Potato Cheese Mash for 8M+ Babies and Kids


potato cheese mash

Today I bring to you a gooey recipe – potato cheese mash which is apt for weight gain in babies and kids.

My father is an avid reader and loves agriculture. His love for soil, plants, herbs, garden kitchen, all could be seen at our home back Kerala.

When we were coming back to Mumbai after my brother’s wedding, he was found reading a book in the train. I took the book when both he and Anshika slept at noon. It was a book on different vegetables and its medicinal values and usage in  Ayurveda.

I browsed through the pages and reached ‘potato’. It was written there that in olden days, people used to wash, clean, sun dry the sliced potatoes and then store in airtight containers. This powder was then combined with milk and sugar, made into a porridge and given to babies as solid foods; just like raw banana powder porridge.

I was like ‘WOW, I didn’t know this‘. Back home I researched for that ancient recipe but couldn’t find any 🙁 But I saw many European countries have adopted it with the addition of cheese.

Voila !! For me a new baby food recipe was born, its Potato Cheese Mash !! You can also read Chicken , Apple and Sweet Potato Mash recipe for babies and kids.

Potatoes are rich in starch and carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. Potato Cheese Mash is ideal for 8 month plus babies and kids. This is one of the foods which can help your baby to put on weight.

Potato cheese mash recipe – preparation method:

Pressure cook a medium potato for 5-8 whistles or till its mashy in consistency. Once cooled down, add roasted cumin powder, cheese and blend / mash to a smooth consistency.

Adding milk is optional. Read why cheese and butter can be introduced to babies below 1 year , but no cows milk.

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Potato Cheese Mash
  • Potato - 1 medium
  • Cheese - 1 cube
  • Dry roasted cumin powder - 1 pinch
  • Milk - ½ cup (optional)
  • Water - ½ cup
  1. Pressure cook unpeeled potato with water until done. Can take about 7- 8 whistles
  2. Once it cools down, peel potato and blend it to a puree or mash consistency with cheese, cumin powder and milk
  3. Add boiled water to get the required consistency
1. Roasted cumin powder can curb the gas formed due to potatoes
2. Addition of milk is optional
Further reading:

Do let me know how your baby /kid responded to this potato cheese mash recipe.


About Author

Sangeetha loves balancing her personal and professional life. These days, the major chunk of her time is spent on listening to 'how to beat the Piggy from robloks'; thanks to her 8 year old daughter.


  1. Sabitha rajesh on

    How to make potato butter mash Sangeetha??? Plz help
    I’m planning to give it as mid evening snack today
    Thanks in advance

  2. Hi liked the recipe. I have a 8 month old and looking forward to introduce cheese and paneer. Was a bit worried about the salt content in cheese. Can you please explain how much cheese can I use or should I look for some unsalted cheese. Also if u could suggest the cheese I can start giving my baby

  3. Hi Sangeetha,

    I am giving her cheese for the first time….I used Britannia cream cheese and my 8 months baby girl not interested in this recipe much. I tasted the recipe and loved it 😉 Will she get used to it after some days??

    And what to do with the leftover recipe?? Can I store it in refrigerator and feed it next day??

  4. Mam,
    my son is 2 years and 8 months old,and weight is only 12.8 kg …Is it under weight ? Can you suggest some gud recipes for him bcs nw he s denying all the food ..

  5. Hello Sangeetha, my princess is 8 months old.she only like to breastfeed.I have tried a lot recepi but she doesn’t like to eat.her weight is also down m very worried. Pls help me

  6. Can I use cheese slice in this recipe…m afraid of giving food chunks to my 8 months old baby can u plz help me out of this…

  7. hi….dis is vijetha…love d way u explain… its very helpfull for all of us to keep our kid healthy…my princess is of 8month old nw..I hv been using cow milk for every food since from 6th month…can u suggest me whether I can continue to use it or need not…thank u

  8. I generally gothrough many blogs n websites searching for recipes as I have a v v v fussy eating angel sanju : ) who soon turns one n half year …but never bothered to give a comment as am bit lazy, but in ur case, I simply couldn’t resist : ) posting !

  9. Hi sangeeta….ur websteisvery ueful…i also has baby girl of 9.5 months worried about her grow as she had only 2.7kg by birth…has a t of 65cm…..proble is that i dont have breastmilk at all…o givig her pasteurised milk….canu suggest a diet toimproveher ht n wt…..

  10. Confused. We should avoid cow’s milk till they turn a year old. But cheese and ghee are fine? Which brand/variety are good?

    • Bernie,

      No need for any confusion.

      Let me explain in detail to you. You know why cows milk is not advised for babies less than 1 year old.Cos of casein the milk protein and lactose the sugar found in milk. They are hard to be digested by small baby’s tummy often causing lactose intolerance or diarrhoea.

      But during the clarification process of butter ie during the process of making ghee these milk solids are completely removed making it edible for babies less than 1 year old.

      Usually processed hard cheese are completely void of milk solids or lactose hence making it another edible dairy product for babies from 8th month.

      All processed cheese like amul,britannia etc are good. Cottage cheese or Paneer is also good. Home made ghee is the best for babies and kids.

      • Hey,

        Thanks for the answer. Quite thorough 🙂

        I love cheese myself. Would love it if my baby girl enjoys it too 🙂
        These processed cheese seem to be having salt content. So still thinking if its ok.
        I might start adding some ghee to her food though.

  11. sujithaparveen on

    Enoda ponu one and half yrs.but under wgt irka.nanum feed panitae irkan .but wgt increase agala.y.teeth inum varala.ena panalam.8kg tan iruka.

    • Hi ,

      Nalla saapaatu kodunga .. BM continue pannunga. Unga pediatrician kaaminge , avanga problem illay nnu chonnnal prachnaye illa .. Unga ponnu sandoshama active aa irundaa weight oru prachnaye illay ..:) Dont worry

  12. Hi sangeetha…very nice receipe gonna gv it a try tdy…they generally say not to gv cow’s milk till they turn 1yr is it ok to add milk n this….my lo s 9 months old

    • Hi Anitha , Dont give cows milk untill 1. If you are using formula , then you can add the prepared formula to the blended boiled potatoes and cheese. You can also make it in plain water w/o any milk. Tastes yummy cos of the cheese in it ..

      • Moumita banik on

        Your recipes helped me a lot. But I want to tell u 1thing that my 13month old baby is unable to digest everything I feed her. She vomits. So, what can I feed her so that she will gain her weight and she won’t vomit also. If u suggest something it will be very helpful for me. Please give me a food chart so that I can follow that and feed my baby.

  13. What kind of cheese do you give your 8 months old baby.
    i mash the potato and add butter, pepper and cumin powder to it.but wud like to try with cheese.

    • Hi Praiselyn , welcome to Bumps n Baby and happy that you found the articles useful. You can try hard cheeses like cheddar, mozarella etc.

  14. Hi Sangeetha,
    I am so glad I found your website. My daughter is 9 1/2 months old and is not heavy enough for her age (as per her doc's growth chart, 6.8kg for a 9 1/2 month old baby is very low ). We've been asked to help her gain at least 1- 1 1/2 kg by the time she is 1 year old. This potato recipe seems perfect for that! Will make this for her dinner tonight.
    Just wanted to clarify, can I use whole cows milk for this recipe?

    Thanks a lot!

  15. Hi Sangeetha..liked this recipe…is it ok to give garlic uncooked or u suggest that it shud b steamed with the potato? Happy parenting!! 🙂

    • Hi Suvanjana ,

      Cook the garlic along with the potato and puree it along or use a pinch of dry roasted cumin / jeera powder when pureeing with cheese and milk

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