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What are some good ways to use leftover mashed potatoes, post Thanksgiving? I made far more than we'll eat tomorrow. Just thinking ahead.

I used Mr. L's Mashed Potatoes (finalist in the Your Best Mashed Potatoes contest). They are scented -- beautifully!! -- with rosemary and garlic, with just a touch of tangy buttermilk. Simply heavenly, by the way. Thanks so much, everyone. ;o)

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My favorite way is to make a stock from the turkey carcass, then turn it into a rich vegetable-y turkey soup, and drop (gently, you understand) a scoop of re-warmed mashed potatoes in the center of the bowl. We've always called it Mashed Potato Soup. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, AntoniaJames!

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I agree with vvvvanessa...but I use a poached egg

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I love making tuna polpette when I have leftover mashed potatoes. (I actually made some for dinner last night!). To about 1.5 cups of potato, I'll add two cans of good quality canned tuna, drained (I like Wild Planet or American Line Caught), then a beaten egg, some lemon zest, and a bit of flour if the mixture is too wet. I roll them into balls and fry in olive oil until crisp and golden brown, and serve them with a simple tomato sauce, a sprinkling of chopped fresh parsley, and additional grated lemon zest.

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Holy cow, that image came out huge! Apologies :(

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Bubble and squeak! Particularly if you also have leftover brussels sprouts.

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Merrill Stubbs

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Shepherd's pie or cottage pie! Or turkey pie...

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Potato bread.

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Potato soup! Thin it out with some broth.

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Here's what I did with mine:


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My brother in law makes turkey hash out of leftover turkey and mashed potatoes every year. Lots of butter, chopped up turkey and mashed potatoes pressed out on a hot griddle or in a frying pan, stirred around occasionally until everything is crisp. Great with a little leftover cranberry sauce on top.

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Dunk a few slices of bread in water, squeeze out the extra liquid and add to the mashed potatoes along with some minced fresh ginger, chopped scallion green, coriander & cumin powder, some lemon juice. Shape into patties and pan fry them

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i usually make shepard's pie, since that's a big favourite in our house. this year, i had an abundance of mashed sweet potatoes, so i turned those into a red curry-sweet potato soup - very nice!

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Mrs. Wheelbarrow's mashed potato flatbread. It is my favorite!

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My mother's potato knishes were made from mashed potatoes, probably with egg added, a filling poked inside (probably leftover meat, chopped and seasoned), shaped into egg size and baked until golden (probably with egg glaze). So many foods we loved and never learned how to make.

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all great ideas! Just thinking out loud...can you turn mashed taters into gnocchi? Add egg/flour...

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Here's something that looks awfully good: http://spoonforkbacon.com...

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