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Piccolo Cherry Tomato, Squash & Spinach Orzo

This Piccolo Cherry Tomato, Squash & Spinach Orzo is such a tasty and nutritionally balanced meal for your tiny tot. Orzo pasta is the perfect size to encourage your baby to tackle texture and learn to chew.

For more ideas for introducing new textures, try my Piccolo Tomato & Basil Risotto and Superfood Scrambled Egg

Egg-free
Nut-free
Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 portions
Great for:  Healthy Baby Recipes & Meal Ideas 6-9 Months 9-12 Months Healthy Toddler Recipes & Meal Ideas 12-18 Months
Ingredients
70g orzo pasta
Knob of unsalted butter
200g butternut squash, peeled and finely diced
100g Piccolo cherry tomatoes, halved
1 clove garlic, crushed
100ml unsalted vegetable stock
20g spinach, chopped
1 tbsp basil, chopped
Method

1. Cook the orzo in boiling water according to the packet instructions, then drain.
2. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the squash and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Add the tomatoes and garlic and stir over the heat for roughly 30 seconds.
4. Add the stock, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Blend until smooth. Add the spinach and basil and stir until wilted. Add the orzo and stir through the sauce.

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