This Sweet Potato with Curry Baby Food Puree is a fun and exciting first puree for baby! Creamy, smooth and filled with a ton of essential nutrients for growing baby. Great baby food for 4+ months (stage 1 baby food).
Sweet Potato Baby Food Puree
This deliciously creamy baby food puree will take your little one on a fun culinary adventure✈️, without ever leaving their highchair!
Sweet potatoes are one of my all-time favorite vegetables to puree for baby! Not only do I find that most baby’s love their naturally sweet taste and creamy texture, but sweet potatoes are loaded with essential nutrients for a growing baby.
It’s a winning combo in my book🏆!
In this recipe, we are going to roast the sweet potatoes to bring out their natural caramely-earthy goodness before we add in a pinch of mild curry powder and blend to a super light and creamy consistency.
Don’t be afraid to eat this delicious puree right alongside baby 👩👧- it’s that good!
Reasons to Love sweet potato puree
- creamy and smooth
- great for 4+ months
- stage one baby food
- healthy – full of essential nutrients for baby
- easy to make – 5 minutes of hands-on time
- baby loves the sweet and earthy taste
Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
- A good source of fiber and can prevent and resolve constipation.
- They contain a lot of beta-carotene which converts into vitamin A.
- Contains vitamin C and E to help strengthen immunity.
- A good source of calcium to help strengthen bones.
- Sweet Potatoes: are at the top of the list when it comes to first foods to introduce to your baby. The nutritional value of sweet potatoes is outstanding! And the sweet taste of the sweet potato makes it super easy to introduce to your baby from their very first bite. Sweet potatoes are high in beta carotene as well as the ultra-important electrolyte mineral potassium! Sweet potatoes also contain good levels of Vitamin E, calcium and folate. Due to their high fiber content, sweet potatoes help support a healthy digestive tract and promote regular bowel movements for your baby. This recipe calls for 2 sweet potatoes, but you can easily use more or less depending on how much you want to make.
- Mild Curry Powder: we are kicking up the flavor profile with a fun mild curry powder to bring out the sweet potatoes earthiness. This is the curry powder I use in all of my baby food purees. You can skip the curry powder if you prefer.
how to make sweet potato puree
- Wash the sweet potatoes while ignoring the fact that you probably need a manicure.
- Dry and prick sweet potatoes before popping them onto a baking sheet and into the oven to bake for 50-60 minutes or until tender when pricked with a fork.
- Let cool.
- Peel away the sweet potato skin and discard.
- Place the sweet potato and curry into a blender or food processor and add liquid of your choice.
- Puree for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth.
- Serve or freeze for a later meal.
Other Cooking Methods
While I love the deep flavor of roasted sweet potatoes, there are several different ways you can cook sweet potatoes for baby food.
Peel and roughly chop 2 sweet potatoes before placing them into a steamer basket over 2 inches of boiling water for 10-15, or tender when pricked with a fork. Puree in a blender as directed below.
Place 2 peeled and roughly chopped sweet potatoes into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook for 15 minutes or when tender with pricked with a fork. Puree in a blender as directed below.
In this recipe, we are adding in a pinch of mild curry powder, but feel free to use the following spices instead of the curry – cumin, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, garlic, thyme, mint, basil or fresh ginger (see quantity recommendations in the recipe card).
Tip on Spices: I always added in spices to my baby food purees, but you can add or leave out spices in all of your baby food. You do you! Either way, this puree will taste amazing.
How to Store Sweet Potato Baby Food
You can store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
This puree can be frozen for up to 4 months.
- Spoon puree into a freezer storage container (this and this are my favorite freezer storage containers) – do not overfill.
- Place the lid on the storage container or cover with a piece of saran wrap and label with date and recipe name.
- Place the tray into the freezer and let freeze completely – preferably overnight.
- Pop-out the baby food cubes and place in a zip-lock baggie or stasher bag – don’t forget to re-label the baggie or stager bag for future reference.
Great Sweet Potato Combination Purees
While Sweet Potato Puree is great by itself, it’s also super easy to mix and match with other nutrient-dense baby food purees. Give these fun flavor combos a try!
- Beets (golden or red)
- White Beans
- Soften Tofu
- Canned Coconut Milk
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The Best Sweet Potato Baby Food
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1/4 tsp mild curry powder (optional)
- 1/4 cup water, breast milk, formual or sodium-free chicken stock
- Heat oven to 400°. Line baking sheet with tin foil, parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Wash and dry the sweet potatoes. Prick with a fork in several places and then place the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour or until a fork can easily prick the sweet potato. Let sit until cool to touch.
- Make a cut into the skin of the potato lengthwise and peel away the skin of the potato. Scoop out the sweet potato meat and place into a blender or food processor, adding in the mild curry powder and water.
- Puree on high for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, adding in additional liquid in 1/4 cup increments if needed. I had to add in 1 cup of water to the puree pictured.
- Serve or freeze for a later meal.