Leftover Ideas: Mashed Potato Stuffed Peppers

Pork chop with sauerkraut and mashed potatoesFor New Year’s Day, our tradition is to eat pork and sauerkraut for good luck and health in the upcoming new year. Normally I do country ribs in the slow cooker but I didn’t have any this year.  We had some bone-in pork chops instead but that left things off balance in terms of leftovers.

The pork chops were eaten leaving us with leftover mashed potatoes and sauerkraut.

What to do?

I had some green peppers that needed used up and figured that I could stuff those with the leftover mashed potatoes.


Mashed potato stuffed peppers with a tomato and sauerkraut sauce.I added a can of diced tomatoes to the sauerkraut and a little pinch of brown sugar (to help cut the tartness a bit), mixed that all up and poured it over top of the stuffed peppers.  I baked the stuffed peppers in a casserole dish at 400 for about 45 minutes.

The resulting dish was comforting and filling, perfect for a chilly evening.  I was able to utilize the leftovers in a new way and use them all up! I’m calling that a leftover success.

I’m pretty sure this might be a go-to dish now whenever we have leftover mashed potatoes.

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