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Carrot Puree Recipe for Baby (Stage One)

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This Carrot Baby Food Puree is a great starter puree for your baby! Filled with nutritious steamed carrots and a pinch of nutmeg, this easy-to-make and fresh-tasting recipe is a great starter puree for your baby. Great for Stage One or 4-6+ months.

Medically reviewed by Jamie Johnson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), and Lauren Braaten, Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT).

This baby food puree is sssoooooo fresh, colorful, and full of essential nutrients for your baby that it’s almost too intense to look at 🧡 seriously, #nofilter!

But believe me, this mouthwatering carrot puree is for real!

This fresh-tasting homemade puree is made with steamed carrots and a pinch of nutmeg that brings out the earthiness of the carrots. Honestly, they’re a flavorful combo made for each other. 😋

If you compare the color, taste, or texture of this homemade recipe to its store-bought counterpart, you would be shocked at the difference🙅‍♀️… and not in a good way.

The good thing about realizing the difference is that it will get you completely hooked on making your little one their own homemade baby food purees.

After all, we only want the best 🏆 for our babes!

Is it your first time making homemade baby food? Then, I suggest you start this journey by reading my in-depth Guide on how to Make Homemade Baby Food. The detailed guide goes over all the important information such as the best cooking tools to have on hand, safe storage, how to know when baby is ready for solids, how to introduce purees, the best first foods for baby, and more! You can also check out my best-selling cookbook for even more information and recipes.

Carrot Baby Food Video

Watch this video to see how easy it really is to make this homemade Carrot Baby Puree!

Reasons to Love this Carrot Puree
  • creamy and smooth
  • nutrient-dense — good source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium, high in vitamins A and K, and contains folate and vitamin B6
  • baby food for 4-6 months and up — stage 1 baby food puree 
  • freezer-friendly
  • fast to make — done in less than 20 minutes
  • great for baby’s first bite
  • tastes yummy — your baby will love it

  • Carrots: This star ingredient is easy to find and usually very inexpensive. If your budget allows, I recommend going for the organic version as the cost per ounce is only pennies more than the conventional version. You can also use frozen carrots, you will just need to add in a few minutes to the cooking time.
  • Nutmeg: We are going to add a pinch of nutmeg to this puree to tone down some of the carrot’s natural sweetness with earthy spice. You can always skip the nutmeg if you prefer.

Tips on Peeling Carrots: It’s totally up to you if you peel the carrots or not. Since we are pureeing the cooked carrots until smooth, there will not be any difference in the taste or texture. However, there will be a little more fiber in the baby food, so if it’s your baby’s first time eating carrot puree, you may peel the carrots just so you don’t overload your baby’s tummy with too much fiber.

Health Benefits of Carrots
  • They contain a ton of beta-carotene, the precursor to vitamin A, which is necessary for protecting eye health and immune function.
  • High source of antioxidants to help strengthen immunity
  • Good source of fiber, which helps keep the digestive system working properly
  • High in vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting
  • Contains calcium to help strengthen bones

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Peel and Chop: Wash, peel and roughly chop the carrots into pieces the same size.
  2. Steam: Place the carrots inside a steamer basket and steam for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
  3. Transfer: Transfer the cooked carrots into a blender, then add nutmeg.
  4. Blend: Puree until smooth, adding water if needed to thin out the puree.
  5. Serve: Serve or freeze for later.

Tools Needed

These tools will make it a lot easier for you to make this healthy Sweet Potato puree. For more of my favorite kitchen tools make sure to check out my shop.

  • blender or food processor
  • saucepans
  • knives
  • veggie peeler
  • spatula
  • freezer tray
  • storage containers for fridge
  • stasher bag
  • reusable pouches

Other Cooking Methods

While I love the crisp flavor you get when you steam the carrots, there are several ways you can cook carrots for baby food. 


Peel and roughly chop 2 pounds of carrots before placing them onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with 1-2 teaspoons of high-quality olive oil and sprinkle with spice (if preferred). Roast in a preheated 425-degree F oven for 20 minutes or until tender when pricked with a fork. Puree in a blender as directed below. 


Place 2 pounds of peeled and roughly chopped carrots into a medium saucepan, fill with water until the carrots are covered, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes or until tender when pricked with a fork. Puree in a blender as directed below. Note that boiling tends to leave foods less nutritious since much of the nutrients leach into the water while cooking, and then that water is typically discarded. To preserve maximum nutrients, you may want to choose roasting or steaming. If you prefer boiling, save some of the water so you can use it as your liquid for thinning out the puree. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can carrots be baby’s first food?

