100 Hidden Veggie Recipe Ideas for Fussy Eaters

It’s difficult 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!


Cabbage

Cabbages are high in vitamins C and K. It’s a very healthy vegetable that helps our skin become plump and our body to stay fit, as well as regulate our blood, strengthen our bones, and make our eyes in good condition.

1. Cabbage Pancakes

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!

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2. Sweet and Sour Cabbage

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!

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3. Cajun Shrimp Tacos

Why not ditch the meat in tacos and substitute it with shrimp and vegetables?

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4. Beef and Cabbage Skillet

You can eat Beef and Cabbage Skillet any time of the day.

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Eggplant

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.

5. Eggplant Parmesan Rolls

These Eggplant Parmesan Rolls are gluten-free. This dish looks so good and mouthwatering!

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6. Ratatouille Stuffed Zucchini Boats

It says zucchini but these boats have eggplants, too! In fact, there are lots of other vegetables in here.

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7. Keto Eggplant Lasagna

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.

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8. Chicken and Eggplant Pasta

Here’s another pasta dish using 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!

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9. Middle-Eastern Eggplant Rounds

This is high in protein and fibre and is rich in antioxidants!

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10. Eggplant Parmesan Sliders

Sliders are great for afternoon snacks 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!

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Cauliflower

Cauliflower has several benefits. It helps people prevent having heart diseases and cancer. It is also good for weight loss as it is a low-carb vegetable that can be a substitute for grains and legumes.

11. Cauliflower Fried Rice

This is already good even without anything else but you can also partner this with any breakfast dish to make it yummier!

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12. Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

Shepherd’s pie also goes well with cauliflower mash!

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13. Vegetable Lasagne

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 veggies.

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14. Cauliflower Cheese Egg Muffins

Cauliflower Cheese Egg Muffins are enough to fool the picky eaters.

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15. Macaroni and Cheese

Just like any other pasta dish, 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!

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16. Vegan Chocolate Pudding

If you think it’s absurd to combine chocolates and vegetables, think again! This Vegan Chocolate Pudding is just so delicious.

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17. Vegan Queso with Cauliflower

Ohhh can’t wait to dig in!

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18. Cauliflower Pizza Bites

These Cauliflower Pizza Bites won’t go to waste!

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19. Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Rice

Try making this Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Rice for your next breakfast!

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20. Cauliflower Biscuits

Did you know that you can make biscuits using vegetables? Fluffy biscuits!

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21. Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Try out this recipe for Cauliflower Cheese Soup. This is so creamy and soo healthy!

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22. Piña Colada Smoothie

Smoothies are delicious and refreshing, so no one will ever doubt that there’s vegetable in this one.

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23. Cauliflower Tater Tots

This one is easy to feed kids since potatoes are faves of a lot of people.

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Parsnip

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.

24. Parsnip Fries with Garlic, Mint and Lemon

Doesn’t it look so good?

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25. Parsnip Muffins

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!

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26. Apple and Parsnip Crumble

Apple and Parsnip Crumble is a good breakfast dish that is so healthy.

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27. Parsnip Cake with Maple Syrup

You can make vegetables the main ingredient of a cake.

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Beans

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 also help prevent diabetes, cancer, and liver diseases.

28. Black Bean Avocado Brownies

The colour of the black beans just complements that of the brownies so they’re just perfect!

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29. Sausage and Butter Bean Casserole

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.

Get the recipe here!

30. Bean Burritos

Burritos are  perfect to eat if you’re after the convenience. You can eat them wherever you go. They will make your tummy full!

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31. Black Bean Enchilada

Great for people always on the go. This Black Bean Enchilada recipe is so delicious!

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Broccoli

Broccoli is just the right vegetable for strengthening the 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 and improve digestion, among others.

32. Broccoli Ham and Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits

These Broccoli Ham and Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits aren’t actually biscuits when it comes to the texture and the size. Regardless, these are perfect with your morning coffee!

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33. Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Pesto is essentially green so no one will notice if you add lots of green vegetables in there!

