Mashed Potatoes & Macaroni

Kid’s favorite Mashed Potatoes & Macaroni served with melted butter and freshly chopped chives. Best way to use leftover mashed potatoes.


  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked macaroni
  • 5 medium-size Idaho® potatoes peeled & cut into small pieces, or use 3.5 cups of leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cut into cubes, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup milk warm
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped


  1. Cook pasta following instruction on the package. Drain and set aside. 
  2. Place potato pieces into a saucepan and add enough water to cover. Season with 2 teaspoons of salt.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are soft when poked with a knife.
  4. Drain the water, add butter and milk and mash until the potatoes have a fluffy texture.
  5. Season with salt to taste, then mix in cooked pasta.
  6. Top with freshly cracked black pepper and chopped chives. Serve with melted butter. 


Use this recipe as a base for your own creation. Consider adding:

  • crispy bacon crumbles
  • ham cubes
  • diced tomatoes
  • avocado slices
  • shredded sharp cheddar cheese
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Yield: 4-6

Love Keil
Food Blogger
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