Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 0 mins

Moist delicious biscuits made with leftover mashed potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl mix with a fork the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. With a pastry blender cut in shortening and mashed potatoes until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in milk until mixture is moistened.
  4. Turn dough out on floured board and knead 6 to 8 times.
  5. Roll out to about 1/2 inch thick and cut with biscuit cutter.
  6. Place on baking sheet 1 1/2 inches apart.
  7. Bake at 450 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Serve warm with fresh butter or honey.
Most Helpful

Easy, very tender, and stored well. What a great use for leftover mashed potatoes!! Used butter instead of shortening. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama October 11, 2009

Thank you so much for sharing Bunlady. I really enjoyed these delicious potato biscuits, what a lovely flavour and texture. They went perfectly with Laurel's Mark's Clam Chowder. I will definitely be making these again....Momma Kato

Baby Kato May 20, 2007

I found this recipe last week and made them up with left over mashed potatoes from thankgiving. These were VERY GOOD! I like the flavor of potatoe rolls or bread a lot but I don't always have the time to let them rise twice and bake them. These are a quick and easy alternative that have a good flavor. I increased the milk just enough so I could drop them instead of rolling them out. Because of limited time. They went beautifully with the creamy cauliflower soup I made. And the leftover biscuits were just good cold as they are warm from the oven. As much searching as I do on the internet for recipes, I don't think I have ever come across any biscuit recipe like this. This one is a definite keeper.

bshemyshua December 05, 2006