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Creamy Salmon Pasta for Baby -
Ready in 15 Minutes

Your baby will love this Creamy Salmon Pasta - it's full  of nutrients and has a nice soft texture. 

A bowl of baby's Creamy Salmon Pasta

A quick and easy meal

This recipe uses just four ingredients and is SO simple to prepare. 

From start to finish, the whole meal takes just 15 minutes, so it's ideal for those busy days when there's not much time to cook.

And it's tasty enough for the whole family to enjoy, so you can very easily adjust the ingredients to make a bigger batch. If you want to add more seasoning for the adults, just take out baby's portion first,

Just look at the nutrients contained in this dish!

Pasta is packed with carbohydrates, providing plenty of fuel for your growing baby.

But the star of this dish has to be the canned salmon!

Salmon is rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids – the healthy fats that are important for the development of  your baby’s brain and for many other functions throughout his body.

It also contains lots of vitamins and protein.

Canned salmon may even be better for your baby than salmon cooked from fresh!

That's because it is packed with all its calcium-rich bones and skin.

During the canning process, the bones are thoroughly cooked, which leaves them crumbly, soft and edible.

You can simply crush them with a fork and serve them right along with the salmon - but they do have a somewhat gritty texture even when crushed.

If you prefer, you can easily remove them - the salmon will still be nutritious without them! Just flake the fish with a fork before adding it to the pan and the bones will be easy to spot. 

A bowl of creamy salmon pasta for baby, made with just 4 ingredients

At what age can I give my baby this creamy salmon pasta?

This salmon pasta is ideal for babies from around 7 months onwards, who are already comfortable with texture.

Our little ones liked eating this with their fingers - the salmon clings to the pieces of pasta so it's a pretty good finger food and also ideal for baby led weaning.


You're not just limited to using salmon in this dish - you can use any kind of canned fish your baby enjoys. 

Sardines and tuna are both great!

You can substitute the tomatoes for any other vegetable - diced, cooked zucchini is a good choice.

You can also jazz things up by including baby's favourite herbs and spices!

How to Make Creamy Salmon Pasta for Baby (1 serving)

1/3 cup bow tie pasta (or your baby's favourite pasta shape)

1 heaped tablespoon drained canned salmon, flaked (see notes above)

2 cherry tomatoes, quartered (optional) *

1 tablespoon low sodium cream cheese

* Some babies are sensitive to tomatoes so you can leave them out of this recipe if you prefer.

Learn more about offering tomatoes to your baby

  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the packaging.
  2. Whilst the pasta is cooking, drain the salmon and flake it thoroughly with a fork. You don't need to remove the skin or bones, as they have been cooked and should be soft. They are also rich in calcium. But take them out if you prefer.
  3. Place the fish into a small saucepan along with the quartered cherry tomatoes and the cream cheese.
  4. Warm them all together over a very low heat, stirring well, until the tomatoes are soft.
  5. Drain the cooked pasta and add it to the salmon mixture, stirring well.
  6. Serve immediately.

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This isn't a dish that I'd recommend cooking ahead of time as the texture never seems quite right when it's reheated. And fortunately it's very quick to put together anyway.

But if you want a way to save even more time, you could cook the plain pasta ahead of time in bulk and freeze it in small portions for future use.

if your baby loves pasta…

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