Vegan Mashed Potato Patties With Swiss Chard

Leftover mashed potato patties

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
261 Calories
7g Fat
45g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 883mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Protein 6g
Calcium 113mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you've got leftover mashed potatoes, give this vegetarian and vegan recipe a try.

Need this recipe to be gluten-free? Just sub in a gluten-free flour for the regular flour. These also freeze well if you have leftovers. Enjoy.


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 3 to 4 leaves Swiss chard (chopped small or 1/4 cup leftover frozen spinach)
  • 2 cups water for steaming (more or less depending on your pot)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt (use sea salt or kosher salt for the best flavor)
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • Dash soy or almond milk (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. oil for cooking
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning (optional)
  • Extra flour for dredging (about 1/3 cup)

Steps to Make It

  1. Steam or microwave the Swiss chard until just lightly wilted. Drain well. If you're using leftover frozen spinach, thaw, and drain well so that the spinach is mostly dry.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the leftover mashed potatoes, wilted greens, garlic powder, salt, pepper and 3 tablespoons of flour. If the mixture is a bit dry and crumbly, you can add a couple of splashes of soy milk or almond milk. This will depend on how moist or how dry your leftover potatoes are.

  3. Combine a bit of flour and the Italian seasonings in a shallow pan.

  4. In a large skillet, pre-heat a bit of oil.

  5. Form potato patties by making a ball from about 3 to 4 tablespoons of the potato mixture. Gently flatten with your hands to form a patty shape, then lightly coat on both sides in the flour mixture. This helps the patties get nice and crispy and also helps prevent them from sticking to the pan.

  6. Fry each potato patty for 3 to 4 minutes on each side; patties should be lightly golden brown.