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

5 5

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

5 5

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

4 5

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.