Whether you host Friendsgiving or a Turkey Day feast for the fam, you’re likely to end the night with leftover mashed potatoes. Whatever you do, don’t just throw them away. This indulgent take on eggs in clouds is the perfect way to give new life to yesterday’s mash. For these egg clouds, you can easily interchange plain ol’ mashed potatoes with sweet potatoes, butternut squash, or cauliflower. This egg-in-a-cloud made with Thanksgiving leftovers is heartier than our original, so it will keep you fuller longer. Worried about the clouds being too dense? Fold the egg whites in with the potatoes to keep them light and fluffy. Mashed Potato Egg Clouds

Recipe by Extra Crispy


Credit: Photos by Teresa Sabga / Styling by Jiselle Basile

Recipe Summary

10 mins
5 mins
15 mins
2 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. 

  • Separate the eggs and stir together the egg whites and mashed potatoes in a large bowl until well combined.

  • On a lightly greased baking sheet, evenly divide the mashed potato mixture into two mounds. Make a well in the center of each mound using the back of a spoon.

  • Bake for 5 minutes, or until the mashed potato is set and the bottom is just starting to brown.

  • Carefully place a yolk in the center of each hole.

  • Bake for another 5 minutes, or until yolk is set and the bottoms are golden.