I know how difficult it is to make the kids eat vegetables. It’s a nightmare! They’re the real fussy eaters, you know!
So I collected here recipes that are just so perfect for them! Take a look at these hidden veggie recipe ideas. Although not all of them really do hide the veggies, they at least make them delicious to such extent that fussy eaters will feel heartbroken when they refuse to take a bite!
Did you know that cabbage is high in vitamins C and K? It’s a very healthy vegetable that does help our skin to become plump and our body to stay fit, as well as regulate our blood, strengthen our bones, and make our eyes in good condition. Plus, if we consume a lot of cabbage, we will be protected against radiation and cancer cells!
We know how kids love pancakes, right? Although these Cabbage Pancakes don’t look like the typical pancakes with maple syrup and sometimes butter on top, pancakes are pancakes and all of them are delicious!
I know, I know. The vegetable in this dish isn’t entirely hidden. But then, this Sweet and Sour Cabbage recipe is delicious! No one, not even the veggie haters, will want to ignore this! If they do, they’ll regret it!
There’s nothing wrong with getting out of the usual so why not ditch the meat in tacos and substitute it for shrimp and vegetables? Cajun Shrimp Tacos taste good that even those who hate vegetables will not notice they’re eating some!
You can eat Beef and Cabbage Skillet any time of the day. This dish is best paired with rice. This is so flavourful that anyone who eats this will surely ask for more!
A lot of people don’t like eggplants because they tend to get soggy and mushy, and that’s not appealing at all. Nonetheless, eggplants are a good source of nutrients and vitamins that can help our body fight against radicals, reduce our risk of heart problems, control our blood sugar, and help us lose weight.
These Eggplant Parmesan Rolls are gluten-free! This dish looks so good that even if you usually raise one of your eyebrows on eggplants, you’ll voluntarily eat this!
It says zucchini but these boats have eggplants too! In fact, there are also lots of other vegetables on each boat! The vegetables in this recipe aren’t in disguise but they don’t seem nasty at all!
Lasagna is one of the dishes that most people can’t get enough of! The next time you make one, don’t forget to hide some veggies in there! You can use this recipe if you don’t know how.
Here’s another pasta dish that’s with eggplants. Chicken and Eggplant Pasta is filled with tiny bits of meat, cheese, and other flavourings that anyone who eats this will not even bother worrying about having to eat veggies!
Want to try recipe from other parts of the world? Then this Middle-Eastern Eggplant Rounds recipe is just perfect for you! This is high in protein and fibre and is rich in antioxidants!
Sliders are great for afternoon chillings so the next time your naughty kids ask you for an afternoon snack, give them this Eggplant Parmesan Sliders! It’s some form of revenge! Well, that is, if they hate veggies!
Cauliflower has several benefits. It helps people prevent having heart diseases and cancer. It is also high in fibre content, has good amount of antioxidants, and is high in choline. It is also good for weight loss as it is a low-carb vegetable that can even be a substitute for grains and legumes.
If you’re already getting bored of plain fried rice, here’s the recipe for Cauliflower Fried Rice that will surely make your morning so wonderful! This is already good even without anything else but you can also partner this with any breakfast dish to make it yummier!
Shepherd’s pie also goes well with cauliflower mash!
Lasagne is a perfect way to make the fussy eaters eat veggies because there are many layers in there that can serve as hideouts! Also, the sauce is too yummy to even notice that they’re already eating some, you know!
The cheesiness of these Cauliflower Cheese Egg Muffins are enough to fool the picky eaters that they’re eating treats! (It’s a threat!)
Just like any other pasta dishes, Macaroni and Cheese is also a good dish to hide veggies into. It’s flavourful and, well, cheesy that any taste of vegetables will stay unnoticed!
If you think it’s absurd to combine chocolates and vegetables, think again! This Vegan Chocolate Pudding is just so delicious. The chocolate flavour is strong that no one will know there are vegetables in it!
I know those chips in the picture are mouth-watering but we’re talking here about that Vegan Queso with Cauliflower dip! Nope, that isn’t cheese!
No one will ever resist pizza so I’m sure that these Cauliflower Pizza Bites will not be a waste!
Want to start your day creamy? Then try making this Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Rice for your next breakfast! This is perfect for your morning coffee!
Did you know that you can make biscuits at home using vegetables? Cauliflower Biscuits are amazing because they’re too good to ignore! This isn’t your usual biscuits, though. This is more of a muffin when it comes to fluffiness!
