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Cheesy meatballs in a bowl

Baby Meatballs for Baby Led Weaning (High Iron)

These Cheesy High Iron Baby Meatballs are perfect BLW, Toddlers & Families as an easy way to sneak more iron in!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 of 3 meatballs
Calories 165kcal


  • 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: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg