Sweet Potato Pudding from Leftovers

Susan Feliciano


I put this together on a whim, while cleaning out Thanksgiving leftovers from my refrigerator. I added the protein powder to sort of fortify the nutrition, but it's totally optional. I chose to use the eggnog for the liquid because it too was a leftover - but cream or evaporated milk will work just as well. The eggnog adds a unique flavor!


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10 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


  • 2 - 3 c
    leftover sweet potatoes, mashed
  • ·
    (i used leftover sweet potatoes from thanksgiving dinner, marshmallows and all)
  • 1/2 c
    eggnog (or cream or evaporated milk)
  • 2 large
  • 1/4 c
    egg beaters (or 2 egg whites)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2
    scoops vanilla-flavored protein powder (optional)

How to Make Sweet Potato Pudding from Leftovers


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place a large dish of hot water in the oven to preheat also. Be sure this dish will hold your pudding mold.
  2. Spray a 1-quart deep-dish casserole or pudding mold with cooking oil.
  3. Mash the cooked sweet potatoes well and place in a large mixing bowl. Beat in the other ingredients, about 50 strokes by hand or half a minute with an electric mixer, until all is well-blended.
  4. Spoon pudding mixture into prepared mold, and place mold in the hot water bath. Bake for 75 - 90 minutes. The time will depend on how deep your pudding dish is - the shallower the dish, the less the cooking time. When done, it will be puffed on top and a knife inserted in the center will come out clean.
  5. Remove from the hot water bath and cool pudding in the dish on a rack for 20-30 minutes. You may serve it after cooling as a side dish, or refrigerate 1-2 hours and serve cold as a dessert.

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About Sweet Potato Pudding from Leftovers

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Puddings
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #eggnog

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