Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

Gingered Sweet Potato Puree

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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8 medium sweet potatoes, halved

2 tablespoons butter, plus 4 tablespoons

1 cup chopped onions

1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot

Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place potato halves on baking sheet. Bake potatoes in middle of oven for about 1 hour or until tender when pierced with fork.
  3. Meanwhile, in a saute pan melt butter and saute onions with ginger until onions are translucent. Set aside. Remove potatoes from oven and scoop out flesh into a food processor, pureeing in batches if necessary. Add onions and butter, and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.