Hearty Minestrone Puree for Baby
Minestrone soup is a hearty, healthy vegetable and tomato-based soup that is perfect for the whole family. While there are certain ingredients that should be included, you can also add any leftover vegetables to this recipe. It’s a great way to get your baby to eat more than one vegetable in a serving, but only for babies that are at least 6 months.
Minestrone Puree for Baby
Homemade Baby Puree
4 - 6
1 onion, finely chopped
1 red pepper, finely chopped
1 courgette, grated
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 tomato, peeled, deseeded and chopped
2 cups homemade vegetable stock (see recipe)
1 teaspoon of tomato puree
50g any shaped small pasta, eg; Conchigliette (baby shells), Corallini (short pasta tubes) or small Macaroni.
Small pinch of black pepper (optional)
Prepare all the vegetables: wash, trim, peel and cut or grate them into small pieces;
Use the steaming function on your steamer blender, steam the onion and the carrot for approximately 10 minutes;
Add the other vegetables and steam for a further 10 minutes or until all vegetables are soft.
In the meantime prepare the small shaped pasta as per packet instructions;
When all the vegetables are soft, take out the baskets and remove the water (keep water to one side);
Place the soft veggies and the cooked pasta into the jug and blend, adding the black pepper, the tomato puree and small amounts of your homemade vegetable stock, until the desired consistency is met (smoother for younger babies and allow for a rougher texture as your baby gets older);
You can add the saved water to reach a thinner consistency if necessary;
Portion into reusable baby food pouches;
Serve with a food pouch spoon.
This homemade minestrone puree offers a concentration of vitamins and minerals in an easily digestible form for your baby. Adding a variety of vegetables means that your baby is getting an assortment of different veggies without them really knowing! In addition, this Italian inspired recipe contains lots of fibre which is great for your baby’s digestion.
NB; this is the basic recipe, but any seasonal vegetables can be added such as celery, peas or leeks.
Best for babies who are +6 months.