© Chris Court
Sweet Potato and Tomato Sauce
- TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
- SERVINGS: Makes 3 cups
Sweet potatoes make an excellent addition to tomato sauce—they are sweet and creamy and balance acidic tomatoes perfectly.
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- 1 large sweet potato (1 pound), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 large tomato (8 ounces), chopped
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- In a large saucepan, cover the potato with enough water to cover by 2 inches. Boil until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer the potato to a blender. Add the tomato, water, cream and olive oil and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.
Make AheadThe sauce can be refrigerated for 1 week or frozen for 1 month.