Easy Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup for baby 6months plus, use less water and serve as a mash for older children

A very easy to make soup for 6 months+ babies.

This was an absolute favourite for mz eldest once he started solids. Anytime he was having a fussy day and not eating much, This was my magic weapon. Hence I used to make quite a large batch and freeze some for these “rainy” days.

I think this is a good soup to use whilst weaning as its quite sweet tasting so not too harsh on the newly developing taste buds 🙂

You can adjust the consistency of the soup depending on your child’s preference. My boys always prefers a thicker consistency of soup.

Ingredients:

1 whole pumpkin (de-seeded and diced)
1 large carrot (peeled and diced)
1 large potato (peeled and diced)
1 onion
pinch of cinamon
15g unsalted butter or 1 tablespoon of rapseed oil
300 – 500 ml Water or Vegetable stock

 Method:

Gently saute the onion, carrot and potato for 5 minutes in the butter or oil, add the pumpkin and the water or stock and bring to the boil.
Simmer for a further 30 minutes with the lid on the pan, until the pumkin is soft.
Once the pumpkin is soft blend using a hand held blender and add the pinch of cinammon.

Note: Shop bought stocks are very high in salt levels so unless you can get hold of a stock sold specifically for baby foods I would recommend making your own or using water.

I always used plain water and the soups and mashes were always flavourful as I ensured I used various herbs and spices.

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