i reeeeally hate mushrooms, but i don’t want to pass my food aversions on to arty. i want him to try everything, and enjoy as much as he can. so with that in mind, this is my attempt at a baby food recipe involving mushrooms.

chicken, mushroom and thyme


200g chicken mince
2 cups potato, peeled and diced
1 cup field mushrooms, roughly chopped
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, bruised
1 small onion, peeled and diced
2 tbsp butter


  • in a small saucepan, boil the potatoes until tender
  • meanwhile, in a medium frying pan, melt the butter, then add onions, mushrooms and thyme. cook until mushrooms have absorbed all the butter, and onions have softened
  • add the chicken mince, and fry until cooked through.
  • combine potatoes with the chicken mixture, and puree to a texture suitable for your baby.


this is a good one to leave some larger pieces in or babies who are just moving on from purees, because all the ingredients are quite soft, and easy to chew.

i didn’t taste it, on account of the dreaded mushrooms, but sj said it was delicious, and made me give her the odd mouthful as i fed it to arty, so i think it’s a winner.