Leftover mashed potatoes get repurposed in these easy ranch potato pancakes. The flavors of dill, garlic, onion, and parsley all lend a hand. Gluten free version, dairy free.

Ranch Potato Pancakes


Ranch Potato Pancakes

Delicious easy side dish recipe with leftover mashed potatoes. Why make plain potato pancakes when you can have ranch potato pancakes?

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour Gluten free if needed
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp dried dill
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil of choice


  1. Warm oil in saute pan on medium high heat

  2. Combine all ingredients mixing until mixture is uniform

  3. Form potato mixture into patties.

  4. Carefully place patties in pan, brown on both sides. Serve.

leftover mashed potatoes come together in these dairy free ranch potato pancakes. Gluten free version available. All you need is leftover mashed potatoes, a beaten egg, parsley, dill, onion, and garlic for an easy side dish.

It’s been chaos in the cooking1handed household. Potato pancakes usually help.

Crawling2handed has a cold and four, yes, four teeth trying to add themselves to the six already destroying any mushrooms or paper towels that comes near. Productivity has come to a halt. Laundry has now become decoration on our couch. I sincerely hope it gets put away before I have to start dusting it as a permanent fixture. Thanks to my microwave mashed potatoes, we’re still eating well.

These potato pancakes take about 5 minutes to throw together.

If you can crack open an egg, you can have potato pancakes. The addition of ranch spices? A delicious bonus. I still just really like ranch flavors and so does Crawling2handed. Before this cold we sat down with two pork chops and four of these mashed potato pancakes and ate until we were stuffed. It took a considerable amount of time. Remember that scene in Indiana Jones where Indy’s girlfriend drinks that huge Mongolian guy under the table? Crawling2handed looked about like him when he was finished. Full, eyes barely open, huge full tummy. He must have been storing up for when the next teething episode happened. He has put on a pound and a half in two months! I’m one proud mama.

easy diary free ranch potato pancakes with leftover mashed potatoes. Gluten free version included, naturally dairy free and soy free. An Easy side dish that uses a beaten egg, leftover mashed potatoes, parsley, garlic, onion, and dill.

There are a million ways to make potato pancakes.

Latkes. German Reibekuchen. Croquettes. These are just my easy version for taking mashed potatoes and making something fun and different. Does your family have a potato pancake recipe? I’d love to hear about it!

Easy leftover ranch potato pancakes. Great side dish for dinner. Leftover mashed potatoes, ranch, dill, parsley, onion powder, and garlic come together for dairy free, soy free potato pancakes. Gluten free option available.


14 thoughts on “Ranch Potato Pancakes”

  1. Fantastic, I’m always looking for quick vegetable dishes that the kids will actually eat. Looks delicious! I’ll be trying this one 😃

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