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19 BEST Leftover Sweet Potato Recipes You Will Love! ๐Ÿ 

19 BEST Leftover Sweet Potato Recipes You Will Love! 🍠

Sweet potatoes are so versatile, and if you have a few cooked and leftover, we have the perfect list of leftover sweet potato recipes here for you! 🍠

Do you still have leftover sweet potatoes in your fridge, and you don’t know what to do with them but don’t want to throw them away?

Well, this post is for you!

You can keep leftover sweet potatoes for 3 to 5 days, so to make sure they won’t spoil before then; we have collated 19 recipes you can use to reinvent these superfoods.

Sweet potato is a versatile root crop and can be used in different dishes.

We will give you some new great ideas you can make out of these leftovers for any day’s meal.

We also have a few tips here for how to freeze sweet potatoes for the long haul.

From the rich and fall flavors of Sweet Potato Waffles to the savory Curried Sweet Potato Soup and even FrittersBiscuits, and Bread Pudding, you’re sure to find a new favorite recipe that uses leftover sweet potatoes here!

Check out #19 for an awesome drink inspo!

So, if you’re ready, let’s get started!

1. Sweet Potato Pancakes

Who doesn’t want pancakes for breakfast?

Let’s put some twist by using leftover sweet potato in it!

Like your typical pancake, you need to add mashed sweet potatoes and replace buttermilk with regular milk and sour cream for extra flavor without compromising the texture of the batter.

Top with maple syrup or butter, just like your favorite pancakes.

Here are some CookingChew tips for how to cut sweet potatoes!

2. Fried Sweet Potatoes & Runny Eggs

Want to make a quick breakfast when you’re in a hurry?

This dish will suit you.

You can prepare this in minutes, and it can fill you up to start your day.

Fry your leftover sweet potatoes, then top with eggs.

Sprinkle a pinch of salt for taste.

It’s a delicious dish, crispy sweet potatoes outside yet soft and sweet inside.

The eggs put on a savory touch, fried and salty on the outside.

It is an excellent breakfast for a busy person like you!

3. Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potato Cakes

Never doubt the combination of cheese and sweet potatoes in this dish!

They complement each other very well.

You can use any cheese, but this will turn up perfectly if added mozzarella cheese for a gooey touch.

Better use breadcrumbs instead of flour for best results.

You can oven-bake or cook it on the stovetop, whichever suits you.

4. Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole Oatmeal

Another creative way to save your leftover sweet potatoes is by transforming this into this sweet and tasty breakfast dish.

Just add sweet potato casserole or mashed potatoes to a warm bowl of oatmeal to unleash its sweet yummy goodness.

You can add dried fruits if available to add extra taste and texture.

Cinnamon will add a flavorful aroma and taste, too.

5. Sweet Potato Waffles

You may need a food processor to combine the ingredients but can also use your hand whisk.

To create this magnificent breakfast meal, you need a mashed sweet potato, oats, flour, milk, eggs, baking powder, and some seasoning.

Tip: You can have this sweet or top it up with eggs!

6. Sweet Potato Croquettes

This finger food is perfect for the outdoor summer parties you have in mind! 

Crispy outside yet soft inside with explosive cheesy filling you will love. 

Mixed with different spices will surely elevate the taste of your leftover sweet potatoes.

If you want it spicy, you can add red chili peppers for an extra kick or include pancetta or chopped ham if you wish to have some meaty taste on it. 

Bake it so you will not feel guilty eating much of these delicious sweet bites!

7. Sweet Potato Patties

Leftover mashed sweet potatoes or roasted sweet potatoes are perfect to create these lovely patties. 

It is not a usual dish you can serve at parties as an appetizer but can be an excellent substitute for your traditional sweet potato casserole. 

It’s effortless to do, and the ingredients are staples in your kitchen. 

Fry them to give that crispy texture and top it with some guacamole or sour cream with herbs, and it will taste splendid. 

It’s a must-try dish at your next party! 

Resources for how to tell if a sweet potato is still good.

8. Holiday Leftover Sweet Potato Cake

We can’t take these baked goodies off our list because they taste so good we’ll feel bad about not sharing!

There is no need to add too much sugar to this recipe as the leftover sweet potatoes are already sweet enough.

Your sweet potatoes also add moisture to the cake, making it more pleasant to taste.

It has a little dose of beer for added flavor but not too much to make you tipsy!

9. Baked Sweet Potato Donuts

Want your kids to love sweet potatoes without knowing it?

These donuts are an absolute treat for your little ones and also for us adults, too!

It’s soft and light that no one can resist grabbing one for a bite!

You can also make this recipe with your kids and have them choose the toppings just as they want.

10. Sweet Potato Spice Muffins

Muffins are not limited to just pumpkins or bananas. 

You can also use your leftover sweet potatoes as a replacement for them.

