Vegetarian recipes for kids

Find easy vegetarian recipes for kids in our collection of child-friendly vegetarian recipes including family meals, snacks and packed lunch ideas.

Vegetable claufouti

Find easy vegetarian recipes for kids in our collection of child-friendly vegetarian recipes including family meals, snacks and packed lunch ideas.

Find easy vegetarian recipes (opens in new tab) for kids in our collection of child-friendly vegetarian recipes including family meals, snacks and packed lunch ideas.

There are so many meat-free dishes to choose from, like our easy to make fritters or veggie-packed tortilla wraps for the kids' lunches. Vegetarian doesn't have to mean boring or limited, especially not with these recipes.

Most of these recipes are really easy to make too so are perfect for making with your kids if you want to get them more involved in the kitchen.

Click through to see all of our delicious and easy vegetarian recipes for kids...

Vegetable claufouti

This vegetable claufouti is a really simple meal that serves 4 people - perfect for the whole family or if you've got more than one child on a vegetarian diet. This bake is made with egg, cheese and hides plenty of veggies including tomatoes and soya beans.

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Pesto and tomato tarts

Pesto and tomato tarts

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Whip up a batch of these pesto and tomato tarts in just 20 mins. Perfect served with new potatoes and a freshly prepared salad, these tarts would make a light dinner for those summer evenings or a filling lunch at the weekends.

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Beetroot and buckwheat wrap with goat's cheese and apple

Beetroot and buckwheat wrap with goat's cheese and apple

The kids will love making their own beetroot and buckwheat wraps with this simple recipe. Ideal for lunch boxes, these wraps can be made and filled the day before and ready to go into your child's lunch the next day.

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Slow-cooked sweet potato and chickpea curry

Slow-cooked sweet potato and chickpea curry

Pop this slow-cooked sweet potato and chickpea curry into your slow cooker and let it do the hard work for you.

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Sweetcorn fritters

Sweetcorn fritters

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The kids are going to love these sweetcorn fritters. Ready in just 20 mins, these fritters bring egg, milk and sweetcorn together to make delicious bites that are perfect served with chips and beans.

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Asparagus and baby tomato gratin

Asparagus and baby tomato gratin

This deliciously creamy asparagus and baby tomato gratin is great for kids who are looking to try more mature veggies like asparagus. Top with vegetarian Parmesan cheese and watch this bake disappear off your child's plate in seconds.

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Vegetable-kebabs

Vegetable kebabs

Get the kids to make their own dinner with these veggie kebabs. Skewer on mushrooms, courgette and halloumi for a delicious lunch or dinner. You could even cook these kebabs on the BBQ if the weather is nice.

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Tomato, basil and courgette ribbon mini pizzas

Tomato, basil and courgette ribbon mini pizzas

These tomato, basil and courgette ribbon mini pizzas are perfect for whipping up if your child has their vegetarian friend round for dinner. They're super speedy to make and you can even get the kids to help you make them too. Swap the toppings for their favourite too - how about sweetcorn or peas?

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Courgette fritters with tomato and avocado salad

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Make these courgette fritters with tomato and avocado salad for lunch one weekend and watch them disappear in minutes. They only take 15 mins to make too, which is ideal if you're short on time. They also make great packed lunch fillers cold the next day.

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Vegetable lasagne

Vegetable lasagne

The whole family can tuck into this meat-free lasagne. Layered with soft lasagne sheets, a homemade cheese sauce and plenty of veggies including leeks, butternut squash and peppers.

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Sage and onion veggie burgers

Sage and onion veggie burgers

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These simple sage and onion veggie burgers are made with kidney beans, carrot and sage and onion stuffing mixture. They're bursting with flavour and make the perfect roast dinner alternative to meat.

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Mini vegetable frittata

Mini vegetable frittata

These mini vegetable frittatas are ideal for lunch boxes. Each bite-sized frittata is made with pasta, infused with spring onion and packed with veggies like peas and red peppers. A mixture of egg and milk keep these frittatas in shape.

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Roasted pepper and lettuce wrap with squash and chickpea spread

Roasted pepper and lettuce wrap with squash and chickpea spread

These wraps will make lunch time a little bit more interesting for your child. A homemade squash and chickpea spread gives these veggies parcels plenty of flavour. This recipe shows you how to make the wraps from scratch but you can use shop-bought to save time.

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Stuffed red peppers with cherry tomatoes and Cheddar

Stuffed red peppers with cherry tomatoes and cheddar

Cooked in just 30 mins, these stuffed pepers would make the ideal treat for dinner. Each pepper is stuffed with couscous, cherry tomatoes and topped with a generous helping of Cheddar cheese.

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Tomato risotto

Tomato risotto

Not only is this risotto super speedy to whip up, it's also vegetarian friendly too made with passata, cherry tomatoes and onion. Serve this delicious risotto with crusty garlic bread.

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Annabel Karmel's rice balls

Annabel Karmel's rice balls

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These easy to make rice balls are the perfect side or lunch with salad and potatoes. These cheesy little balls are bursting with flavour and have a perfect texture thanks to the garlic, shallot and crunchy dried breadcrumbs.

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Annabel Karmel's veggie burgers

Veggie bites burgers

These veggie burgers are so simple to make and are sure to be a big hit with the kids. Made with shallots, carrot, mushrooms and celery, these veggie burgers are covered in golden breadcrumbs and are ideal sandwich between two half buns served with salad and homemade chips.

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Jessica Dady
Jessica Dady

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