Sweet Potato and Tomato Sauce


Sweet potatoes make an excellent addition to tomato sauce — they are sweet and creamy and balance acidic tomatoes perfectly.

Spaghetti with Sweet Potato and Tomato Sauce
Photo: © Chris Court
Total Time:
30 mins
3 cups


  • 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


  1. 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 Ahead

The sauce can be refrigerated for 1 week or frozen for 1 month.

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