Second Baby Food: Carrots and Broccoli


This baby food broccoli recipe with carrots is great for growing babies who are 6 to 9 months or older. You can mix up the veggies with what's in season or what you have around the house. I like to use green beans instead of broccoli sometimes. Make some on a free night and freeze for up to 2 months — just be sure to label the zip-top bags with the date you made it!

close up view of a Carrots and Broccoli puree in a plastic blue bowl with a spoon
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins


  • 2 cups chopped carrots

  • 2 cups broccoli florets

  • ½ cup breast milk

  • ½ cup water


  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add carrots and broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, about 20 minutes.

  2. Transfer steamed carrots and broccoli to a blender or food processor. Add breast milk and water and blend until creamy. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any lumps.

  3. Spread blended mixture into an ice cube tray, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze until solid, 2 to 3 hours.

  4. Transfer frozen cubes to a zip-top freezer bag and store in the freezer.


You can substitute formula or water for the breast milk.

To Serve:

Heat cubes in the microwave until warm but not hot, about 30 seconds. Stir thoroughly before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

22 Calories
1g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 125mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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