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Rebel Roasts

Claire Wright


Serves: 4

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 30 mins


300g potatoes, peeled, cooked in boiling water until soft, and mashed (or use leftover mashed potato)

100g green cabbage, cooked and shredded

100g peas

50g grated Cheddar or mozzarella, optional

Veg Portions / Serving: 2


Kitchen Ninja

The global veg invasion has landed here in the United Kingdom.

The vegetables have kidnapped our great roast dinners and we will need your help more than ever.

Your mission is to find them and eat them to defeat them. Reclaim our roast and say it loud, say it proud…


Find out more about Eat Them To Defeat Them at


To make a roast a little more fun we have suggested these little twists on bubble & squeak, but any roast with a good helping of veg will work – just serve with a reminder to the children to Eat Them to Defeat Them and get them to say “This roast is mine!”


Preheat your oven to gas 4/350°F/180°C. In a bowl, mix together the cooked mashed potatoes, green cabbage, peas and cheese if using, make into 10 balls of equal amounts and place onto a greased baking sheet, making sure they are flattened to form a puck shape.

Place into the pre heated oven and cook until golden brown, about 15-20 mins. Alternatively, you could fry them in 1 tbsp oil for about 3-4 mins on each side, until golden brown. Serve as an accompaniment to a roast dinner.

Kids in the Kitchen:

Have the kids help you measure and weigh ingredients, mash the potatoes and shape the patties. For more tips on cooking with kids check out Kids in the Kitchen on Simply Veg.

Claire Wright

Communications Manager: After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English Literature, Claire worked in various fields ranging from youth work and charities to publishing, before starting up a food-focused website when her first child was born. After being asked to project manage the publication of Veg Power's Crowdfunder book, Claire came on board as a fully-fledged team member in 2018 to take on the role of Communications Manager, looking after Veg Power's website and social media platforms.

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