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Cheese croquettes

Megan has been weaning for a week now and she’s taken to it as well as her brother did.  I had some potatoes to use up so decided to make some potato croquettes.  I added a soft cheese centre to make them a little bit more exciting and both kids loved them!


To make 6 croquettes

  • 1 potato made into mashed potato with milk and butter (You can use leftover mashed potato, it’s a great recipe for avoiding waste.)
  • 6 pieces of cheddar cheese cut into small rectangles.
  • 1 slice of bread made into breadcrumbs


  • Allow the mashed potato to cool then take a tablespoonful of the mixture and flatten into a circle in your hand.
  • Place a rectangle of cheese in the centre and wrap the potato around it so the cheese is completely covered in the centre.
  • Roll the ‘croquette’ in the breadcrumbs so it’s evenly coated.
  • Spray lightly with cooking spray and bake in the oven at 180ºc for around 20 minutes, until golden.
  • Serve and enjoy!

These are a great size and shape for little hands doing baby led weaning.  I’ll definitely be making these again for Megan!

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