How To Reheat Sweet Potato

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Sweet potatoes are a fantastic ingredient to make any meal filling and delicious. Making too much sweet potato for your main meal can actually be a fantastic meal prep method. Even though sweet potatoes are very easy to cook, knowing how to reheat sweet potatoes can be tricky. 

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In this article we will explore how to reheat sweet potato in every form to make sure it is as delicious as it is when it is freshly cooked.

sweet potato in bucket

Can You Rewarm Sweet Potatoes?

The answer is yes! You can rewarm sweet potatoes the day after they are cooked.

You can use an oven, microwave and an air fryer to reheat your sweet potatoes.

It is best to store your leftover sweet potatoes in the fridge before you reheat them. When you store your leftover sweet potatoes in the fridge it can stop the sweet potatoes from going mushy and turning brown. 

How Do You Reheat Leftover Sweet Potatoes?

When you reheat your leftover sweet potatoes, make sure that the sweet potatoes get up to a safe temperature to consume. It is best to use a kitchen probe to check the temperature. When reheating the sweet potatoes make sure that they reach 74 degrees Celsius.

If you do not store and reheat your sweet potatoes properly then they could potentially make you unwell, therefore it is best to make sure the sweet potatoes reach the correct temperature.

How Do You Reheat Roasted Sweet Potatoes?

Reheating roasted sweet potatoes in an oven is the most popular method. This is also the best way to keep the texture of the sweet potatoes as close as to when it was freshly roasted.

The best way to reheat roasted sweet potatoes in the oven is to preheat it to a high heat such as 350 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature you can reheat the roasted sweet potatoes in the oven for 15 minutes or until they are piping hot. It is important to check that the temperature of the roasted sweet potatoes has reached a safe temperature. 

Sweet potato baked with herbs

Is It Safe To Reheat Baked Potatoes?

It is very safe to reheat baked sweet potatoes. You can reheat baked sweet potatoes in many ways including an oven, a stove, a microwave and an air fryer.

A stovetop is one of the most accessible ways to reheat a baked sweet potato.

Here is a step by step simple method explaining how to reheat a baked sweet potato on a stovetop:

  • Step 1: Choose a large skillet or frying pan and add either olive or vegetable oil.
  • Step 2: Heat the large skillet or frying pan to a low heat.
  • Step 3: Cut the leftover baked sweet potato in half. 
  • Step 4: Add the two leftover baked sweet potato halves to the large skillet or frying pan and cover with a lid. 
  • Step 5: Heat the two leftover baked sweet potato halves in the large skillet or frying pan for 5 minutes. 
  • Step 6: After the 5 minutes have passed, flip the two leftover baked sweet potato halves over.
  • Step 7: Cook the two flipped leftover baked sweet potato halves for another two minutes 
  • Step 8: Check to see if the two leftover baked sweet potato halves are piping hot and then serve.

A microwave oven is the quickest method to reheat a baked sweet potato but can cause the texture to go soggy. You can use a microwave oven for convenience and it will not change the taste of the reheated baked sweet potato.

Here is a step by step simple method explaining how to reheat a baked sweet potato using a microwave oven:

  • Step 1: Cut the leftover baked sweet potato in half. 
  • Step 2: Cover each leftover baked sweet potato in half in wet paper towels. 
  • Step 3: Place the leftover baked sweet potato in halves on a microwave safe plate. 
  • Step 4: Reheat the leftover baked sweet potato in halves for 3 minutes. 
  • Step 5: Check to see if the two leftover baked sweet potato halves are piping hot and then serve.

An oven would be the method we are most likely to recommend as it is one of the best ways to reheat a baked sweet potato and keep the texture from going soggy. You can use an oven to crisp up the baked sweet potato when you reheat it. 

