What to Do With Leftover Sweet Potatoes: Make Soup!

I recently made sweet potatoes for dinner and we had a cup or two of chopped sweet potatoes leftover. The next day, as I was thinking of reheating them as they were, I started thinking about all of the soups I’ve already made this year and how all I wanted on Saturday afternoon was another bowl of soup. I decided I’d try turning those leftovers into soup, and guess what? It worked! Here’s the “recipe,” though I use that term loosely since this was SO easy. Amounts are estimates; tweak to taste.

Sweet Potato Soup

  • 1-2 cups of leftover sweet potatoes (mine had been cubed, and roasted with cinnamon, salt, pepper, and olive oil)
  • vegetable broth
  • maple syrup
  • goat cheese
  • paprika

Add leftover sweet potatoes to a blender or Magic Bullet (what I used, I’m OBSESSED with mine), then add a little bit of vegetable broth. Blend. Continue adding vegetable broth until mixture becomes thin, like soup. Transfer to a small pot, and heat over low heat on the stove. Add a small drizzle of maple syrup (trust) and top with goat cheese crumbles and a sprinkling of paprika. Amazing.

sweet potato soup

Today, I have leftover mashed cauliflower and parsnip from last night’s dinner, and I’m pretty sure I can soup-ify that as well. I’ll report back if it’s awesome.


Doniree is based in Portland, Oregon, where she is pretty damn thrilled about the Pacific Northwest's focus on local and seasonal food and great wine. When she's not at home, she's on the hunt for the best brunch, the best happy hour, and the best whiskey bar a city has to offer.

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