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I’m not sure if I mentioned this before, but Nate likes to have bread of some sort with dinner every night. He usually buys his beloved Trader Joe’s whole wheat dinner rolls, but every once in a while I like to make him something fresh.

When I was reading Martha Stewart Living magazine the other day, I came across this interesting-looking recipe for Potato Scones. I guess they were called scones because mashed potatoes were combined with flour to form a dough. But unlike typical bready scones, these were filled with cheese and pan fried, rather than baked.

I can’t think of anything that wouldn’t benefit from the addition of cheese and being fried in butter, so I figured I’d give them a try.

Man, these were so easy and SO delicious! You have to try them…seriously. I think they’d be an amazing use for leftover mashed potatoes, but I followed the recipe and boiled and mashed potatoes just for this recipe.

Nate and I both gave this one a giant thumbs up!

Potato Scones

Taken from Martha Stewart

Print from Martha’s site

Makes 8 scones

2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes (or 2.5 cups mashed)
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus 2 teaspoons for skillet
1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 pound Tipperary cheese or sharp white cheddar, diced small (about 1/3 inch)

Bring potatoes to a boil in a pot of lightly salted water. Reduce heat, and simmer until fork tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain well.

While still warm, push potatoes through the large holes of a ricer, or use a potato masher to mash them until smooth (you should have 2 1/2 cups). Stir butter into warm potatoes until combined well. Stir together flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, then stir into potatoes with a wooden spoon until just combined. Form dough into a ball on a lightly floured work surface. Cover with a dish towel, and let cool for 20 minutes.

Dust rolling pin and work surface with flour, and roll out dough to an 8-by-10-inch rectangle. Sprinkle half with cheese, and fold to create a 4-by-10-inch rectangle. Gently roll out. With a floured knife, cut dough into four 2 1/2-by-4-inch rectangles, then cut each in half diagonally.

Heat a griddle or a large cast-iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat, and add 1 teaspoon butter. When it has completely melted and is sizzling, cook 4 scones until golden brown and cheese melts, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Keep scones warm in a 200-degree oven while you cook the remaining dough.


  1. I hadn’t thought of making potato scones before, but I’m sure that they would be good….especially with that cheese in there!

    • Thanks, Jed. They’re not really scones. They’re more like fried mashed potato cakes filled with cheese…in other words, amazing! :)

  2. Amy! So nice to be catching up with you again :) Great to be back in the blog world after my 6 month home renovation/wedding madness. And this recipe looks amazing… I actually just pinned it so I would remember to try it! :)

    • Hi Jenna!!! Aw, so good to hear from you :) I’m glad you’re finally back at blogging…and congrats on your marriage and wonderful new home (and kitchen!). Looks like I’m about 6 months behind you on the marriage bit…hopefully a house will be in our near future too, hehe.

      Def try this recipe! I can’t take any credit for it but it’s seriously amazing.

  3. AMY!!! I’m about to drool all over my keyboard at work…that would be embarrassing. Look at the oozing cheese! mmmm looks so yummy.

    • Hehe, I love your enthusiasm! Please don’t drool on your keyboard…I don’t want to be held responsible for that ;) The cheese was definitely the best part, and the potatoes themselves are SO buttery.

  4. We always had bread with dinner when I was growing up, and now I’m in that habit too. I’ve definitely never heard of a potato scone before but the carb lover in this is absolutely loving this!

    • Hehe, you should totally try it! It’s definitely not like a typical scone or bread at all, but it’s an awesome dinner carb :)

  5. Nicole@HeatOvenTo350

    Not just scones, but scones with cheese? That’s just wonderful. ;) It’s like a gourmet grilled cheese.

  6. Oh my goodness…these look incredible! :)

  7. nate is a lucky man! you are always so thoughtful of him as you cook and bake. :) and i’m sure potato scones are wonderful. its like a baked potato in bread form. hehehee.

  8. I’m so in love right now it’s not even funny. Fried mashed potatoes…stuffed with cheese. Seriously.Awesome.

  9. These look soooo ooey, gooey delicious!! They remind me of grilled cheese :). I bet Nate loved them.

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