Carrots can 100% be your baby’s first food if you want it to be. It is recommended to wait to introduce the top eight allergen foods to your baby once a few other well-tolerated foods have been introduced, but otherwise, foods can be introduced in any order so choose whatever you are most excited for your baby to have.

When can babies have carrots?

Babies can have carrots as one of their first foods. When a baby can start on solids is determined by their own rate of development, which generally comes between 4-6 months of age. Some of the developmental milestones babies need to reach in order to start solids include: if your baby has solid control of their head and neck, if your baby has doubled in weight, and if your baby is reaching for or opening their mouth when you eat (see my guide here). Before you start your baby on purees, you should consult with your pediatrician to make sure your child is developmentally ready.

Are carrots a common allergen for baby?

No, carrots are not a common allergen, however, as with any food, start with a small portion and be aware of any signs that might be an allergic reaction after introducing it.

Do carrots cause constipation for babies?

Steamed carrots, though unlikely, may cause constipation in some babies, so avoid giving too much.

Can you add spices/herbs to this puree?

Yes! In this recipe, we are adding a pinch of nutmeg, but feel free to use the following spices instead: cumin, cinnamon, cloves, garlic, thyme, rosemary, or fresh ginger (see quantity recommendations in the recipe card). 
Tip on Spices: I always add spices or herbs to my baby food purees, but you can choose to leave them out in all of your baby food. You do you! Either way, this puree will surely taste amazing. 

How to Store Carrot Baby Puree

You can store this puree in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 


This puree can be frozen for up to 4 months.

  • Spoon puree into a freezer storage container – do not overfill. 
  • Place the lid on the storage container or cover with a piece of saran wrap, and label with the date and recipe name.  
  • Place the tray into the freezer and let it freeze completely — preferably overnight. 
  • Pop-out the baby food cubes and place them in a ziplock baggie or stasher bag. Don’t forget to relabel the baggie or stasher bag for future reference.

Need more information on how to store your baby foods? Head over to my Best Baby Food Storage Containers – Plus 6 Tips on Freezing and Thawing post!

Label Tip: Don’t forget to label your purees before you place them in the fridge or freezer with the name of the puree and the date you made it. Take it from me; by the end of the week, you will completely forget what is in your freezer and how long it’s been there. 😉

Great Carrot Combination Purees

While Carrot Puree is great and satisfying by itself, it’s also super easy to mix and match with other nutrient-dense baby food purees. So give these fun flavor combos a try!

  • Apples
  • Sweet Potato
  • Pears
  • Parsnips
  • Peach
  • Multigrain Baby Cereal
  • Chicken
  • White Beans
  • Soft Tofu
  • Pumpkin 
  • Mango
  • Cauliflower
  • Yogurt
  • Beef

Carrots for Baby-Led Weaning: Carrots are also a great food to serve to your baby whole for baby-led weaning (6+ months) or as a finger food (9+ months). You can always serve baby a combination of purees and finger foods right from the start.

Puree Feeding Tips

  • Place a small amount of puree on the tray during spoon feeding, so that your baby can dip their fingers or hands in the puree. Allowing baby to explore foods in this way helps them learn to self-feed and can help them be more willing to try new textures and foods in the future.
  • Have a spare spoon (or three!) – even very young babies often want to be involved in feeding themselves as much as possible. Giving baby an extra spoon to hold can be helpful in giving her a sense of control and also promotes hand-eye coordination.Allow baby to use spoons as a teether during the meal. There are many great options out there but a few we particularly love include the Olababy 3 Piece Set, the NumNum Pre-Spoon GOOtensils, and the ChooMee FlexiDip Baby Starter Spoons.
  • Try adding a little seasoning or spice to purees – babies like flavor! Or consider changing the temperature of purees from time to time, to slightly warmed or slightly chilled. Varying these aspects adds to the sensory experience!

Or watch a shortened version of this video here.

  • 1 lb carrots, trimmed, peeled and roughly chopped
  • pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2-1 cup reserved water, fresh breast milk, formula or fresh water
  • Steam: In a medium saucepan, bring 2″ of water to a boil over medium heat. Place the carrots into a steamer basket, cover and cook for 9-11 minutes or until tender. Reserve steamer water. Let cool slightly.

