Thursday, 4 August 2011

Salmon and Broccoli Pasta Recipe for Babies and Toddlers

It's very difficult as a mum either not to become one of the smug "look at little Jemima and her amazing musical skills" as said child shakes a rattle in a not especially musical way "I have her signed up for her grades already..." or not to become one of those people who end up hating on all the boasty mums.  Huh.
Well my son is unfortunately a late bloomer.  He's nearly 15 months and isn't walking, isn't saying many words.  It's hard when you hear people boasting about how fantastic their kids are and, well it's normal for them to boast, they're proud.  Still it's difficult not to compare.  So for small mercies, most of the time my son is a good eater and this went down a treat.  Gotta keep up the omega 3 for brain development; not that I'm competitive or anything...

Salmon and Broccoli Pasta - serves 1 toddler.  Would be ok for babies on soft lumps or baby led weaners.


80-100g Salmon, fresh or frozen, cooked (follow pack instructions).  You will only need half for this recipe but the remainder can be either used in fishcakes, fish pie or in a salad recipe I will post tomorrow.
40g Pasta of your choice
50g Broccoli
1 garlic clove, peeled
Small splash olive oil
2 dsp cream cheese
20g Extra Mature Cheddar, grated


Boil the pasta in water following pack instructions.  5 minutes before the end of cooking, add the broccoli florets.
Warm the oil in a pan with the garlic.  When the pasta and broccoli is cooked drain and pick out the broccoli, mash the broccoli with a fork and add with the cream cheese, cheddar and a splash of water to the garlic.  Mix until everything is melting and combining, add the salmon and warm through then add the pasta.
Fish out the garlic clove and serve.

The little pumpkin finished every last mouthful!  You could cook this with smaller pasta for younger babies on soft lumps.

I'll post a recipe tomorrow to use up the spare salmon which also uses pasta and broccoli if you want to cook a little extra or you could always have in a sandwich with some mayo.  Yum!


  1. My 13 months old daughter didnt like it. She prefers oven baked salmon with some veg.

    1. I'm really sorry about that. Why not try my herb crusted salmon if you want to mix it up a bit but there's nothing wrong with simple oven baked salmon with veg, in fact nutritionally it's pretty perfect.


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