Kid-Friendly and Nutritious: Easy Hidden Veggie Lentil Pasta Recipe

Are you looking for a quick, healthy, and family-friendly meal that will please even the fussiest eaters? Look no further than our Sneaky Veggie Lentil Pasta recipe! This delightful dish combines the goodness of lentils and hidden vegetables to create a nutritious and flavourful pasta that your little ones will love. In just 30 minutes, you can serve a wholesome meal that’s packed with essential nutrients. Let’s dive into this easy and delicious recipe that will make mealtime a joy!

This Hidden Veggie Lentil Pasta is a fantastic way to incorporate hidden vegetables and plant-based protein into your family’s diet. The lentil pasta provides a good source of fibre and protein, while the frozen vegetables and tomatoes add a boost of vitamins and minerals.


Why Fussy Eaters Love It:

– Hidden Veggie Power: The blended veg fits is part of the pasta sauce and can be used for a variety of meals as the main tomato sauce.

– Fun and Colourful: The vibrant colours of the hidden veggies make the dish visually appealing and exciting for fussy eaters.

– Plant-Based Protein: Lentils are a great source of plant-based protein, which helps keep your little ones satisfied and energised.


Hidden Veg & Lentil Pasta

Rosa Daines
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 6


  • 250 g mixed frozen vegetables
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 400 g can of lentils in water
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 300 ml vegetable stock
  • 3 tsp oregano
  • 360 g vegetable pasta dry weight
  • Cheddar cheese grated, to serve.


  • Measure out all the ingredients.
  • Add all the ingredients (except pasta) to the pan and mix well. Cook on a medium heat for 6-10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Blitz with a blender until the sauce is smooth.
  • If the sauce seems a little thick you can add some water or stock to thin it down.
  • Mix with cooked pasta.
  • Serve & Enjoy! Why not try family style dining where everyone joins in and serves each other.
  • Baby, Child and Adult servings!


Babies: Can offer plain pasta, grated cheese & sauce separate & mixed together to allow food play. Use a low salt stock cube.
Allergies: Dairy. You can substitute cheese with with a plant based alternative.
Consume within 3 days. Can freeze sauce for 3 months.

So, why not surprise your family with this delicious Hidden Veggie Lentil Pasta tonight? It’s a budget-friendly, time-saving, and nutritious meal that will please even the pickiest eaters. Enjoy the smiles and satisfied tummies around your dinner table!

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Kirsty Porter & Rosa Daines