What to do with leftover sweet potatoes?

In this brief guide, we will answer the question, “what to do with leftover sweet potatoes?” with an in-depth analysis of what to do with leftover sweet potatoes. Moreover, we are going to discuss the recipe for Cheesy mashed sweet potato cakes. 

What to do with leftover sweet potatoes?

Sweet potatoes can be prepared, served, and consumed in a variety of inventive ways such as with reheated sweet potatoes and vegetables. Vegetables can be added to leftover sweet potatoes to create a delectable side dish.

  • Sweet potatoes with corn and onions
  • Sweet potatoes and kale
  • Root Vegetables Roasted
  • Sweet potatoes and Broccoli
  • Baked Sweet Potato
  • Fried sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes with corn and onions

Sweet potatoes and whole kernel corn go together beautifully because of their sweetness. Cut red onion and stir-fry it on the burner for a super-easy entrée. Add a can of whole kernel corn that has been drained when the onion is tender. Add some leftover sweet potato chunks by stirring. After seasoning with salt and pepper, heat thoroughly.

Sweet potatoes and kale

When preparing braised kale, stir-fry it in a pan with garlic and olive oil until it wilts for a nutrient-dense dish. Sweet potatoes that have been previously roasted or boiled can be added and heated thoroughly.

Root Vegetables Roasted

Various root vegetables should be cut into pieces that are about an inch long. Use any combination of turnip, beet, parsnip, or carrot roots. Toss with olive oil and your preferred seasonings (salt, pepper, or garlic), then roast for 30 to 45 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit. While cooking, stir once. 

After stirring once more, add the leftover boiled or baked sweet potato chunks and simmer for an additional five minutes.

Sweet potatoes and Broccoli

Roasted broccoli and the flavour of sweet potatoes go together beautifully. You can roast broccoli in the oven by simply sprinkling the florets with oil, spreading them out on a cookie sheet, and roasting them for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

During the final five minutes, add cooked sweet potato chunks and toss to incorporate. If preferred, you can roast bits of pepper or zucchini in addition to the broccoli.

Delicious Sides of Sweet Potato

There are a number of fascinating and delectable side dishes that can be made using sweet potatoes without the addition of any other veggies.

Sweet potatoes mashed with flavour

It’s simple to make savoury mashed potatoes from leftover boiled or baked sweet potatoes. Simply reheat them, place them in a bowl, and season with salt, pepper, milk, and butter. 

Blend until frothy using a potato masher, fork, or electric mixer. Use them just like regular mashed potatoes.

Sweet potatoes with Sweetened Whip

If you have syrupy leftover sweet potato casserole, you can quickly make a sweet take on whipped potatoes. Simply place them in a bowl and blend with an electric mixer. You might not need to add anything at all depending on the texture. 

You must do a taste test to see whether they are satisfactory as-is or whether additional sweetness, liquid, or seasonings like cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice should be added. Put marshmallows on top and broil for a few minutes for an extra-sweet touch.

Baked Sweet Potato

To make a delectable souffle, combine leftover boiled sweet potatoes, a few eggs, and other pantry essentials. By using canned pineapple instead of fresh, this recipe for sweet potato souffle acquires its sweetness. Such a delicious tropical treat!

Fried sweet potatoes

To make savoury sweet potato fritters, follow a simple recipe for vegetable fritters. Alternatively, if you like a sweeter dessert, substitute half of the apples in an apple fritter recipe with leftover cooked sweet potato chunks. Contrary to croquettes, which are baked in the oven, fritters are fried in oil.

Cheesy mashed sweet potatoes cakes

Following are the ingredients that you can use for making this recipe. 

  • 4 cups of sweet potatoes mashed (we used 5 medium-sized sweet potatoes)
  • grated mozzarella cheese, two cups
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup
  • chopped half a cup of green onions, often known as green shallots.
  • divided 3/4 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped finely (or 2 tablespoons minced garlic)
  • Freshly cut parsley, two tablespoons
  • a single egg, salt, and freshly ground black pepper, as desired


You can make this recipe in different ways. 


  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Depending on how big they are, wash, peel, and cut the sweet potatoes into quarters or six pieces (we do ours in 6 pieces). 
  • Place on a baking sheet; sprinkle with salt and pepper; drizzle with a little oil. Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until readily punctured with a fork, with foil covering the baking sheet. (How big they are cut will determine how long they bake for.) 
  • Use a potato masher to thoroughly mash cooked sweet potatoes after transferring them to a mixing basin.


  • Add around 1 tablespoon of salt to a sizable 5 Quart (or 5 litre) pot of water. Sweet potatoes should be washed, peeled, and chopped into quarters or six pieces depending on size before being added to the saucepan. 
  • Cook until a fork can be readily inserted. Drain; then, using a potato masher, transfer to a mixing dish and thoroughly mash.

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In this brief guide, we will answer the question, “what to do with leftover sweet potatoes?” with an in-depth analysis of what to do with leftover sweet potatoes. Moreover, we discussed the recipe for Cheesy mashed sweet potato cakes.