The Top 13 Canned Sweet Potato Recipes

In between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a brilliant period for making sweet potato recipes.

During this time, many people will find a can of sweet potatoes in their cupboard and be unsure of what to do with it.

The great news is that these cans tend to have long use-by dates, so you won’t have to worry about wasting this flavorsome ingredient.

The Top 13 Canned Sweet Potato Recipes

Most people will just make a sweet potato pie. While this is a delicious dessert, there are a wide variety of other recipes that you can make.

If you are ever in this situation, you’ll be delighted to learn that sweet potatoes can be used to make some divine dishes, such as soup and cake.

Here are our top recipes for using up your cans of sweet potato.

1. Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies

Do you love brownies? If so, you will love this unique version.

The sweetness of the potato combines brilliantly with the chocolate. They also help give the brownies a luxuriously chewy texture.

Like any good brownie recipe, these brownies have a rich and decadent flavor.

This dessert is perfect for chocolate lovers since the brownies contain double chocolate. This recipe is also gluten-free (see also ‘The 33 Greatest Gluten-Free Desserts‘), meaning that most people can enjoy these sweet treats.

To make this recipe, you can either use fresh or canned sweet potatoes, giving you some valuable options.

2. Sweet Potato Cake

What’s more, this cake recipe is vegan. This allows a larger audience to make it. If you are looking for a tasty vegan recipe (see also ‘33 Easy To Make Vegan Desserts‘), why not try this sweet potato cake?

The pumpkin spice matches gorgeously with the sweet potato. This creates a scrumptious cake that is perfect for the fall and holiday seasons.

The cake can also be made to look as good as it tastes. With a sublime cream cheese frosting, this cake has a moist texture and tons of flavors.

When decorated with some nuts, this is a show-stopping cake that is sure to impress.

3. Sweet Potato Pie

As mentioned, sweet potato pie will be one of the most popular desserts to make with canned sweet potatoes.

There are loads of brilliant sweet potato pie recipes out there. Yet, this has been one of our favorites!

The reason for this is that this pie recipe has loads of scrumptious additions. This includes pumpkin pie spice (see also ‘6 Pumpkin Pie Spice Substitutes‘), lemon juice, and vanilla extract.

As a result, the pie is loaded with flavor. The spices are ideal for fall.

Simply serve with some whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon or nutmeg for a delicious Thanksgiving dessert,

4. Candied Yams

Candied yams are sure to appeal to all dinner guests. From our experience, they are a popular favorite among children.

Topped with sugar and marshmallows, this is a naughty treat.

One of the things that we love about this recipe is how easy it is. You only need 4 ingredients, namely canned sweet potato, butter, marshmallows, and brown sugar.

Moreover, this dessert will be ready in just 40 minutes.

Are you looking for a quick and convenient dessert that will go down well? If so, this candied yam recipe is a superb choice.

5. Sweet Potato Cheesecake

If you are looking for the perfect dessert for your Thanksgiving meal, we strongly suggest that you consider this sweet potato cheesecake.

Its stunning sweet flavor is the perfect way to end a Thanksgiving feast.

The cheesecake has a creamy and smooth texture that you are sure to enjoy. The filling’s smoothness contrasts perfectly with the crunchiness of the graham cracker crust.

This crust is exceptional thanks to the brilliant idea of flavoring it with cinnamon.

This sweet potato cheesecake is perhaps the ideal fall dessert.

6. Black Bean And Sweet Potato Empanadas

If you are looking for something a little more savory, you should give these black bean and sweet potato empanadas a taste.

The sweet potato filling is paired with coriander, black beans, spring onions, and chili paste.

Brimming with taste, empanadas are ideal for picnics. The recipe comes alongside a saffron and lime mayo that accompanies the empanadas amazingly.

If you want to save time, you can use ready-made pastry instead of baking your own.

However, this pastry recipe is incredible thanks to the inclusion of paprika, adding a hint of spiciness without being overwhelming.

7. Sweet Potato Soup

The standard version of this recipe is made using fresh sweet potatoes (see also ‘Can You Freeze Sweet Potatoes?‘). However, there is an alternative version available using canned sweet potato.

This second recipe is designed to be quick and easy. Partially, this is because you won’t have to prepare the potatoes as much.

Furthermore, the increased convenience is a result of the 15 minutes of simmering instead of the 30 minutes required for fresh sweet potatoes.

