Loaded Mashed Potato Cups


If you have any leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge, then you’re in luck! These Loaded Mashed Potato Cups are perfect for using up those leftover taters and transforming them into a delicious little appetizer!

Or lunch if you happen to be eating these by yourself… no judgements.

Loaded Mashed Potato Cups

Earlier this month when I went to Minneapolis to visit the General Mills Headquarters and bake up some tasty cookies with Pillsbury, we also made some mouthwatering appetizers.

Loaded Mashed Potato Cups

It got me so excited to come home and create even more appetizers and have an appetizer party!

These Loaded Mashed Potato Cups are so simple to make it’s going to boggle your mind.

You simply start out with some Pillsbury crescent roll dough, divide the dough into 4 rectangles, pinch the seams closed, and then cut those rectangles into 8 equal squares.

Loaded Mashed Potato Cups

Press the square of dough into a mini muffin tin and then fill it with your loaded mashed potato filling.

I used my 1 tablespoon cookie scoop to make it really easy.

Loaded Mashed Potato Cups

Then just bake the Loaded Mashed Potato Cups until the crescents are golden brown and slightly crisp.

I added a little dab of sour cream to each one by placing some sour cream in a zip close bag, then snipping off the corner. When you have a lot of these little guys to make, doing shortcuts like that will make it so much quicker and easier!

Loaded Mashed Potato Cups

I sprinkled a little more diced green onion and crispy crumble bacon on top of each Loaded Mashed Potato Cup too.

You can never have too much bacon, right?!

Loaded Mashed Potato Cups

I just love how tasty these little guys are. With a lightly crisp and flaky outer shell that’s filled with a creamy and cheesy loaded mashed potato mixture… What’s not to love about that?!

These would be perfect for football parties, New Year’s Eve parties, and basically any sort of occasion where you want an irresistible appetizer that will easily pop in your mouth.

Loaded Mashed Potato CupsIt’s the best way to eat your mashed potatoes!

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Loaded Mashed Potato Cups
Serves: makes 32 cups
  • 1 tube of Pillsbury Crescent rolls
  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes (room temperature), or instant mashed potatoes (cooled)
  • 1½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 tbsp Ranch dressing
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided
  • 3 tbsp chopped green onions, divided
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Unwrap Pillsbury crescents and separate into 4 rectangles. Pinch the seams closed, and cut each rectangle into 8 squares (32 squares total). Lightly spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and gently press the crescent squares into each muffin cup. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine the leftover mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, about ¾ of the crumbled bacon, and about ¾ of the green onions. Stir to combine.
  4. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of filling into each crescent cup. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the crescents are golden brown and cooked through. Let cool slightly before removing to serving plate. Add a little touch of sour cream to each cup, and sprinkle with remaining bacon and green onions. Serve warm. Enjoy!

disclosure: Pillsbury generously paid for my airfare and accommodations to visit their headquarters and bake in their kitchens. All thoughts and experiences are my own. 


  1. I’m saving this one! Sounds delicious and easy to make!

  2. Sarah in CA says:

    Oh my, I can see buying the crescent roils from Trader Joes for this one. This would be great for the Supper
    Bowl too.

  3. These recipes are wonderful. I do free magazines for a real estate agency — I would like to feature your recipes throughout the year — we have a 1000-customer base we cover with our magazine we feature food ideas and tips to buy/selling home, we also have a children’s page. I am a small business also. Want to get your OK. I will be putting your link to your website in my layout. The fact they actual help people save money by using all your left overs and making them look like “the main dish.” You made my day!

  4. These look amazing Shawn! It was so great to meet you on the Pillsbury trip!

  5. OMG those were so fantastic! So cool meeting you in person.

  6. I’m totally loving these!! I have a mashed potato addiction, so these are right up my alley.

  7. These look delicious and simple, you could also use the “ziplock” bag to quickly squeeze the potato mixture into each cup.

  8. Do I have to use leftover mashed potatoes? Do they not work with fresh mashed potatoes? I wanted to make these for tomorrow but don’t have any leftover mashed potatoes to use.

    • Hi Matthew! No, you can definitely use fresh mashed potatoes, but just make sure they are at room temperature before putting them in the crescent cups. :) Enjoy!

  9. Can these be reheated? And if so how would you suggest doing that.

  10. Jamie, You can do that from your oven in your house,…..I usually do this 😀

  11. loded mash potato cups looks ow sum i had never tasted but i will they looks yummy

  12. Simply WOW!!! I wish I had some recipes to share it with you guys but unfortunately I have just started learning how to cook and hopefully within a month I would be sharing my recipes with you guys. But this dish I’m going to try it tonight and impress my family by cooking such yum food with the help of your recipe.
    Thank you for sharing and help me out.

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