Don’t be put off by the effort of homemade meatballs, these are baked in the oven so that the cooking is handsfree. And if you don’t have time to make the meatballs, you can make the mixture into a quick meatloaf or burger patties instead, just be sure that they are cooked through.

They’re brilliantly versatile too. You can have them as a main meal with pasta and sauce, as part of a noodle dish with sesame oil or inside a sub with kimchi, fried egg and hot sauce if you’re super-cool.

If you’re at the stage of weaning, please be mindful of the salt content of the cheese you include and the other foods your baby eats in a given day. You can reduce the cheese or omit it completely if you’re worried, although the cheese is the key to the winning flavour!

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