The Recipe Space: Baby Food Making Basics

Let’s face it; roasted vegetables and fruits are delicious!  Babies think so too.  Starting at 6 months we began roasting and pureeing vegetables and fruits for my son.  The best part is that you can make a lot at once and freeze them in ice cube trays (we use silicon trays) and they will keep up to 1 month. 


1)   Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F

2)   Cut fruits and vegetables in halves face down on a baking dish or sheet

3)   When the fruit and vegetable is soft enough to slide a knife in and out remove from the oven.

4)   Remove the peel

5)   Puree in a food processor or blender

Baby food purees are easy, healthy, and cheaper than store bought baby food.

Fruits and vegetables that we regularly puree (time varies with ripeness)---

--sweet potato (30-40 min)

--butternut squash (30-40 min)

--zucchini (25 min)

--carrots (40 min)

--apple (30-40 min)

--mango (20 min)

--pear (30-40 min)