Potato Patties

2013 Kids Recipe Challenge Winning Recipe: 2nd Place!  

Michaella, in Newmarket, loves that these patties taste like mashed potatoes but with loads of extra flavour.  She especially loves that they have lots of veggies!

The combination of potatoes and beans creates a great vegetarian lunch option that can be made ahead and then warmed up or enjoyed cold. Change up the cheese to Romano or Pecorino for a new twist on taste.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 55 minutes

Makes: 10 patties

Serving Size: 2 patties


  1. Put leftovers away within 2 hours or sooner if they are in a warm location.  Reheat leftovers to an internal temperature of 74ºC (165ºF).  Discard uneaten leftovers after they have been reheated.
  2. Once cooked, within 2 hours, wrap and freeze any leftovers.


Yukon Gold potatoes                  

5 (about 1 lb/454 g) 

Onion 1 small
Garlic 2 cloves
Baby arugula 1 cup (250 mL) 
White kidney beans, drained and rinsed 

1 can (19 oz/540 mL)

Canola oil 

1 tsp (5 mL)



Freshly grated Parmesan cheese 

1/2 cup (125 mL)

Frozen peas, thawed 

1/2 cup (125 mL)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper 

A pinch of each

Hot pepper sauce (optional) 



  1. Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.  Clean all countertops and equipment used for food preparation.
  2. Gently rinse onion, garlice and arugula under cool running water.  Scrub potato with a clean vegetable brush.  Peel and cube potatoes; set aside.  Chop onion; set aside.  Chop arugula; set aside.  Mince garlic; set aside.
  3. In a large pot, bring potatoes to boil and cook for about 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and return to pot. Add white beans and using a potato masher, mash together.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat and cook onion and garlic for about 3 minutes or until softened and turning golden. Stir into potato-bean mixture along with eggs and cheese until smooth.
  5. Add arugula, peas, salt and pepper; stir until evenly distributed. Using a 1/2 cup (125 mL) dry measure, scoop out mixture to form patties. Place on parchment paper or greased baking sheet and repeat with remaining mixture.
  6. Bake in preheated 350°F (180°C) oven for about 35 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 74ºC (165ºF) on a digital food thermometer.

Nutrition Information per 2 patties: 

Calories: 245 kcal

Protein: 14 g

Fat: 7 g

Carbohydrate: 34 g

Fibre: 8 g

Sodium: 440 mg (from the parmesan cheese and canned beans)

Last Update – March 21, 2024

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