Cooked sweet potatoes can last in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. To make them last longer — store sweet potatoes in an airtight plastic bag or container.
Can cooked sweet potatoes go bad?
Once they’ve been cooked, however, they should go in a shallow airtight container or zip-top bag in the fridge. They’ll stay good there for about five days. You should not leave cooked sweet potatoes at room temperature for more than two hours, as this can promote bacteria growth and cause food poisoning.
Can you get food poisoning from cooked sweet potatoes?
No. There is nothing worse than an undercooked sweet potato. Well, it may indeed make you not feeling well or even cause a light food poisoning if you’re very sensitive to bad food but no nasty aftermath is possible unless you consume a whole plate of badly rotten veggies which is hardly possible!
Does cooked sweet potato need to be refrigerated?
Cooked sweet potatoes generally keep for a few hours at room temperature, and three to five days in an airtight container and refrigerated.
Is it safe to eat a sweet potato left out overnight?
Properly stored, cooked sweet potatoes will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator. Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; cooked sweet potatoes should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.