This pea pasta is perfect for babies who are enjoying solid foods as part of stage 2 weaning, around seven months old.
As your little one gets more adventurous with their eating, you can add more ingredients to this recipe, introducing different vegetables for new flavours and textures.
50g pasta shapes
1tbsp frozen peas
50g cream cheese
A dash of milk
A sprinkle of cheese
- Boil a pan of water and cook your pasta as per the packet instructions. Add the frozen peas three minutes before the pasta has finished cooking.
- While the pasta is cooking, melt the cream cheese in a separate pan. Add a dash of milk to this creamy sauce.
- Drain the pasta and peas before adding them to the sauce. Stir well and top with a bit of cheese when you’re ready to serve.
Can a 7 Month Old Eat Pasta?
Pasta can be introduced to a baby’s diet when they begin eating solid foods, which usually takes place around 7 months.
When you start to introduce pasta to your little one’s plate, make sure to fully cook the pasta - now is not the time for al dente! The pasta should be soft and is best served with a creamy or tomato-based sauce so that you can mash it up if they need the food to be smoother.
Pasta for 7 month olds should be smaller shapes, such as orzo, or cut up larger pasta shapes like penne and fusilli to make it easier for baby to eat and to avoid the risk of choking.