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Recipe: Cheesy risoni pasta

At nine months, your baby has probably had a few months’ experience eating solids. Could it be time for a new recipe? Try this easy-to-make risoni and cheesy pumpkin puree for something different.Cheesy risoni pastaSuitable age: from 9 monthsMakes a single serveRisoni pasta is a marvel for kids: it looks like rice, but after a few bites the trick is revealed – and wide smiles follow. This simple recipe mixes the goodness of pasta with a soft, cheesy pumpkin mash, giving your baby a healthy dose of energy and nutrients for the day.Additional nutrition info:

  • Vegetarian


  • Small wedge of pumpkin, about 250g pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup risoni pasta
  • ¼ cup grated cheese


  1. Remove pumpkin skin and seeds. Dice around 1 cup of pumpkin.
  2. Cook pumpkin in boiling water until soft. Drain and mash well. Mix in milk to give pumpkin a soft, moist consistency.
  3. Cook risoni pasta in boiling, lightly salted water for about 10 minutes until it’s soft to the bite.

Drain risoni in a sieve, then mix with the pumpkin and cheese Stir to blend. Add a little milk if it’s too think. Serve warm.

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