bowl of butterbean goulash with green beans on the side

Butterbean goulash with cooked green beans

Tasty butterbean dip (puree) with cooked soft green beans. This recipe makes enough for the whole family to enjoy together, or you can freeze in smaller portions for a handy meal on busy days.

Age: 6 mths +

Serves: 25 portions (approx)

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 35 mins

Suitable for vegetarians? Y


  • 1 small onion, peeled
  • Half medium green pepper, deseeded
  • 2 mushrooms
  • Half medium carrot, peeled
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 can butterbeans, no added salt or sugar, drained (240g)
  • Half tbsp paprika
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • 150ml water
  • 25g (1 heaped tbsp) green beans, washed and ends trimmed


  1. Chop the vegetables and garlic.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and add the onions. Cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add the pepper, mushrooms, carrot, garlic, beans, paprika, canned tomatoes and water – stir well. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. In the meantime, steam or boil the green beans for 5 to 6 minutes until soft.
  5. Once cooled a little, blend or mash the goulash until smooth (but with soft lumps). Serve with the green beans as a finger food.

Freeze any leftovers in an ice cube tray for handy portions on other days.

Give your baby sips of water with their meals - rather than sweet drinks which can cause tooth decay.

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