Tag Archive: leftover mashed potatoes


So, I am definitely on an empanada kick.  They are something everyone loves!  I had some leftover mashed potatoes and was looking for inspiration as to how to use up the leftovers.  Pirogi recipes kept popping up, but they require more steps than I was up to doing, what with the boiling and then pan frying.  I decided to make an empanada pierogi fusion!  Leftover mashed potatoes, onions and crumbled sausage, vegan cheese, and viola!

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2 packages frozen empanada dough (I used Goya)

4 C. leftover mashed potatoes

1 large onion, finely chopped

1 lb. sausage (I used apple sausage)

2 Tbsp. oil (I used grapeseed)

1 package vegan cheddar style shredds (I used Daiya)

1 egg, beaten for egg wash

Set frozen empanada dough out to thaw.  The Goya type below is my favorite.  The discs are separated by plastic sheets and are not too fragile.  They don’t fit my empanada press, though, so I have to seal them by hand.

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Prepare large sheet pan by coating with cooking spray.

Saute onion in oil over low heat until softened, and add in sausage.  Drain well and crumble.

Add in mashed potatoes and cheddar style shredds.

You may want to make the filling ahead since you need to let cool before filling dough.

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One at a time, fill and press empanadas/pierogis.  Preheat oven to 350F.

Place on sheet pan, and brush with egg.

Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until golden.

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• About 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
• About 3 cups mashed potatoes (I had made mashed potatoes out of purple potatoes with butter and sour cream YUM)
• 12 ounces breakfast sausage crumbles
• 12 large eggs
• 1/3 cup flour (I used coconut flour)
• 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 c. sour cream

• 1. Heat oven to 375° with a rack in the upper third of the oven. Oil a 9- by 13-in. baking dish with 1 tbsp. oil.

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Spread mashed potatoes into dish, like a crust.

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• 2. Scatter sausage crumbles over potatoes.

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• 3. Whisk eggs together in a large bowl until broken up. Whisk in flour,  salt, and sour cream. Pour mixture over sausage and potatoes.

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Sprinkle cheese on top.

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• 4. Bake 25 minutes.

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