  • Transfer: Place the cooked carrots into a blender or food processor and add a pinch of nutmeg, or any spice/herb you are using. Add in 1/2 cup of liquid

  • Puree: turn on the blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes on medium. If puree is too thick, add in 1/4 cup liquid at a time, until you achieve desired consistency. I had to add in 1 1/4 cup water.

  • Eat: Serve and enjoy, or freeze some for later.

Age: 4-6 months and up

Yield: roughly 24 ounces

Notes on Nutmeg: adding spices to your baby’s first purees is completely optional but totally safe. Nutmeg rounds out the acidic taste carrots sometimes have and make this puree taste grounded and full-bodied. 

Additional Spices: Feel free to substitute in a pinch or two of ginger powder,  freshly minced ginger, curry powder, cloves, finely minced fresh chives, or 1/4 minced garlic clove.




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How to Make Carrot Baby Food (Carrot Puree)

How to make carrot baby food by cooking and blending carrots into a smooth and creamy puree. Carrot puree make a great stage 1 starter food for babies.

A couple weeks ago I shared all about introducing solids to baby, my approach with Olivia and what foods we’d tried so far. Honestly, I had no intentions of sharing baby food recipes, but I’ve been having so much fun making it for Liv and everyone has seemed really interested so here we are.

For this first post, I thought I would share a simple recipe for an easy stage 1 food for babies 4 month and up, homemade carrot puree.

Like sweet potato and winter squash, carrot puree makes a great stage 1 food for babies because it can easily be pureed until thin. Carrots are also low on the allergy scale and easily digested by a tiny tummy.

Olivia’s first food was sweet potato puree and then avocado, but carrots came quickly after these two foods.

Homemade Baby Food

Let me start by saying that I know homemade baby food isn’t always an option and that’s okay. When we were on vacation I bought a couple baby food pouches for Olivia. She gobbled them up. That said, the majority of her food is homemade because I really enjoy cooking and making food for Liv has been really fun for me. I also like knowing that she’s eating fresh, nutrient-rich food that’s been made with love. That might sound corny, but it’s true.

When researching how to make homemade baby food I also researched how shelf-stable baby food is made. The shelf-life of jarred store-bought baby food is 2 years, which means you could be feeding your baby shelf-stable food that’s older than they are! Isn’t that wild to think about?!

And while I haven’t tasted store-bought carrot baby food, I imagine that this homemade carrot puree tastes way better!

Carrot Nutrition for Infants

Carrots are a such a nutritious first food! They are high in beta-carotene, a red-orange antioxidant that converts to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is known to boost eye health and support the immune system. Carrots also contain vitamin C, iron, calcium and fiber, which can be helpful for normal bowel movements in babies.

What Kind of Carrots to Use

I like to use fresh, organic whole carrots. Just wash the carrots well and peel them before chopping and cooking. I know it’s an extra step, but I do recommend peeling them to remove any dirt particles and/or pesticide residue. I also think removing the peel of the carrots makes them taste better. They taste super earthy to me when the peel is on. You can also use baby carrots, which makes the chopping process faster because they’ve already been peeled.

I personally like to buy organic foods for making homemade baby food, but also realize this isn’t an option for everyone so buy what you can afford.

How to Make Carrot Puree
  1. Peel and chop carrots.
  2. Cook the carrot chunks by steaming, boiling or roasting.
  3. Transfer cooked carrots to a blender or food processor. I’ve been loving my Vitamix for blending up baby food. It gets the purees super smooth!
  4. Blend until smooth, adding breast milk, formula or water to thin – the carrot puree will likely be a bit too thick for stage 1 eaters without adding some sort of liquid to thin the puree. I like using breast milk or formula for extra nutrients, but you can use water as well (water used for the steaming or boiling process works great).
  5. Let carrot puree cool and serve right away or portion into storage containers or ice cube trays for later use.
  6. Carrot puree an be stored in the fridge for 3 days or in the freezer for 3 months.

How to Store Carrot Baby Food

Once you have the carrot puree blended to the consistency you want, let the mixture cool and then transfer into BPA-free storage containers or into an ice cube tray. I’ve been using silicone ice cube trays and these 4 oz glass storage containers. The ice cube trays are great for younger babies who aren’t eating as much volume because you can defrost one cube at a time. While the 4 oz jars are great for older babies who are eating more than 1 oz at a time.

