14 fish recipes for babies

We've rounded up 14 fantastic fish recipes for babies, ranging from first purees through to tasty homemade fish cakes – the perfect finger food for older babies and toddlers.

fish recipes for babies

When you’re ready to move your baby on from simple fruit and veg purees or finger food, fish is a great new food staple to introduce. Easy to cook, mild in flavour and less chewy than meat, it combines well with a whole host of other ingredients, including vegetables, pasta and fruit, to form the basis of tasty, easy-to-eat baby meals.

Fish is a brilliant source of growth-boosting protein and is also rich in vitamins and minerals. Oily fish is a particular ‘superfood’, with high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids that are linked with brain development. Try to include 1 or 2 portions of oily fish (salmon, sardines, mackerel, pilchards, fresh tuna) into your baby’s diet every week.

Here are our favourite 15 fish recipes for babies, aged 7 months +

1. Cheesy cod with sweet potato

A comforting fish-pie-a-like puree that only takes 35 mins to make. Suitable from 6 months.

2. Simple salmon pasta

Salmon, leeks, broccoli and baby pasta. with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and a dash of creme fraiche. Yum! Suitable from 6 months.

3. Cod with butternut squash and cheese sauce

A yummy, cheesy first fish puree. Suitable from 6 months.

4. Cod, sweet potato and sweetcorn chowder

A thick and tasty chowder that makes a delicious meal for the whole family. You can use white potatoes instead of sweet ones. Suitable for babies from 7 months.

5. Cod Kedgeree

Rice, egg, cod and parsley, with just a touch of curry powder. Suitable from 7 months.

6. Plaice and sweet potato mash

A great twist on fish-and-mash, featuring Parmesan cheese and cherry tomatoes. Suitable from 7 months.

7. Salmon, tomato and pepper couscous

Super-simple to make: just bake the salmon in the oven and then flake/mash into the couscous-and-veg mix. Suitable from 7 months.

8. Homemade haddock fish fingers

Chunks of haddock in a lovely, lemony-herby crumb. A good family recipe (it makes 4 portions). Suitable from 8 months.

9. Cod with leek and cheese sauce

Cod, cooked in milk, with leeks, cheese and a touch of thyme. Works well with other white fish, too. Suitable from 8 months.

10. Mini fish pies with cheesy potato topping

Delicious individual pies, made with cod and broccoli in a cheesy sauce, with potato and swede mash on top. Makes 6 so you can batch-freeze – or eat some yourself. Suitable from 9 months.

11. Salmon Fishcakes with Steamed Broccoli

Salmon, potato, parsley, broccoli – all served up as the ultimate finger-friendly food. Suitable from 9 months.

12. Sweet pea and salmon supper

Quick bake-and-flake salmon dish with cheese and peas. Suitable from 10 months.

13. Salmon and red pepper bake

A 20-minute bake that’s milk, egg and gluten-free. Suitable from 10 months.

14. Cod Creole

A slightly spicy cod-tomato-and-garlic dish that goes will with rice, couscous or baked potatoes. Suitable from 11 months.

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