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34. Secretly Cruciferous Crunchy Tacos

Whatever the filling, tacos are tacos and they’re so yummy! These Secretly Cruciferous Crunchy Tacos are truly magnificent!

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35. Fruit and Veggie Smoothies

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.

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36. Broccoli Crust Pizza

Yep, you can actually make a crust using vegetables! Just look at this Broccoli Crust Pizza – isn’t it cool?

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37. Tortellini Casserole with Hidden Veggies

Pasta dishes are a great choice if you want to make the picky eaters eat vegetables.

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38. Ground Turkey Teriyaki Rice Bowl

This Ground Turkey Teriyaki Rice Bowl is so flavourful that everyone will drool over this one!

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39. Broccoli and Cheese Quesadillas

Broccoli goes well with dairy so these Broccoli and Cheese Quesadillas won’t make the kids throw tantrums!

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40. Broccoli Cheese Bites

If you’re looking for a great afternoon snack try these Broccoli Cheese Bites that are just so tasty!

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41. Broccoli Berry Smoothie

The taste of the berry will conceal that of the broccoli so this Broccoli Berry Smoothie won’t fail you!

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42. Broccoli-Stuffed Shells

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!

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Carrot

Carrot is known to be beneficial for our vision. ICYDK it can also prevent cancer, lung diseases, leukaemia, and diabetes, and it helps in controlling our blood flow and in boosting our immune system.

43. Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

It looks like a dish at a restaurant!

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44. Spiced Apple and Carrot

You won’t regret trying out this Spiced Apple and Carrot recipe!

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45. Carrot Muffins

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.

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46. Carrot Oat Energy Bites

These Carrot Oat Energy Bites look like chocolates at a glance!

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47. Chicken and Vegetable Rissoles

If you make these Chicken and Vegetable Rissoles meatier and much more flavourful, no one will ever care about the veggies!

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48. Carrot Stars

These are perfect as a snack!

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49. Alton Brown Meatloaf

Take a break from consuming store-bought meatloaf and try this Alton Brown Meatloaf that’s just as delicious but much healthier.

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50. Raw Vegan Carrot and Flax Crackers

Fussy eaters won’t be terrified of those veggies! They’re too tiny to be a big deal.

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Beet

Llow in calories, making it perfect for those who want to stay fit.

51. Red Beet Pancakes

Red Beets are an amazing colourant and these Red Beet Pancakes just look so attractive.

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52. Spiced Pilau Rice with Beets

This Spiced Pilau Rice with Beets recipe is an Indian dish. All you need is 20 minutes for this one.

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53. Layered Strawberry Beet Smoothie

Pretty and delicious! Perfect for summer!

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54. Blueberry Beet Scones

These Blueberry Beet Scones are perfect when paired with tea! They’re so delicious so check the recipe out!

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55. Homemade Red Velvet Cupcakes

Make Red velvet cupcakes healthier with some beets!

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56. Pasta with Creamy Roasted Beet Sauce

This Pasta with Creamy Roasted Beet Sauce isn’t just beautiful in appearance – it also tastes like heaven!

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Squash & Pumpkin

Squash is rich in vitamin A, which is important for bone growth, reproduction, and our vision. It also helps in controlling our blood pressure. Although squash and pumpkin are fruits (botanically) because of the seeds, they’re some of those fruits that are also considered as vegetables.

57. Chickpea Mac and Cheese

Everyone loves mac and cheese. If you want to add veggies in it, the answer is butternut squash! Butternut squash is yellow so it can be mixed with cheese!

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58. Baked Vegetable Marinara

This Baked Vegetable Marinara is perfect for any occasion!

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59. Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut squash may not taste like french fries but it’s still a good alternative!

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60. Potato and Butternut Squash Tots

You can make these Potato and Butternut Squash Tots with your leftover potatoes and squashes.

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61. Hazelnut and Butternut Squash Brownies

These brownies are so good so I’m going to tell you know that you should make a lot.

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62. Coconut Pumpkin Granola

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. Don’t forget to add some bits of pumpkin!

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63. Risotto Pumpkin Feta

This Risotto Pumpkin Feta is so delicious that even the fussy eaters will not mind!

