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A bowl of sweet potato puree. A spoon is laying facedown next to the bowl.
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Sweet Potato Puree

Sweet potato puree is so easy to make. Just bake your sweet potatoes, peel and blend until smooth! It's a great first food for babies, but can also be used in baking recipes, mixed into oatmeal, added to smoothies or served as a side dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Baby Food, Sauces/Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato puree
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 75kcal


  • 2 sweet potatoes


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash sweet potatoes and poke holes with a fork (about 4 for each potato). Place potatoes on a baking sheet and place in the center of the oven.
    Two sweet potatoes on a small baking dish with small holes poked throughout. A fork is laying next to the pan.
  • Bake for about 60 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are a bit wrinkly and fork tender.
    Two freshly baked sweet potatoes on a pan.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Once cool enough to handle, use your hands to peel the skin away from the flesh. Discard the skin (or snack on it).
    Two baked sweet potatoes with the skins removed.
  • Add potato flesh to your food processor and blend until smooth.
    Freshly pureed sweet potatoes in a food processor.
  • Use in recipes that call for sweet potato puree, serve as baby food or add seasonings to make a delicious side dish.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g