Sweet Potato Cheese Mochi

  • Author: Lisa Kitahara
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


Japanese sweet potatoes stuffed with melty cheese! Quick, easy and healthy– perfect as a snack or as side dish.



  • 1 medium Japanese sweet potato, cooked (net weight cooked without skin 270g)
  • 23 tbsp potato starch (20-30g)
  • 34 tbsp non-dairy milk (45-60ml)
  • vegan cheese, as needed
  • 23 tsp vegan butter (10-15g)
  • pinch of salt


  1. Mash the sweet potato until mostly smooth. Add lesser amount of potato starch and non-dairy milk. Depending on how dry the sweet potato is, you may need more potato starch or non-dairy milk. The consistency should be not too sticky nor dry where you can roll them into balls.
  2. Divide the mixture into 5-6 equal portions. Flatten in your hands and then place some cheese in the middle, and then wrap it closed.
  3. Heat a pan over medium high heat. Add vegan butter and then place the potato mochis on the pan. Cook until golden brown and then flip (about 3 minutes). Cook until golden brown again (about 2 minutes).
  4. Drizzle with a little maple syrup. Serve and enjoy!


  • Category: snacks
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: vegan gluten free, japanese


  • Serving Size: 1 serving

Keywords: sweet potato mochi, imo mochi, japanese sweet potato