Like other muffins, leftover sweet potatoes add moisture to the muffin with natural sweetness with every bite.

Baking this will also bring out its natural flavors with all the spices combined.

Ideal for family brunch.

You can also take them with your hot cocoa or coffee.

Info for cooking a fast sweet potato in the microwave.

11. Curried Sweet Potato Soup

The aroma alone will be enough to leave you feeling hungry.

This dish is another way to transform your extra sweet potatoes into a whole new recipe in your fridge.

Serve this as a side dish on your main course or during a cold afternoon to warm you up.

12. Sweet Potato Pie

This delicious recipe is a popular dish from the south and is used as an alternative to pumpkin pie.

The only difference in this recipe is you can use graham as its crust topped with this sweet potato custard.

Add vanilla extract, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and ginger will make its flavors explode in your mouth with every spoonful.

You can top this with whipped cream to make it even more amazing.

Try this recipe on Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner to make it extra special.

13. Sweet Potato Bread

Just looking at this perfectly baked bread is already mouthwatering!

If you want to create a new and unique recipe out of your leftover sweet potatoes, this bread would be an absolute winner!

Always remember that in bread making, overmixing the batter is a no-no.

You can hand mix the batter instead of using an electric mixer, just enough to combine all the ingredients.

You can make mini loaves for this dish if you want to make it in an instant.

14. Repurposed Apple Sweet Potato Dumplings

These are not your ordinary dumplings!

Dumplings are a common dish in Asian cuisine, but no one is stopping you from making your own version in your home kitchen. 

It is the ultimate leftover recipe!

You can use other leftover veggies on your fridge and your leftover sweet potatoes to create magnificent and flavorful dumplings.

You can also use your leftover cranberry sauce as dipping for this dish.

15. Sweet Potato Biscuit

Still, have a lot of sweet potato casseroles left after Thanksgiving?

These biscuits are the perfect solution to use your leftover sweet potatoes to avoid wastage.

You can include this in your finger food on any family occasion, which will surely be a hit!

Top this with marshmallows, and these cuties will look more inviting to munch.

16. Harissa Sweet Potato Fritters

If you’re a spice lover, this dish is just what you want.

With Harissa included, it will give your tongue a little tickle of heat, but it’s up to you to add more if you want it really hot.

The combination of spicy, sweet, and a little bit of saltiness makes this dish the star of a meal.

Tip: You can add Harissa to your mayonnaise to add spice to the dip.

17. Sweet Potato Bread Pudding

The leftover roast sweet potato will now have a new taste with this beautiful dish.

The smokey flavor added to your roasted sweet potato gives this pudding an added flavor boost.

With cinnamon and vanilla, this dish gives an extra tang to your pudding.

Perfect comfort food if you want to light up your mood.

18. Sweet Potato Alfredo

Who would have thought you could make pasta with leftover mashed sweet potatoes?

You may think that it’s quite an odd recipe, but you must try it before judging it.

The starchiness of sweet potatoes with whole milk offers the perfect thickness and texture to the decadent sauce.

It is yet another fantastic addition to your pasta recipes for family get-togethers.

19. Sweet Potato Smoothie

Last but not least, Sweet Potato Smoothie.

You heard me right!

It is a surprisingly awesome smoothie you can make out of your sweet potato leftovers that taste like a pie in a glass!

Blend this with your favorite milk, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and a couple of pitted dates, and it will ooze out the natural sweetness of this smoothie.

You can add some frozen bananas, too, if you want to make it extra special.

We love this recipe for sweet potato fries in the air fryer, too.

The bottom line

As always, we want to bring out the best of your leftover sweet potatoes and make sure that you can make a fabulous dish.

Whether a simple breakfast or an intimate celebration, these recipes we have listed for you would be a perfect option to serve your family and friends.

We can’t wait for you to try all of these recipes, and give us your comment below!

19 Best Ways To Use Leftover Sweet Potatoes 🍠

19 Best Ways To Use Leftover Sweet Potatoes 🍠

Sweet potatoes are so versatile, and if you have a few cooked and leftover, we have the perfect list of leftover sweet potato recipes here for you!


  • Sweet Potato Pancakes
  • Fried Sweet Potatoes & Runny Eggs
  • Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potato Cakes
  • Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole Oatmeal
  • Sweet Potato Waffles
  • Sweet Potato Croquettes
  • Sweet Potato Patties
  • Holiday Leftover Sweet Potato Cake
  • Baked Sweet Potato Donuts
  • Sweet Potato Spice Muffins
  • Curried Sweet Potato Soup
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Sweet Potato Bread
  • Repurposed Apple Sweet Potato Dumplings
  • Sweet Potato Biscuit
  • Harissa Sweet Potato Fritters
  • Sweet Potato Bread Pudding
  • Sweet Potato Alfredo
  • Sweet Potato Smoothie


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