Toddler Soup with Butternut Squash and Carrots

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Toddler soup with butternut squash carrot and apple - a tasty and wholesome meal for toddlers and for family dinners (1)

Toddler Meals

Toddler Soup with Butternut Squash and Carrots

Soups are a great way to give a nutritious meal to young children. You can get creative with the vegetables you add to it (soup is the ultimate hidden veggie meal!). Simply simmer and blend to make a creamy soup.
 
For this toddler soup we’ve chosen to use squash and carrots which have mild, naturally sweet flavours. You can follow it exactly or use it as a base that you can add extra vegetables to.

Summary

Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Ages: Babies (6m+) – Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 6 bowls soup

We love this toddler soup with butternut squash carrot and apple - a tasty and wholesome meal for toddlers and for family dinners

How to make butternut squash and carrot soup with coconut milk

To make this squash and carrot soup, first you sauté the vegetables in some olive oil. Then you let everything sweat for 5 minutes or so before covering with water or stock.

Simmer for 20 minutes and then blend into a smooth soup. Stir in the coconut milk before serving for extra creaminess.

Is this squash and carrot soup suitable for baby?

This is a great soup for babies who have tried carrots and butternut squash on their own before.

You may want to add water instead of chicken or vegetable stock. If you’re using stock make sure it’s a low sodium stock.

Otherwise it’s a nutritious meal for baby too.

How to Cut Butternut Squash?

Butternut squash is an awkward vegetable to cut!

For that reason, and because we love using it in family recipes so much, we researched the easiest way to cut a butternut squash.

We’ve put it all in a step by step post here:

How to Peel and Cut a Butternut Squash

Take a look if you struggle to chop this vegetable as well.

 

Toddler Soup

Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup with Coconut Milk

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion (50 grams)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 sprigs thyme, leaves only
  • 1 medium butternut squash (about 700 grams)
  • 2 large carrots (150 grams)
  • 2 granny smith apples (100 grams)
  • 750 ml chicken stock or warm water
  • ½ cup coconut milk (120 ml)

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan on a low heat.
  2. Add the diced onion and crushed garlic, and thyme leaves. Cook for a minute or two until soft.
  3. Add the peeled and chopped butternut squash and carrot. Stir so that all the pieces are coated in the oil. Leave to sweat for 5 minutes in the saucepan.
  4. Finally add in the peeled and chopped apple pieces, together with the chicken stock or water.
  5. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes until all the chunks are soft and cooked through. There should be just enough water to cover the vegetable chunks.
  6. Using an immersion blender or in a separate mixer, blend until you get a smooth, creamy soup.
  7. Finally add in the coconut milk. Bring the soup to the boil again, stir well and then remove it from the hob.
  8. Serve with crusty bread or grated cheese.

Toddler Soup with Butternut Squash and Carrots

Step by Step Guide:

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Toddler soup with butternut squash carrot and apple - a tasty and wholesome meal for toddlers and for family dinners
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Sauté the Onions, Garlic and Thyme for a Few Minutes

Take a large saucepan and add in the olive oil.

Set to a medium heat and tip in the chopped onion, crushed garlic and thyme leaves.

Cook for a few minutes until soft and yellow.

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Toddler soup with butternut squash carrot and apple - a tasty and wholesome meal for toddlers and for family dinners
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Add in the Butternut Squash and Carrots and Cook for 5 Minutes

Add in the chopped carrots and butternut squash and heat everything for a few minutes so that the vegetables ‘sweat’.

 

 

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Toddler soup with butternut squash carrot and apple - a tasty and wholesome meal for toddlers and for family dinners
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Add in the Apple Pieces and Cover with Stock or Water

Finally tip in the chopped apple.

Cover the vegetables with warm water or stock (either chicken or vegetable).

If you’re cooking this soup for baby make sure it’s a low sodium stock.

Let everything simmer for 20 minutes until the vegetable chunks are cooked through.

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Toddler soup with butternut squash carrot and apple - a tasty and wholesome meal for toddlers and for family dinners
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Blend the Soup Until Smooth

Either empty the soup into a mixer or use an immersion blender.

You want there to be just enough water to cover the vegetables when you start to blend so that it has the right consistency.

Blend until smooth.

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Toddler soup with butternut squash carrot and apple - a tasty and wholesome meal for toddlers and for family dinners
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Add the Coconut Milk

If you used a freestanding blender, return the soup to the saucepan and pour in the coconut milk.

Bring it to the boil briefly, stirring the soup and then take it off the heat.

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Toddler soup with butternut squash carrot and apple - a tasty and wholesome meal for toddlers and for family dinners
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Serve with Crusty Bread or Grated Cheese

Serve your squash and carrot soup with your family’s favourite sides.

Some ideas are croutons, crusty bread slices, grated cheese or sprinkled with sunflower or pumpkin seeds.

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Toddler Soup with Butternut Squash and Carrot

A tasty toddler soup made with butternut squash, carrots and coconut milk. Soups are a great way to give a nutritious meal to young children. You can add your own vegetables to this soup to make it to your own taste.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 soup bowls
Author Mas & Pas

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion (50 grams)
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 3 thyme sprigs leaves only
  • 1 medium butternut squash (about 700 grams)
  • 2 large carrots (150 grams)
  • 2 apples (Granny Smith apples work well) (100 grams)
  • 750 ml chicken or vegetable stock – or warm water
  • ½ cup coconut milk (120 ml)

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan on a low heat.
  • Add the diced onion and crushed garlic, and thyme leaves. Cook for a minute or two until soft.
  • Add the peeled and chopped butternut squash and carrot. Stir so that all the pieces are coated in the oil. Leave to sweat for 5 minutes in the saucepan.
  • Finally add in the peeled and chopped apple pieces, together with the chicken stock or water.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes until all the chunks are soft and cooked through. There should be just enough water to cover the vegetable chunks.
  • Using an immersion blender or in a separate mixer, blend until you get a smooth, creamy soup.
  • Finally add in the coconut milk. Bring the soup to the boil again, stir well and then remove it from the hob.
  • Serve with crusty bread or grated cheese.

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