Crisp Mashed Potato Cakes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 26 mins

Cheddar cheese, bacon, and a panko coating make these a satisfying side dish. From Cooking Light.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add green onions to pan and cook 2 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  3. Place mashed potatoes in a medium bowl. Stir in onions, cheese, salt, pepper, and bacon. Divide potato mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
  4. Place panko in a shallow dish. Dredge patties in panko.
  5. Place patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake for 12 minutes. Carefully turn patties over and bake for an additional 12 minutes or until golden.


Most Helpful

I have always struggled making potato cakes but this recipe was easy to make and my cakes held together. I followed the recipe as written other then I didn't add the green onions as I didn't have any. Our plans changed for the evening so I had to use what I had on hand.

bmcnichol May 01, 2009

We loved these! This is so easy and quick to prepare. I made my mashed potatoes nice and thick. They held up great and did get nice and crispy. I made them as posted and they cooked fine in the allotted time. We enjoyed the mixture of flavors. Thanks for posting. :)

teresas October 16, 2008

I made this last night for my DH and he loved it! I lightly pan fried the patties because I was in a bit of a hurry and they turned out delicious. I just love Panko crumbs, thanks for a keeper recipe!

Chef53Kathy June 25, 2008

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