How to Make Rutabaga {or Swede} Puree for Baby

I am a big believer in feeding babies variety. My little Bella turns 1 soon, and she will have tried 50+ foods by that time. Rutabaga is just one of them.

Rutabaga is a delicious vegetable to introduce to your baby. Here's your guide to making rutabaga puree.

Before doing a feeding schedule for introducing new foods to Bella, I had no idea what a rutabaga was. I had seen them at the store before, but I had no idea why I would buy them. They’re kind of ugly, don’t you think?

Rutabaga is a delicious vegetable to introduce to your baby. Here's your guide to making rutabaga puree.

Give them a break! They’re all kinds of healthy and delicious. Ok, so I might be exaggerating about the delicious (I never tried them myself), but babies tend to like them. You can find out Bella’s reaction to them in THIS post. If you click that link, you can also find out how much I paid for this puree and how much time I spent making it.

How to Make Rutabaga Puree

Here are the steps to making a lovely rutabaga puree for your sweet baby.

Rutabaga is a delicious vegetable to introduce to your baby. Here's your guide to making rutabaga puree.

You need to peel them first. They are kind of like potatoes, but they smell like cabbage. HERE is a great explanation of them.

Rutabaga is a delicious vegetable to introduce to your baby. Here's your guide to making rutabaga puree.

Next, you should chop them into 1 inch chunks and throw them in a pot of cold water over medium high heat.

Rutabaga is a delicious vegetable to introduce to your baby. Here's your guide to making rutabaga puree. I just let them boil for about 20 minutes. Once they are fork tender, drain the water.

Rutabaga is a delicious vegetable to introduce to your baby. Here's your guide to making rutabaga puree.

Now mash, mash, mash. I used a fork because we don’t have a fancy ricer or potato masher. The rutabaga chunks were super easy to mash because they were really soft.

Rutabaga is a delicious vegetable to introduce to your baby. Here's your guide to making rutabaga puree.Now put the puree in little containers or in ice cube trays (I use the Solids Starter Kit from Mumi&Bubi and really love it) to freeze for later. Put them on the floor and watch your baby crawl over to discover them!

Rutabaga is a delicious vegetable to introduce to your baby. Here's your guide to making rutabaga puree.

I couldn’t resist posting this picture. I love that her legs are spread out and she’s examining the containers.

Seriously so simple. You could even skip the mashing part and dice them for your baby if they are eating finger foods.

Have you ever eaten rutabaga before?

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Charlee

I'm a mom of 3 on a journey to feed my family nourishing foods. Personally, I believe that you can feed your family healthy, delicious meals without spending a fortune or slaving away in the kitchen.

Comments

  1. There’s going to be a day I am really thanking you for this post. But until then, I shall pin! (and thanks in advance)

  2. How lovely your child is, and the purree is lovely, too 😀 How long will it last in the freezer?

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