4-Ingredient Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins

4-Ingredient Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

After all the gatherings and Holidays, you might have some leftover mashed potato. They are still good when you reheat them the following day, but it’s better to make them into these cheesy leftover mashed potato muffins! You only need 3 more ingredients for this delicious recipe by Kelly Senyei. What I love about these snacks is that they freeze nicely. After baking, just let them cool completely, and place them into ziplock bags. You can get as many as you like and easily reheat them.



  • leftover mashed potatoes
  • cheddar cheese (use parmesan, or gruyere as a substitute)
  • chopped fresh chives (use onion as a substitute)
  • egg


Note: You can add turkey, ham, chicken, crispy bacon, or more cheese. If you like veggies, you can also combine them to the mixture.


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Step 1:

Place the mashed potatoes in a big bowl. Add the egg, tons of cheddar cheese, and chopped fresh chives. Make sure to separate some cheese for the topping. This is also the perfect time to add any additional ingredient you like to the muffin – feel free to get creative. Stir all ingredients until well incorporated into the mashed potatoes.

Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins Recipe
Image by Kelly Senyei


Step 2:

Prepare your muffin tray by spraying some cooking spray to prevent the muffins from sticking.

Step 3:

For easy scooping of the mashed potato mixture, use an ice cream scoop. Fill up each of the muffin tin cups.

Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins Ingredients
Image by Kelly Senyei


Step 4:

Place the mashed potato mixture inside the oven and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes just until they start getting golden brown around the edges.

Step 5:

Remove them from the oven and top each muffin with more cheddar cheese. Place them back in the oven for about 3 minutes just until the cheese is melted.

Step 6:

After 3 minutes, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes in the pan. Once a bit cooled, place on a serving plate and top with chopped fresh chives. Serve and enjoy!


Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Muffins

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