Here is a step by step simple method explaining how to reheat a baked sweet potato using an oven:

  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Step 2: Allow the sweet potato to reach room temperature if you have stored it in a fridge before you place it in the oven. If you skip this step your sweet potato may dry out when reheated in the oven. 
  • Step 3: Place the baked sweet potato on an oven tray. 
  • Step 4: Bake for 15 minutes. 
  • Step 5: Check to see if the two leftover baked sweet potato halves are piping hot and then serve.

Can You Reheat A Baked Sweet Potato In The Air Fryer?

Do baked sweet potatoes reheat well? The quick answer is yes.

If you use an air fryer to reheat a baked sweet potato they can reheat well, with the same texture and taste. 

Here is a step by step simple method explaining how to reheat a baked sweet potato in an air fryer:

  • Step 1: Preheat the air fryer to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2: Cut the baked sweet potato in half 
  • Step 3: Place the two halves of the baked sweet potato in the air fryer basket 
  • Step 4: Make sure that the two baked sweet potato halves do not touch each other 
  • Step 5: Allow the two baked sweet potato halves to cook for 15 minutes 
  • Step 6: Check the two baked sweet potato halves are piping hot 
  • Step 7: Allow the two baked sweet potato halves to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Can I Reheat Sweet Potato Fries?

Can you reheat cooked sweet potato fries? Yes! Can you reheat cooked sweet potato fries? Also yes! And there are some simple methods which will allow you to reheat all your cooked sweet potato fries quickly and safely.

Using an oven to reheat your cooked sweet potato fries is the best option as you can reheat all your cooked sweet potato fries at once. Reheating cooked sweet potato fries in the oven will also crisp the outside of your cooked sweet potato fries but still allow the insides of your cooked sweet potato fries to remain fluffy.

Can you reheat sweet potato wedges? Yes, reheating your cooked sweet potato wedges is very similar to reheating your cooked sweet potato fries. To reheat your cooked sweet potato wedges we would recommend that you sauté them rather than reheat them in the oven.

How do you reheat sweet potato wedges? Here is a step by step simple method explaining how to reheat sweet potato wedges:

  • Step 1: Add an oil of your choice to a large frying pan or wok. 
  • Step 2: Heat the large frying pan or wok up to a medium heat. 
  • Step 3: Add the cooked sweet potato wedges to the large frying pan or wok and turn up the heat. 
  • Step 4: Sauté the cooked sweet potato wedges until they are piping hot. 
  • Step 5: Check to see if the two leftover baked sweet potato halves are piping hot and then serve.
sliced carrots on stainless steel tray

How To Reheat Sweet Potato Fries In Microwave

Choosing to reheat your leftover sweet potato fries in the microwave can be the quiet method of reheating. Many choose not to use the microwave when reheating their  leftover sweet potato fries as using a microwave will not protect or add to the quality of the sweet potato fries. When you reheat your sweet potato fries in the  microwave it can result in the sweet potato fries turning soggy and unpleasant to eat. 

If you prefer a quicker solution to reheating your sweet potato fries, you can try our tips to make sure your leftover sweet potato fries stay delicious even when reheating in a microwave oven. 

Here is a step by step simple method explaining how to reheat sweet potatoes fries in a microwave oven:

  • Step 1: Make sure to choose a microwave safe plate or tray when microwaving your leftover sweet potato fries.
  • Step 2: Spread your leftover sweet potato fries onto the  microwave safe plate or tray, making sure that the sweet potato fries do not touch each other. 
  • Step 3: Microwave the sweet potato fries for 45 seconds on a high heat. 
  • Step 4: Check to see if the sweet potato fries are piping hot. 
  • Step 5: Allow the sweet potato fries to cool for 2 minutes and then serve. 

Using a microwave will not affect the taste of the sweet potato fries but could potentially change the texture. To avoid this make sure that you stick to the method above.

How To Reheat Sweet Potato Fries In Oven

Using an oven to reheat your sweet potatoes is the best way for reheating baked sweet potatoes fries. Reheating your sweet potato in the oven may take longer than using a microwave oven or an air fryer but it will produce the best results. Using an oven to reheat your sweet potatoes will allow the leftover sweet potatoes to be slightly crispy on the outside but soft on the inside.

