HOMEMADE PASTA SAUCES

I introduced baby pastas to my LO when she was 8 months old. It's versatile, easy to cook and loaded with carbohydrate, which is esse...


I introduced baby pastas to my LO when she was 8 months old. It's versatile, easy to cook and loaded with carbohydrate, which is essential for energy and growth. But instead of serving it with ready made sauces from supermarkets, I prefer homemade ones - healthier with no added sugar/salt, and definitely without preservatives/coloring. Here are 3 that my LO enjoys eating:

1. Butternut squash + Tomato Pasta Sauce

  • 100g butternut squash, peeled and chopped
  • Unsalted butter, for frying
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes, skinned & quartered
  • Some cheddar cheese, grated
  • Some onion, chopped
  1. Steam butternut squash until tender.
  2. Melt the butter in saucepan, saute onion and tomatoes until mushy. Add butternut squash. May add a little bit of water.
  3. Cover with lid and simmer until all ingredients become soft and mixed well.
  4. Stir in cheese until melted, then blend it.


Baby pasta with pork, cauliflower and butternut squash + tomato pasta sauce

2. Creamy oat 


  • 1/3 cup of oat (rolled or quick oat)
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 3/4 cup of stock, or any soup base
  • 3 pcs of fresh button mushrooms, diced
  • Olive oil, for frying

  1. Soak oat in milk for 5 minutes.
  2. Pan-fry mushrooms with a little bit of oil for about 5 minutes, add in the soaked oat with milk, turn fire to low and cook for around 3-5 minutes. 
  3. Pour the stock in and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes, til as thick as you want. 

Baby pasta with minced pork and creamy oat pasta sauce

3. Sweetcorn + Sweet potato Pasta Sauce


  • 20g sweetcorn niblets
  • 125g sweet potato, chopped
  • Some cheddar cheese, grated 
  • 50g cauliflower
  • 180ml whole milk

  1. Heat milk and sweet potato in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add small florets of cauliflower and cook for another 10 mins.
  3. Add sweet corn and cook for 5 more minutes.
  4. Stir in cheese until melted, then blend it.

Baby pasta with pan-fried salmon and sweetcorn + sweet potato pasta sauce


*All extra sauces are freezable for up to a week.



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