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Carrot Sweet Potato Base Blend

This blend takes a bit more time than some of the others, but I have to tell you— it’s my favorite child! It works in almost anything thanks to its creamy, deliciously sweet flavor profile. You can use it as a base for pasta sauce to take down the acidity, and it replaces cheese or butter in sweet and savory recipes.
Course Blend
Servings 4 .5 cups
Author Chef Missy Chase Lapine


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes or yams peeled and roughly chopped
  • 6 medium to large carrots peeled and roughly chopped
  • Filtered water


  1. Place a steamer basket into a large pot, pour in a few inches of tap water (make sure the water is below the bottom of the basket), and set it over high heat. Add the sweet potatoesand carrots and steam, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes, until fork-tender.
  2. Puree the veggies with 2 to 3 tablespoons of filtered water until smooth, adding more water as necessary.
  3. SNEAKY BLENDS by Missy Chase Lapine. Copyright © 2016 by Missy Chase Lapine.