Despite its simplicity, this recipe makes a mouth-watering soup that is best consumed on chilly days.

8. Sweet Potato Pancakes

Brilliant for breakfasts, pancakes are incredibly easy to make. If you have a leftover can of sweet potatoes, this is a wonderful way to use them.

The recipe only takes 25 minutes and gives you an impressive 7 servings.

The sweet potato adds to the flavor of these pancakes, which contains brilliantly picked spices. Namely, these pancakes include ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice.

You can top your sweet potato pancakes with whatever you choose, though they pair beautifully with a caramel sauce.

9. Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Cupcakes are lots of fun to make for both kids and adults. If you enjoy baking cupcakes, you should think about making these scrumptious sweet potato cupcakes.

These cupcakes are topped with a divine cream cheese frosting. This adds an element of luxury to the cupcakes whilst also adding some lovely moisture.

The tempting frosting is flavored with cinnamon, which harmonizes fantastically with the cupcakes.

It should only take 30 minutes to complete these sweet potato cupcakes (see also ‘28 Filled Cupcakes You’ll Flip For‘). Therefore, if you want a straightforward treat recipe for Thanksgiving, this one is fabulous.

10. Sweet Potato Waffles

Alongside pancakes, waffles are one of the best ways to start the day. The sweet potato flavor works wonders with a broad spectrum of toppings.

Therefore, feel free to be bold with your sweet potato waffle toppings.

The recipe is accompanied by instructions for making a crunchy nut topping. This adds an appetizing textural contrast to the softness of the waffles.

Plus, this combination is a sublime taste sensation.

Are you bored of having the same breakfasts all the time? This sweet potato waffle recipe is sure to revolutionize your breakfasts.

11. Sweet Potato Bread

Homemade bread has such a welcoming taste and scent. Sweet potato bread (see also ‘28 Sweet Bread Recipes You Need To Try‘) is no different!

The inclusion of canned sweet potato gives the bread an earthy taste.

This is only heightened by the addition of flavorsome ingredients like nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon.

We also really like the idea of adding chopped pecans to the bread as this complements the taste superbly.

If you are a fan of bread baking, you will probably adore this recipe. It is an ingenious interpretation of a standard loaf of bread with a sweet twist.

12. Sweet Potato Cookies

Everyone loves cookies. These bright orange sweet potato cookies are sure to go down a treat.

Containing just 4 ingredients, these cookies won’t cost a fortune to bake.

All you need is canned sweet potatoes, peanut butter, oatmeal, and pumpkin seeds. You don’t even need to include the pumpkin seeds!

As a consequence, these cookies are not just convenient, but they are also vegan and gluten-free.

Another aspect of this recipe that we appreciate is how easy it is to customize.

The recipe contains a selection of different substitutes that you can use instead of pumpkin seeds, such as chocolate chips, apricots, chopped hazelnuts, or raisins.

13. Sweet Potato Rolls

Our last pick is these sweet potato rolls. They have a unique look thanks to the orange color scheme.

These rolls make an amazing side dish. For instance, you can dip them into your soup.

We love the light and fluffy texture of these rolls. It is exactly the texture that you look for in homemade rolls.

The taste is also terrific, with the potatoes adding a subtle sweetness without being too overpowering.

Though making rolls can be quite time-consuming, this canned sweet potato rolls recipe is worth it!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Canned Sweet Potato Healthy?

Yes, both canned and fresh sweet potatoes are very healthy. Consequently, many dietitians consider this carbohydrate to be a superfood.

Sweet potato is a sensational source of vitamins A and C, plus potassium. A portion of sweet potato will give you the daily recommended percentage of vitamin A.

How Long Do Canned Sweet Potatoes Last?

One of the major advantages of canned sweet potatoes over fresh varieties is their long use-by-dates.

Canned sweet potatoes tend to last for between 3 and 5 years.

Once opened, the sweet potatoes will need to be stored in the fridge. There, they can be used for roughly 3 days before expiration.

Final Thoughts

Sweet potatoes can be an incredible ingredient for baking. If you find a can of sweet potatoes in your kitchen, there are loads of recipes that you can make.

With any luck, these recommendations will inspire you to bake something truly scrumptious.

The Top 13 Canned Sweet Potato Recipes

The Top 13 Canned Sweet Potato Recipes

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Do you have a can of sweet potato left? You may struggle to use this tasty ingredient. Fortunately, we have 13 terrific canned sweet potato recipes for you.

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