If you are looking for easy and tasty baby food recipes that your baby will definitely enjoy, you’ve come to the right place!
In this article, we talk about introducing potatoes to your baby’s diet and we give you some easy and tasty recipes for homemade baby food.
The recipes in this article:
Recipe 1 – Minced beef, potato, and celery
Recipe 2 – Cauliflower, potato, and carrots
Recipe 3 – Chicken, apple, and potatoes
Recipe 4 – Zucchini, beef, and potatoes
Recipe 5 – Broccoli, potatoes, and spinach
When can a baby eat potatoes?
Potatoes are available worldwide and generally are one of the baby’s first foods. You can add potatoes to your baby’s diet at the age of 6 months when your baby is ready for solid foods.
1. Minced beef, potato, and celery (age 6 months+)
A healthy diner recipe.
- 1 Potato
- 2.2 oz minced beef (65 grams)
- 1 stalk of celery
- 4 cups of water
Step 1 – Wash and peel the celery and potato and chop them into small pieces.
Step 2 – Boil the potato and celery until soft, for about 10-15 minutes.
Step 3 – Cook the beef in a pan with boiling water for about 10 minutes.
Step 4 – Add all the ingredients to a blender and add a little water. Mix the ingredients into a smooth puree.
2. Cauliflower, potatoes, and carrots (8-10 months+)
Super healthy, super sweet. Your baby will love this one!
- 4-5 cauliflower florets
- 1 potato
- 2 medium-sized carrots
Step 1 – Rinse the vegetables and dry them.
Step 2 – Cut off 4-5 cauliflower florets.
Step 3 – Bring water to a boil using a medium saucepan. Reduce heat and cook the cauliflower until soft; it normally takes 15 minutes.
Step 4 – Peel and chop up the potato and carrots. Cook them both for about 15-20 minutes.
Step 5 – Add all the ingredients to a blender. You can add some water to thin the puree.
Step 6 – Pour the contents into ice cubes to cool down, cover the contents, close, and freeze.
3. Chicken, apple, and potatoes (age 6 months+)
Chicken and apples are a very popular combination and most babies will love it. Just add potatoes to make it more nutritious.
- 2.2 oz (65 grams) boneless chicken
- 1/2 ripe apple
- 1 small potato
- A little bit of water/formula (optional)
Step 1 – Chop the chicken into cubes and cook it for 10 minutes. Make sure it is well done.
Step 2 – Clean and peel the apple and cut it into slices. Cook the apple for a few minutes.
Step 3 – Clean and chop the potato and cook it until it is soft. (about 10 minutes)
Step 4 – Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix them into a smooth puree.
Step 5 – You can add some water or formula to make the puree thinner.
Serve warm for your baby! Or make more portions and store them into small food storage containers or in ice cube forms.
Tip: The potato and apple might be a little difficult to blend because they are quite dry. Add a little water or formula and blending will be easier.
4. Zucchini, beef, and potatoes (age 8 months+)
Healthy and packed with flavor and nutrition.
- 2.2 oz of minced beef (65 grams)
- 1 potato
- ½ zucchini
Step 1 – Peel and chop the potato and cook it for 15-20 minutes in a saucepan.
Step 2 – Wash and chop up the zucchini and add them to the saucepan in the last 5 minutes.
Step 3 – Bring a saucepan with water to a boil and cook the minced beef for about 10 minutes.
Step 4 – Put the minced beef in a blender and puree until powdery.
Step 5 – Pour off the potato and zucchini and add them to the blender. Blend until you reach the desired consistency. You can add some water if needed.
5. Spinach, salmon, and potatoes (age 10-12 months+)
A diner recipe packed with good fats and iron.
- 2.2 oz of salmon
- a handful of spinach
- 1 potato
Step 1 – Peel and chop the potato.
Step 2 – Cook the potato in a saucepan with boiling water for about 15 minutes.
Step 3 – Rinse the spinach leaves and steam them for a few minutes.
Step 4 – Grab an oven dish and preheat the oven to 356F (180C)
Step 5 – Pour some olive oil on both sides of the salmon.
Step 6 – Bake the salmon in the oven for about 15 minutes. Make sure the salmon is well done.
Step 7 – Add all the ingredients together and mash them into a chunky puree.
Feeding guide for potatoes
No. of tbs per portion
No. of feedings
Keep in mind that this feeding guide is only for potatoes. If you add meat, for example, this feeding guide will not be applicable.
We recommend that you consult with your baby’s pediatrician on introducing solid foods as generalities may not apply to your infant.
Are these recipes freezable?
All can also be refrigerated and make for good meal prep for the week! You should store your batch of baby meals in a refrigerator using an airtight container for up to a period of 72 hours.
You can freeze these baby food recipes into different portions by employing ice cubes or small food storage containers as the recipe can be prepared to make around 5-10 servings.
Which kitchen tools to use
In order to prepare these baby food recipes, you will need the following kitchen tools:
Blender or food processor
Food storage containers or an ice cube form
Potatoes are packed with vitamins and minerals. Like potassium, vitamin C, folate, and vitamin B6. Potato skins are also filled with fibers, but might be a little difficult for a young baby to digest.