We had the ice cube trays on hand and I just recently bought the WeeSprout glass storage containers that are specifically for baby food. I like that they have measurements on the side of the jars and that they’re glass instead of plastic (no worry about BPA). They are also freezer, dish-washer and microwave-safe. Plus they come with colorful lids that you can write on with a dry eraser marker to note the item and date.

The fresh carrot puree will keep in the fridge for 3 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Don’t Forget to Label

I highly recommend labeling any baby food you make before storing! It’s amazing how quickly you forget what day you prepped the food once it goes into the fridge or freezer. #mombrain

How to Reheat or Thaw Frozen Carrot Puree

To thaw frozen pureed carrots, I recommend taking the jar out of the freezer the night before you want to use it so it can defrost in the fridge overnight. If you need to use it right away, you can thaw it using a water bath. Some people will recommend microwaving the frozen puree using the defrost seating but I prefer these two methods:

  • Defrost in the refrigerator: Place frozen puree cubes into a jar or baby’s serving dish, cover, and place in the refrigerator overnight. If you stored the puree in a jar or storage container, simply place the jar the fridge.
  • Water bath: Place frozen pureed cubes in a small container and set in another larger container with warm water. Replace the water as needed. Once defrosted, portion the food into individual bowls, cover, and refrigerate until serving.

Be sure to use any of the defrosted food within 48 hours of being defrosted and do not re-freeze.

Baby Food Combinations with Carrots

Once your baby is ready for stage 2 foods that are combinations, you can blend different fruits and veggies into the carrot puree. Here are some ideas of foods and spices  that pair well with carrots.

  • Green veggies – peas, broccoli, green beans, zucchini, spinach
  • Orange veggies – butternut squash, sweet potatoes
  • Fruits – apples, peaches, pears
  • Carbs – brown rice, lentils, quinoa
  • Protein – beef, chicken
  • Herbs and Spices – cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cumin, paprika, nutmeg, curry, mint

More Baby Food Recipes and Resources

  • Baby Oatmeal
  • Introducing Solids to Baby
  • 6 Baby Food Combinations (Stage 2)
  • Sweet Potato Puree
  • Avocado Puree
  • Butternut Squash Puree
  • Pea Puree
  • Peach Baby Food
  • Banana Puree
  • Smash Cake
  • Banana Pancakes For Babies
  • Baby Yogurt Melts

Carrot Baby Food

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How to make carrot baby food by cooking and blending carrots into a smooth and creamy puree. Carrot puree make a great stage 1 starter food for babies.

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Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

Servings 12 oz

  • 1 lb fresh organic carrots
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup breast milk, formula or water, to thin
  • spices or herbs of choice, optional
  • Peel carrots and chop into chunks. Try to make the carrot chunks around the same size so they will finish cooking around the same time. The smaller the chunks, the faster they will cook.

  • Fill a pot with about 1 inch of water, add carrots to a steamer basket and place inside of the pot. Bring water to a low boil, cover with lid and steam carrots for 15-20 minutes, or until fork tender. The cook time will depend on the size of your carrots.

  • Once carrots are tender remove pot from heat and allow carrots to a cool a bit before transferring to a blender or food processor. Puree carrots in the blender or food processor, adding liquid (breast milk, formula or water) as needed to get the desired consistency. If using water, the water leftover from steaming or boiling the carrots works great.

  • Transfer carrot puree into storage containers and store in the fridge for 3 days or freezer for 1 month.

  • You can boil or roast the carrots instead of steaming. See my tips in the blog post above.

Serving: 4oz Calories: 62kcal Carbohydrates: 14g Protein: 2g Sodium: 116mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 9g

Author: Brittany Mullins

Course: Side

Cuisine: Baby Food

Keyword: carrot baby food


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carrot puree for babies

Carrots rich in beta-carotene are a very important product in baby food. Follow our simple step-by-step guide to learn how to introduce carrots to your baby's diet and how to make baby carrot puree.

Before starting the preparation of carrot puree, let's figure out how many months you can introduce carrots into complementary foods. Do not rush and introduce carrots into complementary foods as one of the first vegetables, since an allergy to carrots in infants is possible. What vegetables are better to start with complementary foods, see the table of complementary foods. nine0005

However, from 7-8 months you can try to give a little carrot puree to the baby. Don't forget how to introduce complementary foods: start with a small dose (half a teaspoon of carrot puree is enough) in the morning meal so that during the day you can see if the child has an allergic reaction. With normal tolerance, gradually increase the serving.

