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Plate of mashed beans, sliced toast and slices of red pepper

Cheesy beans on toast

An interesting twist on beans toast, five bean salad blended with cheese and served on warm fingers of toast.

Age: 7-9 mths

Serves: 1 infant portions

Prep time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 8 mins

Suitable for vegetarians? Y

Ingredients

  • 45g (3 tbsp) canned five bean salad, no added sugar and salt, drained
  • 10g full fat hard cheese, grated
  • 1x small slices wholemeal bread
  • 1tsp vegetable oil spread butter
  • ¼ small red pepper, washed and sliced into sticks

Try heating up the beans (1-2mins) before mashing with cheese to serve them warm.

Method

  1. Blend or mash the beans and cheese together in a bowl until smooth with soft lumps
  2. Steam (or boil) the red pepper sticks for approx. 3-5 minutes until soft.
  3. Toast the bread, then thinly spread with butter and cut into fingers
  4. Place the bean mixture into a bowl, and serve with toast fingers and red pepper sticks on the side.
  5. Place the leftover beans into a bowl, cover and store in fridge for up to 2 days. You could make the mashed beans again or add the leftover beans to your evening meal such as in a soup, casserole, stew or curry.
Give your baby sips of water with their meals - rather than sweet drinks which can cause tooth decay.

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