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
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
Perfect for lunch, great for experimenting with different vegetables, and suitable for 9 months and above.
Easy to prep, and suitable for children 6 months and older.
A clever way of introducing fish to your baby’s diet. Suitable from 6 months.
Try with peas or green beans! Suitable for 7 months+
You can experiment with other mince meat or soya. Suitable for 9 months+
Substitute tuna with salmon for a new twist. Easy to prep in less than 10 mins. Suitable for 8 months+
A classic, but made for babies 7 months and above.
Kale is a great source of essential vitamins. A great meal for the whole family.
Just blend it together and you’ve got an unusual pasta sauce for your baby. Suitable for 8 months+
Simple, but effective. Suitable for babies aged 7 months+
Pasta recipes for babies from 9 to 12 months old
A fab way to give your veggie baby some protein. Requires a bit of prep. Suitable for 11 months+
An easy way to make sure little ones get a healthy mix of veg in their diet. Suitable for 10 months+
You can use this recipe with courgette spaghetti, too. Suitable for 10 months+
Add green peas for extra veggies. Suitable for 7 months+
Italian baby food at its best. Suitable for 9 months+
A secret recipe that allows your little one, 8 months or older, to get their veggies.
A yummy way to use pasta for your baby’s mealtimes a bit differently. Suitable from 9 months+
Brave raisins and leek together, you might cook a nice surprise. Suitable for 12 months+
Makes enough a baby, a toddler and 2 adults. A lovely family meal – with your choice of filling.
Add mushrooms or ham if you want to experiment with flavours for your child. Suitable from 10 months+
You can use any pasta shape for this simple, easy recipe, suitable from 10 months+
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.