Read also: Carrot vitamins for the whole family

Step 1: Choose and buy carrots

Look for carrots with a smooth surface and bright orange color. The root crop should be of natural shape, without bends. Do not buy carrots with a blackened top - it indicates that the vegetable is stale.

Step 2: Wash and prepare the carrots for cooking

Wash the carrots under cold running water. If you're worried about nitrates, you can soak it for 2 hours in cold water. Clean and remove greens. Cut the carrot into small pieces. nine0005

Read also: 10 Myths and Facts About Nitrates in Homemade Baby Food

Step 3: Cook the Carrots

Pour water into a medium-sized saucepan, place over heat and bring water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer carrots until soft. How much to cook carrots for feeding? Approximately 10-15 minutes. Drain and rinse the carrots in cold water for three minutes to stop the cooking process.

Step 4: Puree carrots

Puree the carrots in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add water as needed to achieve desired consistency. After your baby is ready for more solid foods, usually around 10 months old, instead of mashing the carrots, you can cut them into pieces.

Step 5: What goes best with carrot puree

Carrot puree is delicious on its own or paired with other vegetables, fruits, meat and fish. After the child has mastered the monocomponent vegetable puree, you can mix carrots with various fruits, other vegetables, meat or fish. nine0005

Try combining carrot puree with:

  • broccoli:
  • green beans;
  • peach;
  • zucchini;
  • sweet potatoes;
  • brown rice;
  • lentils;
  • veal;
  • chicken.

Try our recipes for fish puree with carrots or vegetable puree with broccoli and cheese containing carrots or carrot puree with chicken, peppers and sweet potatoes. nine0005

Step 6: Freeze the carrot puree

Leftover carrot puree can be refrigerated and stored in a special container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze leftover carrot puree for up to three months. Before use, move it from the freezer to the refrigerator and keep overnight to thaw.

Read also: 3 fresh green pea puree recipes for babies

Read also: When can you give your baby bell pepper0005

Read also: At what age can children be given tomatoes? To save time, many housewives cook it in advance. But there are easier ways to cook carrots quickly at home.

How long to cook carrots until tender

  • In saucepan whole (in uniform) - 30-40 minutes after boiling over low heat.
  • Microwave in bag - 5-7 minutes at maximum power.
  • In soup 25 minutes until done.
  • In multicooker - 30 minutes in steam mode.
  • Pieces (for salad) - 6-7 minutes until done.
  • For baby for complementary foods - boil carrots in pieces for 15 minutes, then chop with a blender. nine0055

How and how much to cook carrots in a saucepan until cooked

Sometimes when boiling carrots for salad, the vegetable turns out to be hard, undercooked, spoils the whole taste of the finished snack. In the presented recipe, we will tell you how to properly boil carrots in a saucepan in order to preserve more vitamins, rich bright color and, at the same time, make them soft. And also describe how long it will take.


  • carrots;
  • nine0053 water.

For cooking carrots, it is advisable to choose a vegetable that is not very large, but of medium size, since the process is actually not so fast.

Step-by-step recipe:

  1. Wash carrots thoroughly under running water. Do not cut or clean the ends.
  2. Place the carrot in a deep bowl.
  3. You need to cook carrots in a dark-colored saucepan, since during cooking the vegetable tends to stain the walls and bottom of the dishes, and the color is not further cleaned by any means. nine0055
  4. Soak carrots in cold water.
  5. Pour water into the pan more than the level of the vegetable, so that when cooking, do not add an additional volume of water, as it can evaporate strongly when heated.
  6. Put the pot with carrots on the stove, turn on the biggest flame and wait for the water to boil under the lid.
  7. After the water boils, reduce the heat to the lowest possible, open the lid slightly to leave a hole for the steam to escape.
  8. Boil carrots over low heat for 30-40 minutes. nine0055
  9. The specified cooking time is approximate, since each housewife has a different variety of carrots, and it can be cooked in different ways, some have longer, some have less time. And, of course, look at the thickness of the vegetable.
  10. After 30 minutes, open the lid, pierce the carrots with a knife, if soft, then remove from the pan. If hard, continue to cook for another 10-15 minutes.
  11. Check the carrots for softness, follow the thick part of the vegetable, closer to the stalk. You can check with a fork, knife or wooden skewer. nine0055
  12. If the carrots are all soft, turn off the stove and remove the vegetable from the pot. Each root crop needs to be checked for softness, as sometimes it happens that one is cooked and the other is undercooked. This is necessary so that the vegetable does not boil.
  13. Let the cooked carrots cool down well, peel and can be used to prepare any delicious snack or decorate any dish.

