Toddler Recipe Ideas

Some meal ideas and recipe suggestions for toddlers from those great people at Mumsnet, offering a range of textures and tastes, while making sure they get all the nutrients they need. Enough ideas for even the fussiest of mini-eaters!

Red meat suggestions & recipes
Shepherd’s pie and peas
Spaghetti bolognese
Roast dinner – meat, roast potatoes, roast carrots, Yorkshire pudding, broccoli, peas, stuffing, gravy
Fried chorizo with boiled or stir-fried veg and quinoa.
Cottage pie or mash volcano and cut-up sausages with gravy lava
Lamb hot pot
Sweet potato moussaka

Fish suggestions & recipes

Fish fingers and chips
Fish (eg salmon baked in foil in oven) and chips
Salmon (or other fish) with lemon drizzled on top, couscous and any veg you have (eg cabbage, carrots, broccoli) steamed for 10 mins.
Mini fish pie (any fish) with mash on top and grated cheese.
Yummy fishcakes
Fish pie
Dad’s fish special

Egg suggestions & recipes

Boiled egg and soldiers
One-egg omelette, plain or with added cheese and/or ham
Cheese and sweetcorn omelettes
Scrambled egg with grated cheese mixed in
Anything-goes omelette
Tortilla Spanish omelette
Eggy bread dippers

Chicken suggestions & recipes

Home-made chicken goujons with rice and peas or mash
Chicken stir-fry with egg fried rice
Chicken pie – cooked chicken, white sauce, peas, sweetcorn, topped with ready-made puff pastry
Mini chicken casserole – cut chicken breast in cubes, one potato, one diced carrot, cover with vegetable stock, simmer gently till cooked.
Chicken nuggets
Chicken risotto
Non-spicy chicken enchilada
Crispy chicken dippers

Rice suggestions & recipes

Vegetable rice – basmati rice, cubed peppers, sweet potato, carrot, sweetcorn etc mixed with grated cheese.
Mushroom risotto
Egg fried rice
Jungle rice
Pizza rice
Vegetable suggestions & recipes
Mashed potato with anything
Jacket potatoes with different fillings eg cheese and ham, baked beans.
Baked sweet potato with butter or grated cheese
Cheesy potato cakes
Broccoli footballs
Mini children’s frittatas
Classic cheese and onion pie
Pasta and pizza suggestions & recipes
Spaghetti bolognese
Gnocchi with peas, sweetcorn and ham and cream cheese
Tuna pasta bake
Pasta with pesto and grated cheese
Cheesy pasta (cream cheese and cheddar blended into white sauce), on its own or with veg, ham etc.
Vegetable pasta – add chopped veg (eg broccoli, leeks, carrots) to pan of cooking pasta for final five minutes, drain, add cream cheese and stir till combined.
Homemade pizza
One-pot spaghetti bolognese
Cheesy bacon pasta
Macaroni cheese with vegetables
Pepper and bacon pasta bake
Pizza dough
Noodle bake
Soup suggestions & recipes
Leek and potato
Minestrone soup with alphabet pasta
Blended vegetable soup
Slow cooker potato & leek soup with bacon bits
Chicken soup

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