In medium bowl, mix mashed potatoes, dip, Parmesan, bell pepper and parsley together til blended. Shape into 12 round patties, about 1 inch thick. Coat in bread crumbs and set on waxed paper.
Heat skillet on medium low and add oil or butter. When oil is hot, add cakes and cook til golden,about 5 minutes per side. Makes 12 cakes. Serve these as an alternative to mashed potatoes or as an appetizer