two bowls of rotini pasta with bolognese sauce on top on a green towel

Baby’s First Bolognese

two bowls of rotini pasta with bolognese sauce on top on a green towel
  • Serving size 6
    Makes 6 servings (1/2 cup per serving)
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What you’ll need

  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound ground beef, turkey, chicken or pork
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Your choice of pasta

How to make it

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add in the onion and garlic and let cook for 2-3 minutes or until translucent, stirring often.
  2. Add in the ground meat and cook for 4-5 minutes or until browned, stirring often to break up the meat. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add in the carrot and zucchini and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add in the tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, basil and oregano and let it come to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10-20 minutes. 
  6. Serve with pasta of your choice: whole grain, gluten-free, lentil, chickpea, spaghetti squash, brown rice or even zucchini noodles.

9+ months

Always check with your child’s doctor first if you have any questions about introducing new foods and textures.

Sources

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