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Baby Food Recipes: Sweet Potato Puree

This simple to make, sweet potato baby food recipe is an easy puree that is quick, easy and great for babies 6 months of age or older! It's popular first food for babies, and is packed with vitamins and nutrients!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: American
Servings: 32 tablespoons
Calories: 30kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • pounds organic sweet potato about 2-3 medium sized ones
  • 8 oz water more if you want a thinner puree

Instructions

For Roasting in the Oven

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Cut potatoes lengthwise
  • Place potatoes flesh side down on a sheet tray covered with parchment paper
  • Pour 8oz water onto the sheet tray
  • Roast 60 minutes until tender. The potatoes should be bubbling and caramelized.
  • Allow to cool 10-15 minutes so you can hold the potatoes without a problem.
  • Spoon out the flesh/peel off the skin and put into a blender with 8-10oz water. Puree until smooth.
  • Pour into ice cube trays, allow to cool, wrap/cover, and freeze.

For Microwaving

  • Wrap potatoes in saran wrap and poke a few holes in the potato with a fork
  • Microwave on baked potato setting
  • Allow to cool
  • Spoon out the flesh/peel off the skin and put into a blender with 8-10oz water. Puree until smooth.
  • Pour into ice cube trays, allow to cool, wrap/cover, and freeze.

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Notes

Expert Tips for Making Sweet Potato Baby Food
  • Use baby food freezer containers so that you can make one batch that will last you and your baby for several months! Make sure you are using airtight containers to avoid freezer burn.
  • Have the best tools readily available. You don't need fancy baby food makers. A standard blender will work just fine! Some other helpful tools include a sieve, or a strainer.
  • Make sure that you've thoroughly cooked the potatoes. You want them to be very soft so that they puree soft and easily!
  • Add water to thin the puree further.
  • This sweet potato puree recipe requires you to roast the potatoes which brings out their natural sweetness. But if you're short on time, you can also microwave the sweet potatoes to cook them before pureeing them, or even steam them using a steamer basket and a large pot! To turn this into a make-ahead recipe, use a slow cooker and add the potatoes + water, cook on high, set and forget!
  • This recipe makes 32 ounces of food. 1 serving = 1 ounce of food = 1 tablespoon of food. Note: If you are freezing this recipe, 1 ice cube also equals 1 ounce of food. 

Nutrition

Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g