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How to Make Sweet Potato Baby Food

Skip store bought and learn how to make Sweet Potato Baby Food at home! It's affordable, only 2 ingredients and freezer friendly.

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When Hazel was a baby, I was obsessed with making homemade baby food. I never purchased store bought and she started off with mashed and pureed everything.

Making your own stage 1 baby food at home is budget friendly, simple and so much better than store bought. You can use pretty much any fresh or frozen fruits and veggies. Or mix two together for a different flavor combo.

They freeze well and thaw fast and it's super easy to make large batches. Spend a few hours prepping and you'll have enough baby food frozen for weeks.

The best thing about it? You made it and know what's in it. It doesn't get any better when it comes to baby food.

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Shopping list:

sweet potatoes on a baking pan.

  • sweet potato
  • water

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!

Recipe tips:

  • You can use this same basic recipe for any vegetable. Each one will need different amounts of water, so just start out with a little bit of water and keep adding until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Vegetables will need to be steamed or baked before they’re blended. This just ensures they blend up smoothly. You can boil and use the same water to blend with as well.
  • If you prefer a very thin baby food with zero texture to it, press the end result through a fine mesh strainer or use a baby blender that will blend it more smoothly.
  • To freeze, I normally just put it into quart bags and lay them flat in the freezer. However, to portion it out better, you can use silicone molds or ice cube trays. Freeze it in those first and then transfer to a baggie or airtight container. 
  • If you don’t want to use water, you can also use breast milk, formula, or even homemade salt free broth to thin out the baby food.

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More make at home recipes you may like:

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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family did!

jar of baby food with a baby spoon in it.
Yield 4 servings (appx. 4 ounces each)
Author Sweet Hazel Honey
Prep time
10 Min
Cook time
25 Min
Total time
35 Min

How to Make Sweet Potato Baby Food


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 cup water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash, peel, and chop your sweet potato into 1" pieces.
  3. Cover a baking sheet in parchment paper and place the sweet potato chunks on top. Spread evenly.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until fork tender.
  5. Allow the sweet potato to cool and add it to a food processor with ¼ cup water.
  6. Add a bit of the water at a time until the right consistency is reached, pausing to scrape down the sides, if necessary. You’ll want it to be thinner than mashed potatoes.
  7. Serve immediately or add to jars or ziploc bags. Refrigerate up to 48 hours or freeze for 1-2 months.

Nutrition Facts




0.04 g

Sat. Fat

0.01 g


17.1 g


2.55 g

Net carbs

14.55 g


3.55 g


1.33 g


49.71 mg


0 mg

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