The best hidden veg recipes for kids

Our clever recipes are a great way of sneaking in a few extra vegetables, and are bound to go down a treat…

Beef & red pepper burgers

Got a little vegetable dodger on your hands? Don’t despair, if all else fails there's always the option of sneaking a few greens in sideways with our super-stealthy recipes. We know it’s not the same as polishing off a bowl of broccoli, but it's definitely a step in the right direction…

Beef & red pepper burgers

Pack your patties with extra carrots and roasted peppers to boost flavour and up kids' veggie intake. Little ones will polish these off in no time.

Beef & red pepper burgers

Pasta with tomato & hidden veg sauce

Pasta with tomato & hidden veg

Pack in tons of the good stuff with this five-star recipe. The sauce is crammed full of celery, carrots, leeks, peppers, tomatoes and onion – and those mini connoisseurs won’t have a clue. Try serving with plenty of cheese for a good hit of calcium, too.

Pasta with tomato & hidden veg sauce

Broccoli & potato croquettes

Broccoli & potato croquettes

These moreish and crunchy croquettes are a clever way of getting the green stuff into kids who banish broccoli - and they taste great as a cold snack the day after, too. The cream cheese dip is bound to be a winner all round.

Broccoli & potato croquettes

Creamy avo lollies

Creamy avo lollies

While avocadoes are technically a fruit, we couldn’t resist including these beautifully creamy lollies. Made with avocadoes, yogurt, lime and a touch of vanilla, kids won’t be able to get enough.

Creamy avo lollies

Spaghetti & meatballs with hidden veg sauce

Spaghetti & meatballs

Who can resist spaghetti and meatballs? No one we’ve ever met. Courgettes, carrot and onion will all go down a storm in this crafty recipe, and the whole family will enjoy tucking in.

Spaghetti & meatballs with hidden veg sauce

Green fritters

Green fritters

Grated courgette and very finely chopped broccoli might just make their way past the most adamant of veg haters in these beautifully golden fritters. And if kids become a fan of these you'll be well on your way to packing in their five-a-day... 

Green fritters

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catie74
7th Feb, 2017
While I appreciate some people just don't like vegetables, I'm not a fan of 'hidden veg' recipes. I want a child to eat vegetable as they are and learn to appreciate them. We have always grown veg and the kids have never had a problem eating them. You really don't need much space, you can even just grow tomatoes in hanging baskets or in a tin can on the window sill. We should be teaching kids that veg is delicious not hiding them in recipes
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