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Red Pepper Baby Food Puree

This Red Pepper Baby Food Puree recipe is a smooth, creamy and naturally sweet puree that is loaded with folate, vitamin A, B6 and C. Great for 4+ months and older (or stage 1 puree).
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Baby Food
Servings: 15 ounces
Author: Michele Olivier

Ingredients

  • 2 red bell peppers deseeded, roughly chopped
  • 1 small white potato peeled and chopped

Instructions

  • Bring 2″ of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. In a steamer basket, add potato, cover and steam for 10 minutes.
  • Add in the peppers to the potatoes, cover and steam for an additional 5-7 minutes or until tender. Reserve steamer water. Let cool slightly.
  • Add in all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree for 1 minute or until completely smooth, adding in a tablespoon of water in at a time if needed.

Notes

Adding Spices: I left this puree plain without any spices but you could easy add 1/4 clove garlic, a pinch of fresh thyme, cumin or even some parsley.
Age: 4 months and up
Yield: 15 ounces 
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freezer – can 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!