Homemade Sweet Potato and Broccoli puree for your Baby 

 Originally Written: April 23, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on April 23, 2009 by Hanna Trafford


Broccoli is a great source of nutrition for your baby. It is best steamed or microwaved – boiling will remove about half of the vitamin C content. To make this great staple taste better for your baby, mix it with a sweet tasting vegetable like sweet potatoes, rutabaga, butternut squash or pumpkin. You can also try variations such as sweet potato and peas or sweet potato and spinach.

Sweet Potato and Broccoli puree:

1 medium sweet potato (peeled and chopped)

3/4 cup of broccoli florets

1 tablespoon of unsalted butter

1 to 2 tablespoon of baby’s usual milk

Steam the sweet potato and broccoli until tender (sweet potato will take about 12 minutes, broccoli about 6 minutes) or Place the sweet potato in a saucepan, cover with water and boil for 8-10 minutes. Add steamed or microwaved softened broccoli. Cool slightly, put into a blender, add butter and milk and puree until smooth.

This puree can also be frozen if you want to make some ahead of time.

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Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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