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Roasted Yellow Squash Baby Food Puree (4+ Months)

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by Michele Olivier on July 9, 2014 (updated Jun 29, 2019)

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This fun and tasty Roasted Yellow Squash + Olive Oil with Cilantro Baby Food Puree will be a hit with your little one! Creamy, rich and full of flavor, it’s hard not to love this amazing puree. Great baby food for 4 months and up – stage 1 baby food.

There is something so magically summer about yellow squash.

Maybe it’s their color.

Or maybe it is the way they can be plucked off the vine, still warm from the afternoon sun, mixed with a little olive oil then roasted and used as a side to almost anything you are making for dinner.

Or possibly, it’s the fact that when yellow squash are in season, they are in season! They are like the rabbits of the vegetable family. They just keep coming and coming.

In abundance.

With force.

In shear numbers that are on the edge of creating an army.

And just when you think you have had your fill, suddenly a whole new crop pops up and you have a million more to consume before they go bad.

This is where I step in, since I didn’t plant any this year, I am waiting for that time when all my friends and family, who had the time to plant them and lovenly grow them for me, are at their wits end trying to get rid of them. Then I politely take a couple bags off their hands and get to work. Pureeing, roasting, grilling. You can’t go wrong.

These simple, delicate and versatile little gems are easy to cook and filled with an abundance of Vitamin A, Potassium, Folate, Magnesium and Calcium. They are a perfect first food for your little one because of their smooth flavor and silky texture.

So if you are in the same boat as I am and didn’t think ahead to plant some, go ahead and make some new friends that have. They are going to need someone just like to you unload their armies of squash on in the next couple of weeks.

Other ways to enjoy this healthy puree:
  • Mix with Mango puree and tuna or salon puree for a caribbean inspired dish
  • Puree with white beans, olive oil, paprika and tahini for a scrumptious toddler dip
  • Whisk puree in with eggs, cheddar cheese, green onions, chopped spinach and leeks for an easy and healthy omelet
  • Combine squash puree in with healthy whole wheat or gluten free pasta noodles, sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and a dash of black pepper

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  • 2 medium yellow squash cut into 1/2″ half moons
  • 2 tsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/4 tsp fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup liquid water, breast milk or stock
  • Heat oven to 400 Degree. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Place the cut squash onto the baking sheet and bursh with olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes, flip the squash and bake for another 10 minutes. Let cool slightly.

  • Place the squash and cilantro a blender or food processor and puree on high for 1-2 minutes, adding the liquid in if needed.

Age: 4 months and up

Yield: roughly 15 ounces

Additional Spices: Feel free to use the following spices instead of the curry – 1/2 tsp of cumin, 1/4 tsp of nutmeg, 1/2 tsp of cloves, 1 fresh garlic clove, 1/2 tsp of chopped fresh thyme, 3-4 basil leaves, 1/2 tsp chopped rosemary or even a big pinch of fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp ginger powder.

Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months (this and this are my favorite freezer storage containers).

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Yellow Squash + Thyme Baby Food Puree (6+M - Stage 1)

This Yellow Squash + Thyme Baby Food Puree is a great first food for baby – mild, creamy and filled with essential nutrients for growing baby! Great for 4+ months – Stage 1 Baby Food.

This post is sponsored by Babymoov but my love for this product is all my own! Thank you for supporting the brands that support Baby FoodE!

This smooth and creamy puree is made with yellow squash (or zucchini as I call them), a small white potato and a sprinkle of thyme. This puree is mild with a nice note of fragrant thyme and is full of vitamin A and C, magnesium, fiber and folate. Since yellow squash is in abundance in the spring and summer months, you have no excuse not to make this.

Because summer squash is loaded with water, I use a white potato in this recipe for some extra thickness. But if you aren’t into the potato, you can also substitute in an apple or pear if you prefer.

This easy puree is made in exactly 3 steps and takes roughly 14 minutes to make, from chopping to finished puree. 14 minutes until you have this delicious puree bursting with summer’s favorite yellow vegetable!

Step 1 – Chop your veggies
Step 2 – Stack your baskets and push the steam button
Step 3 – Puree the zucchini into a smooth consistency

  • 2 medium yellow squash, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 small white potato, chopped (see notes)
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme, roughly chopped
Instructions for Nutribaby
  • Place the squash, white potato and thyme into the large basket.  Start a 10 minute steam cycle.

  • Let cool and then transfer all of the ingredients into the blender.

  • Puree until smooth. I did not need to add any additional cooking liquid but if your puree is too thick, add 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid in at a time until you achieve your desired texture.

Instructions for Regular Cooking Method
  • In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. Add the squash, potato and thyme into a steamer basket and steam for 10 minutes. Let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water.

  • Transfer all of the ingredients in to a blender of food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, adding water in 1/4 cup increments if needed.

Age: 4+ months

Yield: 15 ounces

Note on Potato: Feel free to use a cored, peeled and chopped apple or pear in this recipe instead of the potato.

Notes on Thyme: I steamed the thyme in this recipe so their flavors are more subtle, but for a big spice kick you can add the thyme right before pureeing.

Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months (this and this are my favorite freezer storage containers).

Favorite Kitchen Tools: Get a list of my favorite kitchen tools to make the best baby food here!


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Pumpkin is a very healthy and tasty vegetable that can be used to prepare many dishes. Pumpkin is also good for baby food. Pumpkin puree can be prepared for children who have already tried pumpkin and have not received an allergic reaction. Due to allergies, pumpkin should not be cooked often, but in small quantities it will bring benefits. Let's make pumpkin puree together! nine0003

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