Baby food: Broccoli purée recipe

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Once your baby is 8-10 months or more you can start trying broccoli purée. It's a great source of vitamins A, C and E.

Broccoli purée on a blue table with pieces of broccoli surrounding
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  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories90 Kcal5%
Sugar4.3 g5%
Fat1.4 g2%
Saturated Fat0.4 g2%
Salt0.22 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein9.7 g19%
Carbohydrates7.2 g3%
Salt0.22 gRow 7 - Cell 2

This broccoli purée is a great lunchtime treat for babies from around 8-10 months onwards. 

Broccoli is a powerhouse superfood, so it's a great ingredients to start offering to your little ones as soon as possible - and hopefully start some good veggie-loving habits. Broccoli contains vitamins A, C, E, K, niacin, folate as well as potassium, sodium, selenium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium and calcium. Once you've tried it a couple of time you can vary the recipe and add either some mashed peas for texture, or a little pear for a bit of added sweetness. Alternatively, just keep it as it is for a smooth and filling recipe that takes only 15 minutes to make and requires just one ingredient.


  • 1 small head of broccoli




  1. Wash broccoli under cool water.
  2. Chop the stems and florets into small pieces; using just the florets will usually yield a smoother purée, but the stems are edible as well, and also packed with nutrients. Steam until tender.
  3. Place into a blender and begin puréeing.
  4. Add water as necessary to achieve a smooth, thin consistency, scraping down the side of the blend to ensure there are no big lumps.

Top tip for making broccoli purée

You can also make this with frozen broccoli. Frozen vegetables are just as healthy - and sometimes even more so - than fresh veggies, because they are picked and frozen at source, so they retain a really high proportion of their nutrients. Make sure the packet contains no added ingredients - just broccoli.

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Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies