Mashed Potato Cakes

This recipe saves calories by substituting equal parts cooking oil with Mott's applesauce.


  • 1 pouch Mott's® Applesauce Apple
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 7 tbsp all-purpose flour, divided
  • Butter or oil for pan-searing
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  • Place mashed potatoes, cheese, egg, Mott’s applesauce, and 3 tablespoons of flour in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Take a scoop of the potato mixture and form into patties.
  • Place the remaining 4 tablespoons of flour on a plate. Lightly coat the potato patties in the flour.
  • Heat a thin layer of the oil or butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Cook the potato cakes for 3 minutes on each side for a total of 6 minutes.
  • Serve as-is or with accompaniments.
  • Recipe provided by Catherine McCord, founder of

Makes: 12 servings.