8 Easy Instant Pot Baby Food Recipes

8 Easy Instant Pot Baby Food Recipes

Feeding your baby healthy meals has never been easier. Learn how to use a pressure cooker to turn fruits and veggies into nutritious Instant Pot baby food.

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Applesauce

Most babies love apples. And this recipe only contains apples and water (AKA no added sugar!), so it’s safe and healthy for baby to eat. To make, wash and roughly chop six organic apples with the skin on, discarding the core. Add apples and 1/3 cup of water to the Instant Pot. Choose the manual high setting for 6 minutes. When the Instant Pot is done cooking, let the pressure release naturally. Puree the cooked apples with an immersion blender or transfer to a regular blender. Psst! Get more tips on making baby food here.

Don’t already have an Instant Pot? Our Test Kitchen recommends the Instant Pot DUO 6-Quart Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker ($100) for its size and versatility. Find out which Instant Pot is right for you with our handy buying guide.

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Carrot Mash

When it’s time to start feeding your baby solid foods, carrots are a great choice. They’re full of vitamins and are easy for baby to digest. To make a quick batch in your Instant Pot, peel a pound of carrots and cut them into thirds so they fit in the pressure cooker. Stack the carrots on top of the Instant Pot trivet and add 1 cup of water. Cook on high for 4 minutes. Perform a manual release of the pressure, drain and puree until smooth with a blender. Yum!

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Zucchini Puree

Have a bumper crop of zucchini in the garden? It’s a perfect snack for baby! Start by cutting four to six zucchini into cubes and placing them on top of the Instant Pot trivet or a steamer basket. ($14) Then, add 1 cup of water and close and lock the lid. Cook on high for 3 minutes. Perform a manual release of the pressure, drain and puree until smooth with a blender.



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