Ground turkey baby food puree

Turkey Squash Red Potato baby puree’ +6M Iron boosting


I really like this baby puree’ combo as it’s delicate in taste and easy to digest for little tummies. I would recommend offering it to your baby starting from 6 months of age. In addition to that I selected the ingredients for their valuable amount of iron: all together they represent a lovely iron boosting recipe for your baby.

Even if iron deficiency is not your issue, adding an iron boosting recipe in your baby’s meal plan here and there is always a good thing to keep the iron levels under control 🙂

While researching for the best combo for this recipe I found some interesting facts that I would like to share:

  • Considering the same quantity, ground turkey has more iron than chicken breast (2. 27 mg per 3 oz serving vs 0.88 mg). Ground turkey and ground beef have more or less the same amount (2.27 mg vs 2.06 mg). Surprisingly duck has more iron than all the previous kind of meat (2.3mg!!).
  • Generally speaking, all potatoes have a pretty amount of iron, but certain ones have more than others. One russet potato has 1.5 mg iron, while one red potato has 2.1 mg iron.
  • Herbs definitely give more flavor and aroma to the food…but they also contain nutrients! Parsley has a remarkable 0.2mg iron content per Tbsp, better than thyme 🙂

To prepare the baby puree I steamed all the ingredients, a gentle way of cooking that I really like for baby food.

You simply start peeling, deseeding and chopping the winter squash (also called Delicata squash) in cubes. Do not peel the red potato (the peel is high in iron!!) but chop it in cubes.

Place the potato and squash in a steamer and on top of them place the ground turkey. Steam for 12 min.

Transfer the turkey and veggies in a tall container. Add the fresh parsley and the hemp seeds. Using an immersion blender transform into a smooth puree. Use the residual water from the steamer to thin the puree’ if needed.

Serve warm and drizzle one teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top to add extra good fats to the recipe!

Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

If you are looking for more iron boosting recipe:

  • Spinach Pear Oats Baby Puffs
  • Quinoa Salmon Broccoli Balls
  • Quinoa Broccoli Meatballs
  • Green Iron Boosting Smoothie
  • Pink Iron Boosting Smoothie
  • Carrot Apple Oatmeal
  • Sweet Potato Baked Fries
  • Salmon Bok Choy Plums Puree
  • Lentil Veggie Tots


  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 2 cups winter squash pulp in cubes
  • 1 cup red potato in cubes
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
  1. Peel, deseed and chop the winter squash in small cubes

  2. Chop the red potato in small cubes. Do not peel.

  3. Place the potato and squash in a steamer with the ground turkey on top. 

  4. Steam for 12 min.

  5. Transfer the turkey and veggies in a tall container. Add the fresh parsley and the hemp seeds. 

  6. Using an immersion blender transform into a smooth puree. 

  7. Use the residual water from the steamer to thin the puree if needed.


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A classic autumn and winter combination, perfected for baby!

  • Course Main, Main Dish
  • Cuisine Poultry, Veggies

A classic autumn and winter combination, perfected for baby!



  1. Put the sweet potatoes and turkey in the steamer basket.
  2. Pour water into the tank (level 3).
  3. When the sweet potatoes and turkey are cooked, put them in the blending bowl, reserving the cooking liquid.
  4. Add some of the cooking liquid to bring the purée to the desired consistency and blend.

Recipe Notes

As always, please check with your pediatrician before introducing new foods to your baby.

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    Turkey in baby food

    If your family has not cooked turkey for children before, you have lost a lot. Try to learn how to cook with turkey meat, because you can make a lot of it. Your child will love it, no doubt about it!

    Start with diet puree for children. Already from 8 months you can offer formula-fed babies, and babies from 9. It is better to offer a turkey after getting acquainted with rabbit and beef meat.
    You should start with 1 teaspoon of minced meat, if everything goes well, then in a month the volume of mashed potatoes can reach 3-4 tablespoons per day.

    Turkey benefits
    The meat of this bird is hypoallergenic and low in calories, so nutritionists strongly recommend using it in the nutrition of children up to a year old. Meat contains vitamin E and equally important vitamin B6. And in terms of sodium content, it surpasses even veal and beef. Turkey contains virtually no cholesterol, it is easily digestible. The baby receives not only protein, but also other trace elements necessary for a growing body. These are iron, iodine, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, magnesium. Dishes from turkey meat are unique in that they improve metabolic processes in the body, it is not just that they were included in the diet for anemia.

    How to cook a turkey for a baby?
    The main indicator is that only fresh meat should be used for baby food. And, of course, pre-remove the skin. If you want to bake a fillet, you first need to cook it for about half an hour. And by turning the fillet into minced meat, you can even make meatballs, meatballs and sauces. It turns out such dishes that all children like!

