This is an easy homemade baby pea puree recipe. All you need is frozen peas and water (or formula/breast milk). This is a good Stage 1 puree to start serving at 4-7 months old.
Homemade Baby Peas Food
Is your baby ready to try peas and you want to make it special for them with homemade pea purée? Then here’s an easy recipe that only requires peas and water – it’s perfect for first foods!
Although I admit that peas were not any of my 3 girls baby food of choice, all of them liked this homemade recipe enough to eat it all. This would often be their dinner, and I would also pack in containers for daycare lunch.
We all know how baby food isn’t cheap, so I hope you try this homemade recipe, which is much more budget friendly!
Can babies eat pureed peas?
Yes, pureed peas are a great first food for baby. I like to start out with apples, pears and bananas, and then move our way to peas, carrots and sweet potatoes.
Warning: Baby might make some cute little faces when first trying peas so get the camera ready! Here’s Europa eating some! 🙂
How to Make Pea Baby Puree
Boil frozen peas in water until very soft.
Reserve 1/2 cup of the water before draining.
Place peas and water in a food processor and pulse until the consistency forms that you want. If your baby is just starting food, you want it super smooth. If they’re a little older and can handle it, you can leave it a little thicker.
Use 1/2 cup of the water to create a thin puree, or use 1/4 cup of the water for a thicker puree.
My daughter is 6 months old and has been on baby food since 4 months old, so she is comfortable with it a little thicker.
Using a spoon, mix around to double check that there are no clumps remaining.
Serve, refrigerate or freeze for later usage (directions below for all methods)
Can I use formula or breast milk?
Sure, if you’d like to, you can swap the water for formula or breast milk instead.
How to Store Baby Food
Store baby food in the refrigerator for 24 hours, or freezer for long term storage. I like to store the baby food in glass jars if I’m putting them in the refrigerator or sending to daycare.
To freeze, scoop pea puree into ice cube trays.
Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and then freeze.
Once completely frozen, pop them out of the ice cube tray and then place in freezer bags.
As you need them, remove the cubes from the freezer bag. Frozen baby food is good for 6 months.
How to Reheat
You can either reheat baby food on the stove top or microwave.
I’m a working Mom of 3 so I’m going to give some real talk and say I don’t have time to reheat on the stove top so I’m pretty much team microwave. I know some people will gasp, but it’s ok y’all.
Place cubes in a bowl in the microwave and heat for 15-25 seconds. Stir, test and adjust time appropriately. Obviously, always check the baby food before serving and always stir it completely to make sure there are no hot pockets.
Ready for Baby Led Weaning?
Once your baby is ready for the next stages of food, make sure to check out my Stage 3 Butternut Squash Baby Food, Sweet Potato Fries for Baby Led Weaning, Pumpkin Baby Pancakes Recipe and Sweet Potato Baby Led Weaning Cookies.
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Homemade Baby Food: PeasPrint
- 3 cups frozen peas
- 1/2 cup water or formula or breast milk
- Bring a medium-sized pot of water to a boil. Add peas and cook until super softened, about 6-8 minutes.
- Drain peas, keeping 1/2 cup of the water the peas were cooked in.
- Place peas and water in a food processor and pulse until the consistency forms that you want. If your baby is just starting food, you want it super smooth. If they're a little older and can handle it, you can leave it a little thicker. Use 1/2 cup of the water to create a thin puree, or use 1/4 cup of the water for a thicker puree. If you still think it's too thick, add additional water. If you are using formula or breast milk, just replace the water with that. Always double check to make sure there are no large clumps remaining.
- Serving today: Allow to cool down before serving to baby, or keep in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. For freezer storage: Add pea puree mixture into a ice cube tray, cover with a lid or plastic wrap and freeze. Once frozen, remove from ice cube tray and place in freezer bags. When ready to serve, remove 1-3 cubes and heat up. Make sure to test so it's not too hot before serving baby. Enjoy!