Pasta recipes for babies from 6 to 12 months

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All the ways your baby can eat pasta, in 23 delicious and easy-to-follow recipes suitable for babies age 6 to 12 months

Baby pasta recipes ideas collection

Chances are pasta is already a staple food in your house: it’s cheap, versatile, easy to cook, and appeals to just about everyone. And your baby is no exception.

So, we’ve rounded up some of the best pasta recipes for babies aged 6 to 12 months, including sauce ideas, pasta bakes, easy-cook pasta dishes and so much more.

Check out 23 of the best pasta recipes for 6 to 12 month olds…

Pasta recipes for first weaning from 6 months

1. Easy cheesy pasta sauce

easy cheese pasta sauce for babies

A lunchtime recipe that takes under 10 mins to prep and only 12 mins to cook. Suitable from 6 months.

Pasta recipes for babies between 7 to 9 months old

2. Macaroni cheese with broccoli and cauliflower


Perfect for lunch, great for experimenting with different vegetables, and suitable for 9 months and above.

3. Sweetcorn and sweet potato pasta


Easy to prep, and suitable for children 6 months and older.

4. Easy salmon pasta

easy salmon pasta baby recipe

A clever way of introducing fish to your baby’s diet. Suitable from 6 months.

5. Cheesy pasta with broccoli

cheese pasta with broccoli recipe

Try with peas or green beans! Suitable for 7 months+

6. Traditional lasagne

baby lasagna recipe

You can experiment with other mince meat or soya. Suitable for 9 months+

7. Sweet potato and tuna pasta

sweet potato and tuna

Substitute tuna with salmon for a new twist. Easy to prep in less than 10 mins. Suitable for 8 months+

8. Pasta carbonara

baby carbonara

A classic, but made for babies 7 months and above.

9. Beef and kale lasagne

kale lasagna

Kale is a great source of essential vitamins. A great meal for the whole family.

10. Baby pesto pasta sauce

pesto pasta sauce

Just blend it together and you’ve got an unusual pasta sauce for your baby. Suitable for 8 months+

11. Simple tomato pasta sauce

tomato pasta sauce

Simple, but effective. Suitable for babies aged 7 months+

Pasta recipes for babies from 9 to 12 months old

12. Vegetarian lasagne with green lentils

veggie lasagna for baby

A fab way to give your veggie baby some protein. Requires a bit of prep. Suitable for 11 months+

13. Rigatoni with 5-veg pasta sauce

baby rigatoni

An easy way to make sure little ones get a healthy mix of veg in their diet. Suitable for 10 months+

14. Spinach and parmesan spaghetti


You can use this recipe with courgette spaghetti, too. Suitable for 10 months+

15. Pasta with cheese, bacon and broccoli

cheese pasta with bacon

Add green peas for extra veggies. Suitable for 7 months+

16. Spaghetti bolognese


Italian baby food at its best. Suitable for 9 months+

17. Secret veggie pasta sauce

secret veggie pasta sauce

A secret recipe that allows your little one, 8 months or older, to get their veggies.

18. Pasta, carrot and lentil soup

pasta and lentil soup

A yummy way to use pasta for your baby’s mealtimes a bit differently. Suitable from 9 months+

19. Chicken, leek and raisin pasta bake

baby chicken bake

Brave raisins and leek together, you might cook a nice surprise. Suitable for 12 months+

20. Cannelloni


Makes enough a baby, a toddler and 2 adults. A lovely family meal – with your choice of filling.

21. Pasta with cream cheese and peas

cream cheese pasta

Add mushrooms or ham if you want to experiment with flavours for your child. Suitable from 10 months+

22. Cheesy pasta with tomato

cheese pasta with tomato

You can use any pasta shape for this simple, easy recipe, suitable from 10 months+

23. Trout and broccoli pasta

The goodness of fish and greens in one dish.

How else can you feed pasta to your baby?

You can serve pasta to your baby in many different ways. Pureed, it’s ideal for newly weaned babies – although it’s best to wait until she’s at least 6 months old before introducing it, as there is some evidence that giving foods containing gluten before 6 months could trigger food allergies.

Later on, you can chop regular pasta into tiny pieces (scissors make light work of this task), or buy special baby pasta shapes from the supermarket.

Full-sized pasta shapes also make great finger food, either plain or with a sauce. If your baby has an allergy to wheat or gluten, or if there’s a history of these allergies in the family, you can substitute normal pasta for rice pasta.


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