Go Back
+ servings
Green freezer tray with green bean puree inside.
Print Recipe
5 from 7 votes

Green Bean Baby Food

Green beans are steamed until just tender, this puree has a mild taste for baby's palette.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Baby Food
Servings: 16 ounces
Cost: $0.20 per ounce

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans, fresh or frozen
  • 1 big pinch of fresh basil, cilantro or parsley, roughly chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • Trim: roughly trim the green beans and roughly chop the herb (if using).
    Green beans and cilantro on a cutting board.
  • Steam: fill a medium saucepan with 2” of water and bring to boil over medium heat. Place the green beans (fresh or frozen) into a steamer basket over the boiling water, cover, and cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water.
    Green bean in a steamer cooking for baby puree.
  • Puree: transfer the green beans and herb to a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, adding liquid in 1/4 cup increments if needed until you reach your desired consistency.
    Pureed green beans in a blender for baby.
  • Eat: serve to baby or freeze for later.
    Hands holding a freezer container filled with green bean baby food.

Video

Notes

Age: 4 months and up
Yield: 16 ounces
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Adding Spices: you can add a big pinch of roughly chopped basil, cilantro, mint, parsley or chives to this puree before blending.