This roasted cauliflower and butternut squash puree tastes amazing even to adults, with a smooth texture and a hint of sage. This homemade baby food is the ideal first taste of cauliflower for your baby, from 6 months plus.
Chances are you clicked on this recipe because you’re looking for a way to introduce your baby to cauliflower. Hi there! Allow me to explain my views on cauliflower.
You need to roast it. There is no other way. Every recipe on this site that includes cauliflower requires it to be roasted so I make no exceptions for baby food. Why should Veggie Junior get second class cauli?
When roasted, cauliflower takes on a savory and nutty flavour and is nothing like the watery steamed / boiled version.
This recipe combines roasted cauliflower and butternut with a little hint of sage, one of my favourite herbs and one that pairs beautifully with cauliflower and squash.
The roasted cauliflower flavor is dominant, which is how I wanted it, but the butternut squash adds some sweetness and, crucially, brings a more silky texture where the cauliflower on its own could be too gritty for a younger baby.
I thoroughly enjoyed this flavor combo and could have eaten a bowl of it myself, but I let my 7 month old have at it, because I am generous like that.
Now let me answer some of your questions.
This is Suitable from 6 months plus
You can introduce this to your baby from 6 months old.
It’s freezer friendly for up to 6 months
These ingredients can freeze for up to 6 months. You will get 6-12 servings depending on your containers.
You can vary the texture
The recipe is for a thick puree with a fairly smooth texture, but can be made chunky too for babies who are moving beyond smooth purees. Just use your food processor to pulse it more slowly and carefully until you get the desired texture.
If you want something more silky and creamy for a younger or texture averse baby, reduce the cauliflower by about a half. The butternut squash will then be a more dominant texture.