3 Sweet Potato Baby Food Combinations (Stage 2)

by Katelyn | With Sweet Honey
sweet potato baby food purees with baby spoon

If you’re looking to add some sweet potato to your baby’s diet, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve created 3 flavorful baby food combinations that are simple to make and made with vegetables and fruit for baby in stage 2 of eating.

When my daughter first started eating, it was so exciting but also so nerve racking at the same time. I didn’t know what she could have or what she liked. Turns out, she wasn’t very picky and she enjoyed the different flavors of food right from the start. Her very first food was actually roasted sweet potato puree! Because of this, sweet potatoes have a little special spot in my heart and I knew I wanted to share some of our favorite sweet potato baby food combinations.

sweet potatoes on a marble counter

Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are nutrient dense and contain potassium, vitamin c and antioxidants. They are pretty versatile and can be used in either sweet or savory dishes. The sweetness also makes them favorable for babies who usually prefer the sweetness over other vegetables.

When to introduce sweet potatoes?

Of course, always ask your pediatrician for their advice on which foods are best for your baby and when to introduce them. In our experience, sweet potatoes have been a delicious and healthy food to feed our daughter. She started eating sweet potatoes at around 6 months. Once she got a little older and more used to eating, we started mixing other fruits and vegetables in with the sweet potatoes for more complex combinations.

sweet potatoes, blueberries, carrots, peas, and apples in small bowls

How to Prepare Sweet Potatoes

You can prepare a sweet potato the same way you prepare any potato but I usually choose to roast them in the oven or boil on the stovetop. I go over how to roast a sweet potato in my Easy Stuffed Sweet Potato Tacos recipe but I will also list it below.

Steps on how to roast a sweet potato:

Steps on how to roast sweet potato:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Wash and dry your sweet potatoes. Then pierce the potatoes with a knife or fork.
  3. Place the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes, until they are tender.
  4. Once they are done, let them cool and scoop out the inside potato for the baby food puree recipes.

Steps on how to boil sweet potato:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  2. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 2” chunks.
  3. Add the potatoes and cook until soft, about 12-15 minutes. Drain and puree.

Note: If you need more information on how to steam vegetables or fruit for baby food, I go more in depth in this 6 Homemade Baby Food Combinations post. Check that out if you need more information or want more baby puree recipes.

three sweet potato baby food purees with baby spoon

3 Sweet Potato Baby Food Puree Combos (Stage 2)

Sweet Potato + Apple + Carrot

Puree Ingredients: ¼ cup roasted and peeled sweet potato + 1 steamed and peeled apple + ¼ cup steamed and peeled carrot + A little bit of water if needed, to thin

cooked sweet potato chunks in a bowl
steamed apple slices in a bowl
steamed carrots in a bowl
sweet potato, carrot, and apple baby food puree in a bowl

Sweet Potato + Peas + Carrot

Puree Ingredients: ¼ cup roasted and peeled sweet potato + ¼ cup steamed peas + ¼ cup steamed and peeled carrot + A little bit of water if needed, to thin

cooked sweet potato chunks in a bowl
steamed peas in a bowl
steamed carrots in a bowl
sweet potato, carrot, and pea baby food puree in a bowl

Sweet Potato + Pumpkin + Blueberry

Puree ingredients: ¼ cup roasted and peeled sweet potato + ¼ cup pumpkin puree + ¼ cup steamed or fresh blueberries + A little bit of water if needed, to thin

cooked sweet potato chunks in a bowl
pureed pumpkin in a bowl
fresh blueberries in a bowl
sweet potato, pumpkin, blueberry baby food puree

How to store sweet potato baby food

Each of these recipes makes about 2 servings so there will most likely be leftovers. There are many containers that you can use to store homemade baby food but I use something like these glass containers. Homemade baby food can last up to 3 days in the fridge.

The other great thing about homemade baby food is that you can freeze it for later. I like to make a large batch so I can easily keep some in the fridge and freeze the rest. I use these food safe silicone trays but you could also use ice cube trays or other types of trays to store the purees in the freezer.

baby food puree in a freezer silicone mold
baby food puree in a freezer silicone mold

More Baby Food Recipes:

I hope you enjoyed these sweet potato baby food combinations! Please rate and review below and let me know if your little one enjoyed them. I love hearing from you! Also feel free to follow @withsweethoney on Instagram!

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sweet potato baby food purees with baby spoon

3 Sweet Potato Baby Food Combinations (Stage 2)

Three baby food recipes that include sweet potato and a variety of other fruit and vegetables. They are prepared similarly and easy to make. Perfect for babies in stage 2 or above in eating.
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Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baby food puree, stage 2 baby food, sweet potato baby food
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Katelyn | With Sweet Honey

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

Sweet Potato + Apple + Carrot

  • 1/4 cup roasted and peeled sweet potato
  • 1 steamed and peeled apple
  • 1/4 cup steamed and peeled carrot
  • a little bit of water if needed, to thin

Sweet Potato + Peas + Carrot

  • 1/4 cup roasted and peeled sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup steamed peas
  • 1/4 cup steamed and peeled carrot
  • a little bit of water if needed, to thin

Sweet Potato + Pumpkin + Blueberry

  • 1/4 cup roasted and peeled sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup steamed or fresh blueberries
  • a little bit of water if needed, to thin

Instructions

  • Choose one of the combos from above. Follow the instructions above on how to prepare the sweet potato.
  • Add the ingredients to a high powered blender or food processor. Add a little bit of water if needed to thin to desired consistency.
  • Serve or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. See above on how to store in the freezer.

Notes

If you are going to make all three recipes to batch make and then freeze, it’ll take approximately 1-2 large sweet potato for the three recipes.
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