Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot Stage 2 Baby Food

4 Nutritious Pressure Cooker/Instant Stage 2 Baby Food recipes that you can make in 3 minutes and your baby will love!

4 colorful dishes with baby food

A couple months ago I wrote a post on making Stage 1 Baby Food using your pressure cooker or Instant Pot. It was such a hit that I decided to come back with phase two – 4 PC/Instant Pot Stage 2 recipes that are nutritious, yummy, and great for introducing new flavor combos to your baby.

For each of these recipes I combined 3 ingredients that I already had on hand. One fruit, one veggie, and a grain! Flax, quinoa, oatmeal, and rice are pantry staples that I always have on hand, and then the produce varied between things I had in the freezer and what we had fresh. 

4 colorful dishes with baby food

These recipes are obviously highly customizable depending on what foods you’re trying to introduce to your baby or what foods they like and dislike. By the way, I mentioned this in my last post, but a baby has to try a food 10-20 times before they can actually decide if they like it or not. So, just because they rejected it once or twice doesn’t mean you should give up on it!

The photo below isn’t very pretty, but it’s an accurate representation of how I get everything to fit in my Instant Pot. I can only fit three of the heat proof containers that I own on the bottom level of my pressure cooker, so the 4th baby food recipe is balanced on top of the others. As long as it doesn’t come above the PC MAX line, you’re fine!

4 colorful dishes with baby food

For the proportions, I did 1/2 cup of the main produce item, and 1/4 cup of the grain and 1/4 cup of the secondary produce. All of these have enough natural liquid coming out of the produce, so I didn’t add any extra liquid into the container at this point. Later, when I threw the food into the food processor for pureeing, I added just enough water to get it to my baby’s desired consistency. If you have any older baby that can tolerate it a bit chunkier, you may not even need to add any liquid.

It’s also a great way to start teaching them to use their own spoon. Just leave the food a bit chunkier and let them go at it! Pro TIP: Put a large sheet under their high chair and then throw it in the wash after it gets splattered. 

4 colorful dishes with baby food

For those of you who are just starting to dive into the world of baby food, there are a couple of blogs that got me started. BabyFOodE | Adventurous Recipes for Babies and Toddler, Wholesome Baby Food, and Weelicious. 

4 colorful dishes with baby food

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4 colorful dishes with baby food

Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot Stage 2 Baby Food


  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 baby servings 1x

Description

4 Nutritious Pressure Cooker/Instant Stage 2 Baby Food recipes that you can make in 3 minutes and your baby will love!


Ingredients

Scale

RECIPE 1

RECIPE 2

  • 1/2 cup chopped kale
  • 1/4 cup chopped pears
  • 1/4 cup white rice

RECIPE 3

  • 1/2 cup chopped apples
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal

RECIPE 4

  • 1/2 cup frozen broccoli
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 date {seed removed}

Instructions

  1. Place each recipe into a small heat proof ramekin or dish.
    Lower trivet into pressure cooker and add 1 cup of water to bottom of pot.
  2. Place ramekins on trivet, then lock lid and set to high pressure for 3 minutes.
  3. When time is up, do a quick release and add the contents of each ramekin to a food processor or blender.
  4. Let cool and serve.

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4 colorful dishes with baby food