Don’t throw away your leftover baked potatoes, or you’re going to miss all these delicious recipes. As someone who always makes too many baked potatoes, I’ve been searching for solutions to save them.
You may think baked potatoes have already reached their limit and can’t evolve anymore. But these ideas can make you take back your words after trying them. They are even as delicious as made with fresh potatoes, or even more.
Table of Contents
- Have You Ever Tried These Recipes With Leftover Baked Potatoes?
- Renew Your Baked Potatoes By Baking Them Again, Sounds Great, Right?
- Do You Like Frying Dishes With Baked Potatoes?
- With These Recipes, Your Leftover Baked Potatoes Will Disappear Right Away!
- Now, Don’t Let Your Baked Potatoes Go To Waste!
- 10+ Recipes Leftover Baked Potatoes
Have You Ever Tried These Recipes With Leftover Baked Potatoes?
Not only baking but these leftover baked potatoes recipes also have different cooking methods like frying. You can choose whatever option you like.
- Twice-Baked Potatoes
- Baked Potato Wedges
- Twice-Baked Potato Casserole
- Baked Potato Egg Bowls
- Shepherd’s Pie
- Scalloped Potatoes
- Potato Rolls
- Baked Potato Home Fries
- Potato Pancakes
- Potato Skins
- Potato Salad
- Baked Potato Soup
Now, let’s start saving your leftover baked potatoes by keeping on reading this!
Renew Your Baked Potatoes By Baking Them Again, Sounds Great, Right?
But have they been baked once? I see that you’re getting confused. But don’t worry! Baking these potatoes twice doesn’t hurt their flavor. Don’t believe me? Try these recipes below to see them for yourself!
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This must be the easiest way to use all the baked potatoes left uneaten. Since they’re already baked once, why not bake them again? And this dish is much better than just reheated foods.
Take your baked potatoes out, then scoop a part of their flash. Mix them with your favorite ingredients like chives, onions, cheese, sour cream, or bacon. Then, stuff the mixture into your potatoes again, and bake them in the oven.
Here is a lovely side dish with your chicken, meat, or fish. You can top them with some cheese for more richness before baking.
Follow this recipe and make some restaurant-quality twice-baked potatoes:
You won’t believe your cold leftover potatoes can turn into these crispy wedges. But what is the secret to this flavorful side dish? Well, you may have guessed it, but this recipe is all about seasoning.
And for this recipe, I often use olive oil, garlic, and the most important is Italian spices. To flavor all wedges evenly, you should put them and all the season in a Ziplock bag and shake them up.
If you want to enhance their flavor more, prepare some dipping sauce with a bit of spiciness or sweetness.
You can take this casserole as an upgraded version of the twice-baked potatoes. And you can make it with the same cooking time, especially with the leftover potatoes.
I must say, already baked potatoes are the key to this recipe. You can’t find any ingredients with creamier interior and crispier outside like them. Of course, if you don’t have any, feel free to start baking some potatoes before making this. However, it will take more time.
And then, fill the casserole with your favorite combination. For me, it’s broccoli, bacon, chives, cheese, and pepper flakes for a smoky and spicy flavor.
This twice-baked potato casserole will disappear right when you serve it:
Want to make some hash browns with eggs and bacon but don’t want to bother with all the clean-up afterward? Well, you make it into these baked potato egg bowls. While bread can be quickly soaked with all the eggs, potatoes are firmer and more stable.
Take your leftover baked potatoes out and hollow them all. Then, fill them with eggs, bacon, and cheese. After baking, you have only one job left: Eat them all and don’t leave anything, even the potato bowls.
There are two ways to use leftover baked potatoes in this Shepherd’s pie: First, mix them with the cheese and sour cream for the topping. With this option, make sure you peel all the skins before adding them. That way, no one can realize you use the leftover potatoes.
Or you can opt for a more unique method: Stuff Shepherd’s pie in your potatoes. For me, I often choose both ways, use the scooped out flesh for the filling and use the left potato shells for the pie. Kill two birds with one stone, right?
All the cheese in this dish will overpower your leftover potatoes’ scent (that’s if they have). Since you use the refrigerated ones, you don’t need to wait until they cool down to slice them. Ensure those slices are as thin as possible, so you don’t have big, plain chunks of potatoes when eating.
