These recipes for soups for baby were sent in by our readers and were chosen as our favourites because they are nutritious and full of flavour.
Please note: The comments that accompany these recipes are from the parents who sent them in. We recommend that you should always discuss the introduction of any new foods with your child’s doctor.
From Virginia in the United States
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 leek (optional)
1 onion (optional)
1 clove minced garlic (optional)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 cups broccoli, frozen or fresh
2-3 cups chicken stock
1/2 c milk (breastmilk, formula, or whole milk)
1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
If you have a baby who enjoys smooth textured foods, further process the soup with a hand blender, or baby food blender. If your child is enjoying texture, leave a few chunks for them to try. My son really loves this soup: he likes to eat it with his fingers though, which is very messy!!!! Enjoy!
From Diana in the United States
For babies 6 months and up. This recipe intentionally doesn’t include salt as babies shouldn’t consume any before 12 months of age.
1/2 cup carrot
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup broccoli
1/2 cup celery root
6 oz (boneless/skinless) organic chicken breast
1/4 cup black beans (uncooked)
1/2 cup red bell pepper
avocado (2 tablespoons per meal)
Recommendation: Refrigerate the soup and blend, as needed, adding avocado every time for the next 2-3 days. (This way the soup has minimal chances of contamination.) Your baby will enjoy every single spoon of it! It’s The Ultimate Soup of the Day!
From Tiffany in Canada
Ingredients: Vegetable Scraps! Whenever you have a few left over veggies from dinner, the left over ends from cutting up a carrot, onion, broccoli, etc.. or you bought too many veggies and know you won’t use them all up before they go off, throw them in a freezer bag and into the freezer. Once the bag is full, add…
* A few cloves of garlic
* A bay leaf
* Some onion if you don’t already have some in with your vegetables
From Atulya in Sri Lanka
200 grms (around 7 oz or almost 1 cup) diced pumpkin
pinch of dry roasted cumin seeds
1 1/2 cups (12 fl oz) of chicken stock (we recommend using homemade chicken stock)
2 small onions, finely cut
1 clove of crushed garlic
1 teaspoon ghee (clarified butter)
From Rebecca in the United States
1 broiler/fryer chicken (4 lbs.), cut up
13 cups (6-7 pints) water
5 lbs. butternut squash, peeled & cubed (an easy way to soften squash so it’s easier to peel and cube is to cook it in the microwave for a few minutes)
1 1/4 lbs. fresh kale, chopped
6 medium carrots, chopped
2 large onions, chopped
salt and pepper
This is a great soup for the whole family and you can add salt and pepper to taste for the rest of the family.
Yields about 14 servings.
From Carolyn in the London, UK
16 fl oz (2 cups) low sodium or homemade vegetable stock
1 small onion
From Carina in Canada
Please note: This recipe contains garlic and spices. Some parents may prefer to wait until towards the end of their babies’ first year before introducing these ingredients – although many little ones enjoy these flavours much earlier. Herbs, spices and garlic should be introduced to your baby individually – as with all new foods – to identify any possible allergic reaction or digestive upset.
You’ll find more information about introducing spices, herbs and garlic here
This recipe also includes salt. We would recommend omitting this for baby and allowing other family members to add their own if necessary.
Learn more about adding salt to baby food
2 large or 3 small parsnips
1 red pepper
2 bulbs garlic
1 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
dash of cayenne
1/2 tsp salt
dash of pepper
2.5 cups (20 fl oz) water or vegetable stock
28 oz can of pumpkin (ensure that this is pure pumpkin with no added ingredients)
1 cup (8 fl oz) coconut milk
1 lime (can be left out until baby old enough to be taking citrus)
This is a thick, rich, sweet and flavorful soup that is more like a creamy puree, power-packed with nutrients, and the excellent fats of a little coconut milk. The delicious sweetness of the carrots and parsnip is brought out by roasting, blending in perfectly with the pumpkin, while the roasted red pepper adds its distinctive flavor to the unique vegetable medley.
Altogether it’s an unexpected combination of flavors that seem to go together perfectly.It also tastes great garnished with a dollop of sour cream or yoghurt. This is one of my personal favorite homemade soups and I’m glad my baby likes it too – and that it’s so good for her.
From Katarina in Australia
1 small handful whole meal Ciabatta bread, cubed
3 large tomatoes, deseeded
1/2 clove garlic
1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3-4 basil leaves
2 tbsp water
tiniest pinch of salt (optional) / fine ground pepper
This is actually a quick microwave lunch I used to prepare for my 8 month old. She’s now two and still loves it!
From Namrata in the United States
1/2 stick of celery, finely chopped
1/4 small onion, finely chopped
1/8 bulb fennel, finely chopped
2 small carrots, diced
2 medium sized red potatoes, cubed
1/4 cup broccoli florets, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
few fresh thyme and basil leaves
ground black pepper per taste
From Aysha in the United States
6 crushed Saltine crackers (we recommend using low sodium crackers with NO salt topping)
1/2 cup (4fl oz) chicken stock/broth, unseasoned
1/2 tsp fresh pressed garlic
1/2 tsp fresh, finely chopped parsley
2 tsp very finely chopped carrot
Great for when your little one feels sick and/or can’t keep most foods down.
From Angela in the United States
1 cup (8oz) frozen peas, thawed
1/3 cup (approx 3oz) light sour cream
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup (8 fl oz) chicken stock (homemade, or low sodium)
4-6 fresh mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt (please note – although Angela has listed salt in this recipe, we recommend avoiding it for AT LEAST the first year) pinch nutmeg
From Molly in Malaysia
1 small potato
pumpkin – half of a quarter
Note: It tastes really great, a naturally good and yummy pumpkin soup, thickened with potatoes and sweetened with apple. Perfect for young babies and adults too. My husband and baby love this!
From Amrita in India
1 potato, peeled and diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 medium beet, diced
1 turnip, peeled and diced
1 small onion, chopped
2 oz (1/4 cup) peas, fresh or frozen
2 oz (1/4 cup) green beans, chopped
2 oz (1/4 cup) cauliflower, diced
1 cabbage leaf, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp butter
2 pints water
From Deepti in India
1 apple , deseeded , peeled and diced
1 medium sized carrot , peeled and diced
1/2 potato , peeled and diced
1 tbsp chopped coriander
salt to taste (not recommended for babies under 12 months)
2 cm stick of cinnamon
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