Mashed Potato and Corn Cakes {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

This gluten free, dairy free, vegan recipe for mashed potato and corn cakes recipe is a great way to use up your holiday leftovers. Plus with only four leftover ingredients that you most likely already have in your fridge, these couldn’t be easier to make!

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easy vegan gluten free mashed potato cakes

These mashed potato and corn cakes are perfect to make after a big holiday meal when you have lots of leftovers that the family is probably tired of eating. There is no need to toss them when you can repurpose them into something delicious.

All you need for this easy recipe is leftover mashed potatoes, left over corn, fresh parsley and gluten free flour. This is a great recipe for using up leftovers but you of course can make this dish from fresh ingredients as well.baked mashed potato fritters

The Recipe for Mashed Potato and Corn Cakes

If you would like your corn and potato cakes to be a bit sweeter you could swap in sweet corn for regular kernal corn. Also, the sweet flavor is sure to be an instant hit with the kiddos even though it’s healthy!

Speaking of the kiddos, this recipe is so simple that the kids will love getting into the kitchen with you to help you while you are cooking. Another aspect that makes these corn and potato cakes so easy to make is that they can be popped into the air fryer and ready in a matter of minutes. Air frying also makes them super crispy and golden brown which is absolutely delightful.mashed potato fritters recipe

Not a fan of corn? With a mashed potato base, you can easily swap in another favorite leftover veggie instead such as peas. You could even add some bits of vegan crumbles or vegan cheese to add some extra flavor to this dish. It is super easy to make this recipe your own!

This warm and comforting dish is so yummy that your family is sure to rate this meal ten stars and will ask for it again and again!

Gluten free Mashed potato and corn cakes

This mashed potato fritter recipe couldn’t be simpler.

Baked Mashed Potato Fritters

I baked these mashed potato fritters when I made them, but there are endless options for cooking them.

You can also pan fry them or air fry them, based on what you have on hand.

The oven and the air fryer are the easiest ways to make them though.  Simply line a baking sheet with parchment, brush on your favorite oil, and lightly brush the top of your mashed potato cakes.

Potato and corn cakes

That’s it!  Just flip them once the bottom has browned.

Use Leftover Mashed Potatoes with these Corn and Potato Cakes

Use your leftover mashed potatoes with this wonderful corn and potato cake recipe.

We also like to add some leftover bacon (regular or vegan bacon!) for on top, and this goes great with almost dipping sauce you’d like.

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Yield: 16

Mashed Potato and Corn Cakes {Gluten Free, Vegan}

Mashed potato and corn cakes

These great mashed potato and corn cakes are a great way to use leftovers, or still quick and easy to make fresh. Best of all? They are a great base to throw in whatever you have on hand.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 Cups leftover Mashed Potatoes or 2 Lbs Yellow Potatoes
  • 1 Cup of corn, or the corn removed from two ears of corn
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped Parsley
  • King Arthur Gluten Free Flour


  1. Measure 2 cups of leftover mashed potatoes. No leftovers? No problem. Cut 2 lbs of yellow potatoes in quarters, then cook on high for 8 minutes in the Instant Pot and mash. Let cool some if making fressh.
  2. Measure 1 Cup of leftover corn, or de-kernel two ears of corn.
  3. Add 2 Tabespoons of fresh parsley.
    baked mashed potato fritters
  4. Mix well.
  5. Coat your hands in King Arhtur Gluten Free Flour. The size of the corn and potato cakes are up to you. I like to make a small handful, and press into a patty, adding more flour to my hands as I work so they don't stick.
  6. Place on a piece of parchment as you make them.
  7. To AIR FRY: Brush or spray lightly with oil, cook at 400F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. To BAKE: Line a baking pan with parchment, and brush with your favorite oil. Place fritters on pan, and brush lightly with oil. Cook at 400F until brown, for about 20 minutes, flipping half way through.
  9. To PAN FRY: Coat the bottom of the pan you are using with oil about 1/2 inch deep. Fry until golden brown on both sides.
  10. Serve with your favorite sauces, or with chopped bacon!


These mashed potato and corn cakes work great with leftovers. Mashed potatoes can be made quickly and easily in the Instant Pot if you don't have any on hand, and you can even just throw in frozen corn.

We love to have ours with some chopped bacon or BBQ sauce, but these cakes are good with just about anything, especially gravy!

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