Do you love those classic recipes that remind you of your childhood? You know, the ones that are just too good to miss out on? Well, I’ve got a recipe for you that won’t disappoint! These Bacon Cheddar Patty Cakes with leftover mashed potatoes are absolutely delicious and incredibly easy to make. Trust me, once you try them, you’ll be hooked!


  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 2 cups of leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet and cook over medium-high heat until it’s crispy and evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Once cooked, remove the bacon slices, crumble them, and set them aside. Leave the bacon drippings in the skillet.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the mashed potatoes, eggs, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Stir in the crumbled bacon and shredded Cheddar cheese. The combination of these flavors is absolutely divine!
  3. Next, it’s time to form the mixture into patties. I usually make about 8 patties, but feel free to adjust the size to your liking.
  4. Heat up the bacon drippings in the skillet over medium heat. Once the drippings are hot, place the potato patties in the skillet and pan-fry them until they’re crisp on each side. This takes about 4 minutes per side.

Voila! Your Bacon Cheddar Patty Cakes are ready to be enjoyed. They’re the perfect way to use up those leftover mashed potatoes and turn them into a super-speedy meal. This recipe is not only tasty, but it also brings back wonderful memories of home-cooked meals. Give it a try and let the flavors transport you back to those cherished moments in the kitchen with your loved ones.