Looking for a delicious and nutritious puree for your baby? This beet puree recipe will brighten up your little one’s plate and is so easy to make. Get the bibs ready for this colorful vegetable that’s super healthy!

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Why Choose Beet Puree for Babies?

  • Nutrient-Rich: Beet puree isn’t just any baby food! It’s a nutrient powerhouse disguised in a sweet, earthy package. Beets are rich in calcium, folate, and Vitamin C which are super important for your baby’s immune system plus growth and development.
  • Mild Flavor: Beets are naturally sweet so they easily appeal to baby’s taste buds. Plus, pureed beets mix well with other baby purees so you can build a medley of different flavors.
  • Digestive Health: Beets are high in fiber which can help your baby or toddler with digestion and helps prevent constipation when your littlest ones are transitioning to solid foods.
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The Ingredients

  • 2 beets (any color), washed with stems and leaves removed
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How To Make Beet Puree

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Place beets on one side of a piece of aluminum foil or parchment paper and fold in half over the beets like a book. Pinch the edges to fully seal the package (this way they will steam in the oven while they roast).
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  3. Bake for 45 minutes until fork tender.
  4. Open the foil, and let roasted beets cool until you’re able to touch them.
  5. Use a ziplock bag or gloves to cover your hands and peel the beets. This prevents your hands from getting stained. The skin should slide right off.
  6. Cut and puree beets in a food processor until smooth. Add water little by little if you need to thin out the puree.
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  7. Serve or make a baby food combination with another puree.
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Tips for This Recipe

  • Use red or gold beets. They both have a host of nutritional benefits, the main difference is gold beets won’t stain as much if you’re worried about that.
  • Grab a bib! It comes with the territory (but can also be kind of fun), but beets do stain and can make a mess. Pull out your biggest bib or tape a plastic garbage bag all around your baby. The potential mess is worth it though, trust me.
  • The easiest way to peel beets is to roast them with the skin on. The skin will peel right off. Wear a pair of gloves or cover your hands with a plastic bag so you can avoid staining your hands. 
  • To serve Baby Led Weaning (BLW) style, roast and peel the beets and allow them to cool.  Then cut into thin, long pieces about the width of two fingers and serve.
  • Steam the greens and add them to your dinner when you make this beet puree for your baby. This way nothing goes to waste!
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What To Mix Beet Puree With?

You can make many baby food combinations with this red beet puree! Here are some baby foods you could mix with it:

How to Store/Freeze

  • To Store: Beet puree can be stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • To Freeze: Once cooled completely, add puree to an ice cube or baby cube tray and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, thaw a couple of cubes in a container in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for a few hours.

Your baby is going to love this beet puree! It’s easy to make, super healthy and tasty. Whether you serve it alone or mixed with other fruits or vegetables, beet puree offers a flavorful and nutritious option for your little one. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions and tag me on social media so I can see your little ones gobbling up this recipe!

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Beet Puree

This beet puree recipe will brighten up your little one’s plate and is so easy to make. Get the bibs ready for this colorful vegetable that’s super healthy!
4.67 from 3 votes
Course: Baby Food
Servings: 6 baby servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Baking sheet

Ingredients  

  • 2 beets (any color), washed with stems and leaves removed

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Place beets on one side of a piece of aluminum foil or parchment paper and fold in half over the beets like a book. Pinch the edges to fully seal the package (this way they will steam in the oven while they roast).
  • Bake for 45 minutes until fork tender.
  • Open the foil, and let roasted beets cool until you’re able to touch them.
  • Use a ziplock bag or gloves to cover your hands and peel the beets. This prevents your hands from getting stained. The skin should slide right off.
  • Cut and puree beets in a food processor until smooth. Add water little by little if you need to thin out the puree.
  • Serve or make a baby food combination with another puree.

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. I’ve made this recipe a few times, but I have found I always have to roast them longer, and at a higher temperature to get them cooked through (and to get the skins off easily). I now do 400 degrees for 1hr and 30 mins. Perhaps I’m using unusually large beets, but this is what works for me. Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. My little guy loved this. I feed it to him while he wears just a diaper & a plastic bib – that beet juice is dark!

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