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9-12 Months Recipe

Babies need iron from 6 months so recipes such as Baby’s First Bolognese Sauce are great options to help up their intake during weaning.


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 50g onion, finely chopped
  • 20g celery, chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium carrot (approx 85g), peeled and grated
  • 100g lean minced beef
  • 150ml Passata
  • 100ml unsalted stock or boiling water
  • ¼ tsp fresh thyme leaves or a pinch of dried thyme
  • 3 tbsp baby pasta shapes


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion and celery over a low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until softened
  2. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute
  3. Add the grated carrot and sauté for 4 minutes
  4. In a separate pan, dry fry the minced beef until browned, stirring occasionally
  5. Add to the onion and carrot
  6. Pour over the tomato sauce, boiling water or stock and add the thyme
  7. Cover and cook over a low heat for about 12 minutes
  8. Remove from the pan and pulse for a second or two in a blender to make a smoother texture
  9. Meanwhile, cook the baby pasta according to the packet instructions
  10. Drain and mix with the Bolognese sauce

Makes 3 portions

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