That's all the recipe for proper cooking of carrots is finished. The vegetable turns out soft and at the same time dense, not boiled. And also the carrot has not lost its beautiful, bright shade at all. The recipe is time consuming, but the end result is worth it. Cook, experiment, the main thing is to follow all the tips and recommendations. nine0005

How to boil carrots in a salad bowl

Today I will tell you how to quickly and easily boil carrots for salad. Salad can be absolutely anything, including vinaigrette. Such boiled carrots keep well in the refrigerator, so they can be cooked in advance.


  • carrots - 3 pcs.;
  • water;
  • salt - to taste.

Step-by-step recipe:

  1. We select carrots of approximately the same size, then they will cook at the same time. My carrots with a washcloth, so it is faster and easier to wash off all the earth and dirt from it. nine0055
  2. Now you need to fill a pot of cold water and put a carrot on the bottom. We will make it for salad. After that, close the container with a lid and wait until the water boils.
  3. Boil carrots until cooked through for 30 minutes.
  4. Time passed, and she was cooked. We check the carrots for readiness with a toothpick. If it completely and easily entered the pulp, then everything was cooked. It is not worth overdoing, this can cause the vegetable to break into pieces.
  5. Drain the water, wait for the carrots to cool down and cut into salad. nine0055
  6. By the way, I don't clean it before cooking. This can be done after. The peel is very quickly peeled off from the already prepared carrots.

If you have large carrots and a small cooking container, cut them into 2 pieces. Large vegetables should take a little longer to cook. Approximately 40 minutes.

How to cook peeled carrots in the microwave in a bag

There are times when boiled vegetables are urgently needed to prepare a salad and not only, but there is no time for it. Today we will cook carrots in a very convenient and simple way, which always helps me out when I need to cook it quickly for some kind of salad. It tastes like it's baked in the oven. nine0005


  • carrots - 3 pcs.;
  • water;
  • plastic bag (baking sleeve) - 1 pc.

Cooking step by step:

  1. Let's start by preparing the main carrot. To do this, we will first rinse it in warm water to wash off all the dirt and dust. Then cut off the stem and stem. And if you still take a large carrot, then cut it into several parts.
  2. nine0053 Next, take a special cleaning for vegetables, and remove the skin from carrots, since it is much more difficult to do this with carrots.
  3. Then take an ordinary package, open it and send the prepared carrots there in one layer. Inside the package with all the contents, pour water. Preferably boiled or peeled.
  4. Next, tie the bag loosely and place it on a plate that is not afraid of heating and does not have any patterns. It is best to take special dishes, which are designed for cooking in a microwave oven. Of course, if there is. nine0055
  5. And so that the bag does not burst during cooking, use a toothpick to make several small punctures to release excess steam.
  6. Then send the pre-prepared carrots to the microwave oven to cook for 5 minutes.
  7. After the specified time, we take out a plate with carrots from the oven. To do this, be sure to use an oven mitt so as not to burn yourself, as the plate after the microwave oven is very hot.
  8. Carefully untie the bag, as hot steam will start to come out during this. Let's check the carrots for readiness by piercing it with something sharp. If it seems to you that it is not ready, then put it back in the oven. But for me personally, this time is enough. nine0055
  9. Boiled carrots are enough to cool first, and then cut or pass through a grater and use in the preparation of any dish.

Carrots turned out very soft and tasty. This method is just a lifesaver when there is absolutely no time for cooking in the usual way, on the stove. The vegetable does not fall apart and remains not only whole, but beautiful and very useful. And most importantly, when preparing this vegetable in this way, all the nutrients and useful vitamins are preserved. nine0005

How to cook carrots for puree soup

Today I decided to share with you a very simple and easy soup recipe - puree from a very healthy vegetable like carrots. It contains only vegetables, so it is especially suitable for people who are on a diet or follow a healthy diet. And also for vegetarians and those who love vegetables. By consuming this kind of soups as often as possible, you get huge benefits from them for your body.


  • carrots - 600 gr.;
  • potatoes and onions - 2 each;
  • water - 2 liters;
  • garlic - 5 teeth;
  • spices (paprika, salt, pepper and coriander).

