Pork and Pear Meatballs 

Why do we love a meatball? They are so easy for little bubs to pick up and feed themselves but also mash easily if they aren’t up to feeding themselves yet. Mincemeat is also a really affordable way to get meat into your family (hello protein and iron). It cooks quickly and is super versatile.

Age and modifications: From 6 months.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Allergens: Wheat (can swap to almond meal).

This recipe is one that freezes well too, so you could double it and freeze half for the freezer stash.

Pork and Pear Meatballs



  • 500g pork mince
  • 100g pear puree
  • ½ brown onion diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 flax egg (could use egg if not egg free)
  • Olive oil spray


  • Preheat oven to 200C and line 2 baking sheets with baking paper
  • Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Roll the mixture into balls and place on prepared trays. Spay with olive oil spray.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until browned and cooked through.

Serve with

  • Steamed or grilled broccoli or green beans with a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon  
  • Greek yogurt mixed with 1 tsp of tahini and some lemon juice

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  1. These are really good! Prefer making meatballs in the oven so this was a no brainer! Had a little pear puree left over which was served with the meatball. Love that this is an easy way to boost my toddler’s iron levels.