Mashed Potato Cups

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 pans (6 servings each)

Updated: Nov. 02, 2023
I came up with this recipe as a way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. It's a nice alternative to the standard potatoes or rice. —Jill Hancock, Nashua, New Hampshire
Mashed Potato Cups Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/3 cups plus 2 tablespoons shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 6 cups hot mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  1. In a large bowl, add milk, butter, salt, pepper and 1-1/3 cups cheese to mashed potatoes. Grease two 6-portion muffin pans; divide potato mixture between pans. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; top with parsley.
  2. Cover and freeze 1 pan for up to 3 months. Bake the other pan, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
  3. To use frozen potato cups: Thaw in the refrigerator. Bake as directed.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 163 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 345 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.