Can’t think of what to eat for the cold nights? I suggest you try this Cauliflower Cheese Soup! This is so creamy and truly healthy!
Smoothies are sweet, so no one will ever doubt if there’s vegetable in it. This is a non-alcoholic piña colada so even kids can have this.
Potatoes are vegetables too but they aren’t ones that most people hate. Hence, you can also use them for your mission to make the fussy eaters eat veggies!
Parsnip is a root vegetable that’s rich in vitamins C and K just like cabbage. It tastes a bit like carrot and can be mashed like a potato. It is good for weight loss as it has a good amount of fibre. It is also rich in antioxidants, making it a good vegetable to eat when you’re stressed.
People would know these fries aren’t potatoes when they take a bite but for as long as you’re not saying they’re actually parsnips, they wouldn’t know!
These Parsnip Muffins are especially perfect if you want to make your kids eat vegetables. You can also add icing on top to make it yummier!
Apple and Parsnip Crumble is a good breakfast dish that is so healthy. Just great to fill you up in the morning.
You can always make vegetables the main ingredient of a cake. Gone are the days where people, especially bakers, only use fruits to make baked goods much more flavourful.
There are different kinds of beans. Nonetheless, all of them have a lot of benefits that are quite the same. They’re a good source of protein, folate, and antioxidants that make our body stronger, and they’re also good if you want to prevent having diabetes, cancer, and liver diseases.
The colour of the black beans just complements that of the brownies so they’re just perfect for each other! It’s easy to make Black Bean Avocado Brownies so if you can’t think of an afternoon treat for everyone, remember this recipe!
Sausage and Butter Bean Casserole is a dish that you can make in a short amount of time. You can also use meat if you don’t like or don’t have sausages.
Burritos are a perfect food to eat if you’re after the convenience. You can eat them wherever you go. They will make your tummy full!
Enchilada, too, is great for people always on the go. This Black Bean Enchilada recipe is so delicious so I advise you to bring two or more with you!
Broccoli is just the right vegetable if you’re looking for one that will take care of your bones. It is rich in calcium, which is just what our bones need for them to be stronger, and is packed with vitamins and minerals that help stabilise blood sugar, calm inflammation, make the brain healthy, and improve digestion, among others.
These Broccoli Ham and Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits aren’t actually biscuits when it comes to the texture and the size. Regardless, these are perfect for your morning coffee!
Pesto is essentially green so no one will notice if you add lots of green vegetables in there!
Whatever the filling, tacos are tacos and they’re so yummy! These Secretly Cruciferous Crunchy Tacos are truly magnificent!
You can actually mix whatever fruits and vegetables you want when it comes to smoothies so this recipe just sort of gives you examples of fruit and vegetable combinations that you can do at home.
Yep, you can actually make a crust using vegetables! Just look at this Broccoli Crust Pizza – isn’t it cool?
I told you before that pasta dishes are a great choice if you want to make the picky eaters eat vegetables so here’s another one recipe that you can make!
This Ground Turkey Teriyaki Rice Bowl is so flavourful that everyone will drool over this!
Broccoli goes well with dairy so these Broccoli and Cheese Quesadillas won’t break anyone’s heart!
If you’re looking for a great afternoon snack that people will definitely not forget, then try these Broccoli Cheese Bites that are just so tasty!
The taste of the berry will conceal that of the broccoli so this Broccoli Berry Smoothie won’t fail!
My mouth’s already watering just by looking at the photo so what more if this dish’s already right in front of me? This looks so good! I feel like this will not disappoint!
Carrot is known to be beneficial in terms of our vision. But if you aren’t aware, it is also good for the prevention of cancer, lung diseases, leukemia, and diabetes, and it helps in controlling our blood flow and in boosting our immune system.
You will be able to blend if you’ll mimic everyone around you. Look at the vegetables here in this Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce dish – their vegetable-ness isn’t intimidating at all!
The bitterness of carrots totally blends to the sweetness of apples, so if you want to serve something bittersweet, try this Spiced Apple and Carrot recipe!
You can always effectively hide veggies in muffins if you grind them or cut them into small pieces to the point that they become almost unnoticeable. You can also add other vegetables to make the muffins much healthier. No one will know after all.
These Carrot Oat Energy Bites look like chocolates at a glance so these won’t make your mission unsuccessful!
If you make these Chicken and Vegetable Rissoles meatier and much more flavourful, no one will ever care about the veggies!
These Carrot Starts are especially perfect for kids because shapes are just their thing! These are perfect as a snack!
Take a break from consuming store-bought meatloaf and try this Alton Brown Meatloaf that are just as delicious but much healthier.
Crackers you can buy anywhere sometimes contain unhealthy ingredients so might as well take a look at this Raw Vegan Carrot and Flax Crackers recipe. Don’t worry, fussy eaters won’t be terrified of those veggies! They’re too tiny to be a big deal.
Beet is low in calories, making it perfect for those who want to stay fit. Among the benefits that you can get from eating it include improving agility, keeping blood pressure in check, calming down inflammation, improving digestion, and putting the brain in good condition. It also has anti-cancer properties.
Red Beets are an amazing colourant because they add beauty to any food due to their naturally pinkish or reddish hue. And that’s why these Red Beet Pancakes just look so good that everyone will want to eat them!
This Spiced Pilau Rice with Beets recipe is an Indian dish that even the non-Indian people will love. In 20 minutes, you’ll be able to finish cooking this!
There are strawberries in this Layered Strawberry Beet Smoothie so no one will even notice you put beets in it. Good thing they have the same colour!
These Blueberry Beet Scones are perfect when paired with tea! They’re so delicious so check the recipe out!
Red velvet cupcakes’ goodness has already been proven so the next time you decide to make a homemade version, don’t forget to add some beets to make it much healthier!
This Pasta with Creamy Roasted Beet Sauce isn’t just beautiful in appearance – it also tastes like heaven! You shouldn’t miss this!
Squash is rich in vitamin A, which is important for bone growth, reproduction, and our vision. It also helps in controlling our blood pressure, preventing us from having cancer, and reducing our risk of having gallstones, among others. Although squash and pumpkin are fruits (botanically) because of the seeds, they’re some of those fruits that are also considered as vegetables.
Everyone loves mac and cheese. If you want to add veggies in it, you have to think of one that can camouflage – like butternut squash! Butternut squash is yellow so it can be mixed with cheese!
The taste of the marinara sauce is so powerful that no one will notice the vegetables. This Baked Vegetable Marinara is perfect for any occasion!
Butternut squash may not taste like french fries but it’s still a good alternative!
You can make these Potato and Butternut Squash Tots with your leftover potatoes and squashes. The taste of the butternut squash wouldn’t stand out so what are you waiting for? Prepare the ingredients and your kitchen tools now!
Butternut squash has a nutty taste so it really will blend to the taste of the hazelnut. These brownies are so good so I’m going to tell you know that you should make a lot.
Granola bars are tummy-fillers so even if you only eat one, it is already enough to make your tummy full for a few hours. The next time you make some, don’t forget to add some bits of pumpkin!
This Risotto Pumpkin Feta is so delicious that even the fussy eaters will not mind eating the pumpkin.
Yes, of course, pumpkin can also go well with tomato sauce. In fact, it can even make the pasta dish much more flavourful and definitely yummier!
Pumpkin’s natural flavour isn’t that strong but if you mix it with chocolates, peanut butter, and oats, then the result would be like it has been sent from above!
Zucchini is from the squash family but I decided to separate it because, well, there are several dishes that you can make with it. Zucchini is perfect for people who want to have a healthy heart, to slow down aging, to lose weight, and to lower blood sugar level. It is also called a summer squash because it grows best in warm temperature.
You can hide a lot in meatballs, and that’s why this Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe is perfect for when you want to hide veggies!
This Homemade Alphabet Pasta is a dish that kids will love. They can learn the alphabet with this, so this is perfect in the afternoon when they’re doing their homework!
It’s the kids that are the pickiest eaters in the world so you have to give them something that they like – bananas and muffins, for example. These Banana Zucchini Wholemeal Muffins also have chocolate chips so they won’t really notice the zucchini at all!
Yes, meatballs once again. These Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs will be more delicious when they’re eaten with rice! Yum!
Kids, being real fussy eaters, only eat the chicken on chicken pies. If you want them to eat the vegetables as well, slice the vegetables into little pieces and make them seem like they’re not vegetables. Here’s the Chicken Leek Pie recipe to help you.
Here’s another dish with bananas and zucchini. This Zucchini Banana Bread is perfect for afternoon tea!
