I love sweet potatoes! They are in season now, so you’ll find the best prices for stocking up. Sweet potatoes are somewhat healthier than their white potato cousins, having a higher nutritional value when it comes to their glycemic index, soluble fiber, and beta-carotene content. In my part of the U.S., we tend to think about sweet potatoes only when it comes to holiday meals, but we shouldn’t. They are not only an excellent source of nutrients, but they are delicious! Simply baked, they make for an easy side dish to steaks, chicken, or pork. (In other words, you don’t always have to put marshmallows on them! LOL)
How to Freeze Sweet Potatoes
Discover how to freeze sweet potatoes, and you’ll have them available to use year round. If you want to put some up for those mouth-watering Sweet Potato Casseroles and Sweet Potato Pie, however, here are some simple steps for getting them ready for your freezer.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Wash sweet potatoes thoroughly.
Cut your potatoes so that they are fairly similar in size. This way, they cook more evenly. Place them on foil-covered cookie sheets and bake for about an hour.
After they cool, peel off skins. Combine in a large mixing bowl. Add a splash of orange (or lemon) juice to prevent browning, and mash.
Transfer to freezer bags for storing. I filled the larger size bags with a casserole in mind, and the quart-size bags should do fine for pies.
Favorite Easy Recipes for Sweet Potatoes
Here are some of my favorite easy recipes for Sweet Potatoes.
- Sweet and Savory Sweet Potatoes – These are perfect as a side dish and so easy!
- Sweet Potato Casserole – I like mine with this crunchy topping made from brown sugar and chopped pecans.
- Sweet Potato Fries – Definitely a Southern favorite, these are a great make-ahead item to keep on hand in the freezer.
- Sweet Potato Pie — Love this!
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