Whether it’s white sweet potatoes or orange sweet potatoes, they are sweet and healthy foods that satisfy your sweet tooth without adding too much fat to your diet. Learn how to freeze sweet potatoes to make sure you can enjoy them all year round.

A lot of different dishes can be made from them, and they are extremely versatile.

When cooked, sweet potatoes are incredibly delicious as a side dish but also can be a component of the main dish or a salad.

Whole sweet potatoes on a white background

What’s Not To Love About Sweet Potatoes?

Sweet potatoes when stored properly, can be enjoyed all year round to make many of your favorite dishes like Vegan Sweet Potato Pie, Sweet Potato Casserole, or Vegan Baked Candied Yam.

Sweet potatoes can go bad quickly, so it is important to learn how to freeze potatoes

How to Freeze Sweet Potatoes?

Purchasing them during the fall when they are easy to come by and cheap, and then making your little stockpile in the freezer, maybe the best choice.

In light of that, we wrote this article to inform you about sweet potatoes and how to freeze them so that they can be cooked whenever it is convenient for you.

What Are Sweet Potatoes?

Sweet potatoes are distant cousins of regular potatoes, and you can find them almost anywhere. Colors of the flesh and skin can vary greatly, ranging from purple to red, orange to yellow, but the most common form has orange flesh and brownish skin.

Although they are commonly called yams, they are not the same thing, and you shouldn’t confuse them with them.

Sweet potatoes of all types are quite healthy and a healthier alternative to other potatoes. It was hard to imagine, but sweet potatoes are actually less carb-heavy than regular potatoes – who would have guessed?

Additionally, they are loaded with vitamins, like vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as fiber. I have a great time with them overall.

Moreover, they are also quite a versatile cooking ingredient, so you’ll be able to use them for quite a few different recipes. You can make sweet potatoes in so many different ways that it is incredible – roasting, baking, cooking, mashing, and more.

Can You Freeze Sweet Potatoes After Roasting Or Baking?

If you are wondering if you can do it, then yes, you can. Longer answers require additional steps in the entire process.

You see, you might be able to freeze sweet potatoes better if you bake, cook, or roast them since they’ll probably lose more taste and texture as a result.

If you plan to freeze them right after baking, make sure they are cool enough so that you can pick them up with your bare hands without getting burned.

Let them cool off naturally, rather than trying to cool them down too quickly.

Place them in a freezer bag and wrap them in plastic wrap. You need to remove the air out of the potato before placing it in a freezer bag.

The 3 Best Ways to Freeze Sweet Potatoes

It has been our pleasure to research many different ways of freezing sweet potatoes, both from professionals and from amateurs who do it regularly.

Our research identified three of the most effective ways, which we have outlined here.

Freezing Sliced Raw Sweet Potatoes

Slice sweet potato isolated on a white background

It’s probably the best method if you don’t want to mess with too much work beforehand, and just want your sweet potatoes in the freezer as soon as possible.

Your potatoes will be able to be stored and then used according to your wishes. The potatoes won’t need to be roasted, baked, or mashed beforehand.

 

  • Scrub sweet potato, you can leave the skin on or peel.
  • Cut sweet potato into slices, preferably 1 inch or thinner.
  • Next, blanch sweet potato slices in boiling water for 3 minutes.
  • Remove them from boiling water and submerge them in icy water for two or three minutes. 
  • Remove from the ice bath and dry the sweet potato slices. Place the slices in a freezer bag or container.
  • Make sure you squeeze all the air out of the bag before putting them in a freezer.
  • You can now safely store them for six months.
  • The method you see here, while relatively fast, still allows you to use the sweet potatoes however you want after they’ve been defrosted.

Freezing Sliced Boiled Sweet Potatoes

boiled sweet potato sliced in a white platter on beige background

The sweet potato can also be frozen this way, which can take more work, but it is worth it.

It is possible to store sweet potatoes this way for an extremely long period of time without them going bad.

  • Put some water in a large pot and let it boil.
  • Before boiling the potatoes, you should scrub them.
  • Depending on the temperature, you will have to boil them for anywhere between ten and fifteen minutes. 
  • Take them out when they become tender.
  • Let them cool off at room temperature. 
  • Remove all the air from the bag before placing the slices in the freezer.
  • Using this method, they can be kept frozen for up to 12 months.
  • The following storage method will ensure that you have access to sweet potatoes all year round. If you buy a lot, you can store them without any problems.

Freezing Whole Baked Sweet Potatoes

Roast Sweet potato on cutting board

The process of freezing sweet potatoes using this method is probably one of the best methods for saving time.

  • Preheat oven to 400℉. 
  • Scrub sweet potatoes and pierce with a fork or knife, place them in an ovenproof pan.
  • Bake sweet potato until tender, around an hour. Once they are done, you should let them cool.
  • Wrapping them in parchment paper once they are cool enough to handle, then place in a freezer bag. 
  • Squeeze the air out of the freezer bag and label the bag with the date.
  • Place the bag in the freezer, and they will stay fresh for over a year.

How to Thaw Frozen Sweet Potatoes?

You have now learned how to freeze sweet potatoes, but there’s still one step you need to do before using them – thawing them. When frozen, these items will be useless if they are not thawed properly. Although it may seem difficult, there are only a few things you need to follow.

You must thaw them completely by placing them in the refrigerator, no matter how they were stored.

You may also leave them in cold water overnight if you do not have freezer space.

It is not advisable to use any other method because it might result in the growth of mold and bacteria.

Conclusion

That’s it, those were the best ways we could find to freeze sweet potatoes. We would like to hear your preferred method if you have one, so feel free to post it in the comments.

Our goal is to show you how to freeze sweet potatoes successfully, and we hope that we have helped you.

Whenever a new idea comes up, we are open to it. Our team has found these solutions to be the best so far, and we hope this article was helpful to you

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How to freeze sweet potatoes

How To Freeze Sweet Potatoes?

Learn how to freeze sweet potatoes to make sure you can enjoy them all year round.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 194kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3 freezer bags

Instructions

Freezing Sliced Raw Sweet Potatoes

  • Scrub sweet potato, you can leave the skin on or peel.
  • Cut sweet potato into slices, preferably 1 inch or thinner.
  • Next, blanch sweet potato slices in boiling water for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from the ice bath and dry the sweet potato slices. Place the slices in a freezer bag or container.
  • Remove them from boiling water and submerge them in icy water for two or three minutes.
  • Make sure you squeeze all the air out of the bag before putting them in a freezer.

Freezing Sliced Boiled Sweet Potatoes

  • Scrub sweet potato, you can leave the skin on or peel.
  • Put some water in a large pot and let it boil. Meanwhile, slice sweet potato to the desired size.
  • Boil the potato slices for anywhere between ten and fifteen minutes.
  • Let them cool off at room temperature.
  • Place slices in a freezer bag and write the date on the bag. Place in the freezer.

Freezing Whole Baked Sweet Potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 400℉.
  • Scrub potatoes and pierce with a fork or knife, place them in an ovenproof pan.
  • Bake sweet potato until tender, around an hour. Once they are done, you should let them cool.
  • Wrapping them in parchment paper once they are cool enough to handle, then place in a freezer bag.
  • Squeeze the air out of the freezer bag and label the bag with the date.
  • Place the bag in the freezer, and they will stay fresh for over a year.

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32063IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg