As Grace continues to explore different types of food, we made pasta this weekend. I found the cutest star shaped noodles for her. They are very tiny so I did not have to worry about cutting anything up, so perfect for Grace right now. We bought grass-fed ground beef for this recipe, but obviously any ground meat works fine. This made a lot of pasta, I put some in her 2 oz containers so my mom can feed her during the week, I froze some, and the rest John and I will eat for dinner tonight. To be honest, my husband was a little surprised when he found out we would be eating Grace’s pasta for dinner since this is not our ideal pasta to eat, I ALWAYS add red wine to my sauce :), but it is perfect for Grace.
Note: Freezing the noodles will probably make them a little soft when they defrost, but that’s okay for a baby. We are going camping next week and I want to bring homemade food for Grace, so freezing works for us right now.
Star Baby Pasta
Recommendation: 9+ months
Serving: A week for baby+
- 1 12 oz package of noodles
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 large Carrots
- 2 stalks of celery
- 1 28 oz can tomato sauce
- 1/2 tsp Italian herbs
- 1 clove garlic
- a pinch of salt and pepper
- Brown the ground beef, then drain the grease from the pan, or pat dry with a paper towel. When browning break the pieces up into the size you feel most comfortable feeding your baby.
- Mince garlic. Add to meat mixture on medium heat.
- Chop up carrots and celery into pieces small enough for your baby to eat. I chopped them into very fine pieces. Add to meat mixture.
- Add can of tomato sauce, Italian herbs and salt and pepper. Let simmer for about an hour.
- I waited until my sauce was almost done to start the pasta. Boil according to the directions on the box.
- Once the noodles are done, drain them and add everything together, then your baby pasta is complete.