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Mac and Cheese with Roasted Tomatoes Baby Food

This Mac and Cheese with Roasted Tomatoes, 12-18 Month Baby Food Recipe from CleanBabyFood, offers a tasty and textured meal for your growing baby. Made with wholesome ingredients such as macaroni pasta, cheesy sauce, and roasted tomatoes, this dish is perfect for babies who enjoy a variety of textures in their food. The roasted tomatoes add a burst of sweetness and natural flavors, making this dish both healthy and delicious. This recipe is designed for babies between 12 to 18 months, and is a great way to introduce them to new flavors and textures in their food. With its combination of cheesy pasta, roasted tomatoes, and healthy ingredients, this Mac and Cheese with Roasted Tomatoes recipe is sure to be a hit with your little one.

Mac and Cheese with Roasted Tomatoes – 12-18 Month Baby Food Ingredients:

8 plum tomatoes (about 2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 pound uncooked multigrain whole-wheat elbow macaroni
2.25 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/2 cup)
5 cups 1% low-fat milk
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded extrasharp white cheddar cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded fontina cheese
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs


1. Preheat oven to 400°

2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat foil with cooking spray.
Arrange tomato slices in a single layer on baking sheet. Drizzle oil over tomatoes.
Sprinkle with thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and garlic. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until tomatoes start to dry out

3. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain well

4. Place flour in a large Dutch oven; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended.
Cook over medium heat 8 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly with a whisk

Serve warm to your beautiful, healthy baby!  And remember … give your precious little human a hug and a love every day!