Roasted Sweet Potato Recipe

Roasted Sweet Potato Recipe
Staff Writer

Photo Modified: Flickr/Steven Depolo

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato
  • Breast milk or formula

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Poke the sweet potato with the tines of a fork. Wrap it in parchment paper and then a piece of tin foil. Roast until very soft and the juices are caramelized. About an hour depending on the size of the potato. Remove from the oven and cool.

Remove the skin of the potato, cut up into chunks and place in a Cuisinart or food mill. Purée. Fill individual baby food containers with carrots and freeze until needed.

To serve remove a container from the freezer and defrost in the fridge. Before serving, mix with breast milk or formula until it’s quite soupy. As the baby enjoys sweet potato more and more, reduce the amount of breast milk gradually until it’s no longer necessary.

Sweet Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Sweet Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.