This Chicken, Squash + Cauliflower Baby Food sheet pan meal is easy to make into a smooth, easy to eat puree for baby or is an ideal meal for baby-led weaning. Either way you serve it, it’s great for 6+ months and up.

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Sheet Pan Chicken Meal for Baby

I love the ease of sheet pan meals for quick and easy weeknight dinners 🍽. Very little prep, hands-off cooking and minimal cleanup time. PERFECTION❤️!

All of that is true for my baby 👶 sheet pan meal, which is perfect whether your little one is eating purees, if you are doing baby-led weaning or if your baby is in the finger food stage.

Just three ingredients make this from scratch chicken baby food that is beyond quick and easy to make while being packed with essential nutrients for growing baby 💪!

Make up a big batch, as it freezes really well too!

REASONS TO LOVE THIS MEAL FOR BABY

  • can be made into a puree
  • can be served as finger foods for baby-led weaning
  • great for 6 months and up
  • full of fiber and A, B and C vitamins
  • 3 simple ingredients
  • one sheet pan meal
  • made in less than 30 minutes
  • the puree is freezer-friendly
  • rich in protein
  • can even be served to toddlers
spread on cutting board of what's for baby's dinner - chicken, cauliflower and squash.

Ingredients

  • Chicken: Use a small boneless and skinless chicken breast which is low in fat and high in protein. It’s best to buy organic chicken that is free from antibiotics.
  • Butternut Squash: Squash is a nutrient-dense vegetable, low in calories and non-fat, but super high in vitamins A and C. It’s a great source of fiber, magnesium, potassium and calcium
  • Cauliflower: Cauliflower provides antioxidants and a high amount of vitamin B and fiber. When pureed it creates a really creamy texture.

How to make it

  • Preheat the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, tin foil or a silicone mat.
  • Place the cauliflower and butternut squash on the baking sheet. Place the chicken on a piece of tin foil and wrap up like a present, so no moisture can escape.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping vegetables halfway through baking time.
  • The meal will be done with they can be pricked by a fork and the chicken is cooked all the way through.

FOR A BABY FOOD PUREE

  • Let the food cool slightly and chop chicken.
  • Transfer all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes, adding water, broth, formula or breast milk in 1/4 cup increments if needed.

FOR BABY-LED WEANING

  • Let cool, slice chicken into long 2-3″ strips and serve to baby.

HOW TO SERVE IT TO BABY

BABY FOOD PUREE

This recipe makes enough for 20 ounces of baby food, or 8 2.5ounce servings. Let the puree cool to room temperature before giving to baby in their favorite bowl.

BABY-LED WEANING OR FINGER FOODS

Slice the chicken into strips. Place a strip of chicken, a piece of cauliflower and 3 slices of squash onto on a plate.

HOW TO STORE

Both the finger food and the puree can be stored in a baby food container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

The puree can also be frozen for up to 4 months and thawed in the fridge to serve.

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Get the recipe: Chicken, Squash + Cauliflower Baby Food Meal

5 stars (2 ratings)
This sheet pan meal is so easy, and it makes a smooth, easy to eat puree or is ideal for baby-led weaning. Chicken, squash and cauliflower baby food is ideal for make ahead meals for your little ones and full of healthy and natural ingredients.

Ingredients 

  • 1 small boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cups butternut squash, seeded, peeled and sliced into 2-3" strips (for finger food) or chopped (for puree)
  • 1 1/2 cups cauliflower, florets

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, tin foil or a silicone mat.
  • Place the cauliflower and butternut squash on the baking sheet. Place the chicken on a piece of tin foil and wrap up like a present, so no moisture can escape.
    sheet pan with ingredients for baby's dinner.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping vegetables halfway through baking time. The meal will be done with they can be pricked by a fork and the chicken is cooked all the way through.
    sheet pan with roasted food for baby.
  • For a Baby Food Puree – let cool slightly, chop chicken and then transfer all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes, adding water, broth, formula or breast milk in 1/4 cup increments if needed. I had to add in 1/2 cup of water to my puree.
    baby food puree of meal for baby.
  • To serve as a finger food or Baby-Led Weaning – let cool, slice chicken into long 2-3" strips and then place each ingredient onto on a plate and serve to baby.
    plate filled with squash, cauliflower and chicken for baby in finger foods.

Notes

Age: 6 months and up
Yield: 8 large baby-led weaning servings or roughly 20 ounces of puree.
Storage: Finger foods and purees can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. The puree can also 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!
Serving: 1serving, Calories: 68kcal, Carbohydrates: 5.1g, Protein: 9.6g, Fat: 1.1g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 28mg, Potassium: 335mg, Fiber: 1.2g, Sugar: 1.2g, Calcium: 23mg

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