Baby Bolognese

Red meat is one of the best sources of iron, one of the critical nutrients that babies need during the second 6 months of life. Sometimes it can be a tricky texture to master but making a bolognese is ideal. Try and offer this dish either with the pasta if you are doing Baby Lead Weaning, or without as a puree as soon as first tastes are accepted.

Baby Bolognese

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 75 kcal


  • 50 g minced beef
  • ½ clove garlic
  • pinch of oregano
  • 20 g onion chopped
  • 50 g passata
  • 50 g grated carrot
  • 20 g grated courgette
  • 100 g cooked pasta – choose mini shells if you are traditional weaning or larger pieces for Baby Led Weaning


  • Add the minced beef, diced onions, grated carrot, oregano and garlic to the steamer blender and steam for 10 minutes.
  • Drain the excess water and stir to combine.
  • Add the grated courgette and passata and steam for a further 15 minutes.
  • Blend for 2 minutes if your baby is at the start of weaning or 5-10 seconds if you are further along.
  • Serve with cooked pasta shapes.


Nutrition Per Serving: 75 Kcal, 0.9g fat
Allergens: Gluten, Eggs (depending on pasta)
Age suitability: 6 months+
Keyword baby bolognese

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