Your Favorite Ways to Use Leftover Sweet Potatoes

February 14, 2015

We’ve all been there: We popped vegetables in the oven to roast, but then they took too long and then... dinner couldn't wait. They’re still worth saving, of course -- but sometimes figuring out how to use them can be a little overwhelming. 

Erinrae was left with some extra sweet potatoes the other night and took to the Hotline to ask for your best ideas for repurposing them. As always, you came through with a bunch of brilliant ideas, inspiring all of us to step up our bestover game:

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For breakfast

For lunch or dinner 

What's your favorite use for leftover sweet potatoes? Tell us in the comments or join the conversation over on the Hotline!

First photo by James Ransom, second photo by Mark Weinberg, final photo by Linda Xiao


Fran G. August 13, 2017
Made 2 loaves last night. Great recipe for breakfast toast, french toast, etc. So easy to make. I just love this dough.
arcane54 July 10, 2016
Deborah Madison's sweet potato ginger muffins from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.
Phyllis February 19, 2015
I mash through a ricer then blend into soups or chili towards the end of cooking for texture and nutrition.
Burnt O. February 16, 2015
Sweet potato kimchi salad! Roast diced sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix chopped kimchi with mayo or Greek yogurt, scallions and some gochugaru powder.
Kenn February 15, 2015
Add puréed sweet potatoes to your pancake batter. Top your pancakes with a drizzle of honey and toasted pecans.
arcane54 February 14, 2015
Sweet potato ginger muffins from Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone! Candied and fresh ginger, just sweet enough and rich enough from the sweet potato (and a bit of butter, of course).
Millie |. February 14, 2015
I agree - adding it to oatmeal is delicious (so good as overnight oats!) and I love them in salads!
Maureen M. February 14, 2015
Sweet potato rolls! http://silverthyme.blogspot.com/search?q=sweet+potato