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Get the recipe: Broccoli Baby Food

4.8 stars (61 ratings)
This Broccoli Baby Food with olive oil recipe is a great way to introduce healthy green vegetables into your baby's diet. A delicious puree full of essential vitamins and healthy fats for growing baby


  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped into small florets
  • 1/2 apple, pear or small white potato peeled and chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp good quality olive oil (optional)


  • Prep: In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil over medium heat.
  • Steam: Place the broccoli and apple/potato/pear into a steamer basket and place over boiling water, cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or until the broccoli and apple are tender. Reserve the water from the steamer. Let cool slightly.
    Steamer basket with fresh broccoli and apple.
  • Transfer: Add the broccoli and apple to a blender or food processor.
    Blender with steamed broccoli and apples.
  • Add Olive Oil: Drizzle the olive oil into the blender or food processor.
    Blender with steamed broccoli with a hand pouring in olive oil.
  • Blend: Puree on high for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, adding in additional liquid (reserved water, fresh breast milk or formula) in 1/4 cup increments if needed. I had to add in 1/4 cup of water to the puree pictured.
    Blender with broccoli puree inside.
  • Eat: Serve to your baby or freeze for a later meal.
    hands holding a grey baby bowl and stirring a smooth broccoli puree.


Age: 4-6 months and up
Yield: roughly 12 ounces
Adding In Spices: Feel free to add in 1 tsp of chopped chives, 2-3 mint leaves, 1 tsp of chopped cilantro, 1/2 tsp cumin or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Calories: 25kcal, Carbohydrates: 3.2g, Protein: 0.7g, Fat: 1.2g, Saturated Fat: 0.2g, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 106mg, Fiber: 0.7g, Sugar: 0.4g, Calcium: 8mg

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