Recipes

Lentil and vege pie

A yummy way to introduce lentils to babies and young children.

Lentil and vege pie

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Peel potato and kumara, chop into pieces and boil in a saucepan until soft.  Drain, reserving the cooking water. 
  3. For babies aged ~6 months and 7-8 months- remove a serving of potato and kumara.
  4. Mash remaining potato and kumara with a dash of cooking water until soft
  5. Heat oil in a saucepan on medium heat, add the leek, carrot, onion and celery.  Put a lid on and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until softened.
  6. For babies aged ~6 months and 7-8 months– remove a serving of lentils from the can.
  7. Add the remaining lentils, peas, canned tomatoes and tomato puree to the pan. Simmer until peas are cooked through. 
  8. Transfer the filling to a 15cm x 20cm ovenproof dish, top with mash and sprinkle with cheese.
  9. Bake for 15-20minutes, or until topping is golden and filling is piping hot.

 

Serving

For babies aged ~6 months – puree potato, kumara and lentils together until smooth. Add breastmilk/formula or water to achieve a thin, smooth consistency.

For babies aged 7-8 months– Mash potato and kumara until soft yet lumpy, add to pureed lentils.

For babies aged 8-12 months mash cooked pie (if necessary) to ensure texture is soft and chunky.

For children aged 12+ months serve as is.

Number of serves

This recipe is for 4 adult serves. It will make approximately:

30 x 6 month old serves

20 x 7-8 month old serves

12 x 8-12 month old serves

8 x 12 month-2 year old serves

To serve

To serve: 4

You need

  • Mash Topping:
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 large kumara
  • ½ cup Edam cheese, grated
  • Filling:
  • 1 leek, washed and finely diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 stick celery, diced
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 can lentils, rinsed and drained
  • ⅔ cup frozen peas
  • 2 Tbsp tomato puree
  • ½ can chopped tomatoes

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Peel potato and kumara, chop into pieces and boil in a saucepan until soft.  Drain, reserving the cooking water. 
  3. For babies aged ~6 months and 7-8 months- remove a serving of potato and kumara.
  4. Mash remaining potato and kumara with a dash of cooking water until soft
  5. Heat oil in a saucepan on medium heat, add the leek, carrot, onion and celery.  Put a lid on and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until softened.
  6. For babies aged ~6 months and 7-8 months– remove a serving of lentils from the can.
  7. Add the remaining lentils, peas, canned tomatoes and tomato puree to the pan. Simmer until peas are cooked through. 
  8. Transfer the filling to a 15cm x 20cm ovenproof dish, top with mash and sprinkle with cheese.
  9. Bake for 15-20minutes, or until topping is golden and filling is piping hot.

 

Serving

For babies aged ~6 months – puree potato, kumara and lentils together until smooth. Add breastmilk/formula or water to achieve a thin, smooth consistency.

For babies aged 7-8 months– Mash potato and kumara until soft yet lumpy, add to pureed lentils.

For babies aged 8-12 months mash cooked pie (if necessary) to ensure texture is soft and chunky.

For children aged 12+ months serve as is.

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