Step by step:

  1. Carrot is the main ingredient in this dish. Therefore, for this recipe it is very important to choose the best and most delicious carrots. The second ingredient is potatoes of any variety. The last ingredient in carrot soup is the onion. nine0055
  2. Let's start by preparing the vegetables. To do this, we will peel and peel them, rinse them thoroughly under a tap with drinking water and lightly blot them with paper towels to remove excess moisture from the vegetables. Then we cut everything into large cubes, except for the onion, which is preferably finely chopped.
  3. In a separate deep cup, combine the spices with salt all together. If desired, spices can be replaced with a seasoning such as curry.
  4. Let's proceed directly to the preparation of the soup. To do this, take a medium-sized non-enamelled metal pan, pour pre-purified water into it and put it on the stove. nine0055
  5. Then put all the pre-prepared vegetables and spices into the pan. Mix everything well, and when the contents of the pan boil, we will cook over moderate heat for 25 minutes.
  6. Let's start turning ordinary soup into puree soup. To do this, after a while, remove the finished soup from the stove and let it cool a little so as not to break the knives.
  7. Then beat everything with an immersion blender until a homogeneous mass is formed. You should get the consistency of puree. During this, I added 1 more clove of garlic for flavor. nine0055
  8. Serve this dish only hot with croutons or slices of lightly toasted bread. And on top you can put some canned green peas.
  9. The soup turned out to be very light, tender, dietary and fragrant, the nutritional value of which is not more than 20 kcal. But this soup can also be cooked in chicken broth.

This bright, rich and healthy puree soup can be prepared all year round, as it does not require a lot of products. And its delicate structure allows you to safely include this dish even in the diet of young children who are not allergic to food. Try this wonderful soup and share this recipe with your friends. nine0005

How to cook carrots for vinaigrette in a slow cooker

Vinaigrette is a snack salad made from boiled and fresh vegetables. Its main components are boiled vegetables. Today I want to introduce you to an unusual way of cooking vegetables for vinaigrette in a slow cooker. We will cook vegetables not whole and in their uniforms, but immediately peeled and cut into pieces.


  • 1 carrot;
  • beets - 1 pc. ;
  • potatoes - 1 piece;
  • nine0053 frozen corn - to taste;
  • pickled cucumbers - 5-6 pcs.;
  • fresh cucumber - 1 piece;
  • onions - 1 pc.;
  • salt - to taste.

Step-by-step recipe

  1. Let's start with cleaning and washing vegetables. Carrots, beets and potatoes cut into cubes.
  2. Remove raw frozen corn from the freezer in advance.
  3. Pour water into the multicooker bowl, approximately 1/3 of its volume. We fill the container with chopped vegetables: carrots and beets, add corn to them. Close the lid and set the steam program for 10 minutes. nine0055
  4. After 10 minutes, add the potatoes to the vegetables, and set the cooking mode to "Steam" for another 10 minutes.
  5. Put the vegetables from the bowl in a separate dish. Add chopped cucumbers and chopped onions to them. We mix everything well. Add salt as desired.
  6. Steamed vegetables are much tastier, more aromatic and healthier than fresh ones. Their color is more natural.

Carrots and other vegetables for vinaigrette are ready. It remains to put them in a deep cup, you can season with vegetable oil or vinegar dressing before serving. Mayonnaise is also suitable as a dressing. nine0005

How to cook carrots in a multicooker for a couple in uniform

Today we will learn how to cook carrots in a multicooker "Redmond" and in any other. This method is ideal when there is absolutely no time, but you need to cook vegetables quickly. It's not difficult, but not everyone knows how to do it right.


  • carrots - 3 pcs.;
  • water - 1 l.

Step by step method:

  1. Let's prepare the main ingredient in this recipe. These are carrots, which it is advisable to choose a medium size so that it fits in a plate with holes. Before we start cooking it, we will wash it thoroughly under the tap. You can do this in warm water, so the earth will lag behind carrots better. The tails do not need to be cut off. nine0055
  2. If you boil carrots whole or in large chunks, it is not necessary to remove the skin. This can be done after cooking. If you plan to cut the vegetable into small pieces or grate it, then it must be peeled.
  3. Pour the required amount of water into the multicooker bowl. It is not necessary to fill the pot completely, since it does not need much liquid to form steam.
  4. Next, install a special plastic grill for steaming into the multicooker. nine0055
  5. Then put carrots in it. It is advisable to do this in one row.
  6. Then close the lid and turn on the multicooker in the network. Select the steam mode from the menu. By default, we have a time of 25 minutes. Nothing needs to be changed. Press the "Start" button and wait until the time runs out and the multicooker will signal the end of cooking.
  7. After a while, carefully open the lid and, piercing the carrots with a knife or fork, check for readiness. If the tip enters easily, then the carrot is cooked. nine0055
  8. Only then turn off the multicooker from the network. Transfer the carrots to a separate plate and let it cool.
  9. Only after that we peel it and can be used for cooking various salads and other equally tasty dishes. This mode is very good because during cooking you can open the lid and check the readiness of vegetables.

