Zucchini Recipes For Baby

Try these delicious zucchini recipes for baby! Recommended for 9+ month olds. Slice into thin rounds instead of spears, heat oil or butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the slices and turn occasionally until browned on both sides.

Slice into thin rounds instead of spears. Heat oil or butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the slices, and slide them around as they cook to keep them from sticking together. Cook on one side until lightly browned (about 3 minutes). Flip, then cook an additional 3 minutes or until browned and tender.

Slice into thin rounds instead of spears. Heat oil or butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the slices, and cook until they are golden brown on both sides and tender when pierced with a knife. Serve warm as a side dish:

How Do I Give Zuchinni to my Baby?

Process Shots and Cooking Tips

Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and then slice. STEAM: Steam for around 8-10 minutes or until soft and tender. MASH / PUREE: Puree smooth or mash to offer your baby a more textured puree. It is always good to start adding texture and not only offer smooth purees.

Try your zucchini prepared this way instead! Slice into thin rounds instead of spears, and heat oil or butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the slices, then flip them so they get brown on both sides. Remove to a plate covered with paper towels. Let cool slightly before serving.”

Slice into thin rounds instead of spears, heat oil or butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the slices and cook for about 5-10 minutes until tender. Turn slices over with a spatula (carefully) and cook for another 5-10 minutes until tender.

A 9+ month old can handle thicker slices of zucchini and not have it fall apart. Start by slicing the zucchini into rounds instead of spears and then cooking them in oil or butter over medium high heat. A baby that is 9+ months will be able to eat these without any trouble.

Zucchini Recipes for Baby Led Weaning

1 Reasons to Love this Puree

2 Watch How to Make it (Video)

3 Ingredient Information

4 How to Choose and Store Zucchini

5 Process Shots and Cooking Tips

6 Zucchini Baby Puree Combinations

7 Storage Instructions

8 Frequently Asked Questions

9 Zucchini (Courgette) Puree

9.1 Equipment

9.2 Ingredients

9.3 Instructions

9.4 Video

9.5 Recipe Notes

10 References

REASONS TO LOVE THIS PUREE

  • TEXTURE – Zucchini (courgette) has a high water content which makes the puree nice and thin and easy for your baby to swallow. It is fantastic for thinning out thicker vegetable/meat purees.
  • TASTE – Zucchini has a delicate flavour making it a great first taste food. It combines well with a range of vegetables, meats and is a good canvas for experimenting with different herbs and spices.
  • NUTRITION – Zucchinis are a good source of vitamins and minerals including beta carotene (which converts to vitamin A), vitamin C, Vitamin B6, folate, vitamin K, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium.
  • FREEZER FRIENDLY – Prep ahead for busier nights.

WATCH HOW TO MAKE IT (VIDEO)

INGREDIENT INFORMATION

Flat Lay of Zucchini and Basil (Labelled)

Zucchini is the only ingredient needed to make zucchini puree. Due to their high water content, no extra liquid is needed.

Basil (or herb of choice) adds flavour, try serving it with and without herbs to provide your baby with a variety of flavours.

HOW TO CHOOSE AND STORE ZUCCHINI

  • Look for zucchinis that are small to medium-sized (no larger than 15 – 20cm (6 to 8 inches)), larger zucchinis tend to be more watery, flavourless and have larger seeds.
  • Choose zucchinis with vibrant, smooth skin free of nicks and cuts.
  • Ensure your zucchinis are dry and store them in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator. Do not wash them until just before using. Avoid wrapping in plastic bags, as they can cause excess moisture and the zucchini can get soft/slimy.

PROCESS SHOTS AND COOKING TIPS

Collage of 4 Images Showing How to Make Zucchini Puree 1) Chop zucchini 2)Steam Zucchini 3)Mash Zucchini 4)Puree Zucchini
  1. WASH & SLICE: Wash, top and tail the zucchini. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and then slice.
  2. STEAM: Steam for around 8-10 minutes or until soft and tender.
  3. MASH / PUREE: Puree smooth or mash to offer your baby a more textured puree. It is always good to start adding texture and not only offer smooth purees.

ZUCCHINI BABY PUREE COMBINATIONS

Zucchini has quite a mild flavour and is a good canvas for adding other flavours. Good partners with zucchini include:

Try changing up the flavour by adding…

  • basil
  • garlic
  • lemon
  • marjoram
  • onion
  • parsley
  • thyme

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Store in the refrigerator for 2 days or freeze for up to two months. Read more on how to safely store baby food.  

Zucchini Puree in Ice Cube Tray

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is zucchini a common food allergen?

What age is this puree suitable from?

Should I peel the zucchini skin?

Do I need to remove the seeds?

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Zucchini Puree in White Bowl with White Spoon

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ZUCCHINI (COURGETTE) PUREE

Zucchini steamed and pureed. Delicious on its own or mixed with other purees.

PREP TIME:5 minutes

COOK TIME:10 minutes

TOTAL TIME:15 minutes

SERVES:10

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EQUIPMENT

  • ▢Food Processor or Blender

INGREDIENTS

  • ▢2 medium zucchinis
  • ▢1 or 2 basil leaves (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wash and remove the ends of the zucchinis. Slice into rounds.
  • Steam the zucchini for 8-10 minutes or until soft.
  • Add cooked slices to a blender along with the basil. Blend until smooth.

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RECIPE NOTES

Basil is optional or can be replaced with a different herb such as parsley or thyme. 

As babies age, you want to add more texture. This puree can be easily mashed for a chunkier texture. 

I find you need 2 zucchinis for a larger blender to blend properly. If you have a smaller blender or plan to mash then you can half the recipe. 

Nutritional information is a rough guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. 

Nutrition Facts

Zucchini (Courgette) Puree

Amount Per Serving

Calories 7Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Fat 1g2%

Saturated Fat 1g5%

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 1g

Sodium 3mg0%

Potassium 103mg3%

Carbohydrates 1g0%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 83IU2%

Vitamin C 7mg8%

Calcium 6mg1%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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