Best Baby Food Recipes – a full collection of homemade recipes that are perfect for all stages of solids! All of these recipes are delicious and full of natural and healthy ingredients. From 4-month starter purees all the way to chunky purees, these recipes will take you up to and beyond 10 months.
Baby Food Recipes
Making your own baby food can seem super daunting 😰 at first, but in reality, it is so easy! If you are just starting out – then make sure to read my Guide on how to Make Homemade Baby Food!
All of these recipes below are quick and easy to make at home, don’t require many ingredients and they also taste 💯 better than any store-bought brands.
Baby purees are also the ultimate meal prep item – as they freeze really well making it easy to make in batches and defrost when baby is hungry.
Below you will find easy and healthy purees for stages 1, 2 & 3 for your baby, and with so many options you’ll easily find something they enjoy 😋!
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Not sure which Stage your baby is at? Check out my Guide to Baby Food Stages!
Tips for Making the Best Purees
- Use fresh produce, organic when possible: using the freshest ingredients will ensure you get the best-tasting baby food purees.
- Adding Spices: adding spices and herbs to baby’s purees is completely optional, but is a great way to ramp up the flavor without adding in any salt or preservatives. Believe it or not, baby is used to spices from what you have eaten, whether that is from breastmilk or from the womb. These early stages of feeding is all about exposure to all of the different tastes of veggies, fruits, protein, carbs and spices.
- Freezer-Friendly: all of the purees below are completely freezer-friendly. So make that work for you! Make a double batch so you can serve some to baby for the week and then freeze the rest for later on.
How to Make Homemade Baby Food
If you are just getting started making your own baby food – then welcome! This is a fun (and yummy) club to be in 😄. While it seems daunting at first, making your own baby food is super easy once you get the hang of it. I would suggest that you start by reading my very in-depth Guide on how to Make Homemade Baby Food, and then checking out some of the Stage One Puree Recipes, as many of them have step-by-step videos that show you just how easy it is to make you own baby food 👊.
Tools to Make the Best Purees
Here are a few of my favorite kitchen tool essentials to make the process of cooking, blending and freezing baby food super simple.
- Blender or Food Processor
- Freezer Storage Tray
- Fridge Storage Containers
- Stasher Bag
- Baking Sheet
- Steamer Basket
- Medium Saucepan
- Suction Bowl
- Bib with Food Catcher
Stage 1 Baby Food Recipes
Below you will find a list of the best starter single-ingredient purees for baby. Great for 4+ months of age.
Looking for more informational resources on how to start baby on purees? Then check out these posts – Ultimate Guide on How to Make Homemade Baby Food, 10 Best First Foods for Baby, and Best Yogurt for Babies.
Stage 2 Baby Food Recipes
Stage 2 purees will make baby’s mealtime more exciting, with multiple-ingredient combination purees. This is the time to really focus on exposing baby to a wide variety of fruits, veggies, grains and proteins along with spices and herbs to make fun and unique flavor combinations. Great for 6+ months of age.
Looking for more informational resources on how and what to feed baby? Then check out these posts – 6-9 Month Old Baby Food Puree Menu (FREE Printable), 9 Best Organic Baby Food Pouches, Best First Open Cups for Baby and 6 Best Probiotics for Infants, Babies + Toddlers (plus, why they need them).
Stage 3 Baby Food Recipes
Stage 3 is full of hearty meals with multiple-ingredient purees with soft-cooked chunks of food inside. This stage is all about giving baby time to learn how to chew and swallow small pieces of soft foods. The next step will be finger foods or table foods.