Spinach, Potato, Carrot & Cheddar Mash

Another Mash recipe. Mash is so easy to put together and also a really nice texture for your baby to get used to.

Its easy for them to swallow, as its super soft and as a mummy/daddy trying to get them to try new tastes/texture, this is something that will not worry you as babies tend to take to mash quickly and easily. The next step from pureeing their food is mashing it together.

This mash recipe is a veggie friendly one which as the goodness of spinach and carrot.

My daughter loves the taste of sweet potato so its the sweet potato with the white potato that works wonders.

Suitable from 6 months onwards
Portion: 4Prep time: 10 minCooking time: 20 min

Ingredients:

1 leek, sliced finely or 1 small onion cut finely
1 medium sized carrot, peeled and diced
100 grams of white potato and 150 grams of sweet potato or 1 medium sized white potato and 1 small, 1 medium sized baked potato
a handful of cheddar cheese
a handful of spinach
2 tablespoon of milk
1 1/2 teaspoon of butter (unsalted for under 1 years old)

Method:

  1. Place the potato in the microwave for 10 minutes.
  2. In a saucepan add in half of the butter and onion, saute for 3 minutes.
  3. Add in the carrot and let it simmer with the onion for 10 minutes as the carrots get softer.
  4. Check that the carrots have gotten soften – they do not need to get really soft. At this point cover with boiling water half way and let it cook for a further 8 minutes. The water will be absorbed and the carrots will become softer.
  5. Once the potato’s have been done in the microwave, scoop out the potato filling and place into a bowl..
  6. One the carrots are soft. Take off heat, drain and add to the scooped out potato. Mash them both using a potato masher
  7. In that same saucepan add in the remaining butter, spinach, milk and cheese. Stir over a gentle heat until melted and spinach has wilted.
  8. Add this mixture in the saucepan tot he mash in the bowl. Stir together so everything is mixed in.

Remix up this mash recipe…

With mashed potato you can add any vegetable so have a go at remixing this recipe as your baby may really enjoy other vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower etc.

Please note: always be with your baby when you feed them food, this is the case pasta to ensure that baby is safe to avoid any choking.

Can be frozen

What is great about this is you can batch cook a large amount and freeze for future use. Simply take out to defrost at room temperature 3 hours before meal time. Microwave and mix in with cooled, boiled pasta and voila. Lunch/dinner is served

Happy cooking

Yours Always,
The Soul Tamer x

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