Weaning recipe: Pea pesto with pasta shapes

A fresh and flavour-packed homemade pesto with peas and pine nuts, that you and your toddler are sure to love. Perfect for when your child is moving onto more substantial meals

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 103
  • fat 3g
  • saturates 0.5g
  • carbs 16g
  • sugars 0.4g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 50g frozen peas
  • 20g pine nuts, toasted
  • 20g Parmesan, grated, plus extra for sprinkling on adult portion
  • around 8 basil leaves
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • cooked pasta shapes, to serve


  1. Tip the peas into a food processor, along with the pine nuts, Parmesan, basil and olive oil. Blitz until smooth. You may need to use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl a few times. It should be a really smooth consistency with no chunks of pine nut for babies.

  2. Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions, then stir through a little pesto. Babies should need about one teaspoon for a serving.

  3. Cover and keep the remaining pesto in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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