Spaghetti and meatballs with a tomato sauce

Hidden veg recipes

Help little ones get their five-a-day by hiding some veg in their meals. Kids will love our traybakes, bolognese-style pasta dishes and more.

26 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Teach children how to make this pasta supper - it's a tasty family meal packed with nutrients

45 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Have a veg dodger in the family? This 'hidden' veg ragu packs in celery, carrots and tomatoes with pork and beef mince to make a flavour-packed family meal

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
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96 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Get your family to eat more veg with this superhealthy pasta sauce recipe which counts as 5 of your 5-a-day. The sauce is freezable too

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Get all five of your five-a-day with this spaghetti Bolognese. The hidden veg in the sauce makes it ideal for kids and you can freeze any leftovers

1 hr and 20 mins
More effort
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Boost the veg in this family favourite - top spinach and cherry tomatoes with creamy mac 'n' cheese for a dinner that's rich in calcium and fibre

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Jazz up cauliflower cheese with green broccoli and spinach, and a cheddar and chive sauce. Be sure to use the cauliflower leaves, too, for extra flavour 

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Keen to eat more veg but not give up meat entirely? We’ve replaced some of the meat in this lasagne with clever ingredients to create real depth of flavour and three of your 5-a-day

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
63 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Sneak vegetables into macaroni cheese, a popular family meal that becomes even more nourishing for kids with the addition of butternut squash, leeks and peas

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This versatile cheese dip is packed with hidden veg. Perfect for little hands to dip into or alternatively spread in sandwiches or pittas for a lunch box – kids will love it!

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
27 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

With courgette, peppers and eggs, this vegetarian dish is a filling, healthy breakfast for all the family – kids will enjoy dipping toast into soft egg yolk

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
72 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Perfect for the whole family, this freezable pie makes a great meal for toddlers and teens alike and has plenty of hidden veg

2 hrs and 45 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Hide peas and courgettes in this Italian favourite to up your vegetable intake - great for kids when served with pasta

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
10 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A family spaghetti supper tailored for kids who don't like mince – packed with vegetables and flavoured with pesto

22 mins
Easy
141 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Satisfy your comfort food cravings with this cheap and simple creamy pasta dish with chunks of ham and crunchy veg

30 mins
Easy
71 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make this easy chipolata, bean and roasted veg one-pan dish for a healthy, flavour-packed meal that the whole family will love. It offers four of your five-a-day 

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
91 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This vegetarian main is a great source of vitamins and iron and a simple way to get your 5-a-day

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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