These gluten-free potato pancakes are a great choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They use mashed potatoes, eggs, and shredded cheese, and are made without conventional flour (they use cassava flour instead).
Crispy on the outside and cheesy on the inside, this easy gf potato pancake recipe comes together in just 35 minutes on the stovetop.
Does it seem like mashed potatoes is the food you always have leftovers of? Particularly after a holiday. Well this recipe helps you use up the mashed potatoes in a tasty way – by turning them into potato pancakes.
While this recipe works with most any mashed potato recipe, it’s specifically designed for my Instant Pot Mashed Potato recipe. I make these mashed potatoes for holiday gatherings and weekday dinners alike, and my family always gobbles them up. But there’s usually a little left in the pot and that’s where this recipe comes in!
One of the great things about this recipe is it works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Yes, you can have savory pancakes for breakfast!
If that’s not quite up your alley, try one of my other easy gluten-free breakfast recipes, like my gluten-free lemon blueberry pancakes. Otherwise, keep reading to make this gluten-free potato pancake recipe!
- Leftover mashed potatoes – this recipe works best with plain or lightly flavored mashed potatoes.
- Eggs – you’ll want ones smaller in size, like a size large or medium.
- Cheddar cheese – either buy shredded or shred your own. You can also use a cheddar cheese blend.
- Cassava flour – this is a great gluten free “flour” to use as it’s not as mealy or dry as other types. It’s typically available in the natural or organic section of grocery stores, or you can order it online.
- Kosher salt – I use Diamond Crystal brand. If you’re going to use table salt, you’ll want halve the amount of salt used.
- Avocado oil – you can use another type of oil, just make sure it’s a high heat oil that’s also mild.
I’ve written condensed directions here including pictures so you can see how to make this recipe. The full set of detailed instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
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