Baby Food Recipe – Carrots, Broccoli & Cheese (9-12 Months Baby)

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Mashing rather than pureeing your baby’s food is a good way to gradually introduce more texture. Combining broccoli with creamy mashed potato and cheese is a great baby food recipe as it encourages babies to eat more greens. The relatively strong flavour of the broccoli is toned down by the creamy mashed potato. Broccoli is a true superfood, it is a great source of vitamin C and also contains betacarotene, folic acid, iron and potassium.


  • 300g potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium carrot (approx 125g), peeled and sliced
  • 75g broccoli florets
  • 4 tbsp your baby’s usual milk
  • 15g unsalted butter
  • 40g Cheddar cheese, grated


Put the potatoes and carrot into a saucepan, cover with boiling water and cook until tender (about 20 minutes).

Meanwhile, steam the broccoli for about 7 minutes until tender.

Alternatively add to the potatoes and carrot after about 12 minutes.

Drain the potato and carrot and mash together with the broccoli, milk, butter and cheese.



Recipe Comments

  1. posted by MAK & CHEESE on Feb 12, 2013

    I am making a beef and Hashbrown casserole in my crockpot. I so love theis crockpot cooking thing. Anyhow I browned 3 lbs of ground sirloin to put in the bottom of my crockpot, then added a layer of fresh broccoli florets, then a layer of shredded cheese, then I used 2 – 1lb bags of shredded hash browns to make the next layer followed by 1 can of creamed corn and 1 can of whole kernel corn mixed together in a bowl to pour over hash browns, then followed with another layer of cheese, finally 2 cans of cream of soup ( I used 1 cream of celery and 1 cream of mushroom) with a 1/4 cup of water just to rinse cans out poured over then top. The Question is will the broccoli be ok where I put it , or should I have put it closer to the top with the last layer of cheese and the soup. Also what is the difference or cooking on low for 8 hours or so , or high for 4 hours or so? I know these are usual times for crockpot cooking.

  2. posted by toysruslover on Mar 16, 2013

    I buy organic frozen broccoli florets. I place the frozen florets into a bowl and add water so that it is almost covering up all the broccoli, but not all the way. I microwave for about 2 minutes, until it is hot, then dump the water. Does cooking them this way kill the nutrients or take a lot of them away? I know the best way is to steam but I don’t have a steamer at home.

  3. posted by Thomas A on Mar 16, 2013

    I’m trying to make a broccoli & rice casserole. I work in a kitchen and the chef recommended either using a cream of broccoli soup for a base or for me to make my own. The only problem is I don’t know where to start. Do you know of any good cream recipe that would be fantastic for a broccoli & rice casserole? 10+ points for the best response.

  4. posted by PoohBearPenguin on Mar 17, 2013

    Is there any recipe I can make with them that is no a salad and does no involve florets? I was thinking along the lines of a soup, perhaps?

  5. posted by Oilers on Mar 17, 2013

    How does this recipe sound? I have parboiled rice, cream of mushroom soup, canned tuna and broccoli florets. I was thinkin of cooking the rice, and mixing it with the soup then cooking that on a skillet with the broccoli and tuna. So any tips or does this sound good?
    Im a college student so baking is out of the question :/

  6. posted by Mike on Mar 17, 2013

    My friend makes it and supposedly it is a family recipe so she wont tell!. Anyway, the obvious ingredients are chicken, broccoli and onion rings to top i guess. I dont know what else is in it….. maybe cream of chicken or mushroom soup? possibly mayo but that just sounds gross. i m lookng for something with evaporated milk and or a cream soup. if anyone knows pleaseeee share. thanks
    ok by the way guys i am looking for one without rice, no mayo and with the onion rings……help!

  7. posted by Sir fliesalot on Mar 17, 2013

    I have the following ingredients

    Chicken Breasts
    2lbs shredded cheddar cheese
    Cream of Mushroom soup
    1lb broccoli florets

    (don’t know if I need these but…)

    Any help? Can’t find my old recipe book with my mothers recipe!
    Best answer, using the ingredients I listed, gets the 10Pt’s tonight=]

  8. posted by Mistry on Mar 18, 2013

    I don’t have any meat at the moment, all I have is some Perdue Chicken strips that I had with it last night but it wasn’t too good. I have a ton of vegetables including broccoli florets and some other things. What can I make with it?

  9. posted by Con Orpe on Mar 18, 2013

    It will have pasta (obviously), italian dressing, pepperoni, broccoli florets, tomatoes and some sprinkled in shredded parmesan cheese. Will this be ok?

  10. posted by Austin on Mar 18, 2013

    I’m trying to keep track of my calorie intake. Could anyone give me a good estimation for what I ate for dinner? I had some steamed broccoli florets, a small cube steak cooked in a little olive oil on the stove and a microwaved sweet potato. For a little treat, I had a Hershey’s chocolate miniature.

  11. posted by Harriet W on Mar 19, 2013

    Can I just use regular broccoli florets? I never have seen rabe at the store ( I don’t think)

  12. posted by Taylor2k on Mar 22, 2013

    I know it has the broccoli florets, currants, maybe red onion, but I am curious of the dressing.

  13. posted by white man on Mar 25, 2013

    im looking for arecipe for chicken and broccoli that tastes like the kind found at a restaurant called Prezo Grille and Bar. it used to be called peppercorns i think. they describe the dish as:
    Sautéed chicken filets tossed with broccoli florets, crushed red pepper and parmesan cheese in an olive oil and garlic sauce with penne
    it is delicious and i want a recipe for it

  14. posted by veemodz on Mar 25, 2013

    2 cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced
    2 1/2 cups broccoli florets
    1 1/2 tablespoons butter
    1 1/2 tablespoons flour
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 cup dry white wine
    1 cup chicken broth ( or 1 cup water with 2 tsp liquid chicken boullion)
    1/2 cup cream
    1 cup old cheddar cheese, grated
    3 -4 cups farfalle pasta


    For the chicken, cook however you want. Grilled, baked, fried, poached. I prefer to seanson with 1 tsp of italian seasoning and grill, but this you can do to your personal preference.
    Bring a pot of water to a boil. Salt boiling water and cook pasta until done.
    Meanwhile, steam broccoli florets. I do this in the microwave just to cut down on time. Place broccoli in a bowl with about an inch of water. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Make a slit in the plastic for steam to escape. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes or until desired tenderness is reached.
    Melt butter in a small pot on Medium-low heat. Add flour and garlic powder and whisk to form a roux. Cook for a few minutes. Add wine and whisk until it is evaporated. Add in chicken stock and then the cream, whisking the whole time.
    **You need to work quick once you add the wine. If your pot is too hot when you add the wine it can turn your roux into a dough which won’t mix into your liquids well.
    Allow mixture to cook until it begins to thicken. Whisking often to ensure it does not burn. Once thickened add in cheese.
    **whisk in a zig zag motion to ensure that the grated cheese doesn’t turn into a ball in the sauce.
    Toss pasta with broccoli and chicken and serve.

  15. posted by therundown2k3 on Mar 26, 2013

    I wanted to use my slow cooker/crock pot to cook broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots in a cheese whiz sauce for Thanksgiving. I’m new at cooking, so I have yet to determine how long and when do put what vegetables in. Any tips along with my answer would be much appreciated to ensure I do not disgust my guest. haha :)
    @sheloves_dablues: Why did you even answer? Let me assume that your either a troll or a single woman that comments on a lot of troubled marriage questions to make herself feel better about her life.. Can someone honestly answer me with an informative answer or if this combination is not a good one simply recommend something else. I’m asking for knowledgeable answer from people who want to help not mentally disrupted internet fiends that get off on smarting people off to get a rise out of strangers on the internet. Go back to your disrupted marriage category, you seem to fit better there.

  16. posted by PolishPokeyPimp on Mar 26, 2013

    I am adding frozen broccoli florets to my quiche. Should I cook them at all before adding them to the mix? I will be cooking the quiche at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes and using a frozen pie crust.

  17. posted by norrin_shadowwolf on Mar 26, 2013

    Is there anyway to cook broccoli in microwave so that it comes out really soft? I tried 5 minutes on high following one of the tutorials online, but the broccoli came out stiff. I’d like to make it so that it is as soft as the ones in Chinese restaurant 😀

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