This is a fantastic way to use up your leftover chopped sweet potatoes and create a whole new meal.
I like using extra roasted sweet potatoes for this recipe. It will help you make the skillet faster since the potatoes are already cooked.
This is not only an easy and quick dish, but it is also healthy. Black beans, sweet potato, brown rice, and spices blend together to make a perfect plant-based meal. I recently made it for some of my vegan friends and it was a huge hit.
If you are looking for vegan leftover sweet potato recipes, this is it! This recipe really just checks all the boxes.
Do you have some leftover baked sweet potatoes? Transform them into healthy sweet potato waffles. You will not be disappointed!
These waffles can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. Add some maple syrup and they are an ideal breakfast food. Use two waffles as bread to create an interesting chicken and waffle sandwich.
Sweet potatoes are full of vitamins and minerals, all of which transfer into these waffles.
They are so hearty that you will stay full all morning, without ever needing a snack or feeling hungry. My kids are obsessed with these waffles and I don’t mind making them since they are pretty healthy.
I am amazed by these delicious sweet potato cookies. They have way less sugar than standard cookies but they are still sweet and delicious thanks to the addition of a leftover cooked sweet potato. I know you are going to love them.
The sweet potato cookies bake pretty fluffy and tall. They are not a chewy cookie but have more of a cake texture.
They are a great little treat that kids and adults will both love. My kids definitely gobbled them up.
This is a healthy meal that you can make in one big pan. Not only will it help you use up your leftover chopped sweet potatoes, but you also won’t have too much to clean up afterward!
Ground turkey is lean, healthy meat that tastes yummy with tender sweet potatoes. This skillet meal is also packed with cilantro, garlic, onion, and bell pepper. All those veggies add extra vitamins and minerals to the meal as well as lots of taste.
I did make this recipe once with ground chicken. It worked well and stuck with the lean-meat theme.
Serve this sweet potato dish straight from the pan or try wrapping a scoop inside a flour tortilla. It is delicious both ways!
Turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into an amazing casserole. You may even like this sweet potato and turkey casserole better than the real thanksgiving dinner. All the Thanksgiving flavors are blended into one, irresistible pan.
Chopped turkey, onion, sweet potato, cranberry sauce, gruyere cheese, and spices and mixed with coconut milk and then poured into a casserole dish.
The dish is baked until golden brown and then you can scoop and serve it right away. It is a full meal in one, easy pan.
This recipe has actually become something I make every Black Friday. It clears out my fridge after Thanksgiving and my family loves it.
Use your leftover sweet potatoes to make perfect little hand pies. This recipe uses homemade pie crust but feels free to grab some pre-made crust at the grocery store, it will work perfectly. I do think all the time when I am rushed or just don’t want to make a homemade crust.
Marshmallows and sweet potato pie filling are sealed inside the butter pie crust circles and then baked.
The marshmallows melt to create a gooey, delicious filling. The pies are perfect as finger food dessert or to put out on a Thanksgiving buffet table.
I am definitely making these next Thanksgiving! Or maybe I’ll just go make them now…
Have you ever made fudge at home? If the answer is no, then you should definitely try! This recipe will help you make sweet, creamy fudge using leftover sweet potato and just a few other simple ingredients.
I like to keep my fudge creamy and smooth. However, you can add some crunchy pecans to the fudge.
Sweet potato fudge is a delicious dessert for you and your family or it can make a great gift. Wrap the fudge in a pretty little box and you are sure to delight all your friends! Who knew leftover sweet potatoes could be so fancy?!
Do you have leftover baked sweet potato fries? You can turn them into a complete meal! I am crazy about this BBQ pork-loaded sweet potato fry recipe. They are cheesy, sweet, and salty thanks to the BBQ pork.
If you don’t have pulled pork on hand, try using leftover rotisserie chicken to make the fries. I have done this a dozen times and my family totally approves.
You can use up your leftover sweet potato fries and your leftover chicken! Drizzle a little bbq sauce over the top of the fries or swerve it on the side as an extra dip.
