blended vegetable omelette with green beans and sliced new potatoes

Omelette popovers recipe

Your baby will love feeding him/herself these little pots of cheesy veg omelettes, served with potatoes and green beans. A great lunch for the whole family too. For over 5's simply swap to reduced fat hard cheese.

Age: 7-9 mths

Serves: 2 portions

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Suitable for vegetarians? Y


  • ½ tsp vegetable oil
  • ½ small onion, peeled (approx. 30g)
  • 20g full fat hard cheese
  • 30g frozen peas
  • pinch of mixed herbs
  • 1 large egg (approx. 60g)
  • Sprinkle of black pepper (optional)
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 new potato (approx. 40g)
  • 25g trimmed green beans (approx. 8)

If you don’t have a muffin tin, cook the onions and peas in a frying pan until starting to soften, add the egg mixture and cook for approx. 2-3 mins to make a whole omelette instead. Slice into fingers for your baby.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan or gas mark 4. Very lightly grease two holes of a muffin tin with vegetable oil.
  2. Finely chop the onion and divide equally between the two muffin tin holes. Put in the oven for 5 minutes.
  3. Put the peas into a bowl and add the grated cheese and herbs. Add the eggs, black pepper and water to the bowl, and mix with a fork.
  4. Remove the muffin tin from the oven, divide the mixture between the holes and gently stir. Return to the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown on the top.
  5. Whilst the popovers are cooking add the new potato to a small saucepan of water, bring to the boil, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the green beans to the pan then cook for a further 5 minutes until potatoes and beans are soft.
  6. Allow the popovers to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the tin. Blend or mash the popover until it is smooth with soft lumps, or slice and serve as a finger food and serve with sliced potatoes and green beans.
  7. Cover / wrap the remaining popover and refrigerate for the next day.

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