10 Creative Vegetarian Dishes Even Your Kids Will Crave

Add pureed vegetables like cauliflower, sweet potato, or butternut squash to the cheese sauce for a nutritious twist on a classic favorite.


Use a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles, then toss them with homemade or store-bought pesto for a fresh and flavorful meal.

Zucchini Noodles:

Mash cooked sweet potatoes with black beans, cheese, and spices, then sandwich between two tortillas and cook until crispy.


Coat cauliflower florets in a mixture of flour, milk, and spices, then bake or fry until crispy. Toss them in buffalo sauce for a spicy kick.

Buffalo Wings:

Stuff cooked pasta shells with a mixture of ricotta cheese, spinach, and spices, then top with marinara sauce and cheese before baking.


Stir-fry chickpeas with a variety of vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, and snap peas, then serve over rice or noodles.


Spread mashed black beans on a tortilla, top with corn, cheese, and spices, then cook until crispy and golden brown.

Corn Quesadillas

Cook rice and let it cool, then stir-fry with vegetables like carrots, peas, and corn, along with soy sauce and spices.

Fried Rice:

Simmer lentils with pumpkin puree, coconut milk, and curry spices for a hearty and flavorful dish.

Lentil Curry:

Cook lentils with onions, bell peppers, tomato sauce, and spices, then serve on hamburger buns for a kid-friendly twist on a classic sandwich.

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes: