Friday, 20 January 2012

Turkey Mini Meatloaves for Babies and Toddlers

Hmm.  Am I stretching my brand extension too far?  Well it's my blog and I will post mini meatloaves recipes if I want to!  This is very different though in my defence.

Anyway, this is a cracking recipe, really popular with my son.  He ate 6 of them!  Success!

Turkey mince is also really reasonable price wise and much lower in fat than other meats, less of a problem for toddlers (and I'm adding some cheese anyway) but great if you're wanting to make other things with the rest of the pack.

Turkey Mini Meatloaves for Babies and Toddlers - makes 12


200g Turkey Mince
A small handful of fresh thyme; this was bought from a supermarket due to my current lack of herb garden, however, if I was using home grown I'd use less, maybe 1 tbsp because it would be a stronger flavour.
A few grinds of black pepper
100g Grated courgette (zucchini)
40g Strong cheddar (vintage or extra mature)
1 dsp Full fat cream cheese


Mix all of the ingredients together, it's best to use your hands here and get stuck in.

Make the mixture into balls and press into a mini muffin tin or cupcake tin (grease it with a little oil or spray oil if you don't have a silicone one.)

Cover and chill if you're not going to bake them immediately.  When you are ready to bake them, preheat the oven, then bake for 20-25 minutes at 200oC, 400F or until fully cooked through.

Flavourful and some hidden vegetables, gluten and egg free, awesome!


  1. I've made this recipe twice now for my daughter (23 months) and she loves them (and so does my husband!). I serve them with some homemade tomato and veg sauce, cous cous, and broccoli. mmmm...

    1. Great! That sounds really nice. I've not tried my son with cous cous for ages. He wasn't a huge fan but now he's older, maybe he'll give it a go.

  2. My 13 month old daughter also really enjoyed these too. I've been through your blog and made a list of all the recipes I'm going to try.

    1. Cool! I'm glad she liked. Let me know how the other ones go!

  3. These went down well with my 18-month old. Was a bit worried because he's been a bit fussy lately, especially with trying new things, but he wolfed them down!

    1. That's great. Thank you for taking the time to let me know and great news!

  4. Replies
    1. I've never tried but suspect they'd be better if you froze them before cooking. Defrost in a fridge overnight then cook through.


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