These Sweet Potato Wedges are a simple and easy recipe for baby-led weaning, finger foods for baby or as a great side for toddlers. Quick and easy to make – babies, toddlers and adults will love this recipe!

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Sweet Potato for Baby-Led Weaning

If you are looking for more foods for baby to explore during weaning, these sweet potato wedges will be a HUGE hit 👊!

Super quick and easy to make with just 3 simple ingredients – sweet potato, olive oil and a pinch of paprika. You can even prep and make these wedges ahead of time!

These sweet potato wedges seasoned with a pinch of spice to make them crave-worthy and roasted until they are super soft with just a bit of crunch, which makes them perfect for babies with no (or few) teeth.

Even better, these wedges are a recipe that can be enjoyed by Mom and Dad too😋, so no need to be making separate meals!

Reasons to Love These Sweet Potato Wedges

  • can be served as a finger food for baby-led weaning
  • pair with a fun dip for an easy baby or toddler meal
  • great for 6 months and up
  • full of lots of essential vitamins and minerals for growing baby
  • high in fiber
  • 3 simple ingredients
  • sheet pan recipe
  • just 5 minutes prep
  • plant-based
  • dairy-free and gluten-free
  • great for Mom and Dad too!
Ingredients for sweet potato wedges on a cutting board for baby and toddler.

Benefits of Sweet Potatoes for Babies

Sweet potatoes are at the top of the list when it comes to first foods to introduce to your baby. You can read more about why I consider them one of the top 10 foods to first introduce to baby here!

  • 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.

How to cook sweet potato for baby

  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, then into 4 wedges lengthwise, for a total of 8 wedges. Depending on how big your sweet potato is, you may need to cut the wedges in half.
  • Place wedges into a mixing bowl, and drizzle in oil and sprinkle with paprika. Toss with your hands until all of the sweet potatoes are covered.
  • Place the wedges on a baking sheet. I do not line my baking sheet as I find that the metal will give the wedges a better crisp to the outside. Bake for 12 minutes, flip the wedges and then bake for another 12-15 minutes or until they are tender and golden brown.
  • Let cool and serve.

How to store

You can store these wedges in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days making these sweet potato wedges perfect for make ahead baby weaning foods.

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These Sweet Potato Wedges are a simple and easy recipe for baby-led weaning, finger foods for baby or as a great side for toddlers. Quick and easy to make, babies, toddlers and adults will love this recipe!

Ingredients 

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika (see notes for other spice options)

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, then into 4 wedges lengthwise. Depending on how big your sweet potato is, you may need to cut the wedges in half.
    Cutting board with cut sweet potato wedges.
  • Place wedges into a mixing bowl, and drizzle in oil and sprinkle with paprika. Toss with your hands until all of the sweet potatoes are covered.
    Bowl full of sweet potato wedges for baby.
  • Place the wedges on a baking sheet. I do not line my baking sheet as I find that the metal will give the wedges a better crisp to the outside. Bake for 12 minutes, flip the wedges and then bake for another 12-15 minutes or until they are tender and golden brown.
    Sweet potato on a baking sheet, roasted in the oven.
  • Let cool and serve.
    plate full of sweet potatoes for baby-led weaning.

Notes

Age: 6 months and up
Yield: 10 servings of 2-3 wedges
Serve with: I served these sweet potato wedges with a side of mashed avocado. 
Storage: you can store these wedges in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Note on Spices: I used paprika in this recipe, but you can also add a pinch of cinnamon, garlic, nutmeg, cloves, mild chili powder or another spice you prefer instead. 
 

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