Kids' Vegetable Recipes

Looking for family vegetable recipes? Allrecipes has more than 30 trusted kid-favorite vegetable recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Ladybugs on a Log

Rating: 4.67 stars
9
I came up with this variation on Ants on a Log for Thanksgiving because my brother hates raisins. They would also work well for schools or daycares with nut-free rules for snacks and lunches.

Spinach Bars

Rating: 4.48 stars
73
Kids eating spinach?! When it's baked into these cheesy squares they'll be asking for more!

Baked Sweet Potato Sticks

Rating: 4.35 stars
332
Best eaten at room temperature.

Yummiest Green Beans Ever

Rating: 4.4 stars
19
This dish was created out of boredom with plain, average green beans! It's sweet, tangy and savory...and my kids absolutely love it! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! I use leftover sliced deli ham since it is already sliced thin and makes perfect tiny pieces, but leftover dinner ham would be delicious also!

Awesome Broccoli Marinara

Rating: 4.18 stars
106
This is a great quick version of an Italian traditional side dish in our family all the way from Italy. You can use fresh tomatoes and basil. However, as a mother of four, I opt for the quick method as I'm sure other parents of small ones can appreciate. The kids really love this dish too. Buon Appetito!

Potato Casserole II

Rating: 4.68 stars
144
Easy and very kid-pleasing.

Zippy Zucchini

Rating: 4.09 stars
41
This will help take care of the zucchini that seem to multiply overnight! Even the kids enjoy this one!

Sweet Grilled Corn

Rating: 4.47 stars
98
A perfect summertime side dish of fresh sweet corn grilled in a savory herb mixture.

Baked French Fries I

Rating: 4.31 stars
1246
This is an easy way to make a great side dish for burgers!

FROGHOPPER's Candied Ginger Carrots

Rating: 4.5 stars
36
Ginger adds a very nice layer of flavor and perks up basic candied carrots for a side that the whole family will love!

Old Fashioned Potato Cakes

Rating: 4.28 stars
151
These potato cakes are great with any meal or as a snack. Simple and quick to make with only a few ingredients. Kids of ALL ages love 'em.

Best Baked French Fries

Rating: 4.68 stars
338
The healthiest way to make fries is to bake them. It saves money and you can't beat the taste. I have been playing around with different ways to bake fries for some time now, and I feel this is the best recipe thus far. Baking time may vary depending on how thick you cut the fries. Enjoy!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Indian Curry Potato Fries

Rating: Unrated
8
Tasty fried curried potato cubes make a wonderful accompaniment to many Indian curry dishes. I don't know that this recipe is authentic in any way, I came up with it making use of what I had around. It turned out great and I got sent to the kitchen to make more. Serve with tamarind chutney for dipping.

Carrots with Dried Cherries

Rating: Unrated
29
Carrots glazed with honey with the tart addition of dried cherries. Dried cranberries can also be used. Even carrot haters like this.

Feijao Na Pressao (Brazilian Black Beans in the Pressure Cooker)

Rating: 4.33 stars
2

Easy and simple Brazilian black beans recipe made in the pressure cooker, with no need for soaking. Delicious with rice or as a side to any Latin-inspired main. Serve hot.