Use up leftover mashed potatoes in the most delicious way possible, with this mashed potato bake casserole loaded with bacon, cheese and sour cream!
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but with a gathering of just six people, we’re often stuck with quite a bit of leftovers after the big meal, especially when it comes to turkey and mashed potatoes. Even the smallest turkey feeds way more than six people, and for some reason, I find it impossible to make a small batch of mashed potatoes.
So, I like to try to get creative with the leftovers, especially the mashed potatoes. While you can simply reheat mashed potatoes, or even make mashed potato croquettes, my favorite way to serve leftover mashed potatoes a second time is this Loaded Mashed Potato Bake.
How long are leftover mashed potatoes good for in the fridge?
As long as the leftover mashed potatoes are refrigerated promptly (no more than 2 hours after serving), cooked potatoes will last about 3 or 4 days.
How do you reheat leftover mashed potatoes?
While they can be reheated in the microwave, my favorite way is to simply place them in a casserole dish, cover it with foil, and baked at 350 degrees F until they are completely heated through. And why not add some extra flavor before you reheat? That’s where this Loaded Mashed Potato Bake recipe comes in.
What can you put in leftover mashed potatoes for flavor?
I’m so glad you asked! My favorite flavorings are the ones I’ve added to this Loaded Mashed Potato Bake:
- sour cream
- garlic powder
- sharp cheddar cheese
- green onion
- red onion
- crushed cheese crackers on top!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 382 Total Fat: 26g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 59mg Sodium: 775mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Protein: 14g