Turkey for baby

    50 min

    Turkey is a great first meat for baby. It's easy to digest and the dark meat is high in much needed iron. Making your own baby food is quite easy, and turkey is no exception! I recommend freezing what you don't use within a day or two, that way you'll have little meals at the ready whenever baby is hungry!


    Greater London, England, UK
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    Makes: 6 to 8 baby portions

    • 1 turkey drumstick

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place turkey drumstick in a saucepan and add just enough water to cover. Cover with lid and place over medium heat. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 40 minutes, or till turkey is no longer pink and cooked all the way to the bone. Remove from heat and, with the lid still on, let cool slightly until turkey is cool enough to handle.
    2. Remove turkey from the saucepan and reserve the cooking liquid (stock). Remove turkey skin and discard. Pick turkey meat from the bone and place in a food processor or blender.
    3. Add the turkey stock to the food processor, a few tablespoons at a time, and begin to blend till the turkey is rather smooth, adding more stock as needed.
    4. Once your desired consistency is reached, store in the fridge for up to 2 days. Preferably, use within 1 day and freeze the remaining in ice cube trays for later use.


    You can add 2 to 3 potatoes and/or carrots to the pan to cook along with the turkey. Peel them once cool, then puree separately, adding a little turkey stock as needed to thin the consistency. Freeze in portions, about 2 tablespoons per portion, then serve with the same amount of turkey for a baby turkey dinner!

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