Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: Mashed Potato Cakes

Serves 2

29 Minute Prep Time

By Tara Doyle on November 17, 2014 , categorized in Dinner, Sides & Appies

chickpea cutlets

Have oodles of mashed potatoes sitting around during the holidays? Whip up these savory cakes to breathe new life into your leftovers.


  • 3-4 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1-2 Tbsp chopped chives
  • ½ onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves, garlic, finely diced
  • 1 handful spinach, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ cup chickpea flour
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • Chickpea flour for dusting
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix everything in a bowl.

  2. Form small balls out of ingredients, roll in a little additional chickpea flour, and then flattened them into cakes. (This additional dredging step helps to keep them from sticking to the pan or falling apart).

  3. Heat large pan on medium.

  4. Add oil to heated pan and add 3-4 cakes (depending on size) and cook approximately 5 minutes each side.

  5. Serve with Cashew Sour Cream .

Tara Doyle

Vega Art Director Tara Doyle is Certified in Plant-Based Cooking and loves experimenting with new dishes in the kitchen, and nourishing her family and friends. A busy mom, Tara is passionate about teaching kids of all ages about healthy eating, and growing and cooking their own food. When not cooking, working, or hanging out with her son, she can be found completing a WOD at CrossFit, shredding powder on her skis, or playing a game of beach volleyball with friends.