 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    My husban and I loooove to eat. My daughter was 3 months premature but eats like she’s actually a year old. Shes 9 months corrected 1 year actual. She loves lots of texture and real food. If its not on a fork or by hand she wo5 touch it lol. This website has made my day! There’s so many amazing food recipes for her for my husband and I! I don’t know what to try first! I’m so happy to have found all these choices to make her for meals everyday. She’s not a picky eater at all but really hates xdrinking formula. It’s wonderful to have this site so she can eat a healthy balanced diet like I want and be able to gain weight as she is a slow gainer. Ty so much! I’m an extremely greatful mom! Xxx keep up the good work!

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  22. Stacy

    November 8, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    I added 1/2 cup of low fat cottage cheese and 1 cup of shredded yellow squash. They came out DELICIOUS! My picky eaters gobbled them up!

  23. Binal

    February 19, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    We loved all your recipes. My son is special need kid and he have lots of difficulties with eating. He has G-tube, but we are making lots of effort to teach him eat by mouth.
    He also have lots of allergy, so our ideas got limited..but I always found …wonderful idea here.
    we are fan

    We just made little changes here..we added carrot, bcoz my son loves only sweet things. so to encourage him eating.. carrot is healthy added sweet.

    and instead of all purpose,whole wheat or bread crumbs..

    • catherine

      May 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm

      Thats so good! I’m so happy he enjoyed them! :)

  24. Alissa

    November 17, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks for this recipe! One question, though – there are frozen spinach/broccoli potato pancakes (Dr. Praegers) that my daughter loves, but I’d really like to be able to make them at home to save money and control the ingredients. Any suggestions on how to modify this recipe to add veggies? The frozen ones also have onion in them which I think really contributes to the flavor. Thanks for your help!

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