Is there anything better than a creamy, cheesy scalloped potato dish?
I think not.
But what do you do when you have leftovers?
Here are some quick and easy ideas to help you use up those leftovers.
Let’s check them out.
Turn them into a delicious breakfast the next morning
Turning your leftover scalloped potatoes into a delicious breakfast the next morning is as easy as adding an egg or two.
In a greased skillet, lay down one layer of scalloped potatoes and top with salt, pepper, and cheese.
Immediately add another layer on top and repeat until you use all your potatoes.
Add a few cracks of fresh ground pepper over the top and place a lid over the skillet.
Cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and scalloped potatoes are heated through.
Serve with a fried egg on top for a filling breakfast that will keep you going all morning long.
Make it into a casserole
Not only can you turn leftover scalloped potatoes into a delicious breakfast the next morning, but you can also make it into an easy casserole dish.
Using leftover mashed potatoes, cheese, milk, and bacon bits (optional), all you need to do is mix together in a large bowl.
Place potatoes in an ovenproof dish sprayed with cooking oil and top with more cheese and bacon, if desired.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 minutes or until potatoes are hot and cheese has melted.
Add it to your next soup
You can never go wrong with taking leftover scalloped potatoes and adding it to your next easy homemade soup.
In a large pot, add six cups of water, potatoes, chopped onion, chicken bouillon cubes, and dried parsley.
Let simmer on medium heat for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are thoroughly cooked.
Add in your favorite soup seasoning including salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes for added flavor.
This easy potato soup will quickly become a household favorite.
Make into a casserole with tuna
Add some protein to your next scalloped potato dish by making it into a casserole featuring tuna.
Using leftover scalloped potatoes, add in cream of mushroom soup and one cup of water.
Mix until well combined.
Add in frozen peas and carrots.
Pour the mixture into a baking dish.
Top with crushed potato chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until heated through and bubbling along the sides.
Turn into a delicious pizza topping for your next pizza night
Every family has their own favorite dishes that they love to eat every week on their home-cooked meal list, right? Why not add a little twist to your usual pizza night with a delicious scalloped potato pie?
Using leftover mashed potatoes, mix them with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese.
You can also add in cooked chopped bacon for added flavor.
Spread the cream cheese mixture onto a tortilla.
Layer with mashed potatoes and sprinkle extra cheese into the center.
Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut the tortilla into pie slices by making two cuts lengthwise and three cuts widthwise.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until heated through and cheese has melted.
Make potato pancakes for a quick and easy snack
You can never go wrong with crispy potato pancakes for a quick and easy snack.
Turn your leftover scalloped potatoes into homemade potato pancakes that are full of flavor by adding onion, flour, salt, pepper, and egg to the mix.
Form pancake shapes with your hands then flatten them out until they become 1/4-inch thick.
Fry them up in a skillet with oil over medium heat for about two minutes on each side, or until crispy and golden brown.
Use them as the filling for a savory pie
Take your leftover scalloped potatoes and turn them into a savory pie that is sure to impress the entire family.
Using store-bought crescent roll dough, press it into a pie pan or baking dish.
Bake according to package directions for about five minutes in the oven.
Fill with mashed potatoes, cream of mushroom soup, and one cup of water.
Mix until well combined.
Top with cheese slices and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until bubbling around the edges.
Uncover, top with more cheese if desired, and bake for another five minutes until the pie is heated through and cheese has melted.
How do you revive scalloped potatoes?
To revive scalloped potatoes, microwave them with a small amount of water on top for about two to three minutes or until warmed through.
How long are scalloped potatoes good for?
They are good for three to four days when stored in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze leftover scalloped potatoes?
Yes, you can freeze leftover scalloped potatoes.
To freeze scalloped potatoes, allow them to cool completely then store in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to three months.
(Alternatively, place the cooled and quartered potatoes into a casserole dish and top with cheese.
Cover and freeze until ready for use.)
You can also freeze scalloped potatoes by placing them in freezer-safe plastic bags and layering the potatoes between sheets of waxed paper.
Remove as much air as possible and freeze for up to three months.
What do you have with scalloped potatoes?
They are commonly served with ham or pork chops, roast beef, fried chicken, steak, roast turkey, or chicken.
They are also traditionally eaten with a side of green beans and cornbread. (source)
Are scalloped potatoes good the next day?
They can be eaten the next day and taste delicious when reheated in the microwave.
If you would like to eat scalloped potatoes cold, divide them into smaller plastic containers or freezer bags that are labeled with their contents and date then store them in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Why won’t my scalloped potatoes get soft?
They won’t get soft if you overcook them, which may prevent the cheese from melting.
They will heat through properly when baked for about 20 minutes or until bubbling around the edges and heated through. (source)
Why do scalloped potatoes get watery?
They may get watery if they are made with low-quality cheese or cream of mushroom soup.
They may also get watery if the cheese isn’t allowed to melt before being baked for 20 minutes in a 350-degree oven.
Why do scalloped potatoes have lumps?
Lumps in scalloped potatoes may be caused by stirring too vigorously when adding the butter, which can cause the potatoes to separate.
They may also have lumps if they are not cooked in milk or cream for an extended period of time.
Can I slice potatoes for scalloped potatoes the day before?
Yes, you can slice the potatoes for scalloped potatoes the day before.
To do so, rinse and dry the potatoes then place them in a covered container or zipped-top bag with paper towels.
Place in refrigerator overnight.
How do you fix curdled scalloped potatoes?
To fix curdled scalloped potatoes, place the potatoes back on low heat and stir until smooth.
Can scalloped potatoes go bad?
They can go bad if not properly stored in a plastic container or freezer bag.
Can you keep scalloped potatoes in the fridge?
They are best when kept in the refrigerator for three to five days.
They can be frozen if tightly wrapped in plastic and placed in a freezer-safe bag.
They will keep well in the freezer for up to three months.
So there you have it.
Some easy ideas on how to use up those leftover scalloped potatoes.
Whether you turn them into a delicious breakfast, make them into an easy casserole dish, or add them to your next soup, these recipes are sure to please.
Give one of them a try the next time you have some leftovers.