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First Tomato Pasta Sauce for Babies {Iron Rich + Dairy Free}

A delicious first tomato pasta sauce for babies with tomato, veggies and extra iron! Your baby will love this first taste of tomato sauce. This recipe also works as a healthy "hidden veggie" pasta sauce for picky toddlers.
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  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ small red pepper, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 inch chunk of carrot, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ tsp of dried Italian herb mix
  • 400 g (14 oz) can of chopped or whole tomatoes
  • 4 Tbsp (¼ cup) cooked white beans, rinsed
  • 5 fresh basil leaves


  • In a small saucepan,sauté the carrots and peppers in olive oil until they have softened.
  • Add the garlic and herbs, and cook for another minute or two, until fragrant.
  • Add the tomatoes and beans. Heat until bubbling and then turn off the heat, add the basil leaves, and allow the sauce to cool down for about 5 minutes.
  • Puree the sauce with a hand blender or in a jug blender or food processor.


This makes enough for 5 portions. Freeze in 90ml /3oz baby food containers.
I used butter beans to make this sauce, but any other white bean (cannellini, haricot / great northern) should work just as well!
Calories: 60kcal