Recipe | Gouda Mashed Potato Pancakes + Brussels Sprouts Slaw


I know, I know: There’s nothing better than Thanksgiving leftovers (except Thanksgiving itself, of course). But after that first round or two of reheating, you can’t tell me you’re not getting bored. Bored with doughy stuffing; bored with dried-out turkey; bored with now-cold mashed potatoes.

That’s why this recipe is so perfect! When it comes to using up Thanksgiving leftovers, this combo such a great way to use up mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. I’ll admit: The thing that made these so tasty wasn’t actually the potatoes themselves — it was the punchy, creamy Arla Dofino Gouda cheese I stirred into them. I’ve made latkes before, but I’ve always wanted to experiment with transforming mashed potatoes in the same way. BELIEVE ME, you will want to make this for breakfast soon. As in day-after-Thanksgiving soon. As in we-have-out-of-town-guests-coming-this-weekend-and-I-might-be-making-these soon.

OH, and I almost forgot to mention the other awesome thing about this recipe: A part of this partnership with Arla Dofino, I’m GIVING AWAY an amazing breakfast prize pack:

Crate & Barrel Mixing Bowl
Anthropologie Whisk
Crate & Barrel Cheese Grater
Coupon for One Free Arla Dofino Product
Set of Arla Dofino Recipe Cards

All you have to do to enter: Visit the Happy Havarti Breakfast Prize Pack Giveaway Pinterest Page, pick our your favorite recipe, and comment below telling me your favorite recipe and why you picked it. THAT’S IT!

I’ll select a winner and you’ll get an awesome package just in time for the December holidays!


Gouda Mashed Potato Pancakes with Brussels Sprouts Slaw (loosely adapted from Just a Taste)

3 cups leftover mashed potatoes, chilled (I used the ones I prepared for our Cava Grill Thanksgiving shoot)
1 egg
1 cup + 4 tablespoons flour
canola oil for frying
3/4 cup shredded Arla Dofino Gouda cheese
2 tablespoons chopped scallions

1 bundle Brussels sprouts, halved (or leftover roasted Brussels sprouts are perfect)
3 carrots, julienned or thinly sliced
1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste

additional chopped scallions and sour cream for garnish

In a large bowl, stir together the mashed potatoes, cheese, scallions, egg, and 4 tablespoons flour until combined. Using your hands, divide the mixture 1/2-inch, pancake-size portions.

Place the remaining cup of flour in a shallow dish and carefully dredge both sides of each pancake in the flour.

Heat 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. (Add enough oil to thoroughly coat the bottom of the pan.)

Fry the pancakes, in batches, until they’re golden brown and crispy on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes. Add more oil to the pan as needed between batches. (Do not overcrowd the pan and do not flip the pancakes too soon or they won’t develop a crisp crust.) Transfer the pancakes to a paper towel-lined plate and immediately sprinkle them with salt.

Serve the potato pancakes topped with sour cream and garnished with additional chopped scallions.


{Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Arla Dofino as part of my partnership with Linqia and I received the Arla Dofino cheese as part of my compensation. This is some seriously delicious cheese though and I only make it a point to support brands I know and love.}

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  1. My favorite recipe is the Gouda Skillet Pasta!! mmmm!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Your recipe looks delicious!!! The cornbread chili with Arla Dofino Havarti Crust sounds pretty awesome, I might have to give that a try! Pinned :)
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Your gouda potato pancakes made the holiday short list, for sure! My favorite recipe from the Arla Dofino page is the Sweet Vidalia Tart made with havarti. I love the smoky-sweet taste of onion pies, so the addition of my favorite cheese to the mix sounds divine! Pinned!

  4. I like the because it is simple and fun.

  5. ooo yummy! I love potato pancakes… this looks delicious!

    • you’ll have to let me know if you give them a try — I recommend making sure the potatoes are extra cold, but if they’re cold enough, everything comes together really nicely!

  6. The macaroni and cheese with black beans and chipotle looks amazing! I’m always looking for great vegetarian dinner recipes!

  7. I’m drooling at my desk right now. This looks so delicious! Pinned this on Pinterest to make later :)

    I would have to say I want to make this tasty looking sandwich! The apple slices are such a unique touch.

  8. Wow, I love how Arla has named her boards on Pinterest! The Thank Goodness for Gouda board really spoke to me, and there I found the recipe for Smokey Apple & Bacon Quesadillas ( I love quesadillas and haven’t used fruit in them yet. Can’t wait to try it out!

  9. Absolutely the Mushroom Meatball and Bacon Hero with Melted Creamy Havarti Slices!

  10. Cindy Aiton says:

    My favorite is the Havarti & Ham Waffle Sandwich. I chose it because its easy and delicious!

  11. The grilled chicken pesto sliders. I chose it because it’s making me drool a little right now. And I love cheese.

  12. My favorite would have to be the Firehouse Chili with Cornbread and Havarti Crust because I love cornbread!


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