    What to cook with turkey

    Weaning turkey puree
    A simple and easy turkey recipe for first feeding.
    You will need:
    Turkey meat fillet - 100 g per serving.
    Boil the meat in purified water (special, baby or filtered), do not salt.
    Put a piece of meat on a plate and puree with a blender or a regular “crusher”. In order to make the product more puree, you can add the broth in which the meat was cooked.

    Baby turkey soufflé, slow cooker recipe

    You will need:
    Turkey fillet, 100 g per serving,
    Chicken egg, 1 pc. ,
    Slice of white bread, 1 piece,
    Milk - ¼ cup.
    Butter, salt to taste.
    This turkey soufflé recipe can be made in both the double boiler and slow cooker.

    Grind the turkey meat, place in a blender bowl.
    Add milk to meat, bread without crust.
    Grind the turkey, bread and milk with a blender, getting a homogeneous mass.
    Next, carefully separate the yolk and white of the egg. Immediately add the yolk to the turkey puree from the blender and mix with a spoon.
    The protein should be beaten separately, and then added to the future soufflé.
    Lubricate the pre-prepared soufflé mold with butter, put the mass there.
    We put the molds on the wire rack if we are preparing a soufflé for a child in a slow cooker and cook in the “steamed” mode for about 40 minutes.
    Turkey soufflé for a child is served with fresh or boiled vegetables.

    Baby turkey meatballs

    A very tasty and healthy turkey recipe for a child.
    You will need:
    Minced Turkey, 500 g,
    Bulb 1 pc.,
    Cauliflower, 200 g,
    3 slices of white bread and loaf,
    Low-fat sour cream - about 3 tablespoons,
    Tomato paste (the simplest) - to taste,
    Flour (any, preferably wheat) - 1 table. Spoon,
    Water - 350 g,
    To taste: garlic, salt, spices.
    Soak bread in boiled water.
    Tear the cabbage into inflorescences and boil in boiling water for literally 3 minutes. After removing the inflorescences from boiling water, it is better to rinse them with cold water so that they do not “boil”.
    In a blender, chop the onion and garlic, if it is in your recipe. You can also cut it very finely, but through a blender it will be faster.
    Add bread, salt, seasonings if you have them. To mix everything.
    Beat the minced meat and form small cakes according to the number of meatballs.
    In the middle of each cake, put the future filling for meatballs - a piece of cauliflower, boiled in advance.
    Roll up meatballs.
    Mix sour cream, flour and tomato paste immediately in a pan. Add water.
    Put meatballs in this sauce and bring them to a boil.
    Simmer covered over medium or low heat for about half an hour.
    Such turkey meatballs for a child can be served with any side dish.

    Turkey rolls, baby diet recipe

    You will need:
    Turkey fillet 700 g,
    Low fat kefir - 200 g,
    Bulb large,
    Bulgarian pepper,
    Dill, salt to taste.
    Cut the meat lengthwise as thin as possible.
    Rinse the pepper well, remove the seeds and also cut lengthwise.
    Finely chop greens, onions, spices, mix with kefir, you get a kind of sauce.
    Add an egg to it. Mix.
    Put the chopped pepper inside the pre-cut meat.
    Gently form fillet rolls with pepper inside, lay them tightly in a row in a mold.
    Top with "kefir" sauce.
    Turkey rolls for a child are baked for 40 minutes at a temperature of 150 about C.
    To taste, you can add any other spices during the cooking process.

    Turkey stew

    A great recipe for a dietary dinner for a child.
    You will need:
    Turkey fillet - half a kilo,
    Green apples (preferably sour) - 3 or 4 pieces,
    Potato - 0.5 kg,
    Flour - 1 table. spoon,
    Salt, paprika, pepper to taste. If the child is on a special diet, it is better to refrain from these products.
    Grate the turkey fillet with salt and the necessary spices, place in the culinary sleeve and bake until tender, about 40-50 minutes. Attention: we still need the juice that the meat gave.
    While the turkey is cooking, you need to boil the potatoes in their skins, salt to taste.
    These two ingredients of diet stew - turkey and peeled potatoes - cut into cubes.
    Also cut apples into cubes. You can pre-peel them, but you can not peel them.
    Pour the juice from the turkey meat stewed in the sleeve into a deep frying pan (or other dishes that you are used to), add flour, then potatoes, apples and turkey, cut into cubes.
    At this stage, you can add water to taste, depending on how you want to make the stew for the child, so that it is dryish or thinner.
    Baby turkey stew is simmered over low heat until the apples are soft.
    Poultry meat in combination with apples will definitely please the baby!

    Turkey salad

    The turkey salad recipe comes in handy when you have leftover meat from yesterday's dinner, for example.
    You will need:
    Large tomato - 1 piece,
    Celery, if you like,
    Salt, pepper, mayonnaise - to taste.
    Cut the meat, tomato into small cubes, tear the salad into 3-4 parts.
    Mix all ingredients and you're done!

