5 Creamy Recipes That Prove Purees Aren't Just for Babies

By F&W Editors Posted April 14, 2016

Purees for days!

You don’t have to lack teeth to love a puree. Creamy, silky and packed with flavors, these grown-up recipes make perfect side dishes for almost any meal.

1. Roasted Carrot and Cumin Puree 

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This sweet, musky puree is a particularly good side dish for lamb and also for roasted chicken.

2. Hot, Buttered Cauliflower Puree 

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John Besh’s decadent cauliflower puree is extra-luscious because it’s made with both cream and butter.

3. Winter Squash and Carrot Puree 

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This recipe is so simple to make but so good to eat.

4. Pommes Puree 

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These sublime buttery, creamy potatoes are better than any mashed potatoes you’ve ever had.

5. Root Beer-Date Puree 

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The sweetness of this compote makes it a natural match for rich meats and oily fish.

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