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Mashed Potato Muffins

My six year old nanny charge LOVES mashed potato. We had some left over this week and instead of wasting it we decided to make some mashed potato muffins from the leftovers. I don’t like wasting food and the 6 year old doesn’t like wasting mashed potato!


We decided to add some grated cheese, an egg, some chopped up ham in with the left over mashed potato and just mixed it all together. You could add some different ingredients too if you like.

How to make the Mashed Potato Muffins

Pop all your ingredients into a bowl and mix together.  The mixture will look pretty runny! But trust me they turn out fine once cooked. Once all your ingredients are mixed together, spoon the mixture into a pre greased muffin tray.

Pop your mashed potato muffins into the oven and cook for about 20-25 minutes at 200c until the muffins are a golden brown colour. Take them out to cool for a couple of minutes once done. I used a fork to pop them out of the tin and let them cool down properly on a plate. They taste really good either warm or cold. They could be added to your children’s lunch box or snack pot.

The toddler and his friend had them for lunch the next day with ‘bits and pieces’. *Bits and pieces* is something from my childhood. It’s a simple lunch with a variety of snacky bits. They could be cheese cubes, breadsticks, cherry tomatoes and cucumber sticks.


If you have enjoyed this recipe, feel free to take a look at our other recipes! Why don’t you take a look at our dairy free banana bread or  our delicious jam tarts.

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27 thoughts on “Mashed Potato Muffins

  1. That actually sounds so delicious and is such a good idea for leftovers roast for example as well, just mash the potatoes and add the rest – such a good idea, bet she loved it! xx

  2. What a lovely idea! My son loves mashed potato so we normally fry leftovers with an onion…these sound yummy and a little healthier so I’m bookmarking this page for later 🙂

  3. True story. Last weekend we had a dinner party and everybody brought a little something. There were some muffiny kind of things that I kept eating (and eating) thinking “these are so good!” Turns out they were mashed potato muffins. I never would have thought to make them. Hers were slightly different .. she used sour cream, chives, and cheddar. It’s always the simplest things that taste the best!

  4. Oh my goodness these look so yummy!
    I will definitely be making these with my leftover mash next time 🙂

    Dani x

  5. I think i might be Badger. I keep going ummmm MASH POTATO every time i see this post on fb and i’m going to have to make it x

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