Skip to Content

Leftover Potato Croquettes

Do you have leftover mashed potatoes? Do not let them go to waste! Frankly, leftover mashed potatoes can be kind of….bleh. So I like to take my batch and make leftover potato croquettes. They are to die for!

The entire family loves them and they bring a whole new life to that cold container of potato brick in the refrigerator! 

Leftover Potato Croquettes 

potato croquettes



  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup bread crumbs, italian
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives, optional for add in and/or garnish



  1. Separate your egg yolks from your egg whites.
  2. Combine cold mashed potatoes, egg yolks, parmesan and cheddar cheese, flour, and minced garlic together in a bowl.
  3. Create balls with potato blend and set aside. 
  4. Whip your egg whites in a bowl and put your bread crumbs in a separate bowl. Dredge your potato balls in egg and the bread crumbs.
  5. Heat oil on stovetop, add croquettes into oil, using a spoon to turn them over until golden brown. Roughly 3-4 minutes.
  6. Allow to drip drain onto paper bag. 
  7. Serve immediately!




These croquettes creations are delicious just as they come but if you really want to amplify the experience you could simply add things in like bacon bits, bits of ham or you could jazz the experience up with some incredible dipping sauces!

This garlic aioli by Cookie and Kate pairs perfectly, because who doesn’t love a good garlic punch with their potatoes?

Or you could go with a little heat like this creamy chipotle sauce by Buns In My Oven! 

Truthfully though for the love of potatoes you could use one of these recipes to accompany your meal tonight….

Oven Roasted Crispy Herbed Smash PotatoesGrilled Garlic Butter PotatoesCheesy Twice Baked Potatoes or even Mexican Style Stuffed Sweet Potatoes!!!

It will be sure to leave you feeling warm and satisfied. 

You Might Also Like…


Love, light and a little grace…