With all the hustle of holiday meals, it’s always nice to find a tasty, nutritious way to put those leftovers to use! This adorable finger food is a perfect leftover turkey recipe that can be served as a main, appetizer, or side to your baby led weaning dinner (or lunch), and they’re just the right shape and size for a tot’s teensy hands.

Turkey, Potato, & Veggie Bites are an easy leftover recipe or wholesome appetizer recipe for the holidays. This little finger food recipe is packed with nutrition like vitamin K and uses easy to find ingredients like broccoli, mashed potatoes, and leftover turkey! #leftoverrecipes #holidayrecipes #appetizer #fingerfood #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #toddler

 

The spring onions in this leftover turkey recipe not only boost delicious flavor, but add wonderful health benefits. As little as spring onions (or scallions) may be, they are a great source of vitamin K, which helps to regulate blood sugar. That’s something we all need after holiday meals! Vitamin K is also used by many pregnant women to help relieve nausea, and it’s known to help bones retain calcium.

Turkey, Potato, & Veggie Bites are an easy leftover recipe or wholesome appetizer recipe for the holidays. This little finger food recipe is packed with nutrition like vitamin K and uses easy to find ingredients like broccoli, mashed potatoes, and leftover turkey! #leftoverrecipes #holidayrecipes #appetizer #fingerfood #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #toddler

Aside from the health benefits, these little buggers are super tasty and cute! My babies have always loved foods that are ball shaped, whether they’re meatballs or our beloved Baby Led Feeding Baby Amazeballs, so I knew creating a leftover turkey recipe in their favorite finger food shape would be a great way to use our holiday seconds. According to the judges, we have a winner. 🙂 Let me know what your kiddos think!

All of the ingredients in these Leftover Turkey and Mash Potato Balls are inexpensive and easily available. No crazy produce that you won’t know where to find, and it’s all available in-store.

Turkey, Potato, & Veggie Bites are an easy leftover recipe or wholesome appetizer recipe for the holidays. This little finger food recipe is packed with nutrition like vitamin K and uses easy to find ingredients like broccoli, mashed potatoes, and leftover turkey! #leftoverrecipes #holidayrecipes #appetizer #fingerfood #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #toddler

If you want to see more leftover turkey recipes and baby led weaning dinner ideas, then you should check these out:

Baby Weaning Turkey Stuffing Muffins with Cranberry Sauce

Sweet Potato With Goat Cheese & Cranberry Bites

Vegan Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Rainbow Fritters Baby Led Weaning Recipe

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Baby Led Feeding Turkey and Potato Bites Pinterest

      • PREP TIME
      • 20 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • 20 minutes
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 40 minuts
      • SERVES
      • 18 Bites

What goes in...

  • 650g (2 cups) mashed potato
  • 180g (1 1/2 cups) leftover turkey
  • 1/2 head broccoli steamed and finely chopped
  • Small bunch fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 spring onions finely chopped
  • Black pepper to season
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g (2 cups) wholegrain brown bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 4 tablespoons rapeseed oil

How to make it...

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC/350ºF
  2. Add the mashed potato, turkey, broccoli, parsley, cheese, spring onions and pepper to a bowl and mix well.
    Beat the eggs then add to the mixture making sure it is well combined.
  3. Use an ice cream scoop to divide the mixture then shape into balls using your hands.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs and paprika, then take each ball and dip into the crumbs until covered.
  5. Take a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then drizzle over the rapeseed oil. Place the balls onto the tray and roll until they are coated in the oil.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until crispy all round.

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