A container and bowl filled with cauliflower cheese cakes

Toddler recipe: Cauliflower cheese cakes

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 28 mins


Makes 4 toddler portions (8 cakes)

Whip up these easy cauliflower cheese cakes for your toddler at lunch or dinner time. They're great for baby-led weaning and easy to freeze

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal103
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.35g
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  • oil, for greasing
  • ½ head of cauliflower, cut into florets (about 200g)



    A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

  • 1 slice brown bread, ripped into chunks
  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 50g grated cheddar



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • a few chives, snipped


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160 fan/gas 4 and line a baking tray with foil. Brush with a little oil. Put the cauliflower in a steamer over boiling water and cook for around 8 mins or until tender. Allow to cool.

  2. Put the bread into a food processor and blitz to crumbs. Add the cauliflower, egg, grated cheese, chives and a little black pepper and pulse until you have a chunky consistency.

  3. Form into 8 patties. Arrange them on the baking tray and cook for 20 mins until golden and starting to crisp around the edges. 

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Elina Shah's picture
Elina Shah
22nd Jan, 2020
My one year old absolutely loved these - and he's become really picky!
2nd May, 2019
Very easy to make - I just put some cauliflower aside when making our own meal, and we already had frozen breadcrumbs in the freezer. Our granddaughter loved them, defrosted then lightly fried in hardly any oil in a non stick pan, to save putting the oven on. This recipe would be good with any vegetables, leftover or freshly cooked.
17th Dec, 2017
Great, easy to make and my 6 month old guzzled it up. I thought they were pretty good too! Didn't have any chives so used parsley instead.
Na Na's picture
Na Na
29th Jan, 2020
What would you serve with this as a side dish for a meal?
lulu_grimes's picture
30th Jan, 2020
Hello, It really depends what you think the child will eat. Any cooked veg would go well, or a selection of salad items like cucumber, carrot, lettuce etc. I've put them into pitta bread with some salad before. I hope this helps.
9th Jul, 2019
When is best to freeze this recipe? The method says freeze before baking, but the instructions for cooking from frozen suggest that you are reheating only.
goodfoodteam's picture
11th Jul, 2019
Thanks for pointing this out. We have amended the recipe and suggest freezing as per the tip.
27th Mar, 2019
Once cooked, how long will these keep in the fridge?
goodfoodteam's picture
28th Mar, 2019
Thanks for your question. These will keep up to two days in the fridge.
16th Nov, 2018
Has anyone tried to pan fry these?? Id like these to be a bit more crisp. Any thoughts??
goodfoodteam's picture
19th Nov, 2018
Thanks for your question. You can definitely pan fry these for a crisper result.
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