    Baby Turkey Meatballs

    You will need:
    Turkey breast (you can fillet) - half a kilo,
    Small bulb,
    Quail eggs,
    Greens to taste.
    Pass turkey meat through a meat grinder, add finely chopped onion there, mix.
    Break the eggs and also mix with minced meat.
    Add herbs to taste.
    Form small meatballs, freeze in the freezer.
    Such children's meatballs can be put in any soup, as well as in dumplings.

    Turkey and apple recipe for children

    An interesting meat recipe for a child is with an apple. For children over 2 years old.
    You will need:
    Turkey fillet - 300 g,
    Green apples - 2 pcs.,
    Medium Bulb,
    Garlic - 2 cloves.
    The onion must be thinly sliced ​​and the rings fried in oil.
    Cut the turkey meat into smaller pieces so that it is convenient for the baby to eat.
    Peel the apples and also cut into small cubes.
    Add pieces of meat and apple to the onion, then crushed garlic to taste.
    Salt a little (if you want), add water, one glass.
    Simmer the turkey fillets in a frying pan covered for about 15 minutes until tender.

    Warm turkey salad

    Salad recipe for a child from one and a half years.
    You will need:
    Turkey fillet - 150 g,
    Cauliflower inflorescences (you can take broccoli) - 150g,
    Carrots - about 150-160 g,
    Fresh green peas
    Boil carrots and cabbage. Separately, boil the turkey, you can add a little salt.
    Boil the peas for 5 minutes in salted water.
    Finely chop cabbage, carrots and turkey, mix with peas.
    Fill the salad with low-fat sour cream, you can serve it as an afternoon snack for a child.

    Baby turkey casserole

    We offer such an unusual, but delicious turkey recipe.
    You will need:
    Potato - half a kilo,
    Turkey, fillet - half a kilo,
    Any low-fat sour cream - 2 table. spoons,
    Hard cheese of any kind - 100 g
    Boil potatoes, mash them, you can use the mashed potatoes left over from your dinner the day before.
    Make minced meat from a turkey in any way.
    In a deep form in which the dish will be prepared, put half the mashed potatoes on the bottom.
    The bottom must first be greased with butter so that nothing sticks or burns.
    Sprinkle with grated cheese.
    Fry minced meat in oil until half cooked.
    Put the second layer of minced meat in the form.
    The third layer is the remaining puree.
    Top with sour cream.
    A turkey casserole for a child is cooked at 180 about C in the form in the oven, time - half an hour.

    Baby turkey fillet, oven recipe

    You will need:
    Turkey fillet,
    Garlic to taste,
    Spices to taste.
    Roll a whole piece of turkey meat in spices and put whole cloves of garlic into the cuts made in advance.
    In order for the meat to turn out soft and juicy, the fillet must be wrapped in foil.
    Bake the meat in the oven for 1 hour, in a slow cooker - according to the instructions.
    Dietary meat for a child means a side dish or salad.

    Baby turkey goulash for a two year old

    You will need:

    Turkey fillet, 700 g,
    Medium size carrots, 1 piece,
    Medium-sized onion, 1 pc,
    Sweet pepper, 2 pcs,
    Garlic, a couple of cloves,
    Tomato paste, 2 tbsp. spoons.
    Rinse the meat well and cut into strips.
    Fry strips of turkey meat in a pan in vegetable oil. Fry for 2 minutes, then add water and, covered with a lid, simmer for 15 minutes.
    At this time, you need to cut into pieces prepared vegetables - carrots, garlic, onions and peppers.
    Add chopped vegetables to the pan and mix with meat. Add a glass of water and tomato paste, mix thoroughly again.
    Simmer the goulash over high heat for about half an hour.
    Goulash for a child can be served as a separate dish, or with buckwheat or mashed potatoes.

    Turkey with rice for a 9 month old baby

    You will need:
    Turkey fillet, 50 g,
    Rice, 2 tbsp. spoons,
    Carrots to taste,
    Onion to taste.
    Rice, meat and vegetables - boil everything separately.
    It can be in a double boiler or in a slow cooker.
    Cut the turkey and vegetables into cubes.
    Grind all ingredients in a blender.
    Here is such a simple turkey recipe for a child.

    Turkey Puree - Encyclopedia Baby Food

    Recipes 8-10 Months Gluten Free Dairy Free Flour Free Meat Free Sugar Free Egg Free Boil Second Breakfast Meat Low Calorie Lunch First Food Snack Cooked Puree Dinner

    No comments for 8-10 month old baby. Moreover, one-component meat puree is a cheap way to make healthy food for your baby varied and interesting!

    Mashed turkey is usually offered to the baby as a first meal. Remember that the first servings of meat puree should be no more than 30 grams. We also pay attention to the texture of the finished puree, it should be homogeneous without pieces and fibers. It is worth preparing the first turkey meat puree carefully so that the baby is impressed not only with taste, but also with a delicate texture. The first spoonful of meat puree determines whether the baby will like meat in the future or not.

    A great and easy recipe to add some protein to your child's diet.

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