Sweet potato and green beans baby food

Green Bean, Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Baby Food

Posted On November 3, 2020

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If you can make a delicious creamy soup or a crazy amazing smoothie, you already know how to make baby food. This homemade green bean, sweet potato, and pumpkin baby food recipe is incredibly tasty, easy to prepare and store, and so nutritious for your baby.

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Parents know healthy, quick, and easy options to feed our babies are in high demand. Use my meal preparation tips for maximum easy. It will save you a lot of time you will be grateful to have back.


Yes, if that’s what you prefer. I also add garlic to it for the flavor. I add a little water, or when my children was first entering the sitter stage (6-8 months), I used breastmilk (or formula) instead of water for the liquid.

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Whole foods are key for nutritious eating, and a great choice to feeding babies. I love making baby food. It’s just as easy as making a soup or smoothie.

  • It’s EASY!!!!
  • Inexpensive and easy to find ingredients.
  • You know exactly what ingredients are going into your baby.

The Basics of Feeding An Infant

Before we start making recipes for baby, let’s go over the basics of feeding our babies. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies can start eating solid foods at 6 months. Your doctor may allow as early as 4 months old, so make sure to ask your pediatrician.

How much do babies eat?

Babies normally only eat a teaspoon or two at first if any at all. Other times they only chew at first. It is wise to prepare and store in ice cube size portions to avoid waste.

  • Sitting unassisted is usually a good indication they are ready to eat a little larger portion, usually increasing from 1-2 bites to 2 ounces, and mixing foods.
  • At at around 10 months old, they are eating 3-4 ounces per sitting and eating more finger foods.
  • When your baby turns 1 they will get a majority of their nutrients from table food.

Organic vs. Non-organic produce

Please refer to the EWG “dirty dozen” and “clean 15” to see if organic is best.



  • Something to cook the food in. A pot or crockpot are my preference. I’ve linked the pots I use.
  • Pureeing tools. Immersion blender, blender, or food processor.
  • Storage containers (fridge and freezer storage). I choose reusable ziplocked bags and ice trays.
  • Having a really good knife set is really helpful. Be careful because they will be sharp! I’ve linked the knives I use.

Check out other homemade baby food recipes

  • Better Than Gerber Banana, Carrot, and Mango Baby Food Recipe
  • This seriously delicious lentil recipe includes a baby food version.
  • Copycat Gerber Apple Chicken Baby Food Recipe
  • Other Homemade baby food recipes


  • Store in 1 ounce portions and increase as baby gets older.
  • Reusable pouches are environmentally friendly and still less expensive that buying baby food.
  • If freezing, store and use over 1-2 months.
  • If storing in fridge, it lasts two days. Three days max.

Other helpful notes + tips for making this baby food recipe

  • How to thaw frozen baby food? Thaw an individual portion it in the microwave on defrost or place an individual portion in the fridge and let it unthaw overnight or in a cup of water.
  • Frozen green beans work just as well as fresh.
  • Sweet potatoes and pumpkin puree really easily and are great stage 1 foods to introduce to babies between ages 4-6 months.


Green beans are full of vitamin A, C, folate, potassium, iron, and calcium. I do not use green beans as a stage 1 option to introduce between age 4-6 months because it can be grainy on its own. It is great for recipes such as this green bean, sweet potato, pumpkin baby food recipe.

Try pureed green beans with carrots, lentils, potato, squash or zucchini, brown rice, chicken, basil, or tofu.


Roast your sweet potatoes and pumpkin and peel after roasting if you are afraid to peel them yourself when raw, and puree instead of boiling.

Throw everything in a crockpot on low overnight, allow to cool, and puree the next day.

Green Bean, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin Baby Food Recipe (Easy!)


This homemade green bean, sweet potato, and pumpkin baby food recipe is incredibly tasty, easy to prepare and store, and so nutritious for your baby. All natural ingredients. No animal by-products.

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Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 30 mins

Course baby food

Servings 12 ounces

  • 6 ounces pureed green beans
  • 6 ounces sweet potatoes (peeled)
  • 2 ounces pumpkin or winter squash (peeled)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup water
  • After you peel your sweet potatoes and pumpkin with a vegetable peeler and cut into large chunks.

  • Place sweet potatoes, pumpkin, whole garlic, and green beans in a pot with about an inch of water covering over all vegetables.

  • Cover pot and put it halfway between medium and high for 30 minutes.

  • Strain water out and wait to cool.

  • Separate the sweet potatoes and pumpkin from the green beans after cooling.

  • Puree green beans in food processor or blender with 1/4 cup of water.

  • Strain green beans to remove large rough pieces. Put back in food processor. If liquid removed, reintroduce the same liquid back and re-blend.

  • Add sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and garlic. Puree all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

  • Optional- Add up to 1/3 cup of your choice of breast milk or formula and puree until smooth.

  • Use and store in fridge for the next 2 days, or store in the freezer for up 1-2 months.

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9 Sweet Potato Baby Food Recipes That Will Excite Your Baby

Sweet potato baby food recipes your baby won't want to spill on the floor

By Holly Riddle

When your little one is ready to start on solid foods, a whole new world opens up for them (and you). And sweet potatoes are a perfect first food for your baby to try. They’re inexpensive, easy to cook, and mash up well. They’re on the sweeter side, so most babies take a liking to sweet potatoes more than some other veggies. More importantly, sweet potatoes are filled with Vitamin C, potassium, beta-carotene, and fiber your baby needs as they grow and develop.


