• Serves 4
  • 25 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 6 Ingredients


These are a great side dish especially for kids who are fussy eaters in regards to eating their vegetables. Alternatively you could always make them as a snack or even as a light lunch.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 1/2 Cups Mashed potato (just mashed, still warm)
  • approx 1/4 cup frozen spinach thawed
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 1/2 small red onion grated


  1. Combine the spinach, onion and garlic together in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl combine the grated cheese with the mashed potato until the cheese has melted into the mash.
  3. Add the mashed potato and cheese to the vegetables and combine together with the flour.
  4. Whilst the mixture is still warm, roll out onto a flour dusted surface to about 2cm deep.
  5. Cut the flattened mix into stars (if you are making ahead you can make the stars and place in the fridge and cook later).
  6. Put the stars onto a baking tray lined with lightly oiled baking paper and spray with oil then bake for 15 minutes at 180 degrees until turning golden brown, serve immediately.


* Alternatives to spinach include grated carrot or blanched and diced broccoli and also diced capsicum * Stars are a great shape to cut out, but you could do circles, animals or whatever shapes you have cutters for

  • Must try them. They look delicious. Thanks.


  • Delicious looking vegetable stars – tasty looking little mouthfuls.

    • Would be fun to play with different cookie cutters and shapes.

      • Yes my girls would have fun using all different shapes


  • A wonderful recipe; you could get really creative with lots of different shapes, thanks for sharing!.


  • brilliant dish


  • I love sneaky way to serve veg


  • Very creative and great as a side to dishes as well.


  • OMG How did I miss this wonderful recipe before.
    Any how thanks for these they sound and look amazing and I am going to print this off now give them a try. Thanks muchly.

    • PS OH I forgot to mention these would also be delightful with sweet potato and asparagus.

      • wow that sounds good. i love sweet potato and will think about about the asparagus.


  • Great recipe for fussy little eaters.


  • Fantastic idea, definately going to try this


  • Sounds like a fun recipe for lunch boxes.


  • I love this idea, I am going to make it for my little gluten free friend! Might try sweet potato too!


  • Thank you, these are a great way to get the kids to eat more vegetables!


  • yum these look good. thanks again so much for posting this


  • i love this idea
    i think shapes and colours help kids and they dont even realise what they are eating!
    hidden goodness


  • Vegie stars were perfect for the kids


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