Sweet Potato Purée

Sweet Potato Purée

Simple and versatile, this puree pairs well everything from cooked grains to shredded chicken. It doesn’t hurt that sweet potatoes are rich in essential nutrients like beta carotene (great for eye and skin health). This recipe works great with yams, sweet potatoes, or even purple sweet potatoes for an especially colorful meal.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

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Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

15 mins

Free Time

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  • 1 (340g) medium sweet potato, peeled and diced in medium chunks 
  • ¼ cup (60ml) water, chicken stock, or vegetable stock 
  • salt, to taste 
  • 1 tablespoon breast milk or formula (optional)


  1. Place all the ingredients except the milk into the Anyday dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 15 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are very soft when pierced with a fork.
  3. Using an immersion blender or blender, puree until mixture is as smooth or chunky as you like. If using breast milk or formula, add it during the blending process. Season to taste.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add some butter for more flavor and texture. 
  • Feed just as a puree on its own, or mix it with some cooked rice or other grains if you’re starting on chunky foods. 
  • Also great served with chunks of fish, chicken, or turkey.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.