Make fresh baby food for your little one that’s naturally delicious and SO easy with this simple Pea Puree. Plus, find ideas for other baby foods to combine it with, storage tips, and freezing info.
Turning frozen peas into simple, fresh baby food is one of the first foods I made for my kids. It’s so easy, freezes really well, and combines well with other baby foods too. Plus, you don’t need any fancy cooking skills to pull this off—just a bag of frozen peas and a blender!
TIP: I’m all about keeping things fuss-free when feeding babies. Here’s a baby food chart that might help you get more ideas too.
Easy Pea Puree Recipe
This recipe has a very straight forward method and is very quick to make. It’s perfect if you want to make a few servings of baby food at once to have on hand for the coming days or even to send to daycare. I also have a few easy additions you can make to it to add nutrition and flavor to keep baby happy and nourished.
Ingredients in Pea Puree
To make this recipe you just need…peas! I use frozen peas—organic or regular, depending on what I can find at a good at my local stores. The puree will taste best with peas that are naturally sweet and not crazy starchy, so if you have a brand you prefer eating yourself as whole peas, use that one. (There’s a surprising variety of flavor when it comes to frozen peas!)
TIP: “Petite” peas tend to be sweeter and more tender, so if you see those, I’d recommend them.
How to Make Pea Puree Step-by-Step
Here’s a look at the basic process involved in making this baby food. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full information.
- Measure out your frozen peas. (I use two cups since that’s a good amount for my blender.)
- Add to a pot with water and bring to a boil.
TIP: You can add avocado, butter, or olive oil to add healthy fats and flavor to the pea puree.
Baby Food Storage Tips
I like to use these small airtight containers from Wean Green. The serving size that is right for your baby may vary according to their age and appetite, so you may have to adjust once you see how baby likes this. You can store this pea puree for baby in the fridge or freezer.
Tips for Making the Best Pea Puree for Baby
- Use organic peas if desired.
- Add 2 tablespoons avocado, 1 teaspoon olive oil, or 1 teaspoon butter to add healthy fats and flavor.
- Combine with whole milk plain yogurt for a simple baby snack.
- Combine with Applesauce or Banana Puree and serve in a baby food reusable pouch.
- Store in small airtight containers in the fridge for 3-5 days. Serve cold or slightly warm.
- Freeze in a silicone ice cube tray overnight. Transfer to a freezer bag, remove as much air as possible, and freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge or at room temperature.
- Find my best tips on freezing baby food here.
- Find easy No-Cook Baby Food Recipes here.
I’d love to hear your feedback on this recipe, so please comment below to share. It’s always great to hear what your family thinks of the ideas!Print
The serving size for baby food can vary widely based on the age and appetite of the baby, so follow baby’s cues for being done—they will close their mouth and/or turn their head or start to fuss. End the meal when you see those things happen.
- 2 cups frozen peas
- Add the peas to a medium pot and cover with about an inch of water.
- Place on the stove over high heat. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat.
- Drain in a colander.
- Add to a blender and blend smooth, adding 1/4-1/2 cup water (or sodium-free broth) to create a smooth baby food puree. (Less liquid will create a thicker puree, more liquid will create a thinner one.)
- Serve or store for future meals.
Use organic peas if desired.
Add 2 tablespoons avocado, 1 teaspoon olive oil, or 1 teaspoon butter to add healthy fats and flavor.
Combine with whole milk plain yogurt for a simple baby snack.
Store in small airtight containers in the fridge for 3-5 days. Serve cold or slightly warm.
Freeze in a silicone ice cube tray overnight. Transfer to a freezer bag, remove as much air as possible, and freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge or at room temperature.