This sweet potato puree recipe is easy to make with only 2 basic ingredients, and yet the results are undeniably delicious. Whether you're looking to eat this puree as an amazing side, use it in baking, or as baby food, this is hands down the easiest sweet potato puree recipe you'll find!
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The Best Sweet Potato Puree
If you don't want to go through the hassle of making sweet potato mashed potatoes, this sweet potato puree is everything you need!
Honestly, I think it's even better than sweet potato mash. The smooth and creamy texture of this puree is just so good, and the potatoes have a buttery flavor that makes them kind of melt in your mouth.
Plus, this sweet potato puree is one of the most versatile recipes you can make. Seriously, there are an endless number of reasons you might want to have it on hand!
But it also is a terrific side dish for Thanksgiving too. In fact, it always makes it to our table on turkey day, along with this Pioneer woman stuffing and these crack green beans. It's a family favorite in the Cunningham household, and the holidays just wouldn't be the same without it.
Ingredients You'll Need
- Sweet potatoes- two large ones.
- Butter or extra virgin olive oil- optional for a silky smooth consistency.
How To Make Sweet Potato Puree
Step 1: Prep The Potatoes
Begin by peeling both of the sweet potatoes. I like to use a peeler to make it easier, but a paring knife will work well, too, if that's all you have.
Next, once the sweet potatoes are peeled, put them on a cutting board and cut the sweet potatoes into about 1-inch cubes.
Step 2: Cook The Potatoes
Now, fill a large pot with 2-inches of water and bring it to a simmer over low heat. Once the water is simmering, put the prepared sweet potatoes in a steamer basket or any wired basket and place it in the pot. Then, cover the pot with a lid and steam the potatoes for about 15 minutes or until they're fork tender.
Step 3: Blend The Cooked Potatoes
Next, after the sweet potatoes are cooked, place them in a food processor with an S-blade - or any high-powered blender.
Now, if you're using butter, olive oil, or any add-ins, you can put them in the food processor or blender at this point as well. Then, blend everything together until the potatoes turn into a smooth potato puree. Finally, serve the puree however you want and enjoy!
Variations To Try
This recipe is super versatile, and you can elevate the flavor of the puree in a variety of different ways! Here are a few of my favorite variations:
- Stir in two tablespoons of brown sugar as you're blending the puree.
- Drizzle the finished puree with maple syrup before serving.
- Sprinkle some chopped pecans on top of the puree.
- Add a dash of salt and pepper.
- Add a sprinkle of cinnamon.
How To Use Sweet Potato Puree
- Stir it into your oatmeal or overnight oats with a dash of cinnamon and sugar. Trust me, it's amazing!
- Add it to smoothies or smoothie bowls.
- Stir it into soups or sauces for a thicker, creamier consistency.
- Mix it with this spicy hummus, and use some veggies or chips for dipping.
- Use it for baked goods like my sweet potato muffins or savory recipes like my sweet potato patties.
- Use it as a sweet potato puree for babies and blend it with fruits or veggies.
How To Store Sweet Potato Puree
This recipe for sweet potato puree makes about four servings, and the leftovers are excellent the following dayss. You can store the leftover puree in an airtight container in the fridge, and it will stay good for up to 5 days.
Alternatively, if you want to keep the puree for longer, you can freeze it in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Then, whenever you want to enjoy it, just let it thaw in the fridge overnight.
Now, if you stored the puree, you'll most likely want to reheat it before eating. To reheat the leftover puree, simply put it in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 10-20 second increments, stirring between each one until it reaches your desired temperature.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is sweet potato puree made of?
Sweet potato puree is really only made with cooked sweet potatoes and, most commonly, butter. But, it can also be made with olive oil, buttermilk, milk, maple butter, and salt and pepper for taste.
How does Gordon Ramsay make sweet potato puree?
Gordon Ramsay makes his sweet potato puree with a variety of ingredients to highlight the savory flavors. He combines boiled sweet potatoes with sautéed garlic, butter, milk, sour cream, salt, and freshly cracked pepper.
More Sweet Potato Recipes
- Sweet potato cobbler
- Sweet potato cookies
- Sweet potato hash browns
- Sweet potato cornbread
- Sweet potato casserole
- Sweet potato pecan pie
- Old fashioned sweet potato pie
- Candied yams
- 2 sweet potatoes
- About 1 tbsp. butter or extra virgin olive oil (optional)
- Peel the sweet potatoes.
- On a cutting board, cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes.
- Fill a saucepot with 2-inches of water. Bring the water to a simmer over low heat.
- Place the cubed sweet potatoes into a steaming basket.
- Steam the sweet potatoes covered with a lid for 15 minutes or until they are fork-tender.
- Place the sweet potatoes in a food processor with S-blades or a high-power blender.
- Add the olive oil or butter if you are using it, and blend until you have a smooth potato puree.
- Serve or use as desired.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g