Sweet Potato Puree (Baby Food)

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Sweet Potato Puree (Baby Food)
Budget-friendly recipe
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Sweet potatoes are much sweeter tasting and higher in nutrients than white potatoes. Almost all babies love sweet potatoes!

What You'll Need

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Oven or Microwave
  • Food processor or blender
  • Baking Sheet or Microwave-Safe Dish

Directions

  1. Oven Method: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Prick potatoes with a small knife, and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until tender, and skin is wrinkled. Potatoes should pierce easily with a toothpick. Set potatoes aside to cool before handling.
  2. Using your fingers, peel potato skin from flesh. Mash with a fork for thicker potatoes, or puree in a food processor with a steel blade until mashed. For a smoother and less sticky texture, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water, formula, or milk at a time. Add liquid and process until you’ve reached desired consistency.
  3. Microwave Method: Prick potatoes with a knife and place potatoes in a microwave-safe dish. Add ¼ cup water and cover tightly, allowing a corner to vent. Microwave on High for 3 minutes and turn potatoes over. Re-cover and cook for 3-6 minutes, or until tender. Check for doneness, cool, and proceed with directions above.

Nutrition Info and more

Serving size:
½
cup
Total calories:
90
Total fat:
<1 g
Saturated fat:
<1 g
Carbohydrates:
20 g
Protein:
2 g
Fiber:
3 g
Sodium:
30 mg
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