Baby food: Pea purée recipe

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Pea purée is quick and easy to make for infants, and a great choice because it's packed with vitamins and minerals. Perfect for little mouths and to keep little tummies full too

Baby food: Pea purée
  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories350 Kcal18%
Sugar29.5 g33%
Fat3.5 g5%
Saturated Fat0.7 g4%
Salt0.05 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein27.5 g55%
Carbohydrates56.0 g22%
Salt0.05 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Get your little one eating their greens right from the off with this pea purée that is so simple to make. 

This pea purée rich in minerals like magnesium and potassium - both essential for your baby's development. And we love how quick and easy it is to make for infants. Perfect for little mouths to manage and to keep their little tummies full too. Though we think of kids as not liking their greens, we actually find babies love this bright green mush, thanks to its sweet flavour and smooth consistency. Depending on how much your baby will eat you can store this in small bags, ice cube trays or Tupperware and freeze.


  • 500g peas, fresh or frozen




  1. If using fresh peas, open the pods and scrape out the peas from the pod. If using frozen type of either peas or green beans, cook according to package directions.
  2. Place fresh peas into a steamer basket in a pan with a just enough water to slightly show through in the basket.
  3. Steam until very tender; be sure to check on the water level.
  4. Reserve any left over water to use for thinning out the peas.
  5. Place into your choice of appliance for pureeing and begin pureeing. It is best to use the setting that makes the finest liquid purees - green bean and pea skins are rather difficult to completely puree. Using a blender rather than a food processor or stick mixer might be better as well.
  6. Add the reserved water as necessary to achieve a smooth, thin consistency.

Top tip for making this baby food: pea purée

You may wish to push the peas (or green beans) through a sieve or mesh strainer to get rid of any remaining skins.

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