By AmyMCGS on September 15, 2005
Photo by AmyMCGS
Photo by AmyMCGS
"Here's my favorite way to use up left-over mashed potatoes. If your mashed potatoes are flavored with garlic, onions, etc. it's all the better. Measurements are approximate since I usually throw this together to use up leftovers in the fridge. If my potatoes are plain, I have been known to add a little chicken bouillon to give them more flavor. Serving size may vary- my two year-old DD and I share one of these for lunch. This definitely is not a "diet" meal, but, it's delicious!"
Serving Size: 1 (263 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This recipe was great. It was even better than I guessed it would be. I had used a small pack of instant loaded potatoes. I also used onion flakes and omitted the red pepper. Otherwise, I followed the instructions exactly. The quesadillas were very flavorful. My son loved them. He put buffalo sauce on his for a kick."
"I've been making this recipe for ages and I guess I never rated it. This is perfect for using leftover mashed potatoes and there isn't much that's more comforting than potatoes and cheese."
"WOW! When I looked for recipes to use up a ton of leftover mashed potatoes, I didn't see this one coming. I'm so glad you are this creative and generous to share! Made mine with Cotija cheese ("mexican parmesan", crumbly like feta)and some precooked fajita-seasoned chicken. The potatoes already had green onion and garlic so I skipped that and sprinkled everything with a dusting of spanish paprika for smoky good measure! Perfect 5 for ease of preparation, originality and great taste. What is that, 15 stars???"
"This is so random and I would never have thought of it. Made for a quick lunch using leftover mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving. I'd make this again to use up leftovers for lunch but I wouldn't go out of my way to make potatoes for this. Great idea and tasted great too. Thanks for sharing."
"I did the same thing, MADE the mashed potatoes just to make this. My husband is super picky about what he eats (he usually does the cooking). I made this, it was quick, easy, and both my husband and my 2 year old LOVED it! That's impressive, thanks so much!"
"Good comfort food, Amy. I didn't want to clean a pan so I just baked in the oven (didn't even use oil) so I thought it was pretty healthy! They are so go piping hot and room temp. Thanks for posting. Roxygirl"
"This sounded so good, that I made mashed potatoes instead of waiting for leftovers. I used up the last of my salsa last night so I made the potatoes extra spicy with some chili oil (46217), cajun seasoning and chopped banana peppers. Delicious!"