Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese Recipe Babyfood

Sweet Potato Mac + Cheese {Recipe}

This Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese recipe is some of the best baby food I’ve ever eaten, I mean tested. Yes, I realize we’re talking about baby food but let’s be honest, anything that involves cheese is yummy. And if your baby happens to be a sweet potato fan then this dish will be magical. Sweet potatoes are a baby favorite and superfood. Beta-carotene is the good stuff found in this orangey, root vegetable which is important for vision, healthy skin and protection from infections. At least that’s what the internet told me 🙂

This is the first time I’ve been successful in making my own baby food. I tried with baby number one and gave up as soon as she rejected carrots. I don’t remember attempting to try with baby number two — which makes me sad. But I’m determined that I can do it with baby number three a.k.a Preemie! (His actual name is Wallace, lol.)

Preemie in High Chair

Sweet Potato Mac + Cheese Baby Food Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cooked sweet potato (instructions on how to bake are below)
  • 1 cup of noodles – any kind will do
  • 1/2  cup of parmesan or cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp of water (I use filtered) or whatever milk your little one drinks

Note: You can adjust the portions of each ingredient based on your babies likes and dislikes. 

Tip: If you’re trying to fatten up your little person – add a teaspoon of unsalted butter before blending. My littlest guy is a preemie so sometimes I do this.  

Directions:

1.Bake or boil sweet potato – whatever you prefer. Poke the sweet potato with a fork a few times. Stick it in the oven to cook for 1 hour at 400 degrees. Let it cool for at least 15 minutes before removing the skin (it’s super easy to remove).

Baked Sweet Potato

2. Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until soft but not mushy! Drain and set aside.

3. Add the sweet potato, pasta, cheese, water or milk and butter (optional) in blender. Blend until you reach the desired consistency. Add 1 tablespoon of water or milk in increments for a thinner consistency. 

Another great thing about this dish is that it’s suitable for freezing. I freeze my little guy’s food in Baby Cubes which are freezable food storage containers.

One box comes with 8 cubes and a tray that the cubes click into. There’s also a little whiteboard insert that you can write the date on. I love it. And if you get multiple sets they can stack on top of each other for easy storage.

Baby Cubes

I sincerely hope your baby loves this Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese recipe as much as mine does. Really. Because I know how discouraging it is when they reject your food. 

My solution to that is – find the one food they love and mix it with everything. 😉

Hungry for more? Check out my other recipes here!

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10 Comments

  • Reply Chanel van Reenen November 19, 2016 at 7:21 am

    This sounds delicious! I wish I would have known about this when I was making purées for my little ones. I emailed this to several friends who have younger babies!!

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland November 19, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing! I hope they enjoy the recipe 🙂

  • Reply Leslie November 18, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Yum! Looks good

  • Reply Emily | emilybogner.com November 18, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    My baby loves sweet potatoes, so I think he’d really enjoy this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland November 19, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      Thank you for reading! I hope your little one likes it 🙂

  • Reply Jessica September 1, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I am totally making this! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  • Reply Melissa September 1, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Yum!!! Must try this!

  • Reply Ashley September 1, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Yummy, I’ll have to try this!

  • Reply Justine Y @ Little Dove August 31, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I used to love making my own baby food, but mine were always really simple. This is like, gourmet! Sounds so good I’d like to try it, lol.

    • Reply Shaleeza Jones August 31, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      baby gourmet – lol love the sound of that. thanks! hope your little one likes it.

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