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Mashed Carrots with Cottage Cheese & Chives

A fun flavor combination – carrots, cottage cheese and chives! You can serve this mashed meal in a bowl for your baby to eat with their hands or you can load it onto a baby-led weaning spoon for them. You can also mix the mashed carrots with ricotta, plain yogurt or hummus and add in a pinch of your favorite spices or herbs.

Nutritional Information

  •  They contain a ton of beta-carotene, the precursor to vitamin A, which is necessary for protecting eye health and immune function.
  • High Source of antioxidants to help strengthen immunity.
  • Good source of fiber, which helps to keep the digestive system working properly.
  • High in vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting.
  • Contains calcium to help strengthen bones. 

Mashed Carrots with Cottage Cheese & Chives

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time:
 0 minutes
Servings: 2 small servings
Age: 9+ months 


  • 1 cooked carrot peeled and either steamed, steam roasted or roasted
  • 2 tbsp whole milk plain cottage cheese (or whole milk ricotta, yogurt or plain hummus)
  • pinch finely chopped chives


  1. On a cutting board, take a cooked carrot (steamed, steamed roasted or roasted) and mash it with the back of a fork until it is a chunky puree consistency. Add the carrot mash to a small bowl. Add in the cottage cheese and chives.
  2. Mix the carrots, cottage cheese, and chives together until well incorporated. You can serve this to your baby with a baby feeding spoon or place some dollops on their high chair and let them eat and explore it with their hands.


Age: 9+ months

Yield: 2 small portions

Storage: you can store these recipes in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. 

Spices/Herbs: Adding spices to your baby’s foods is a great way to introduce more complex flavors at an early age. Some great spices and herbs to add to cooked carrots are a pinch of cinnamon, cloves, mild curry, garlic powder, and cumin or you can add in a pinch of chopped fresh rosemary, chives, mint, basil or you can even add in the greens from the carrots.