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Small clear jar filled with homemade squash thyme baby food puree.

Get the recipe: Yellow Squash + Thyme Baby Food Puree

5 stars (2 ratings)
This baby food puree is a great first food for baby - mild, creamy and filled with essential nutrients for growing baby


  • 2 medium yellow squash, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 small white potato, chopped (see notes)
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme, roughly chopped


Instructions for Nutribaby

  • Place the squash, white potato and thyme into the large basket. Start a 10 minute steam cycle.
  • Let cool and then transfer all of the ingredients into the blender.
  • Puree until smooth. I did not need to add any additional cooking liquid but if your puree is too thick, add 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid in at a time until you achieve your desired texture.

Instructions for Regular Cooking Method

  • In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. Add the squash, potato and thyme into a steamer basket and steam for 10 minutes. Let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water.
  • Transfer all of the ingredients in to a blender of food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, adding water in 1/4 cup increments if needed.


Age: 4+ months
Yield: 15 ounces
Note on Potato: Feel free to use a cored, peeled and chopped apple or pear in this recipe instead of the potato.
Notes on Thyme: I steamed the thyme in this recipe so their flavors are more subtle, but for a big spice kick you can add the thyme right before pureeing.
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!

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