  • How to make sweet potato baby food
  • 9 ways to switch up sweet potato baby food
  • Baby food shouldn’t be boring

But if you’re making your own homemade baby food, there’s no reason to stick to plain sweet potato puree only. Combine sweet potato puree with a range of other foods for additional benefits to your child’s diet and a wider range of taste options. We have nine ways to bring plain sweet potatoes to life that your baby will love.

How to make sweet potato baby food

It’s easy to make your own sweet potato baby food so you know exactly what’s going in your little one’s tummy. Use as many or as few sweet potatoes as you want. You could always toss extras into an ice cube tray and freeze them for later to save time for the next meal.

Take the sweet potatoes, peeled and diced, and add them to a pot of water. Boil the water on the stove until the sweet potatoes are soft enough that they begin to break apart when you stab them with a fork or knife. This should only take about half an hour.

When the sweet potatoes are finished cooking, transfer them to a blender and puree until smooth. You could always get an arm workout in and use a masher if you don’t have a food processor or blender.

If needed, add a little of your cooking water to the mix until you reach your desired consistency. Allow the mixture to cool and you’re done! It’s that simple. Now let’s check out plenty of ways to keep your tot loving sweet potatoes and maybe find a combination or two that you like, too.

9 ways to switch up sweet potato baby food

Mix in any of these fruits and vegetables to make sure your baby’s sweet potatoes go in their mouth and aren’t fed to the family pooch. Once you get the hang of it, go crazy and do three ingredient combinations and see how things taste.


For an even greater hit of that beta-carotene, add chopped carrots to the boiling water as you cook your sweet potatoes. Puree it all together for a delicious mixture that’s even healthier than plain sweet potatoes.


You want to limit the amount of natural sugar your child is consuming, but if you find they’re not taking to the sweet potatoes on their own, add a banana to make the mixture more tempting.


Just like with the banana, if you want your sweet potato mixture to be just a touch sweeter, add in mango. The great thing about mango is you don’t need to cook it beforehand because of its naturally softer texture. Just peel and dice before adding it to your cooked sweet potato before you blend.


For a flavorful mash that you’ll like yourself, add a peeled and chopped apple to your boiling water as you cook your sweet potatoes. No apples on hand? Swap the chopped apples for applesauce.

Take the flavor up a notch and add a pinch of cinnamon. Really, we wouldn’t be surprised if you gave this one a try and your child loves it! Serve it warm for a delicious autumn treat.


Similar to the apple, just peel and chop the pear and then add it to the boiling water during the cooking process. This one would also be great with a bit of cinnamon sprinkled in.


Does your baby need a little more protein in their diet? If you’ve already introduced them to boiled chicken, add some of it to the sweet potato puree for a more savory option. Just make sure the chicken is fully cooked and blended properly.


Another savory way to go is to add cooked beans to the cooked sweet potato before pureeing. You can use a variety of beans for this, including black beans, kidney beans, and pinto beans.


If you’re struggling to get some greens into your kiddo’s diet, hide them in the sweet potatoes. During the last 5 minutes of boiling, toss in the spinach with your sweet potatoes, and then puree it all until smooth.


Want to get more vitamins A, B1, B6, C, and K in your little one? Mix peas with the sweet potato puree. Either cook fresh peas with the potatoes or use precooked peas and add them to the blender when you puree.

Baby food shouldn’t be boring

Like with your own meals, make it fun. Once your mini monster is six months old, safely play with various spices and seasonings. Experiment with turmeric, nutmeg, thyme, dill, and mild curry. Start with small amounts and see how that tiny tummy handles the spices before adding more.

Raising children who love to explore with their taste buds starts as soon as you begin feeding your infant solid food. Sweet potatoes are an excellent way to introduce them to a variety of new and exciting food combinations. With our nine ways to jazz up plain sweet potatoes, you’ll be sure to find at least a few ways your little nugget (and you) will enjoy them.

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You can take any number of vegetables: someone wants more potatoes, someone wants beans.

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Proteins 9 g


400 g


5 pcs.


2 pcs.


4 cloves
3 pcs.

sweet pepper


4 pcs.

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7 leaves

ground coriander


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red paprika

1 tsp.

red pepper flakes

1 pinch


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4 tbsp. l.

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Peel, wash, dry and cut potatoes. Wash the beans, cut off the ends, cut off the seals on both sides with a vegetable peeler. If the beans are young, then this is not necessary. Cut the beans into pieces.

Peel, wash and cut the onion into cubes. Mince the garlic.

Wash sweet peppers, remove seeds and cut into strips.

Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan. Add potatoes. Fry potatoes until golden brown.

Then add the onion and garlic. Mix.

Add chopped beans, peppers. Mix.

Then add spices to the pot with vegetables. Mix.

Add water (approx. 200 ml) and simmer over low heat until the potatoes are cooked and the beans change color.

While the beans are cooking, make the sauce. In a blender, put tomatoes, mint, 1 tablespoon of pepper paste diluted in 0.5 cups of water (if not, replace with tomato paste and add a small piece of chili pepper), salt (I usually put a little less than a teaspoon).

Blend until smooth.

Once the potatoes and beans are ready, add the sauce to the vegetables. Mix carefully. When the sauce boils, cover and cook over low heat for about 7-10 minutes.

Serve sprinkled with your favorite greens. Enjoy your meal!

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