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Freezing Sweet Potatoes

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You can shop of sweet potatoes when they are in season at the farmer's market or on sale at the super market. Now that you have a good number of this tasty tuberous root crop, consider freezing some for later use. This is a page about freezing sweet potatoes.


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By 5 found this helpful
November 8, 2011

Sweet potatoes actually freeze well. I prick them a few times with a fork, then put them in a baking pan and cover it with foil. I roast them at 350 degrees F until they are fully cooked. When they are completely cooled, I wrap each one in foil and freeze them as is, still in their jackets. When I want sweet potatoes I just take them out, thaw them, and use them the way I want.

For things like pie or muffins, just slice open and scoop the flesh out and mash it. For a side dish, I warm them in the microwave or oven, and serve. They reheat really well, and are really nice to have on hand for meals and baking.

By Free2B from North Royalton, OH

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November 6, 2011

We raise sweet potatoes in our garden. The smaller ones and the ones we cut while digging, I scrub and drop into a large pot and cover with water and boil until they are done.

The others, I keep them on large table in my basement to keep an eye on them and use them for baking or whatever. If any begin to look like they are starting to spoil, I immediately scrub and boil them.


I dump them immediately after cooking to keep them from absorbing any more water. I allow them to cool and then peel and press them into a Ziploc freezer bag. I use quart size bags and freeze. I use them in sweet potato casseroles and puddings for the remainder of the year.

By Marie G W. from Hardy, VA

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November 6, 2011

I bake them and mash them prior to freezing. I can use them in a casserole or to make pies. For pies I measure the amount needed and freeze in a Ziploc bag.

By beverly Conner from Carslbad, CA

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September 21, 20110 found this helpful

How do I freeze sweet potatoes?

By MarcyC


September 21, 20111 found this helpful
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We are still eating sweet potatoes I froze last winter. After baking them, I peeled them and wrapped each potato in Glad Cling Wrap and put them in gallon zip lock freezer bags.


When we want a sweet potato, I take one or two out and heat them in the microwave. They still taste like they are fresh out of the oven.

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September 22, 20110 found this helpful
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I bake my sweet potatoes, cool, then peel. Slice on cookie-sheet and freeze until
hard. I then take the sweet potato slices & put them in a large zip-lock bag and lay it flat. It is then ready to fry, or put in a pan with butter, brown sugar & bake. I then put on mini marshmallow on them until they turn brown. Very good. It you want to mash them, they are easy to do when they are thawed out.

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July 22, 2018

What is the most suitable freezer temperature for sweet potatoes?


July 22, 20180 found this helpful

My freezer manual says keep it at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Check your manual for yours. Sweet potatoes that are blanched freeze well in my freezer. They are good in soups and stews.


Homemade sweet potato fries are the bomb and if there are any left, freeze them in serving size portions. They can be microwaved to thaw and then a quick oven bake to crisp back up. I love to dip them in BBQ sauce or horseradish sauce or sour cream! Yummmmmmmmm!!!!

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July 22, 20180 found this helpful

The potatoes should feel solid,not mushy. If your freezer is working, and butter is hard, it should be fine.

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July 30, 20180 found this helpful

Freezer temperature should always be at 0 degrees Fahrenheit for safety of food storage.
The only safe way to determine freezer temperature is with a thermometer. Freezer thermometers are best but any type of thermometer can be used.

  • Information:
  • Don't refrigerate raw sweet potatoes, or they will develop a hard core and their flavor will deteriorate.
  • How long do sweet potatoes last once they have been cooked and stored in the freezer? Frozen cooked sweet potatoes will stay at best quality for 10 to 12 months.
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  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - foods kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • Freezing does not reduce nutrients. There is little change in a food's protein value during freezing.
  • Freezer burn does not mean food is unsafe. Freezer burn is a food-quality issue, not a food safety issue. It appears as grayish-brown leathery spots on frozen food. It can occur when food is not securely wrapped in air-tight packaging, and causes dry spots in foods.
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July 31, 20180 found this helpful

anything at sub zero is fine granted they are blanched or cooked first but not too mushy

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October 12, 2018

My daughter is on the AIP diet. She uses sliced sweet potatoes as bread. I am wondering if they can be sliced in advance and then fried up and then frozen so they would be ready to use whenever she wanted them.


I was thinking of just slicing them and then freezing them, but I cannot find anywhere where it says you can freeze a raw sweet potato.


October 12, 20180 found this helpful

You are better off preparing them as you described and then freezing them.

