Got leftover sweet potatoes in your fridge? Say, you made dinner one night or meal-prepped a few sweet potatoes and don't know what to do with the leftovers. Well, you're in luck! Sweet potatoes are the best base for things like waffles, salads, soups, and of course, pie. Here's exactly what you should cook with them, whether your sweet potatoes are mashed or baked or boiled or steamed—and don't forget to scroll down for our best leftover sweet potato recipes.
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.
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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:
LE BEC FIN suggests a riff on baked eggs, instructing: “In ramekins or muffins tins, put a layer of mashed sweet potatoes, top with cooked bacon, then grated sharp cheddar, and, finally, an egg. Bake as you would baked eggs."
Nancy suggests using the leftover sweet potatoes on a salad. Anne7hall agrees and thinks that a soft-boiled egg would be a great addition.
Mblossom uses them in quesadillas: “I mash the baked sweet potato with some cumin, coriander, and salt, then spread it on the tortilla, add black beans, plenty of Monterey Jack cheese, some cilantro, and maybe some jalapeños.”