Hey, don’t throw away those leftover mashed potatoes! Make this soft and fragrant Mashed Potato Craisin Bread with a sweet cinnamon swirl.
We #SundaySupper members hate to see perfectly good food go to waste, so today we’re offering our best ways to use up those holiday leftovers.
I love Thanksgiving leftovers. In fact, if I don’t host the holiday meal I’ll sometimes buy a small turkey breast to roast just so we can have leftovers for ourselves all weekend. I don’t know about you, but mashed potatoes are probably my least favorite to have left over. They’re never quite the same after the day they’re made. Once the starches in the potatoes cool down there’s no going back.
Don’t toss those leftover mashed potatoes – Make Mashed Potato Craisin Bread!
Leftover potatoes can be a great base for other starchy dishes like pancakes and bread. So I used leftovers to make Mashed Potato Craisin Bread. Not only are you using up your holiday leftovers, but the cranberry, orange and cinnamon flavors are perfect for the season. If you’re having guests for the weekend this bread would be great for breakfast or brunch. Mashed Potato Craisin bread stays moist for a couple of days. After that, if you want to make a dish from leftovers of leftovers, the bread makes great french toast or bread pudding.
Potato bread recipes often start by boiling a potato and using the potato and the starchy water it was boiled in as the base for bread dough. I just skipped that step and used leftover potatoes. If you want to make this bread but don’t have any leftover potatoes follow the instructions in the notes section of the recipe to use fresh potatoes.
I made this recipe twice, each with a different batch of mashed potato. With the second batch I used a 1/2 cup less flour because the potatoes were a little drier than the first batch. So, based on the texture of your mashed potatoes you might use a little more or less flour.
Thanks to Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure for hosting today’s event. Check out these other ingenious ways to use up your holiday leftovers:
- Country Skillet Breakfast by The Freshman Cook
- Mashed Potato Craisin Bread by Baking Sense
- Sweet Potato Casserole Waffles by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies by NinjaBaker.com
- ‘Australian Pie’ – Leftover Turkey Pie with Raisins and Bechamel by Caroline’s Cooking
- Brie Cranberry Turkey Quesadillas by Food Lust People Love
- Bubble Up Hot Brown Casserole by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Cranberry Chipotle BBQ Chicken Pizza by A Mind “Full” Mom
- Cranberry Pork Tenderloin by The Crumby Cupcake
- Creamed Spinach Turkey Pasta by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Healthy Turkey Quesadillas with Cranberry Apple Salsa by Food Done Light
- Leftover Turkey Noodle Casserole by Cricket’s Confections
- Leftover Turkey Pasta with Mushrooms by Cooking Chat
- Turkey Alfredo Stuffed Shells by Palatable Pastime
- Turkey Broccoli and Cheddar Pot Pie by Cookin’ Mimi
- Turkey Glass Noodle Salad by Sunday Supper Movement
- Turkey Grilled Cheese with Cranberry and Brie by Life Tastes Good
- Turkey Pot Pie Casserole by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Turkey Shepard’s Pie by Monica’s Table
- Baked Mashed Potato Pancakes by Pies and Plots
- Leftover Mashed Potato Puff Casserole by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Arroz Caldo with Turkey by Asian In America
- Bacon Egg Potato and Turkey Soup by Family Foodie
- Leftover Turkey Tortilla Soup by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Lemony Chicken-Lentil Soup with Couscous by What Smells So Good?
Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.