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October 13, 20180 found this helpful

Yes, cook them first before you freeze them. You can have them fully prepared then frozen. You can also parboil them, freeze them, then take them out to use.

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October 13, 20180 found this helpful

You can freeze sweet potatoes:

I liked the baked way myself!! I never thought to try them as bread. I am trying to go gluten free for health reasons and this sounds like a great idea to use them for bread.

It sounded so yummy, I just went to Google and found this:

I am going to try it. Aldi just started getting sweet potatoes so I can get some this weekend. WOW!! Thanks for the great idea!

Wishing your daughter all good health!!!

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September 20, 2010

Can someone tell me how to freeze sweet potatoes?

By tricia from Walesuk


September 21, 20100 found this helpful

You need to cook them first, either bake or boil and mash them. Baked ones let cool and toss in a freezer safe bag and label, to use pull out what # you want and let thaw and then reheat. For mashed either put into serving size containers or dollop serving size portions onto a cookie sheet and freeze then put the frozen dollops into a freezer container and label. I would suggest that you let the dollops thaw in a pot then stir them up and reheat. Oh you can season them before freezing but it would be better to season when reheating as some seasonings either loose their flavor or get stronger when frozen.

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September 23, 20100 found this helpful

Here is how I freeze sweet potatoes. I bake them in the microwave until they start to get soft. I let them cool, then peel & slice them in round disks. I place them on a plastic lined cookie sheet then freeze. When they are frozen, you can then put them in a bag, laying them flat. This way you have them ready to make candied or fried sweet potatoes. I always freeze sweet potatoes when they are on sale, so I can have them ready to re-bake or fry in butter. I make candied sweet potatoes by laying them in a buttered pan, (how ever many you need), putting butter on each slice, them sprinkling brown sugar on them. Bake about 20 mins, then place mini marshmallows on the sweet potatoes & bake until the marshmallows are brown, (about 10 more mins.) Hope you will enjoy these.
Pat in GA
P.S. You can always mashed these if you want them that way.

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January 21, 20130 found this helpful

I need to freeze some sweet potatoes I'm going to be feeding the to pigs so they're not going to be cooked after freezing. What is the best way to freeze them?

By Logan


January 28, 20130 found this helpful

Freezing them will bust the cell walls just like a raw potato uncooked. So there will be a lot of liquid when they are thawed out. Feed the liquid too, it will have a lot of good stuff.
Personally I would cook them first then freeze in a bag. They will discolor but no problem with the value. If uncooked a lot of the cell wall well be intact when they exit the animal so some of the nutrients will be lost.

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December 2, 20110 found this helpful

I want to freeze the sweet potatoes for french fries in the oven later. Do I need to blanch them or just cut them and freeze them in slices?

By Maietta L


December 5, 20110 found this helpful

Cut them, blanch for two minutes only, give an immediate ice/cold water bath until they cool, drain, place on towels to drain off excess water, place evenly on a baking sheet to freeze and once frozen place in freezer bags with as much air removed as possible. They will be good to go in the freezer for up to two months.

There's also a fry blanching technique but, personally, it doesn't sound appetizing to me ;-)

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September 20, 20100 found this helpful

Can I freeze home grown sweet potatoes?

By bobbie from OH


Freezing Sweet Potatoes

You can't freeze them raw, you must cook them first. (08/18/2010)

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August 18, 20100 found this helpful

Can I freeze sweet potatoes?

By avis from PA


Freezing Sweet Potatoes

Yes. I freeze cooked sweet potatoes all the time. When they are on sale at a really good price I buy quite a few. Use them as is for a while, but when they start to look like they may go bad I peel, dice, and cook them in the microwave. I add a few tablespoons of water in the dish as they cook and stir as they cook once in a while to keep them moist. Cook till tender. Then let them cool and put them in the 1# recycled plastic butter containers. They are just as good to eat after defrosting. (12/21/2009)

By Sue Hadley

Freezing Sweet Potatoes

I always buy sweet potatoes in bulk. What I usually do is wash and dry them. I then rub some oil on them, wrap them in aluminum foil and bake them until they're soft. When they cool off, I freeze them. When you want them, let them thaw out. I use them for souffles, or just mashed as a side dish. I also use them for cakes. I hardly ever run out of them. (12/22/2009)

By Wayne Miller

Freezing Sweet Potatoes

Go to and you'll find anything you would ever want to freeze or can on this site. I use it during garden harvesting all the time.

By Penny Stoehr

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