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Broccoli, Potato and Cheese Puree

Broccoli, Potato & Cheese Puree from Weelicious

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When I'm trying to come up with new baby food purees, I have several unspoken criteria that I always try and meet: I want to make something that tastes smooth and creamy, but also provides as much visual interest and nutritional value as possible. There are certain foods, like broccoli, that meet almost all of my standards: it's loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, has beautiful color and is delicious when steamed on its own. But pureed alone into baby food and the results are watery and bland. Still, broccoli is so nutritionally ideal for babies, I refuse to disqualify it just for being blender-averse. Instead, I simply combine it with a couple of other select ingredients and, voila, it's perfect.

By adding potato and cheese to this recipe, the broccoli incorporates beautifully and the resulting Broccoli, Potato and Cheese Puree has a smooth texture that's perfect for babies. In addition, the cheese provides a healthy dose of dairy, making this dish a superstar. Both of my kids ate this regularly when they were starting solids and never seemed to get enough of it!

Broccoli Potato Cheese Puree from Weelicious

Broccoli, Potato & Cheese Puree  (Makes 6 Baby Servings)

  • Prep Time: 1 mins,
  • Cook Time: 10 mins,
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When I'm trying to come up with new baby food purees, I have several unspoken criteria that I always try and meet: I want to make something that tastes smooth and creamy, but also provides as much visual interest and nutritional value as possible....

Ingredients

  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese (i used white cheddar cheese)

Preparation

  1. 1. Place the potato cubes in a steamer pot over boiling water and cook for 6 minutes.
  2. 2. Add the broccoli and steam for an additional 4 minutes or until vegetables are fork tender.
  3. 3. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree.
  4. 4. Serve.
Broccoli, Potato & Cheese Puree

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  1. Andra

    April 17, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    How many ounces do you consider a serving? Thank you!

  2. HarrisTwins-2013

    January 16, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    We have 5 month old b/g twins and are going to attempt this make ur own baby food idea. Hopefully they agree with it lol

  3. shanu

    January 15, 2014 at 1:07 am

    I’ll surely try this as it looks yumm for my kiddo

  4. Jennifer

    September 22, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Hi! Looking at your broccoli, potato, and cheese puree recipe.
    The last time I put potato in a food processor…I made glue! It was a mess.
    How do you prevent that from happening with this recipe?
    Thanks!
    Jenn

  5. lena wilson

    June 1, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    love the reciepes

  6. c_kroezen

    June 1, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I have a 7.5 month old and I am wondering if giving her cheese is ok. I heard you should wait until 12 months to introduce dairy, or are they only referring to milk.

    • catherine

      June 3, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      That only refers to milk! As long as your baby has tried each of these ingredients separately with no problems then you should be good to go!

  7. Hira

    January 13, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Please join me on ur mailing list I like these easy recipes for babies and toddlers

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  9. fera

    August 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    which cheese brand do you use? I’m trying to find something organic for my baby.

    • catherine

      August 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      I do a lot of shopping at my farmers market (where there is a cheese vendor) and Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods both have lots of great options!

  10. Kim

    February 21, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I just made this for my daughter. She ate it up as fast as she could! I was wondering how to store the rest?

    • catherine

      February 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days, or freezer for up to two months!

  11. Linda

    January 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    thanks so much for this lovely recipe my son loved it and i was finally happy that he was eating potatoes. he just would never eat them wit your recipe he loved it. thanks again!

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  13. friba

    August 29, 2010 at 11:25 am

    does potato freeze ok?

    • catherine

      August 30, 2010 at 1:39 pm

      Yes, with this recipe it should be fine :)

  14. Anita

    August 9, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I substituted sweet potato and used light marble cheese and my 10 month old loved this, thanks so much!

  15. tracylynne

    June 10, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I made something similar to this last night for my 11 month old son, however I added cottage cheese instead and did not puree I mashed with a fork. My little guy loves cottage cheese and he really liked this. I thought that I was just a bit unorthodox feeding him this….