Tuscan White Beans

Tuscan White Beans Baby Food from Weelicious

This dish reminds me of something you would have on a cool night in Tuscany. Cannelini beans, also known as white beans have a smooth texture and a nutty flavor. Combined with the brown rice, you have a 
complete protein. I've been making the adult version of this dish for years. When you 
make this for babies it becomes a creamy puree that -- I've found -- they can't stop eating. This is one of those dishes that I crave when I think about 
it. This baby version of it is so quick, inexpensive and easy.
 Whether I soak my own beans or open a can of organic ones, I always put aside a few for Kenya to pick up and feed himself. Since they're nice 
and mushy, Tuscan White Beans are easy for babies, even with few teeth, to munch on.

Tuscan White Beans Baby Food from Weelicious

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Tuscan White Beans (10 Baby Servings)

Prep Time: 3 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free


  • 1 cup kale or greens of your choice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/8 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup cooked white beans
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes, fresh or canned


1. Place the kale in a steamer pot over boiling water and cook for 4 minutes.
2. Add the garlic and onion and continue cooking for 6 more minutes.
3. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
4. Cool and serve.
To Freeze: Place in Baby Cubes and freeze for up to 3 months.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. 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.

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  • Carol Whitener

    This really sounds yummy! My granddaughter is 14 weeks old, but I can hardly wait until she is old enough to eat things like this! I have quite the recipe file going...

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  • Jennifer

    Would this work well without the tomato? Or is there something I could substitute? My husband is allergic to tomato, so we are not introducing it until baby is older.

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  • Lora D.

    This worked well as a layer in my vegan lasagna!!

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  • Yasmeen

    Sounds delish! I want to make this for my 8 month old tonight...the beans are soaking already! Question: Do you need to cook the onions and garlic in the steamer pot? I've never steamed onion or garlic. Also, cooking kale that long seems like it would take away a lot of nutrients!

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