Can I Freeze Sweet Potatoes After Baking?

Sweet potatoes are originally from Central and South America, but they are cultivated around the world today for their orange flesh, which is sweet. Also known as yams, sweet potatoes are neither true yams nor potatoes, but come from the Convolvulaceae family of plants and are a tuberous root which is edible and cooked in a variety of ways, including baking, frying and boiling. Raw sweet potatoes should not be stored in a freezer or they will spoil fairly quickly, but baked sweet potatoes can be frozen.

Sweet potatoes are also known as yams. (Image: fotoedu/iStock/Getty Images)

Step 1

Let the potatoes sit and cool after baking. They should be able to be picked up by the hands without discomfort, but do not have to be cold.

Step 2

Wrap each potato in aluminum foil once around. Each potato should be totally covered, but the foil should not be covering the potatoes in layers.

Step 3

Place the potatoes in plastic freezer bags or a plastic container, leaving a 1 inch head space between the potatoes and the top of the container. Store the potatoes in the freezer in 0 degrees Fahrenheit temperature. The potatoes can be kept for up to

Things You'll Need

  • Aluminum foil

  • Freezer

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