Cheese and broccoli cakes

These delicious cheesy broccoli cakes are packed with vege and perfect for those just starting their weaning journey, or as an afternoon toddler snack.

They are also great for parents too – one batch makes 6 small cakes. So Ben and I usually have three each!

It’s as easy as steaming your veggies, and mashing them together with egg, flour and cheese.

They turn a beautiful golden brown when fried in a little olive oil, and have a gorgeous smooth, satisying texture thanks to the mashed potato.

It’s a healthy option for mum and bub, and everyone in between!

Just look at that cheesy pull!

Cheese and broccoli cakes

5 from 3 votes

These cheese and broccoli cakes are perfect for babies just starting their weaning journey, or as a yummy toddler snack. They're deliciously golden brown on the outside, with a yummy, satisfying mash potato and cheese centre. They are nice and soft for little mouths and are incredibly easy to whip up. This recipe is great for batch cooking, and the cakes freeze well.

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 25 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 6



  1. Steam and mash your vegetables

    Peel and cut your potatoes into cubes and add to a steaming basket with broccoli florrets. If you don't have a steamer, you can boil the vegetables instead. Boil until fork tender/soft and easily mashable.

  2. Add remaining ingredients

    Add your grated cheese, egg and flour, and mix to combine. Your mixture should be a little sticky.

  3. Cook cakes

    Shape your cakes into patties with wet hands. It is a little sticky, so you may need to wet/wash your hands a few times. Cook on a medium heat with olive oil, until golden brown on each side.



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Keywords: cheese and broccoli cakes, baby led weaning


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  1. Louise

    Lovely recipe and my little one devoured them. Thank you for sharing!!!

    • cookwithwenty

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I really appreciate it, and am so glad your little one enjoyed them!

  2. Cora

    Is it possible to omit the egg? Or to replace it with something else? My baby is allergic to it.

    • cookwithwenty

      Hi Cora. Thanks for your comment. Yes, you can omit the egg. The potato will act as a binder. All the best!

  3. Claire Tidey

    Can these be frozen once cooked and defrosted for batch cooking?

    • ashleigh.cooks

      Hello Claire 🙂 Yes they can be. Freeze once cooked, defrost, and microwave. Enjoy!


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