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Bacon And Cheese Leftover Mashed Potato Burgers


  • 4 cups leftover mashed potatoes - approximately
  • 3/4 - 1 cup cheese, shredded to taste
  • 10 slices bacon optional
  • 3/4 cup crispy fried onions, finely crushed
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tblsp all-purpose flour plus 3/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil for pan-frying
  • Options
  • ketchup
  • sour cream
  • green onions, thinly sliced


  • Chop and cook the bacon. Place on paper towel.
  • Combine the mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, bacon, eggs crispy fried onions and 3 tablespoons of flour in a mixing bowl.
  • Roll approximately 6-8 balls of the mixture and then flatten into 1 inch thick “burgers.”
  • Put the 3/4 cup of flour in a bowl and then dredge the burgers in the flour. Heat about 1/4 cup of oil in a large skillet. Using medium heat fry the burgers in the oil until each side is brown and crispy which usually takes about 4 minutes. Add more oil if you need to.
  • Transfer burgers to a paper towel covered plate. Serve with whatever you want – sour cream, more cheese, more bacon, green onions, ketchup or anything else you can think of. Enjoy!