Mashed Potato Croquettes, made with mashed potatoes, ham, cheddar cheese and ranch seasoning, are the perfect way to give new life to Thanksgiving leftovers. They are crispy on the outside and smooth and creamy on the inside with so much awesome Ranch flavor.
I don’t know about you but we look forward to Thanksgiving leftovers almost as much as the Thanksgiving meal itself. When planning how much food to make for Thanksgiving, I always take into account that we will want it to last us a good 2 or 3 days.
What’s really fun is getting creative with how we serve the leftovers. Since mashed potatoes don’t always reheat well on their own, I like to transform them into these delicious potato croquettes. They are also a delicious way to use up leftover ham, especially when you just have a few bits and pieces of ham leftover.
Walmart is the perfect place for holiday shopping because you can get everything you need under one roof. Check out these Holiday Favorites.I like to stock up on things that make jazzing up holiday leftovers a breeze.
When at Walmart I always like to pick up a box of Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dips Mix as well as a pack or two of Glad Food Storage Containers.
Hidden Valley Ranch Dips Mix can be used in almost limitless ways to flavor up leftovers and Glad Storage Containers keep your leftovers fresh until you’re ready to use them. I love that you can see through them to identify the food inside.
To make these Mashed Potato Croquettes I mixed some green onions, ham, cheddar cheese, an egg, and some Ranch seasoning into leftover mashed potatoes. I coated them in Panko crumbs and fried them until crispy in a pan with some oil. Then I mixed some more Ranch seasoning into sour cream for a flavorful finish. If you are a huge fan of Ranch like I am, you will love the taste of these Mashed Potato Croquettes!
What do you like to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? Do you have any #freshholidaytips ?
Mashed Potato Croquettes
- 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
- 1 (1-ounce) packet Hidden Valley Dips Mix Original Ranch, divided
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1/2 cup finely diced ham
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup Panko or bread crumbs
- 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
- 4 tablespoons Vegetable oil, divided
- Place mashed potatoes in a large bowl and stir in 1 tablespoon of Ranch mix. Add egg and mix in well.
- Add green onions, diced ham, and shredded cheddar, and stir to combine. Shape into golf ball-sized balls and flatten some. Coat each side in Panko crumbs and place on a baking sheet
- Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large pan. Place half of croquettes in pan and cook until golden brown on bottom. Flip over and cook until the second side is golden brown.
- Repeat with second batch, using remaining oil.
- Stir remaining ranch mix into sour cream and serve with croquettes.
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18 thoughts on “Mashed Potato Croquettes”
Can these be baked in an oven at what temp?
can these be made in advance and re-heated?
This is perfect for the Christmas leftovers. This mashed potato recipe looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Love this creative way to use up leftover potatoes! Definitely will be keeping this recipe in mind next week!
Mashed potato croquettes are dangerously delicious and a perfect way to use up Thanksgiving left overs! LOVING the ranch seasoning in here! I could make a dozen of these disappear in about 1 second flat! SO YUM! Cheers! 🙂
You are rocking the mashed potatoes this week! These look fabulous.
I totally look forward to the thanksgiving leftovers more than the meal itself! I’m addicted to turkey on toast with mayo, sea salt and pepper. It’s time for me to step up my leftover game and I’d love to try an easy recipe like this. Pinned!
Croquettes are one of my favorite things ever and yet I never make them! Seeing these definitely makes me want to change that!
Is there anything better than potatoes and cheese?!
I don’t think so 🙂
Yes, taters with cheese and bacon! 🙂
I love these and that you used ham in them. My grandfather used to make something similar to these for breakfast with fried eggs when I was a kid!
With fried eggs for breakfast sounds amazing Amy!
What a snazzy and classy looking recipe for the holidays! These sound great. I think these would be a wonderful alternative to mashed potatoes.
Agreed! We definitely look forward to the leftovers as well! This is such a great idea for the mashed potatoes!!
I doubt we will have leftover mashed potatoes but if we do, these croquettes are defiantly getting made.
No doubt I would love these!
Now this is a way to make mashed potatoes! My Grandma used to do something similar with leftover potatoes and it tasted SO good! I will have to try this out!