Got a few leftover baked sweet potatoes? Why not make some beautiful biscuit rolls? These sweet potato biscuit rolls will compliment any meal and also help you reuse those sweet potatoes hanging out in your fridge.
Sweet potato not only makes these rolls orange, but they also help make the rolls dense and moist.
They are called biscuit rolls because of that heavy, tasty texture. Spread a little butter over the rolls and you will be in heaven. I like using honey butter to really enhance the sweetness of the rolls.
If you have two cups of leftover mashed sweet potato, you absolutely have to make this recipe. It is incredible. It is irresistible. It is a recipe that you need.
Sweet potatoes are mashed into a loose dough which is then rolled into small balls. A marshmallow is stuffed in the middle of each ball and dipped in breadcrumbs. The sweet potato balls are deep fried and then coated with cinnamon and sugar.
This is a perfect fall dessert that is a little healthy, thanks to the sweet potato, but also completely sinful.
I like to keep a container of these in my freezer and pop one in my mouth whenever I need a quick treat. It’s my little secret!
I love hummus with crackers, veggies, and even as a spread on a sandwich. This sweet potato hummus is one of my favorites. The sweet, garlicky taste is delicious and quite beautiful.
Cooked sweet potato is mashed with garbanzo beans, garlic cloves, paprika, pepper, cumin, and a little apple cider vinegar.
You can make the hummus and store it in the fridge for about a week. You may want to keep this recipe in mind for a Thanksgiving appetizer or Halloween buffet. The pretty orange color will look good on any table.
Sweet potato pancakes may be one of my all-time favorite fall foods. They are sweet and hearty, easy to make, and a real show stopper on the breakfast table. The best part is that you can make them with leftover baked sweet potatoes.
Mash up your leftover sweet potatoes and then add eggs, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and some nutmeg. Milk and sour cream make the batter rich with just a little tangy taste.
Cook the sweet potato pancakes in a skillet just as you would make regular pancakes. Don’t forget the maple syrup! It is the perfect finishing touch.
A fresh slice of sweet potato bread will make your morning complete. Add a little melted butter and a sprinkle of extra cinnamon sugar and you will be truly content.
This sweet bread recipe is surprisingly easy and something I make all the time in the fall. Each bite is full of warm spices and hearty sweet potatoes. It is especially great when served fresh from the oven!
The sweet potato bread also freezes well so don’t be afraid to double the recipe. It will just help you use up those leftover sweet potatoes faster!
I love donuts especially donuts that I can pretend are healthy. Adding sweet potato to donut batter really does make it a little healthy so this is definitely a recipe I make often.
Leftover sweet potato is mashed into a beautiful dough. The donuts are formed then deep fried and rolled in a cinnamon sugar mix. You are going to want to eat a few of them while they are warm and pillowy soft.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long are Leftover Sweet Potatoes Good For?
Once cooked, sweet potatoes are good for about 5 days when stored in the fridge. Be sure to make one of these great recipes before your sweet potatoes go bad!
How Do You Crisp Up Leftover Sweet Potatoes?
I like to use my air fryer to crisp up leftover sweet potatoes. It makes them crispy on the outside and tender on the inside without requiring any extra oil.
You can also toss your leftover sweet potatoes in a little olive oil and crisp them in a skillet over medium high heat.
Are Sweet Potatoes Healthy?
Sweet potatoes are healthy! They are full of antioxidants and fiber which is great for gut health. They are also high in vitamin A and beta carotene.
Do You Need to Peel Sweet Potatoes?
You can cook sweet potatoes without peeling them. The skin is completely edible and cooks to be quite soft. Just be sure to wash the sweet potatoes well before cooking. Remember, they do come from the dirt!
I hope you give a few of these leftover sweet potato recipes a try. They are all tasty in their own way and will help you use any type of sweet potatoes you may have in your fridge. Be sure to let me know your favorite! Enjoy.
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