What can you make with leftover sweet potatoes? A delicious creamy & spicy sweet potato soup. this is a great way to repurpose leftover sweet potatoes (especially from Thanksgiving leftovers)

One note I would say about this soup is it is a rich soup. I consider it much more of a side soup than a main meal dinner kind of soup. You just can’t eat enough of it to make it a filling meal (in my opinion).

It does actually make a nice lunch though. We like to serve it with some leftover roasted veggies or a large salad and a nice piece of crusty sourdough bread. Mmmmm.

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If you just have raw sweet potatoes that you’d like to use to make this soup. This is my favorite way to cook sweet potatoes.

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup


  • 4 baked sweet potatoes or about 2.5 – 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes*
  • 3 – 4 cups veggie broth or bone broth if not vegetarian
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 – 2 dashes cayenne
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Topping options:


Warm up your leftover sweet potatoes in a large pot with broth, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, salt & pepper. After it’s warm stir in the Greek yogurt. Blend your soup until it’s a nice creamy texture.

You can either use a stick blender or pour it into a normal blender (you might need to do this in batches) puree and then serve.

Pour into bowls and top with desired toppings. Don’t forget a slice of crusty bread for dipping. It makes the soup!


*If you have leftover sweet potato casserole you can totally skim off the pecans or marshmallows and just use the sweet potato mash for this soup. Or just bake some sweet potatoes fresh for this soup if you want/need.


So next time you want to know what to make with leftover sweet potato mash … This Spicy Sweet Potato soup is it!


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a bowl of Spicy Sweet Potato Soup topped with pistachios & cilantro - What can you make with leftover sweet potatoes
a bowl of Spicy Sweet Potato Soup topped with pistachios & cilantro - What can you make with leftover sweet potatoes