What to Do With Leftover Boiled Potatoes

Updated November 21, 2016

Wasting food is never a good idea, but you might not want to eat your leftover food the same way that you had it the day before. When that is the case, reconstitute the dish into something new and different. Leftover boiled potatoes are a good base for many different dishes.

Hash Browns

Use your boiled potatoes to make some crispy hash browns for breakfast. Boiled potatoes are ideal for hash browns because they are already cooked and need only to be crisped up in a frying pan. If the potatoes are whole, grate them and add them to the pan with butter and onion. If they are cut too small to grate, simply cut them into chunks and make home fries.

Potato Salad

Cut your boiled potatoes into cubes or triangles and make potato salad. Use your favourite potato salad recipe, or simply add ingredients that you have on hand. For example, add mayonnaise, mustard, dill relish and grated boiled eggs to the potatoes to make a traditional Southern potato salad.


The classic Italian dish gnocchi is made with boiled potatoes. Run the potatoes through a ricer or mash them with a fork, then mix them with eggs and flour to make light potato dumplings. Boil the dumplings, then serve them with a simple marinara or pesto sauce.

Vegetable Soup

Pair your boiled potatoes with other vegetables to make a simple vegetable soup. Cut your potatoes into bite-sized cubes and add them to chicken or vegetable soup along with your other favourite vegetables, such as tomatoes, leeks, celery and corn. Add shredded chicken to the soup as well.

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