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Cheesy High Iron Baby Meatballs

These Cheesy High Iron Baby Meatballs are perfect BLW, Toddlers & Families as an easy way to sneak more iron in!
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine Italian, American
Keyword baby led weaning, blw
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 40 mini meatballs
Calories 65kcal
Author Abbey Sharp


  • 1/2 cup iron fortified baby oat or ancient grain cereal
  • ½ cup breastmilk or milk
  • 1 ¼ lb medium ground beef
  • 1 cup good quality aged white cheddar or mozzarella cheese finely grated
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt optional for adults


  • Preheat oven to 400 F and put the baking sheet in the oven to preheat.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the baby cereal and milk and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Add in the meat, cheese, egg, oregano, pepper, and salt (optional). Mix until combined then roll into 1 tbsp meatballs. Grease the baking sheet. Place on the baking sheet and spritz with a bit more oil in an oil atomizer. Bake for 15 minutes or until it reaches 165 F, flipping once half way through.
  • Allow to cool slightly before serving to baby, or transfer to a freezer bag for later eating.


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg