Cheesy Dinosaurs

My kids love dinosaurs more than I love tea, and let me tell you, that’s a lot of love! Unlike my ability to consume 16 mugs of tea in a day though my kids aren’t great consumers of vegetables…

If you follow us on Instagram you may have already seen many of our dino themed bakes. These cheesy dinosaurs are a bit different to our usual sweet treats as they’re actually healthy and a perfect lunch for little ones.

You will need some dinosaur cookie cutters like these Kitchen Craft Dinosaur Cookie Cutters- set of four


and two baking trays lined with foil or baking paper.


  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 parsnip
  • 150g grated chedder cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 slices wholemeal bread, blitz in a food processor to fine breadcrumbs.

There’s a bit of grown up prep needed for these but don’t worry, there’s a mountain of messy play style high jinks soon after…

Peel the potatoes, sweet potato and parsnip and chop into chunks and boil until tender.

Drain and mash together until smooth.

You can get your little helpers involved as much as you like now 😉

Add the grated cheese and 1 egg and mix until well combined.

Smooth the mixture into one of your lined trays to 1-2 inch thickness. And chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours or until firm to touch.

Preheat the oven to 200°C Gas Mark 6.

Crack the remaining egg into a dish and beat with a fork.

Using your cutters gently press out dinosaur shapes and ease out of the cutters. This is the most fiddly part.

Dip into the beaten egg and turn to coat before dipping into the breadcrumbs.

(N.B breadcrumbs aren’t completely necessary as I discoverd when my youngest poured squash into ours and we had a few naked dinosaurs)

Place on the clean baking sheet and continue until all the potato mixture is used.

Bake for 15 minutes or until crispy.

Perfect served with a crispy salad!


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