Here is a step by step simple method explaining how to reheat sweet potatoes fries in an oven:

  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  • Step 2: Spray the leftover sweet potato fries with an oil of your choice.
  • Step 3: Spread the leftover sweet potato fries on to a baking tray, making sure to spread the fries so that they are not touching each other. This will prevent the sweet potato fries from sticking to each other.
  • Step 4: Heat the sweet potato fries in the oven for 8 minutes. Check to see if they are piping hot. If the sweet potato fries are not piping hot leave them in for a few minutes longer. 
  • Step 5: Add seasoning such as black pepper and salt to the fires once you remove the sweet potato fries from the oven.
  • Step 6: Allow the sweet potato fries to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

If you are wanting to reheat your frozen sweet potato fries in the oven, allow them to have 15 minutes baking time. Always add oil to the frozen sweet potato fries when baking in the oven to make sure that the sweet potato fries become crispy.

burger with sweet potato fries

How To Reheat Sweet Potato Fries In An Air Fryer

Using an air fryer to reheat sweet potato fries is a very good option, as the air fryer does not make the fries go soggy or overcook them. The air fryer will reheat the sweet potato fries quicker than an oven would and will also add extra crunchy texture to your leftover sweet potatoes fries.

Here is a step by step simple method explaining how to reheat sweet potatoes fries in an air fryer:

  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Step 2: Make sure that when you place the leftover sweet potato fries to the air fryer basket, that they are not touching each other and they are spread apart. Spreading the sweet potato fries in the air fryer basket will stop the fires from sticking together. 
  • Step 3: Spray the leftover sweet potato fries with an oil of your choice. 
  • Step 4: Heat the leftover sweet potato fries in the air fryer for 3 minutes. Make sure to shake the fries when you remove them from the air fryer. 

If you are reheating your sweet potato fries from frozen then you should give them 10 minutes in the air fryer rather than 3 minutes.

Can You Reheat Sweet Potato Mash

Reheating Mashed Sweet Potatoes is easy! You can use several methods to reheat mashed sweet potatoes. These methods are reheating either by using an oven, stove or slow cooker.

We would recommend reheating your leftover sweet potato mash in the oven. An oven may take slightly longer than a stove but it will add a slight crunch to the puter of the mash.

Here is a simple step by step method on how to reheat your leftover sweet poster mash using an oven:

  • Step 1: Move the leftover sweet potato mash into a oven safe dish.
  • Step 2: Make sure that the layer of sweet potato mash is even in the oven safe dish. This will allow the sweet potato mash to heat up to the same temperature consistently, making it safe to consume.
  • Step 3: Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. 
  • Step 4: Add a spoonful of butter to the sweet potatoes mash to add moisture and extra flavor when baking. 
  • Step 5: Add foil as a lid to the oven safe dish and then place the sweet potato mash into the oven. 
  • Step 6: Heat the sweet potato mash for 25 minutes. 
  • Step 7: Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then serve

Can You Reheat Sweet Potato Twice

You should not reheat your leftover sweet potatoes twices especially if the sweet potatoes have been left at room temperature for too long. If the leftover sweet potatoes you are wanting to reheat have been left at room temperature for a long period of time, bacteria can start to form. This bacteria that will start to form on the sweet potato can cause food poisoning if consumed. Reheating the sweet potato does not always kill the dangerous bacteria, even if the dish is very hot.

Sweet Potatoes Are Easy to Reheat

Sweet potatoes are an easy ingredient to reheat. No matter how the sweet potatoes were cooked in the first place, whether that is baked, boiled or made into fires, you can reheat them. Reheating leftover sweet potatoes in a microwave is the quickest method but can result in soggy sweet potatoes. If you do not mind waiting a little longer for your leftover sweet potatoes to reheat, try reheating using our air fryer or oven method.

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