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Lamb + Veggie Casserole

A delicious hearty lamb and vegetable casserole for 6months+

This tried and tested scrumptious stage 3 meal is the perfect balance of protein + veggies + starch. You can offer this meal from as young as 6 months, just blend it to the consistency and texture that works for your baby.

Finally a meat dish my 9 month old loves to eat. Thank you! – Kendall van der Merwe

I was on a mission to create a minced beef recipe for my son and went out in a hurry with 7month old baby Josh fabric strapped to my belly like a kangaroo to buy the ingredients. I rushed home, got cooking and fed it to Josh. He devoured every last spoonful and kept smacking the table for more. I was super chuffed with how much he loved this recipe that I went out to buy more ingredients to cook it again the next day. Only this time he turned his nose up at it and pursed his lips shut after spitting out the first mouthful. I was stumped! I tasted it and it tasted completely different but I hadn't done anything differently? On closer inspection of my shopping receipts I realised the day before I had accidentally picked up the minced lamb (whoops!) And so, this is how the LAMB + Veg casserole came to be! Best rushed shopping mistake I've made thus far!

Lamb + Veg Casserole


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 500g lamb/mutton mince

  • 1/2 an onion - finely diced

  • 1 large tomato - finely chopped

  • 2 carrots - grated

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 4 Baby marrows(zucchini) - grated

  • 1/2 cup low sodium vegetable stock


  1. Heat butter in a deep pot on medium-high heat and fry the onions for 5-7min until they start to brown. When the onions have started to brown and smell amazing add the minced lamb + smoked paprika. Fry for approx 10min until cooked.

  2. At this point you will add your grated carrots + zucchini and chopped tomatoes to the pot and fry for 10 min until the grated vegetables are softened and almost cooked through.

  3. Add vegetable stock and stir through, lower heat to a simmer for 5 minutes and Viola! Lamb and veggie casserole is ready! Serve on a bed of mashed potatoes ( this lamb recipe pairs beautifully with my coconut sweet potato mash) or jasmine rice.

This is a great minced lamb recipe for shepherds pie and can also be used as a hearty topping for pasta(just triple the tomato quantity for a saucier consistency.)

For texture-sensitive children or babies starting solids, just use a hand blender after Step 4 to get the texture that suits your little one.

Serve along side something fresh and green like cucumber, greek salad or edamame beans.


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