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sweet potato puree with raw sweet potatoes around it

purees 101 - sweet potato

Marni Katz
sweet potato puree is a great food for babies.  simple to make, delicious to eat, perfect for the whole family.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Baby Food, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 15 servings
Calories 47 kcal


  • 3 large sweet potatoes 2.5-3lbs total
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • coarse kosher salt optional


if roasting the sweet potatoes:

  • wash sweet potatoes
  • pat dry with a paper towel and poke a few times with a fork
  • cut up into evenly sized cubes
  • spread on a parchment lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil
  • sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper (optional)
  • roast at 425 degrees for 30-45 minutes (until fork tender)

if steaming the sweet potatoes:

  • wash potatoes well
  • peel the sweet potatoes
  • cut them into large chunks
  • place them in a steamer basket in a pot with about 2 inches of water
  • steam until fork tender (about 20 minutes)

to puree sweet potatoes after cooking with either method:

  • place sweet potatoes in the blender and add a tablespoon of water at a time (I use the vitamix) and puree till smooth
  • refrigerate for up to a week, or freeze in cubes for up to 2 months.


homemade purees can be kept in the fridge up to a week in an airtight container.  I like to keep mine in small mason jars like these.
to freeze the puree, portion into trays like this, and then once frozen, store in a freezer safe air tight container (like a zip top bag) for up to 2 months.


Calories: 47kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 44mgPotassium: 152mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 6413IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword sweet potato puree, swet potato recipe, vitamix
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