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4.72 from 7 votes

Red Pepper Baby Puree

This Red Pepper Baby Puree recipe is a smooth, creamy and naturally sweet puree that is loaded with 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
Cost: $0.27 per ounce

Ingredients

  • 2 red bell peppers deseeded, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup small white potato, pear or apple peeled and roughly chopped

Instructions

Red Pepper with Potato

  • Cook: In a medium saucepan, bring 2″ of water to a boil. If using a potato, place it in a steamer basket and steam for 10 minutes. Add in the red peppers and steam for another 5-7 minutes or until tender. Reserve steamer water. Let cool slightly. Purees as directed below.

Red Pepper with Apple or Pear

  • Cook: In a medium saucepan, bring 2″ of water to a boil. Add the peppers and apple or pears to a steamer basket, cover and steam for 5-7 minutes or until tender. Reserve steamer water. Let cool slightly.
    Red Pepper in a steamer basket.
  • Add to Blender: Add in all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor.
    Blender with cooked red pepper and pear.
  • Puree: starting on low and increasing speed to high, puree for 1 minute or until completely smooth, adding in a tablespoon of water in at a time if needed.
    Pureed red pepper puree for baby.
  • Eat: serve to baby or freeze for a future meal.
    white bowl with red pepper puree for baby.

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Notes

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