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Mashed Potato Cupcakes

Mashed Potato Cupcakes

Potato Cupcakes

As a potato farmer’s wife you can imagine the amount of potatoes that are at my disposable. With potatoes at the ready at all times you can imagine that they are a staple in our diets.

One thing that I always make a double if not triple serving of is the mashed potatoes. Leftover mashed potatoes are so versatile and easy to incorporate in a multitude of recipes, including these Potato Cupcakes and Brownies. Yes I said mashed potato brownies, I encourage you to them check out.

Not only can you brown leftover mashed potatoes in a skillet in place of hashbrowns, they make amazing cupcakes.  These are asked for time and again in our house. They give the usual mashed potatoes a different taste as they are filled with cheese and chives, and what kid doesn’t love a cupcake?  I might be on to something on that front, wonder if I could make some broccoli cupcakes and pull it off?

Mashed Potato Cupcakes
Turn leftover mashed potatoes into a fun leftover with these potato cupcakes.
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  1. 3 cups of mashed potatoes
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1/3 cup sour cream
  4. 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (heaping cup)
  5. 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  6. 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
  7. Salt and pepper, to taste
  8. Extra sour cream for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease 9 of the wells of a nonstick muffin pan. I prefer butter keeping with the theme of mashed potatoes.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl whisk the eggs.
  4. Mix in the sour cream.
  5. Stir in both cheeses and the chives.
  6. Add potatoes and mix well.
  7. Spoon them into the pan filling the cups full but not overflowing.
  8. Bake 25- 35 minutes until the cupcakes are golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and let them cool 5 minutes. Remove from pan.
  10. Serve with sour cream and extra cheese if desired.
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What do you make with your leftover mashed potatoes?  What other flavor combinations could you see added to these potato cupcakes?




  • Jade

    Just wonder if you’ve tried freezing these? 🙂

    • Brandy

      I have frozen them already cooked Jade. I freeze them single file on a cookie sheet until solid and then I will put them into a ziploc bag. They taste great when reheated but they do not all keep their shape the best.

  • Lisa

    What a great idea! I would have never thought of putting mashed potatoes in a cupcake. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” Hope you can join us again this week.

  • StacieinAtlanta

    That is a very neat and clever idea. I think my kids would love potatoes like this…..I’m going to give it a try.

  • Debi

    When we make a huge batch of mashed potatoes I always have extras. So this is the perfect way to use them up.

    • Brandy

      I always make extra potatoes. Not only because I don’t really know how many to make but because there are so many things that can be done with them.

  • Dawn

    It it’s a potato, then it’s for me! These look like something that I would definitely love!

    • Brandy

      They are so yummy Dawn and easy to adapt to a families needs. Add your families favorite veggies or some already cooked bacon for some variations.

  • Aimee Smith

    This is such a great idea! You could make so many variations of this!

    • Brandy

      They are great to add a variety of vegetables or bacon to. I love mine with canned asparagus or broccoli. Of course bacon makes everything better as well!

  • Jennifer Soltys

    Yes! This is a fabulous idea and I must try them!!

  • Liz Mays

    Such a nice twist on potatoes and great change of pace. I can’t wait to try them!

    • Brandy

      They are delicious Liz and so easy to adapt to your families tastes. Just a hint bacon makes everything better!

  • Sandra

    So cute and my kids would love these!

    • Brandy

      They are always a hit at parties Sandra with the kids. Easy to adapt to your kids favorite flavors.

  • Amy Desrosiers

    These looks totally awesome,and are exactly what I’d want for a snack! I love potatoes so much!

    • Brandy

      They would be yummy as a snack. I find they don’t hold their shape well in the microwave but they still taste yummy!

  • Ann BAcciaglia

    Pinned this to my KickAss Food board. I am going to make this asap. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • tammileetips

    I always over make mashed potatoes. Those look like an amazing way to use up leftovers!

    • Brandy

      I love leftover mashed potatoes. They are so versatile!

  • Pam

    This looks like a way to use leftovers that my kids would actually eat! I bet these are great.

    • Brandy

      They are always a hit in our house Pam. Easy to adjust the flavors as well. I often will mix in some canned asparagus or broccoli in just mine.

  • Janel

    These look so fun! What a great idea!!

  • susan

    this looks like an amazing side dish, such a break form the normal mashed potatoes.

  • Amber Edwards

    Those are such a fun twist to the usual concept of a sweet cupcake! I would love to give this one a try for a brunch party.

    • Brandy

      They are always a hit at brunches or BBQ’s. You can also mix in any veggies or meats you might like. Bacon is always a great addition.

  • I want to eat these right now! I love perfectly portioned foods- for myself and my toddler! Makes mealtime way less of a struggle for us all! Pinning now!!!

    • Brandy

      Having them portioned out does help me with over dishing.

  • These sound easy to make and delish – they Look AMAZING! I am going to try these tonight, and I AM going to try and sneak in a bit of brocolli 🙂

    • Brandy

      Canned asparagus is a great addition as well Jen.

  • Angela S

    This is such a fun twist on mashed potatoes. The kids would get a kick out of this.

    • Brandy

      The kids love telling people we had cupcakes for dinner. Oh the looks I sometimes get!

  • Amanda A

    oh my kids would get kick out of these! they look yummy

  • These look delicious. I really like that idea for portion control that is my biggest obstacle i love to eat haha. I crave Mashed Potato’s all the time and can’t wait to try this 🙂

  • Jenn

    These look so good! I’m guessing you read my mind that I was just craving carbs. LOL! I’m gonna have to try these the next time I need a starchy side!

  • Mama to 5 BLessings

    what a great idea, bite sized are great for portion control!

  • How cute! Maybe my kids would actually eat mashed potatoes if I made these!

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Love it! These are right up my alley and I would probably end up eating them all, but hey – that’s ok, right?

  • Megan

    Yum! These look really tasty and what a clever idea. Everything is better in a cupcake!