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A small jar of pea puree. A purple spoon is cut out of the frame.
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How to Make Pea Puree

Pea puree is a great first food when introducing solids to babies and all you need is a bag of frozen peas and a blender or food processor!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pea puree
Servings: 4
Calories: 70kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • ⅓-½ cup water breastmilk or formula, to thin

Instructions

  • Fill a pot with about 1 inch of water, add peas to a steamer basket and place inside of the pot. Bring water to a low boil, cover with lid and steam peas for 3-6 minutes, or until bright green and tender. Remove from heat and let peas cool.
    Freshly steamed peas in a pot in a steamer basket.
  • Place peas in a blender or food processor and blend, adding liquid (breast milk, formula or water) as needed to get the desired consistency.
    Pea puree in a blender.
  • Store pea puree in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer or up to 3 months. I like to freeze the puree in silicone ice cube trays or small freezer-safe jars so I can easily thaw small amounts when I want to use them.
  • I recommend thawing frozen puree in the fridge the night before you want to use it, but you can also thaw it quickly with a warm water bath.

Notes

  • If you want to add the most nutrition to the puree, I recommend using breastmilk or formula instead of water to thin the pea puree. 

Nutrition

Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 105mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g