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Pumpkin, baked bean and cheese mash recipe

This flavour-packed pumpkin, baked bean and cheese mash is overflowing with iron, folate, protein and fibre - and it tastes sensational too! This is one dish your little one will find impossible to refuse.



  • 1/2 cup pumpkin, diced
  • 1/2 cup baked beans
  • 2 tbsp cheddar cheese, grated


Stove method

Place pumpkin in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil over medium-high heat, and simmer on medium for 8-10 minutes or until cooked.

Drain water from saucepan, mash together with baked beans and stir in grated cheese. Serve warm.

Microwave method

Place pumpkin in a microwave-safe container and cover with cling wrap, leaving a corner uncovered.

Cook on high for 4 minutes or until cooked.

Mash together with the baked beans and stir in grated cheese. Serve warm.


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  • This recipe was created by Belinda Graham from The Happy Home. You can see her on Facebook, find her on Twitter and see her lovely boards on Pinterest.

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