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4 Ways to Use Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole

Photo: Katherine Flynn

The relatives are gone, you've had too many turkey sandwiches to count, and yet the sweet potato casserole is still sitting in your fridge. These recipes will transform your sweetened, puréed potatoes into new and exciting meals that won't have you loathing that you're eating Thanksgiving leftovers again.

Transforming Thanksgiving leftovers requires creativity and endurance. Many of us look forward to a leftover turkey sandwich the next day more than the actual Thanksgiving feast itself, but by day two, we've had just about all the cold stuffing and gravy we can handle. If you need creative ideas, we have delicious recipes for using up leftover Thanksgiving food, including turkey, and now we're giving new life to leftover sweet potato casserole with these four recipes. You can use any puréed sweet potato dish you have, from sweet to savory depending on the recipes below.

Sweet Potato Waffles

Photo: Katherine Flynn

With a sweet, spiced option or cumin-infused savory recipe, these waffles are sure to be winners for Thanksgiving leftovers. For breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even dessert, you can add anything to this waffle batter and use any toppings—even cranberry sauce, gravy, and turkey if you find yourself wanting to clean out the whole fridge. The best part? These sweet potato waffles are low in calories, and the hardest part is already done with the pre-made sweet potato casserole or mashed sweet potatoes.

Two-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

It's true, all you need is two eggs, and breakfast will be ready. Just whisk in two eggs to your already sweetened and flavored sweet potato casserole, pecans and marshmallows included.

Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Tots

Sara Tane

Most of the work is already done to make these sweet potato tots with leftover mashed sweet potatoes. Just add breadcrumbs, egg whites, and almond meal, and follow the recipe starting on step 5. Enjoy these with our Jalapeno Garlic Ranch sauce for the perfect post-Thanksgiving snack.

Sweet Potato Casserole "Pancakes" with Maple Glaze

Photo: Rachel Johnson

Have sweet potato casserole on your Thanksgiving table, and then again on your breakfast plate. Sweet, vitamin-rich sweet potatoes (or yams—learn the difference) make an ideal treat for the morning after Turkey Day.