Sweet potato and lentil puree

Introduce your baby to protein-packed lentils with this tasty puree, suitable from 6 months

  • 1 large knob unsalted butter
  • 1 whole large carrot, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 60g red lentils
  • 200g sweet potato, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 1 whole bay leaf
  • 475ml very low salt vegetable stock or water


  • Step 1

    Melt the butter in a saucepan.

  • Step 2

    Stir the carrots and lentils into the butter, and cook for two minutes.

  • Step 3

    Add the sweet potato, bay leaf and stock or water.

  • Step 4

    Bring to the boil, then simmer for 30 minutes or until the lentils and vegetables are soft.

  • Step 5

    Remove the bay leaf, then blend into a puree, or mash for older babies.

  • Combine the sweet potato with chunks of squash and white potatoes for a tasty winter stew for older toddlers.

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