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Sweet potato puree in a measuring cup.

How to Make Sweet Potato Puree

  • Author: Laurel Perry
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: about 1 1/2 cups puree 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Steamer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Sweet potato puree can be made in 15 minutes! Serve it as a side dish, use it in baking, swirl it into oats, add it to smoothies and more.


  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-2 inch cubes.


Peel your sweet potatoes and cut them into 1-2 inch cubes. Try to keep the size uniform so they cook evenly.

Add a steamer basked to a pot filled with 2 inches of water. Add in the sweet potato, cover and bring the pot up to a simmer. Once the steam is visible, cook for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.

With a spoon, transfer the potatoes to a food processor fitted with the S blade. Process until the potatoes are completely broken down and a smooth puree forms, scraping down the sides as needed.


Other cooking methods:

Oven: Prick unpeeled sweet potatoes with a fork 4-5 times. Wrap in foil and bake at 400 degrees for 60-90 minutes until very soft. Set aside to cool before peeling. The potatoes should peel easily by hand. Puree until smooth.

Boiling: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in cubed and peeled sweet potato and boil until tender, about 15-25 minutes. Time will vary depending on the size of your potatoes. Drain well before pureeing.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 55
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 41mg
  • Fat: 0mg
  • Saturated Fat: 0mg
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: easy, 15 minute, sweet potato, yam, freezer, paleo, gluten free, vegan, healthy