How to Make Bread out of Mashed Potatoes

Not sure what to do with an abundance of leftover mashed potatoes? Well, forget Shepard’s Pie, try making some homemade bread instead! If you’re confused about how it’s possible that potatoes can translate to bread, we have two words for you: potato bread. Pretty self-explanatory words, huh? For those of us unfamiliar, potato bread is a flavorful type of bread made from – you guessed it! – potatoes. Nothing reminds me of my grandma’s cooking like some fresh, doughy potato bread. Yum. Watch the video below to learn how to take your random potatoes and turn them into a fresh loaf of bread! Your family will be wondering how you pulled it off.

And you don’t have to let your imagination stop short at a loaf of bread. With this mere leftover potato dough, you can make bagels, pizza crust, or any other carb-based food your heart can dream up!

Carbs, meet more carbs. What a happy, happy day.


– Prepared yeast
– All-purpose flour
– Salt
– Mashed potatoes
– Olive oil


1. Combine yeast, flour, salt and the potatoes in a separate bowl. Stir until a saggy dough forms.
2. Add olive oil and knead the dough into a firm ball.
3. Cover the dough and let rest for at least 1 hour.
4. When the dough is uncovered, it should have swelled in size which means it’s ready to use! Bake at 425 F. until golden brown. Slice up a piece to serve with breakfast, make sandwiches on, or use that dough and make a pizza to die for!