Since we all have to stay inside a while, looking for ways to keep busy may be challenging. I’ve come up with a list of 25 kid-friendly recipes kids of all ages will enjoy making…and EATING!
Having fun in the kitchen is what leads to a life-long love of cooking!!
The recipes I’ve compiled here today are not only delicious and ones the kids will have fun making, but they’re also really easy dishes they’ll feel proud to serve.
These kid-friendly recipes will give them a great sense of accomplishment, and there’s nothing better than that!!
Give them the gift of knowing how to cook:
Get your kids busy in the kitchen. It’s time to turn off the t.v. and tune in to kitchen family fun time.
The easy dishes I’m sharing today are for anyone and everyone. Even the littlest hands can help to make these recipes.
After all, teaching kids to feel comfortable making food in the kitchen is one of the best gifts you can give them. It’s a skill that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.
Wrangle up the kids and let’s get started!
These easy to make Egg Stuffed Biscuits with Ham & Cheese can be made in a matter of minutes with the help of a few supermarket convenience foods. They’re the perfect a grab-and-go breakfast which will please the entire family!
Cool Ranch Pork Chops is one of the best family dinner recipes! And, since there are no knives needed to make this meal, even the youngest of kids can help to prepare this family favorite dinner!
Yep! You heard me correctly. Pizza Nachos. Make them in an air fryer, or traditional oven. Please. Thank you. You’re welcome! ?
You’re going to love how easy and delicious these apple pie wedges are to make…and eat. With store-bought or homemade pie crust, apple pie wedges are utterly delicious!!
This vintage cookie recipe dates back to the 1930s. Vintage Rocks Cookies are fast and easy to make and don’t require any special equipment. A large bowl and a spoon will work wonderfully well. After all, if it was good enough for grandma…
It’s a completely delicious and fun meal on a string that will keep the young one's busy making and eating for a long time.
Fun to mix, fun to scoop, fun to eat! Little hands will love making these easy egg salad canapes.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter is a classic combination that only gets better when mixed with frosted cornflake cereal and marshmallows. These chocolate-drizzled tiger paws cereal bars are not only good…they’re GRRREAT!
Looking for a new “twist” on serving spaghetti? Look no further. Spaghetti Stuffed Bell Peppers will surprise and delight the entire family.
These super-simple Kid Favorite Pepperoni Pizzadillas taste just like thin crust pepperoni pizza, but they only take minutes to make thanks to store-bought flour tortillas.
If your family dinner ideas are starting to take a dive, these Kid Favorite Sloppy Gyros Tortilla Boats will have you sailing over smooth waters, with the wind at your back.
Celebrate one of autumn’s most popular fruits with these deliciously soft and chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate & Pecans. You’ll be glad you did!
This Double Chocolate Graham Cracker Toffee wins my (self-proclaimed) blue ribbon award for the best and easiest candy I have ever made. Since I’ve made it twice in the past week, that’s proof positive! When you make it, you’ll understand why! Trust me.
A fun and colorful cookie for any occasion...or none at all.
In a matter of minutes and with only three ingredients, you can easily make these sweet, salty, and utterly addicting chocolate-covered shoestring haystacks that are completely hard to resist!
Delightfully delicious butter mint flowers are super simple to make. They’re just right for a springtime brunch, baby showers, bridal showers, or any festive occasion when you want to impress but don’t want to stress.
If you love a cookie with a cake-like texture and crispy outer edges, then you’ll LOVE these Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies!
English muffin bread is everything you want in an English muffin except that you make it in a loaf pan.
Beware! These homemade everything bagel chips are so crunchy and so addicting that you can’t step away. Please proceed with the utmost caution! ?
These Frozen Pineapple Pops are the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day! Make some today and stick them in the freezer to have on hand all throughout the summer!
Cinnamon Sugar Sand Dollar Cookies are super easy to make and are the perfect way to celebrate summer.
This fast and easy recipe for No-Bake Peanut Butter & Chocolate Granola Jumbles will satisfy your sweet tooth and give you a boost of energy which will last you all through the afternoon.
If you’re a fan of scrambled eggs, this easy breakfast pizza highlights them in all their golden splendor. Eat it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
For those times when you can’t decide what to make for dinner, I suggest you whip up this Pizza Mac & Cheese. It’s a cross between two of your favorite things; pizza, and mac and cheese.
Comforting and extra delicious! This super easy and creamy slow cooker banana coconut pudding will be your new favorite dessert!
Now, don’t forget to teach them that cleaning up after cooking is equally as important as the cooking itself.
There are many ways to turn clean-up into a fun time as long as you take the moment to get creative with your thinking.
How to turn chore-time into fun-time for the kids:
Below are some wonderful resources I think you’ll find most valuable.
from Momtastic Cleaning Games for Kids
from House Beautiful Cleaning Games for Kids
from Cleanipedia Cleaning Games for Kids and Adults
from Money Prodigy Chore Games
from Homey Turn Chores into Games
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s roundup post for fun and easy cooking with kid recipes, and will enjoy making them at home with your kids!