Mashed Potato Doughnuts

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Heather Isom
from Santa Maria, CA

This recipe is great if you have leftover mashed potatoes! It seems odd but it tastes great. Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These doughnuts are remarkably light. This is a really easy (and tasty!) recipe. From now on, I'm going to make sure I make extra mashed potatoes just so I have leftovers!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 6-8+
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 20 Min
method Deep Fry


  • 3
  • 3/4 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    soft shortening
  • 2 3/4 c
  • 4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    mashed potatoes

How To Make

  • 1
    In a large bowl, beat 3 eggs well.
  • 2
    Beat in sugar and soft shortening.
  • 3
    Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla and mashed potato.
  • 4
    Chill dough for 1 hour.
  • 5
    Shape doughnuts and deep fry.
  • 6
    Glaze doughnuts or sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar when just out of the fryer.