Ways To Use Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole (10 Easy Recipes!)

Have leftover sweet potato casserole from a Thanksgiving or Christmas feast? Learn the 10 Best Ways To Use Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole in creative recipes so it doesn’t go to waste!

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Sweet potato casserole is a traditional American dish, often served during holidays, made primarily of sweet potatoes mixed with a blend of sweeteners, butter, and spices and often topped with a crumbly mixture or marshmallows. Its creamy interior contrasted with a crunchy or gooey topping makes it a beloved side dish for the holidays or any special occasion.

Wondering what to do with leftover sweet potato casserole? Wasting leftover sweet potato casserole is a missed culinary opportunity! This versatile dish can easily be transformed into a variety of other delicious recipes, from breakfast pancakes to muffins. By repurposing it, not only do you get to enjoy it again, but you also contribute to reducing food waste!

Reusing sweet potato casserole leftovers starts with proper storage. Make sure you are storing this dish or freezing the dish for maximum flavor and freshness.

🍠How To Store Sweet Potato Casserole

Storing: After allowing the casserole to cool to room temperature, transfer it to an airtight container or tightly cover the original dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

Freezing: To freeze sweet potato casserole, first ensure it has completely cooled, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap followed by aluminum foil. Label with the date and contents, then store in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

Reheating: To reheat sweet potato casserole, first thaw it in the refrigerator if frozen. Then, bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) until warmed through. Or, microwave in smaller portions in 30-60 second intervals until warmed through.

🥘Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole Recipes

1️⃣Sweet Potato Pancake

  • Ingredients: 1 cup sweet potato casserole, 1 cup pancake batter (from your favorite recipe or mix).
  • Instructions: Combine ingredients and cook on a preheated griddle until golden brown.

2️⃣Sweet Potato Muffins

  • Ingredients: 1 cup sweet potato casserole, 2 cups muffin mix (or your favorite muffin recipe).
  • Instructions: Mix together and spoon into muffin tins. Bake according to muffin recipe instructions.

3️⃣Sweet Potato Waffles

  • Ingredients: 1 cup sweet potato casserole, 1 cup waffle batter (from your favorite recipe or mix)
  • Instructions: Mix together and cook in a preheated waffle iron.

4️⃣Sweet Potato Soup

  • Ingredients: 2 cups sweet potato casserole, 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth, chopped herbs, croutons, or a dollop of sour cream
  • Instructions: Blend casserole and broth in a blender until smooth, heat in a pot, and serve.

5️⃣Sweet Potato Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup sweet potato casserole
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 banana
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Instructions: Blend all ingredients until smooth.

6️⃣Sweet Potato Biscuits

  • Ingredients: 1 cup sweet potato casserole, 2 cups biscuit mix (or your favorite biscuit recipe)
  • Instructions: Combine ingredients and drop them onto a baking sheet. Bake according to the biscuit recipe instructions.

7️⃣Sweet Potato Ice Cream

  • Ingredients:1 cup sweet potato casserole, 2 cups vanilla ice cream, 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Instructions: Mix ingredients in a blender, then freeze for 3-4 hours until firm.

8️⃣Sweet Potato Oatmeal

Ingredients: ½ cup sweet potato casserole, 1 cup cooked oatmeal, nuts, dried fruits, honey

Instructions: Stir casserole into hot oatmeal and top with your preferred toppings.

9️⃣Sweet Potato Bread

  • Ingredients: 1 cup sweet potato casserole, 2 cups bread mix (or your favorite bread recipe)
  • Instructions: Mix together and bake according to bread recipe instructions.

🔟Sweet Potato Pie Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sweet potato casserole
  • 1 pre-made pie crust (or your favorite pie crust recipe)
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Instructions: Spread casserole over the pie crust in a rectangular baking dish. Sprinkle with pecans and brown sugar. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 20-25 minutes or until set.

Remember, these are general recipes for leftover sweet potato casserole. Depending on the consistency and sweetness of your casserole, you might need to adjust the recipes slightly.

FAQ

Do I need to adjust seasoning or sweetness when using the casserole in other recipes?

It’s possible. Depending on the original seasoning and sweetness of your casserole, you might need to adjust the flavor profile to better suit the new dish you’re preparing.

Is it okay to freeze and reheat sweet potato casserole multiple times?

It’s best to freeze and thaw sweet potato casserole only once, as multiple freeze-thaw cycles can degrade its texture and flavor. For best results, portion out and freeze what you’ll use in one sitting.

Why does sweet potato casserole get watery?

Sweet potato casserole can become watery due to the natural moisture content of the sweet potatoes, especially if they aren’t drained or cooked properly before assembling the casserole. Overcooking or repeated reheating can also break down the cell structure of the sweet potatoes, releasing more moisture.

How do you moisten leftover casserole?

To moisten a leftover casserole, you can sprinkle a small amount of water, broth, or milk over it before reheating. Covering the casserole with foil while reheating can also help trap moisture and restore its original texture.

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Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole Recipes (10 Easy Ideas!)

Have leftover green bean casserole from a Thanksgiving or Christmas feast? Learn the 10 Best Ways To Use Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole in creative recipes so it doesn't go to waste!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 126kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Sweet Potato Casserole leftovers

Instructions

Sweet Potato Pancake

  • Ingredients: 1 cup sweet potato casserole, 1 cup pancake batter (from your favorite recipe or mix).
  • Instructions: Combine ingredients and cook on a preheated griddle until golden brown.

Sweet Potato Muffins

  • Ingredients: 1 cup sweet potato casserole, 2 cups muffin mix (or your favorite muffin recipe).
  • Instructions: Mix together and spoon into muffin tins. Bake according to muffin recipe instructions.

Sweet Potato Waffles

  • Ingredients: 1 cup sweet potato casserole, 1 cup waffle batter (from your favorite recipe or mix)
  • Instructions: Mix together and cook in a preheated waffle iron.

Sweet Potato Soup

  • Ingredients: 2 cups sweet potato casserole, 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth, chopped herbs, croutons, or a dollop of sour cream
  • Instructions: Blend casserole and broth in a blender until smooth, heat in a pot, and serve.

Sweet Potato Smoothie

  • Ingredients:
  • ½ cup sweet potato casserole
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 banana
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Instructions: Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

  • Ingredients: 1 cup sweet potato casserole, 2 cups biscuit mix (or your favorite biscuit recipe)
  • Instructions: Combine ingredients and drop them onto a baking sheet. Bake according to the biscuit recipe instructions.

Sweet Potato Ice Cream

  • Ingredients:1 cup sweet potato casserole, 2 cups vanilla ice cream, 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Instructions: Mix ingredients in a blender, then freeze for 3-4 hours until firm.

Sweet Potato Oatmeal

  • Ingredients: ½ cup sweet potato casserole, 1 cup cooked oatmeal, nuts, dried fruits, honey
  • Instructions: Stir casserole into hot oatmeal and top with your preferred toppings.

Sweet Potato Bread

  • Ingredients: 1 cup sweet potato casserole, 2 cups bread mix (or your favorite bread recipe)
  • Instructions: Mix together and bake according to bread recipe instructions.

Sweet Potato Pie Bars

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup sweet potato casserole
  • 1 pre-made pie crust (or your favorite pie crust recipe)
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Instructions: Spread casserole over the pie crust in a rectangular baking dish. Sprinkle with pecans and brown sugar. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 20-25 minutes or until set.

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 26905IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg

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