Recently Scott and I had our friends Nick and Tasha over for dinner. I made a stupid amount of mashed potatoes because mashed potatoes are delicious and I knew they’d get eaten as a side dish for dinners later in the week (which makes my life a lot easier). I highly recommend making a lot of food at once and storing a portion of it in your refrigerator until you need it. But don’t make too much, like I did. I made a massive amount of mashed taters, to the point where we already had them like, three times as a side dish and I was sick of them. So I turned them into tater pancakes. And they were good.

paleo potato pancakes

Paleo Primal Potato Pancakes

These easy paleo potato pancakes are the perfect recipe for using up leftover mashed potatoes. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6 pancakes
Calories 166 kcal


  • 3 cups mashed potatoes sweet potatoes or turnips
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp expeller pressed coconut oil


  • Thoroughly combine the eggs and taters or turnips.
  • Melt 1 tbsp of coconut oil over medium heat.
  • Spoon some of the mixture into the pan, your first batch should make three pancakes.
  • Fry on either side until golden brown.
  • Add the other tbsp of coconut oil and form three more pancakes.
  • Top with sour cream, chives, smoked salmon, apple sauce, whatever.


This recipe should give you about 6 pancakes.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 52mgPotassium: 349mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 80IUVitamin C: 24.3mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 0.6mg
Keyword mashed potato cakes, paleo potato cakes, paleo savory pancakes
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