Leftover Sweet Potatoes? Make Biscuits!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Can you believe it is already time to start preparing for the holiday season!? With the holidays also comes tons of left overs. You try to send plates of food home with your houseguests, but always seem to have some leftover in the fridge. One dish that you don’t have to worry about going to waste is sweet potatoes. After its all been said and done, you can grab those left over sweet potatoes, or soufflé, puree it and make biscuits out of it. What a delicious morning treat or afternoon snack for your family or friends!


Sweet Potato Biscuits

What you will need:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flourbiscuit dough rolled out and cut
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces and softened
  • 1 cup leftover sweet potato (mashed)
  • 1/8 – 1/4 cup milk, more if needed


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray with cooking spray). sweet potato biscuits on a plate
  2. Mix dry ingredients. Add butter to flour mixture and stir until butter is throughout. Mix in the mashed sweet potatoes until fully combined with the flour.
  3. Add 1/8 cup of milk to mixture. Add more milk, a tablespoon or two at a time, if necessary to achieve a ball of dough. Dough should be soft and smooth, not dry or too wet. If you end up with a ball that is too wet and sticky, add a bit more flour so that it can be handled and rolled. If too dry, add more milk
  4. Roll dough on your surface so that it is approximately 1/2-inch thick. Cut into 2-inch rounds with a biscuit cutter. Place rounds on prepared baking sheet. Reroll remaining dough and continue cutting rounds until all dough is used.
  5. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown.



If you are not using leftover sweet potato casserole, add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar to your dry ingredients. This is completely optional. You can also brush melted butter on top of the biscuits shortly after they come out of the oven. If you have left over ham and turkey, you can make sliders.

ham and sweet potato biscuit sliders

Although having all of the ingredients is preferred, if you do not have all-purpose flour, baking soda or baking powder, self-rising flour can be a substitute.

Jana Hart- Extension Agent- FCS/4-H


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Posted: October 19, 2017

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Tags: Biscuits, Christmas, Fall, Holidays, Leftovers, Recipes, Sweet Potato, Thanksgiving

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