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What to do with Leftover Baked Potatoes

What to do with leftover baked potatoes recipes are here. From a breakfast hash to cheesy soup, twice baked, and our Ground Beef Casserole with Potatoes, we have it all. Potato leftovers can make all sorts of new one pot meals so there is no waste.

What to do With Leftover Baked Potatoes

We have here a few recipes with leftover potatoes you can make. Whether they were cooked whole, sliced, or diced you can make a whole new dish to enjoy for dinner the next day with them. Don’t throw them away, we love a delicious leftover meal. (affiliate links present)

Leftover Baked Potatoes

I hate to waste, period. There are so many ways of using taters that have already been cooked. It not only makes another meal for so much less but also cuts down on cook time since they are already baked. Like with our Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes with Frozen Hashbrowns you can dice what you have and all you need is to warm it for 1 hour really.

First things first though, how to save leftover potatoes properly is important to begin with. You should; Allow all of them to cool completely at room temperature. Once cooled, wrap each one individually in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Place in an airtight container or freezer bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days, then make one of these!!

Leftover Baked Potato Recipes

Leftover Baked Potato Recipe

Leftover baked potatoes can be transformed into a variety of delicious dishes. I would keep the skins in tact as it will help them stay together, unless you are making soup and want it to be creamy. When cooking outside I’d try our Smoked Potatoes and Onions with cook time cut in half. Here are some ideas for what to do with them:

  1. Make Ahead Twice-Baked Potatoes – Scoop out the flesh from the skins, leaving a thin layer attached to the skin. Mash the scooped-out potato with butter, sour cream, cheese, herbs, and any other desired fillings. Refill the skins with the mashed potato mixture. Bake the stuffed potatoes in the oven until heated through and the tops are golden brown.
  2. Potato Salad – Cube or slice the leftover baked potatoes and toss them with a dressing made of mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, and herbs. Add in other ingredients like diced onions, celery, hard-boiled eggs, and bacon bits for added flavor and texture. Chill the potato salad in the refrigerator before serving.
  3. Breakfast Taters – Instead of heating frozen hashbrowns, chop the leftover baked potatoes into small cubes. Heat some oil or butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the diced potatoes to the skillet and cook until they are crispy and golden brown on the outside. Season with salt, pepper, and any other desired spices.

In the printable recipe card at the bottom we have a version of what is described above for you to make.

Leftover Baked Potato Slices

It doesn’t really matter what form you made to begin with. Whole will break apart more when you slice them, and better for soups if you ask me but all of the shapes will work. If you wanted to bake again filled with cheese and such you obviously would need the skins in tact so whole would be needed for a 2nd use out of it that way.

  1. Potato Soup with Frozen Hashbrowns can be made with these instead! Dice the leftovers and sauté them with onions, garlic, and celery in a pot. Add chicken or vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a simmer. Use an immersion blender or regular blender to blend the soup until smooth. Stir in some cream, milk, or sour cream for added creaminess. Season with salt, pepper, and herbs to taste.
  2. You can make Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes or on stove – Chop taters into small cubes. Cook them in a skillet with diced bell peppers, onions, and any other desired vegetables. Add in cooked bacon or sausage and crack some eggs over the top. Cover the skillet and cook until the eggs are set to your liking.

Make Air Fryer Potato Pancakes or in a skillet. Just grate the leftovers and mix them with some flour, eggs, and seasoning to form a batter. Heat oil in a skillet and drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the hot oil. Flatten pancakes with a spatula and cook until golden brown on both sides.

Leftover Baked Potatoes

Hamburger Hash Recipe

Fried Potatoes with Onions is a quick and easy way to add flavor with some garlic in a pan. Fry to as crispy as you’d like or just heat to warmed. You can see it above. Slice or dice and saute in a cast iron skillet for a warm breakfast. Add diced ham after the holidays to transform into a meal!

  • I mean you could combine two meals from past days. Like use Leftover Spaghetti in the middle of these after you’ve fluffed the middles and warmed together with cheese on top. I mean……might be a new favorite meal.
  • You could make Sliced Potatoes in Oven that would be even quicker as all you would be doing is seasoning your already baked slices, spraying with olive oil and under the broiler they go to crisp crisp away.

Think of dishes that you love. Taters chopped up will really bind other ingredients together well. Of course you could just mash and add sour cream with a bit of milk to make creamy as a side dish, that is an easy one. Sprinkle in a bit of parmesan with salt and pepper and bam, you have another idea. 😉

Can you leave leftover baked potatoes out all night and eat it the next day?

You should not. Leaving a leftover baked potato out all night at room temperature and then eating them the next day is not recommended. Bacteria can multiply rapidly on cooked potatoes when they are left at room temperature, you should wrap and refrigerate instead.

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What to do With Leftover Baked Potatoes

This is what to do with leftover baked potatoes. Making a has for breakfast, stuff with chili, slice into a cheesy soup or potato salad side.
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked potatoes, leftover
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 367kcal
Author The Typical Mom


  • 1 skillet



  • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and sausage to the skillet and cook, breaking it up with a spatula, until it is browned and no longer pink.
  • Remove beef from the skillet and set it aside. In the same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil, the diced onion, minced garlic, and diced bell pepper to the skillet with the potatoes. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until the vegetables are softened.
  • Add the diced potatoes to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until they are golden brown.
  • Return the cooked ground beef to the skillet with the potatoes and vegetables. Add the frozen peas or mixed vegetables to the skillet (if you want to add those). Season everything with salt, pepper, paprika, and dried thyme.
  • Pour 3 tbsp beef broth into the skillet, stirring to combine. Allow to bubble and reduce for 5 minutes or so. (can add additional tbsp if desired) Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired, before serving.
Nutrition Facts
What to do With Leftover Baked Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 478mg21%
Potassium 516mg15%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 3555IU71%
Vitamin C 46mg56%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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