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64. Tomato Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

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!

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65. Choc Chip Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

These look soooooo delectable.

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Zucchini

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.

66. Spaghetti and Meatballs with a Secret

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!

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67. Homemade Alphabet Pasta

This Homemade Alphabet Pasta is a dish that kids will love.

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68. Banana Zucchini Wholemeal Muffins

These Banana Zucchini Wholemeal Muffins also have chocolate chips so they won’t really notice the zucchini at all!

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69. Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs

These Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs will be more delicious when they’re eaten with rice! Yum!

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70. Chicken Leek Pie

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 there. lol!

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71. Zucchini Banana Bread

This Zucchini Banana Bread is perfect for afternoon tea!

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72. Chicken and Vegetable Nuggets

No one will ever resist chicken nuggets!

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73. Zucchini-Oat Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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!

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74. Baked Zucchini Bites

If you will not say these bites are baked zucchini, they will not know!

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75. Cheesy Zucchini Rice

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. I bet they won’t mind!

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76. Cheesy Zucchini Bread

This bread is already too cheesy to even taste the zucchini!

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77. Cheesy Hasselback Zucchini Pizzas

For as long as it’s pizza, who cares about the ingredients?

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78. Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread

Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread is perfect for winter or during the cold nights!

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Spinach

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.

79. Sausage Roll-Ups

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.

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80. Hidden Veggie Pizza Bread

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!

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81. Secret Veggie Green Rice

This one will be hard but it is worth a try – sooo delicious!

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82. Chocolate Chip Spinach Muffins

These Chocolate Chip Spinach Muffins will look like plain chocolate muffins but healthier!

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83. Ricotta and Spinach Fritters

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.

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84. Spinach Tortillas

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!

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85. Lemon and Spinach Bars

Yes, lemon and spinach taste good when mixed together so don’t hesitate to try this recipe!

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86. Spinach Egg Sandwich

Spinach Egg Sandwich is very healthy because of the combined nutrients of spinach and egg. This is great to be eaten for breakfast.

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87. Vegetarian Baked Ziti

This Vegetarian Baked Ziti is so flavourful that one pan isn’t enough!

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88. Spinach Raspberry Pancakes

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!

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89. Spinach Crepes with Mushrooms, Basil Pesto and Tahini Dressing

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!

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90. Spinach Pizza Crust

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.

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Brussels Sprout

Rich in vitamins K and C, which help repair blood and tissue. Just like any other vegetables, it also helps in the prevention of cancer. It acquired its name from Brussels, a place in Belgium.

91. Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Potato Noodle Casserole

Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Potato Noodle Casserole – it’s a mouthful! It seems quite messy but it tastes delicious!

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92. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Creamy Parmesan Sauce

I know how difficult it is for veggie haters to eat whole vegetables but then, Brussels sprouts are small! This dish is flavourful, thanks to the parmesan sauce!

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93. Chicken Pasta with Brussels Sprouts

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.

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94. Brussels in Blankets

Love bacon? Then you won’t want to miss this!

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Potato

Potato is a root vegetable that’s rich in antioxidants. It is great for filling you up! It’s gluten-free! It’s versatile!

95. Salmon and Potato Cakes

These Salmon and Potato Cakes are just like hash browns but with salmon!

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96. Morrocan Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato

It’s also okay to substitute mashed white potatoes with mashed sweet potatoes on shepherd’s pie. Although the taste will be different, it’s still delicious!

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97. Potato Spinach Gnocchi

This recipe also has spinach, which is a very nutritious vegetable!

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98. Sweet Potato Donuts

These Sweet Potato Donuts are perfect for kids. You can serve these in the afternoon, after they’re done playing!

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99. Savoury Waffles

These Savoury Waffles are made of sweet potatoes!

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100. Sweet Potato Muffins

Muffins are loved by everyone and even if you put sweet potatoes in it, no one will notice! It’s that delicious!

Get the recipe here!

Aren’t these hidden veggie recipe ideas yummy?

100 Hidden Veggie Recipe Ideas for Fussy Eaters

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