Homemade baby food: carrot, potato, peas and corn puree recipe

Your baby has mastered the rice cereal basics and you’re ready to launch into the kitchen to whip up some of your own delectable delights fit for devouring. Let’s start with easy, scrumptious vegetables!

Vegetables are almost always well received by babies. Start out with these basic vegetables and as their confidence grows, so too does the opportunity to add other vegetables like broccoli and pumpkin.


1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 small potato, peeled and diced
1 tbs peas, frozen or fresh
2 tbs sweet corn kernels, frozen or tinned
4 tbs water
1 tsp olive oil


  • In a small saucepan heat the oil over medium heat. Add the carrot and fry gently until soft, around eight minutes.

  • Add the potato, peas, sweet corn and water to the saucepan. Stir to combine. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for around 20 minutes until all vegetables are soft. Stir intermittently to avoid vegetables sticking to the bottom.

  • Puree the vegetable mixture by pushing them through a sieve, using a stick blender or potato masher.

  • Mix in a little extra water if your baby prefers a thinner texture during these early experimental tasting days.

Make sure to browse our recipe archives for more great meal ideas and treats to try.


Lexi Klaebe

Lexi Klaebe

Mum-of-three Lexi lives in a sleepy South Australian town, hours away from the hubbub of the city enduring 45 degree summers and icy cold winters. A penchant for all things beautiful and clever, when not writing you'll find Lexi behind her sewing machine or lurking on Instagram, where she (tragically) displays an equal love for both hashtags and food.

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