6 great recipes for mashed potatoes as you have never known them. Try them all!

Mashed potatoes are a popular side dish.

In addition to its classic form, it can also be baked, making excellent croquettes or even muffins.

We bring you 6 luxurious recipes not only for mashed potatoes, but also for dishes prepared from it.

Bon apetite!

Classic mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a basic side dish in our menu and in Czech cuisine, they go especially well with stewed meats, but also with baked vegetable dishes.


  • 4 tablespoons of butter or margarine
  • 500 g of medium-sized potatoes, cooking type C
  • 40 g of butter
  • 100 ml of milk
  • nutmeg
  • salt and pepper


  1. Boil the potatoes and thoroughly drain them of water.
  2. Mash the potatoes while still warm in a pot.
  3. Salt, pepper and season with grated nutmeg.
  4. Add the butter piece by piece and beat until smooth.
  5. Add the warmed milk and whisk well again until smooth.
Mashed potatoes served in a bowl and sprinkled with herbs.

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Mashed potato pancakes with cheese and bacon

You can also use the remaining mashed potatoes to prepare this delicious dish. Enjoy luxurious crispy patties with cheese and bacon that you will fall in love with!


  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup grated cheese, such as cheddar
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • 6 strips of bacon
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of butter or margarine


  • Fry the bacon until crispy and let it drain on a paper towel until it cools.
  • Break into small pieces.
  • Place the bacon pieces in a large bowl.
  • Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat from the pan and fry the garlic and possibly the onion over medium heat until translucent.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (except the butter/margarine) to the bacon pieces and mix well with a spoon or hands (it will be sticky).
  • Wash and dry the pan and melt 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine in it over medium heat.
  • Scoop out about ¼ cup of the potato mixture and form it into a ball.
  • Place it in a hot pan and shape it into a patty.
  • Fry for about 3 minutes on each side until the patties are lightly golden.
  • For best results, serve immediately while hot and crispy.
  • Top with spring onions, sour cream or ketchup.
Potato pancakes with cheese and bacon stacked on top of each other on a plate.

Potato-cheese muffins with spinach

Try these potato muffins with cheese and spinach, which are perfect as an unconventional savory breakfast or a delicious side dish.


  • spray oil as needed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3.5 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup spinach, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • salt as needed
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup spring onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup mozzarella
  • sour cream for decoration, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Grease a muffin tin with butter or spray with cooking oil.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Beat the eggs until the whites and yolks are well combined.
  5. Add the eggs to the mashed potatoes along with the chopped spinach, spring onions, salt, pepper and cheddar cheese.
  6. Mix until everything is well combined.
  7. Scoop the potato-egg mixture into the greased muffin tin until the tin cups are about ¾ full.
  8. Use a spoon to smooth the top.
  9. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove the muffins from the oven and sprinkle each muffin with the grated mozzarella.
  11. Place the muffin tin back in and bake for another 2 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  12. Remove from the oven and let the muffins cool in the pan for about 5-10 minutes before carefully removing them.
  13. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and finely chopped spring onion.
Potato muffins with cheese and spinach served on a decorative plate, sprinkled with chives.

Mashed potato croquettes

Soft, warm and simply perfect are these croquettes, which you can playfully prepare from leftover mashed potatoes. A recipe that will prove to you that even using leftovers you can conjure up an absolutely luxurious dish!


  • 2 cups of mashed potatoes
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1 cup fine breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 cups canola oil
  • sour cream (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, chives, egg yolks, parmesan and flour.
  2. Mix thoroughly and roll into golf ball sized portions.
  3. Beat 2 eggs in a small bowl.
  4. Put the breadcrumbs in another small bowl.
  5. Coat the croquettes in egg and then in breadcrumbs.
  6. Heat the oil in a pan.
  7. Place the croquettes in batches in the hot oil, turn them with a spoon and fry them evenly.
  8. Remove the croquettes from the oil when they are golden brown, which takes about 3 minutes.
  9. Drain on paper towels.
  10. Serve warm with sour cream and extra chives.
Potato and cheese croquettes served on a plate with dip.

Mashed potatoes with bacon and cheddar

A hearty mashed potato that can be used as a main course on its own. In combination with bacon and cheddar cheese, it is absolutely irresistible!


  • 2 kg of sliced potatoes
  • salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup of milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • cheddar to taste
  • ground black pepper
  • 6 slices of bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped chives


  1. In a large pot, cover the potatoes with water and season generously with salt.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, 16 to 18 minutes.
  3. Drain and return to pot.
  4. Use a potato masher and mash the potatoes until smooth.
  5. Meanwhile, melt the butter and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  6. Pour the mixture over the potatoes and stir until creamy.
  7. Stir in the sour cream and then season with salt and pepper.
  8. Stir in bacon, cheddar and chives.
  9. Transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl.
  10. Season with pepper before serving and garnish with chives.
Porridge topped with bacon, cheese and chives, served on a plate.

Tired of always presenting mashed potatoes or plain boiled potatoes as a side dish? Then try our recipes for mashed potatoes . Their preparation is no more complicated and they taste excellent!

Baked mashed potatoes with cheese

This dish is beautifully creamy, rich and simple to prepare. This gives mashed potatoes a whole new dimension!


  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 2.3 kg of potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 230 g cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 1 egg
  • optional: chives and bacon


  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  2. Grease a 23×33 cm baking dish with 2 tablespoons of butter and set aside.
  3. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water.
  4. Bring the potatoes to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook for 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  6. Drain the potatoes and place in a large bowl.
  7. Mash the potatoes with a hand masher.
  8. Add remaining 1/2 cup butter, cream cheese, sour cream, 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, dried garlic, and egg.
  9. Using a hand mixer, mash the potatoes until all the ingredients are combined and the potatoes are creamy.
  10. Spread the potatoes in the prepared pan.
  11. Cover with foil and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  12. Garnish with chives and/or bacon as desired.
Baked mashed potatoes with cheese served in a baking dish.

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