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Baby Food With Peas: Pea Puree

Simple to make baby food with peas, a pea puree for baby, that is rich in protein, folic acid, and vitamins and minerals. This stage one baby food can be served to your baby as young as 4 months. It has a fresh flavor and can be combined with fresh herbs for an earthy flavor.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 14 ounces
Calories: 52kcal
Author: Anjali Shah


  • 2 lbs organic frozen peas about 2 (16 oz) bags
  • 8 oz water more or less depending on how thin or thick you want your puree to be


  • Steam your peas for 3-5 minutes
  • Once the peas are green and soft, pour them into a blender and add 8oz water. Puree until smooth. (You may want to start with less water and keep adding more until your puree has reached its desired consistency).
  • Pour into ice cube trays, allow to cool, wrap/cover, and freeze.
  • Thaw in the fridge the night before use, or thaw by putting the ice cube in a bowl over a bowl of hot water on the counter to defrost.


  • Mix with your baby's favorite fruit or some sweeter veggies (butternut squash works great) to make peas more palatable!
  • This recipe can make anywhere from 12-16 ounces depending on how much water you use.1 ice cube = 1 oz of food
  • Stage 1 Food: 4 months and up
  • Use baby food storage containers. This allows you to make one batch, freeze, and have for the entire month or more! You'll save tons of time, and have a variety of fresh and homemade purees to give to baby.
  • For a super smooth puree, I recommend investing in a high powered blender. I used our Vitamix to puree large quantities at the same time. It pulverizes everything and you end up with a smooth texture (similar to what you'd find in store bought baby food). You don't need a "baby food maker" - any great blender will do. And if you have a Vitamix you can use it for so many other things besides baby food!
  • Don't overcook the peas! They don't need a ton of time to steam. You want them to turn a bright green color, and become slightly soft in texture - that's when they are perfectly cooked. 
  • Adjust consistency as needed. If the baby puree is too thick add more water. Or add breast milk, or formula just before serving to your baby.


Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g