Other vegetables can also be cooked in this way, since they retain a lot of substances useful to the body, vitamins and microelements during such preparation. In addition, after the vegetable has been steamed, it will not be digested, but will become more tender and juicy than cooked in a saucepan over a fire. The difference is palpable. nine0005

How to boil carrots and potatoes for Olivier (pieces)

Many housewives ask themselves: how to quickly boil carrots and potatoes for salads? After all, vegetables are most often used in salads, especially in salads. For ordinary cooking, potatoes are usually boiled in their skins, preferably a day in advance and left overnight until completely cooled. Only then the soaked and slimy potatoes are cut for salads. There is another way to cook vegetables in salads, which many did not even suspect. nine0005


  • 1 carrot;
  • potatoes - 2-3 pieces;
  • salt - to taste.

Step-by-step recipe:

  1. First of all, you need to prepare the water for cooking vegetables. Pour the required amount of water into a container and put on fire. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Peel and wash vegetables - carrots and potatoes. Cut potatoes into slices of equal thickness. Next, you need to cut the potatoes into equal strips, and then into cubes of the desired diameter. The ideal diameter is 0.5 cm, but this does not matter. nine0055
  3. The same manipulation is carried out with peeled carrots. The vegetable must be cut into flat slices, then into strips, and then into cubes of the same desired size.
  4. As soon as the water begins to boil, add salt to it. The amount of salt is determined by taste preferences.
  5. Carrots are the first to go into the water. Carrots always take a little longer to cook than potatoes, so the first thing you put in boiling water is carrot cubes. Next, you need to detect 6 minutes for cooking. nine0055
  6. Potato cubes only need to boil for 4 minutes. Therefore, 2 minutes after boiling the carrots, it is necessary to immerse the potatoes in water. If vegetables are needed in another form, such as straws, they must be cut into even thinner strips immediately before being sent to the water. Straws are cooked even faster - only about 3 minutes.
  7. Remove vegetables from heat after 4 minutes. Next, you need to drain the hot water from the pan through the saucepan. To stop the cooking process, you need to lower the boiled vegetables in cold water for 30 seconds. It is recommended to prepare a container with cold water in advance. The cooking process is stopped so that the vegetables do not stick together, fall apart and lose their shape. nine0055
  8. Perfect cubes for salads are ready. They can be safely added to salads, appetizers or even first courses.

This is a quick and easy way to prepare vegetables for slicing. In such a short time, they have time to fully cook, and you can even check the degree of cooking by slightly flattening one of the vegetable cubes. Such cubes will not lose their shape and will not fall apart in any dish.

How to cook carrots for a baby to feed

Carrots are one of the most useful foods. It is recommended to be introduced into the diet of a baby older than 4 months, after the introduction of potatoes, cauliflower, zucchini. Before you give carrots a try to a baby for the first time, you should consult a pediatrician. Any vegetable puree for babies is prepared from boiled vegetables. Fresh vegetables are given to the child not earlier than a year. nine0005

I propose to prepare delicious and healthy homemade puree for a child. The standard serving is 100 gr. The ingredients are for 5 servings. But, this vegetable can cause allergies in babies. Therefore, it must be administered with extreme caution, starting with very small portions and observing the condition of the child. For example, it is important to see if a rash has appeared on the skin, if it has turned yellow on the palms and feet of the child.


  • fresh or frozen carrots - 2 pieces; nine0055
  • water;
  • sunflower oil - 1 tsp

Step-by-step recipe

  1. Thoroughly wash and clean fresh carrots, cutting off the skin and tail. Then cut into rings and send to a saucepan or pan. Frozen grated carrots are simply poured into a container.
  2. Pour a little water into the dishes and set to boil on the fire. After boiling, cook the carrots for another 15 minutes, without covering the pan with a lid.
  3. Turn off the fire, drain the broth, but not completely - leave 2-3 tablespoons.

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