This easy Sweet Potato Puree recipe is super quick and easy! Use it in baked goods, as baby food, or as an easy side dish. Perfect for both sweet and savory dishes.
Whiz up a quick and easy sweet potato puree!
It's super versatile for both sweet and savory foods.
You can use it in desserts by swirling it into brownies, adding it to cakes or sweeten it with powdered sugar and layer it with crumbled graham crackers and fresh fruit into a parfait.
For breakfast, swirl it into oatmeal along with some cinnamon and nutmeg, or dollop it onto yogurt and top with maple syrup and pecans.
You can also use pureed sweet potato as an alternative to mashed potato for a side dish, or spread a spoonful onto a plate and top with a grilled steak and side of asparagus.
It's also a perfect baby food, like persimmon pulp!
One of the things you’ll need to know as a mom is how to cook with sweet potatoes.
They are one of the first foods babies enjoy because it’s naturally sweet and vibrant and pureeing them is the best way for them to eat sweet potatoes at first.
However, pureed sweet potatoes are versatile and can be used in many different ways.
Eat them plain with garlic, salt, and pepper.
Stir them into baked goods for a naturally sweet taste and orange hue.
You can also use it to top yogurts, oatmeal, or use it to make a hearty smoothie or even ice cream!
So just follow this sweet potato puree recipe, and get creative will all the ways you can use it!
Why Make This Recipe
It’s simple. You only need sweet potatoes and water to make the perfect pureed sweet potato.
It can be sweet or savory. Sweet potato puree can be used in sweet dishes like baked goods, or it can be tossed into pasta and made with savory herbs.
It’s freezable. Any excess you have can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months for later use while still staying fresh.
Babies and kids love it. The bright orange color and naturally sweet flavor make it a staple healthy food for babies and toddlers.
Ingredients & Tools
- Sweet Potatoes - Choose sweet potatoes that are clean and unbruised and are heavy for their size. The larger the sweet potato, the less flavor it will have.
- High speed blender or Hand Mixer - This puree is made best by blending with a food processor or a high speed blender. If you don’t have one, you can also use a handheld potato masher.
Please scroll down to the recipe card below for the full quantities.
Wondering how to make this pureed sweet potato recipe? It's easy!
Roast the sweet potatoes. Poke holes in the sweet potatoes and roast in a 400F/200C oven until fork tender. Once cooled enough to handle slip the skins off and discard.
Puree the sweet potatoes. Add the cooked flesh of the sweet potato to a blender, food processor, or bowl and mix until a thick puree is formed.
Season and store. Season sweet potatoes to your liking if desired, then pour them into jars or Ziploc bags and store them in the fridge or freezer depending on when you’ll use them.
When roasting sweet potatoes, make sure they are all cut roughly the same size to ensure they all cook evenly at the same time.
If using for baby food, start with plain sweet potato puree and work your way up to adding seasonings.
Boil or Steam. There are many different ways you can cook a sweet potato before it’s pureed. If you don’t prefer roasting them, you can also boil or steam them before adding them to a blender. You can also cook them in a pressure cooker or instant pot if you have one.
Add sweet seasonings. Give this puree a touch of sweet warming flavors by adding a pinch of cinnamon and some sweetness with maple syrup, honey, or coconut sugar.
Keep it savory. Pureed sweet potatoes are pair well with savory flavors like fresh herbs and spices.
Mix with other veggies. If using to make baby food, roast your sweet potatoes with cauliflower or white potatoes to add different flavors to the mix along with nutrients.
Storage & Freezing
Storing: Place any leftover cooked and cooled sweet potato puree in an airtight container and refrigerate for 2-3 days for maximum freshness.
Freezing: Add cooked and cooled sweet potato puree to silicone ice cube trays and let them freeze overnight. Once frozen solid, pop them out and add to a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before serving.
Yes, this is highly recommended as the skin can be tough and the texture of the puree will be compromised.
You can. You can either boil them until fork tender or use the microwave to cook them before blending.
Yes! Feel free to change up the variety of sweet potatoes you use.
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Sweet Potato Puree
- Blender or Food Processor
- 2 sweet potatoes (approx 5oz each)
- Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
- Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork and place then onto a baking sheet lined with foil or baking paper.
- Roast the sweet potatoes for 45 minutes or until soft and cooked through.
- Allow the sweet potatoes to cool until you’re able to handle them, then slip off the skins.
- Place the flesh into a bowl and puree with a hand blender (or mash with a masher or whiz in a food processor).
- When roasting sweet potatoes, make sure they are all cut roughly the same size to ensure they all cook evenly at the same time.
- If using for baby food, start with plain sweet potato puree and work your way up to adding seasonings, avoiding any salt.
- Boil or Steam. There are many different ways you can cook a sweet potato before it’s pureed. If you don’t prefer roasting them, you can also boil or steam them before adding them to a blender. You can also cook them in a pressure cooker or instant pot if you have one.
- Add sweet seasonings. Give this puree a touch of sweet warming flavors by adding a pinch of cinnamon and some sweetness with maple syrup, honey, or coconut sugar.
- Keep it savory. Pureed sweet potatoes are pair well with savory flavors like fresh herbs and spices.
- Mix with other veggies. If using to make baby food, roast your sweet potatoes with cauliflower or white potatoes to add different flavors to the mix along with nutrients. /p>
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
I never tried sweet potato puree. But after seeing your recipe, I think I want to try it now! Looks so creamy and super delicious. Thanks, I'll give it a try.
Such an easy and delicious side dish. Making this along side pork tonight and I know my family is going to eat it all up!