Makes:2 1/2 cups
Sweeter vegetables like squash and sweet potatoes can be introduced into your baby’s diet at around 6 months. Here we combine both in a mild purée that’s a favorite of our associate food editor’s daughter.
Game plan: To reheat the baby food, let it thaw completely in the refrigerator, then heat in the microwave or on the stovetop. Stir well before serving.
2 cups peeled and large dice sweet potato (about 8 ounces)
1 cup peeled and large dice butternut squash (about 6 ounces)
Combine vegetables in a large saucepan and cover with 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium low and simmer until vegetables are fork tender, about 6 minutes.
Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon, reserving cooking liquid, and place in a blender. Add 1 cup of the cooking liquid and blend until mixture is smooth. Let cool slightly, then divide into 1/4-cup portions, place in airtight containers, and refrigerate up to 5 days or freeze up to 6 weeks until ready to use.