Then, layer all your potatoes and cheese sauce on top of each other. For the sauce, you can make it with milk, half and half, or heavy whipping cream, based on your preferences. Sprinkling some cheese left on top as a topping is an excellent idea too.
Your scalloped potatoes can’t be any cheesier than this! Watch this video to know more:
People often make these rolls to get rid of their leftover mashed potatoes. Now, you can do the same with your baked ones left uneaten. But how? Well, you just have to scrape all the potato flesh and mix them with other baking ingredients.
You can make these into hamburger buns or dinner rolls. Nothing will change but their appearance. Personally, I prefer the former more as this recipe goes perfectly with almost all hamburger fillings.
Do You Like Frying Dishes With Baked Potatoes?
Frying and baking sound contrasting to each other, but these ideas prove otherwise. You may have seen some of them with fresh potatoes as the main ingredient. But I assure you, with baked potatoes, they are still as delicious.
These home fries are like potato wedges’ cousins as they share the same crispiness. But instead of baking, you will fry these baked potatoes with onions and butter.
Some other people will recommend adding chopped green peppers to this recipe. If you’re going to do so, remember to cook them with onions before throwing potatoes in.
These home fries make a perfect breakfast. But you can also enjoy them as a side dish for your dinner.
Here is a magic trick to change your leftover baked potatoes into crispy home fries!
Here is another recipe that is often made with leftover mashed potatoes. But with my recipe, you can use your baked ones in the fridge instead. Just mash all these potatoes and mix them with eggs and other ingredients.
I tend to add some panko in the mixture so the pancakes can be crispier. Also, pay attention to your potatoes’ consistency. You may have to add a bit more flour to bind the batter together.
These pancakes are a nutritious choice for your family’s breakfast. So, other ingredients like bacon or cheese make a perfect addition to this dish.
Now your potato flash goes in these potato pancakes, all that’s left is potato skins. But don’t throw them away. They are an ideal ingredient to make this dish.
You can choose either broil or deep-fry these skins. The former choice is healthier, but the latter is much tastier. The decision is all yours!
And don’t forget the topping. This dish can’t be completed without its topping. There’s no limit in this part. You can go all classic with cheese, bacon, and sour cream. Or innovate with unique combinations like pulled pork with pepper jack cheese.
If you don’t know how to top your potato skins, here is one example!
With These Recipes, Your Leftover Baked Potatoes Will Disappear Right Away!
While baking and frying are the two most common cooking methods, there are still so many other ways for you to try. For example, make your baked potatoes into a salad in summer and a soup for winter. Let’s see how I do that!
Use leftover foods to make a salad? You may wonder if I’m joking right now. But no, I’m not. And this potato salad is no less delicious than any other recipe you’ve tried.
Not to mention, by using already baked potatoes, you don’t have to pay close attention to the clock like when boiling them.
Moreover, I switch the mayonnaise with sour cream or Greek yogurt, so this recipe will become lighter and healthier.
When the temperature starts to drop, you know it’s time to make some soups. And this baked potato soup is even tastier than you could imagine. All the baked potatoes with tons of cheese, that’s what I call heaven.
I usually use shredded cheddar cheese, but any sharp cheese will do. And then, the most crucial part of this soup is loading it with various ingredients: bacon, cheese, sour cream, and green onions. Nothing can be more comforting than this dish.
Let this queen of leftover foods teach you how to make this baked potato soup:
Traditional gnocchi is made with potatoes. So, it’s kind of reasonable to use your leftover baked ones to make them.
However, you should warm these potatoes up before using them in the gnocchi. Or else, your gnocchi will turn pretty doughy. You can just toss them in the oven on medium for 10 minutes or microwave at a high level for 30 seconds.
From then, all steps will remain the same. To make gnocchi marks, using your finger to make an indentation in the center is enough. And it also saves a lot of cooking time.
Now, Don’t Let Your Baked Potatoes Go To Waste!
With these recipes, I hope now you don’t have to throw away any of your baked potatoes since wasting food also means wasting your money. Now, you can still enjoy your delicious potato dishes without having to tighten your budget too much.
If your family has other ways to solve those leftover baked potatoes, please write them down in the comment section for other readers and me. Also, don’t forget to share this article with as many people as possible. I think that would help to reduce the amount of wasted food.