Easy-Peasy 5 Veggie Pasta for Baby + Toddler
This Easy-Peasy 5 Veggie Pasta is a nutritious and flavorful meal for baby and toddler! Great for baby-led weaning or the finger food stage! 6+ months and up.
This wholesome dish is made by tossing together your favorite pasta, a whopping 5 different veggies and a simple yet delicious basil dressing.
For the veggies, I used a mixture of frozen corn, carrots, peas, green beans (I chopped them before cooking) and red peppers but you can use whatever frozen or fresh veggies you have on hand or that baby or toddler prefers.
You should have everything on hand to make the super simple (yet favorable) basil dressing that is made with dried basil, garlic powder and olive oil. If you have fresh basil on hand, you can totally use a tablespoon of chopped fresh basil in place of the dried basil, but my kiddos tend to like the dried basil version better in this dish.
Reasons to Love this Easy-Peasy 5 Veggie Pasta for Baby + Toddler:
- great for baby-led weaning or the finger food stage
- nutrient packed meal for growing babes
- customizable – pasta and veggies can change based on diet or what you have on hand
- 6+ months and up
- family-friendly (our entire family ate this recipe for dinner)
- can use fresh or frozen veggies
- great recipe for baby or toddler’s lunch, dinner or packed school lunch
- vegan (omit the cheese)
- can be made gluten-free by using gluten free pasta
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Get the recipe: Easy-Peasy 5 Veggie Pasta for Baby
- 1 cup pasta of choice original, whole wheat, gluten free, lentil, bean, etc
- 1 cup mix of chopped vegetables fresh or frozen
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons parmesan
- Fill a large stockpot 3/4 the way full of water, and bring to a boil. Cook pasta according to package. If using fresh vegetables – when you have 2 minutes left on the timer, add in the vegetables into the pasta water. If using frozen vegetables – when you have 4 minutes left on the timer, add in the vegetables into the pasta water.
- Meanwhile, stir together the olive oil, garlic powder and dried basil. Set aside.
- Drain the pasta and vegetables.
- In the same stockpot, add in the cook pasta, vegetables and olive oil mixture. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve.
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16 Comments on “Easy-Peasy 5 Veggie Pasta for Baby + Toddler”
Can I use cheddar cheese instead.
Is this 9+ months or 6+? I’m confused..
Sorry for the concussion. If you are doing baby-led weaning you can introduce this at 6 months since everything is tender, but I would cut it into small “pea” size pieces. Otherwise 9+ months.
Thanks! I this your site is great. I am always looking for a Healthy & homemade alternative for the whole family. My toddler loves food and sometimes he eats better than i do..
thanks again for helping me come up with healthy for for my 1-year old.
Thank you for your kind message! I am so happy to help 😊
my one year old liked it 🙂 thanks
If babies need full fat cheeses is it okay for my 9 month old to have Parmesan in this?
Baby can have lower-fat cheeses in small quantities and in this recipe it is added for taste. But yes, if you are serving baby a bigger portion of cheese as part of the meal then you would want a full-fat cheese.
So my 10mo wouldn’t even touch this – she hasn’t really taken to BLW or finger foods yet I continue to offer, alongside purees so at least she tastes flavours. Textures are a no no – we end up gagging on every spoon and then vomiting it out. Id like to avoid pureeing this, or blending it – is there another option or method you would suggest as this seems so nutritious and i would like her to try?
At this age, she should be moving on to thicker textures and finger foods. I would recommend talking with your pediatrician about this. In the meantime, you can encourage her to chew on a teether and offer baby puffs to help ease her into the sensation of having things in her mouth.
Should i cut the pasta in small pieces for 10 month old?
It depends on which shape you use for this recipe. Small noodles are okay for them to try to self feed or you can cut the pasta into small pieces and serve it on a spoon.
Hi, my baby loved the recipe! I modified by adding white cheddar at the end since that’s what I had on hand.
Can portions be frozen for later use?
I love that you used white cheddar, sounds delish! I actually haven’t tried freezing this recipe but you could try it and then reheat gently in the microwave. If you do try it, let us know how it turns out.
My 13 month old has loved this recipe since we first started our BLW journey. I make a double batch and freeze some for later in my WeeSprout glass containers. They are safe to be warmed in the microwave too. If I remember I take out the portion the night before to thaw overnight. If not I thaw for a few minutes in lukewarm water before heating up.