Tuna Pasta 8+ Months

Tinned tuna can become one of Mum’s best friends, so try to get your baby used to it from early on.

Age: From approx. 8 months of age

Makes: 1 1/2 cups
Prep time: 3 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

1/2 cup dried soup pasta or other small pasta shape
1 tbs olive oil
1 brown onion, finely diced (100g)
1/2 clove garlic, minced (or 1/2 tsp commercially available minced garlic)
95g tin of tuna in springwater (this is milder than tuna in brine or oil)
1 tbs tomato paste
100ml full fat cream
Parsley leaves, washed and chopped
Grated parmesan or tasty cheese, to serve

Direction

1. For the pasta – bring water to a boil in a small saucepan and cook pasta according to packet directions, omit salt. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a fry pan over medium-low heat. Add onion and sauté till soft (approx 5 mins) stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook stirring for a further minute.

3. Add drained tuna and use a fork to break up. Add tomato paste and stir well to combine. Cook a further few minutes. Add cream, stir and heat through – do not boil. Remove from heat and stir in parsley.

4. When sauce is ready, stir through cooked pasta and puree to desired consistency. When serving, don’t forget to add a sprinkling of cheese.

5. Divide remaining quantity into portions and freeze.

Variations

1.This sauce works equally as well with boiled rice, but I find some babies are fussier with boiled rice than pasta but see how you go.

2. Try adding a vegie base cube to the meal as you are re-heating it. Works brilliantly with broccoli and cauliflower or pea puree.

 

Disclaimer
You should always seek professional advice before changing your and your babies diet. Information on this site is only a guide.

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