No one will ever resist chicken nuggets so even though there are veggies in these, they wouldn’t care enough because they only care about nuggets!
There are too many ingredients in these cookies that the zucchini becomes unnoticeable so this recipe is a good alternative for your usual cookie recipe!
If you will not say these bites are baked zucchini, they will not know!
Level up your fried rice and add zucchini! Even though the tiny bits of the said vegetable aren’t hidden, this dish tastes so good so no one will care!
This bread is already too cheesy to even taste the zucchini!
For as long as it’s pizza, who cares about the ingredients?
Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread is perfect for winter or during the cold nights!
Spinach is a powerful vegetable that’s why Popeye loves it so much! It is one of those vegetables that has more nutrients than any other vegetables out there. It is rich in vitamins K and A, calcium, antioxidants, and many others, making it a good vegetable to eat if you want to have stronger muscles, better skin texture, and better blood circulation.
These Sausage Roll-Ups are a perfect appetiser but they can also be served on adult parties! You can also make salsa as a dip if you want to add more flavour.
Hidden Veggie Pizza Bread is a family favourite! This is so easy to make – like you’re just making pizza. This is great to hide the veggies into because the contents aren’t exposed!
You can just say that the rice became green because of, uhhhhhh, food colouring? Make your excuse if you don’t want to reveal there are vegetables in there!
Spinach doesn’t have strong flavour so the bitterness will not totally stand out. These Chocolate Chip Spinach Muffins will just simply look like chocolate muffins.
The good thing about fritters is that you can use any ingredient you want. These Ricotta and Spinach Fritters still taste good when they’re cold.
If you use Spinach Tortillas, it wouldn’t be a big deal for the fussy eaters because what’s important are the fillings, so make the fillings too flavourful!
Yes, lemon and spinach taste good when mixed together so don’t hesitate to try this recipe!
Spinach Egg Sandwich is very healthy because of the combined nutrients of spinach and egg. This is great to be eaten for breakfast.
This Vegetarian Baked Ziti is so flavourful that one pan isn’t enough!
If you’re looking for dairy-free and egg-free dish that can go well with spinach, then this Spinach Raspberry Pancakes are just what you’re looking for!
There are too many veggies in this (at least in the eyes of the fussy eaters) but this really do taste so good! See it for yourself!
If you follow this recipe, as you can see, the crust isn’t flamboyant so people won’t even bother thinking about what it is made of.
Brussels sprout is related to cabbage that’s why they look the same. It is rich in vitamins K and C, which help repair blood and tissue, respectively. Just like any other vegetables, it also helps in the prevention of cancer. It acquired its name from Brussels, a place in Belgium.
Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Potato Noodle Casserole isn’t your usual noodle dish. Although it seems quite messy, don’t be fooled – it tastes delicious! This won’t break your heart!
I know how difficult it is for veggie haters to eat whole vegetables but then, Brussels sprouts are small so they won’t choke! This dish is flavourful, thanks to the parmesan sauce!
If there’s one ingredient that stands out the most here in this recipe, it’s the chicken and not the Brussels sprouts! But I advise you to make the sprouts much smaller so fussy eaters won’t be too hard on them and leave them uneaten.
Love bacon? Then you won’t want to miss this!
Although potato isn’t one of those vegetables that are often ignored (thanks to french fries), there are still people who don’t want to eat it. Potato is a root vegetable that’s rich in antioxidants. It is great for filling you up! It’s gluten-free! It’s versatile! There are lots of potatoes. We have here recipes for white and sweet ones.
These Salmon and Potato Cakes are just like hash browns but with salmon so I believe this won’t disappoint!
It’s also okay to substitute mashed white potatoes with mashed sweet potatoes on shepherd’s pie. Although the taste will be different, there’s nothing wrong with trying something new!
This recipe also has spinach, which is a very nutritious vegetable, so with every bite of these Potato Spinach Gnocchi, you will be healthier!
These Sweet Potato Donuts are perfect for kids. You can serve these in the afternoon, after they’re done playing!
Waffles are amazing because you can add lots of toppings on it. You can add fruits, cream, and many others. These Savoury Waffles, however, are made of sweet potatoes so these are already flavourful even without adding other ingredients!
Muffins are loved by everyone and even if you put sweet potatoes in it, no one will notice because sweet potatoes are sweet and its taste will just seem like the taste of the usual muffins.