Looking for fun Easy Recipes for Kids to Make? I’ve got a HUGE list of kid-friendly recipes here. These are recipes that kids will enjoy making AND eating.
A Variety of Recipes for Kids
These are not ALL sweet cookies and cakes either. We’ve got savory dinners, fun bread recipes, Instant Pot recipes AND MORE! And a lot of them feature pantry items, things you already have in your house, so no shopping required! Honestly, these are fun recipes for kids to make with you assisting, you won’t be sorry!
For MOST of us, this week starts a LOT of “distance education.” Our kids have been up and learning for a few weeks already but it feels like EVERYONE is really getting used to zoom meetings with teachers and distance-ed THIS WEEK.
I’ve been enjoying having my sons home for the last month. First they had spring break and then school opening was pushed back, and then pushed back again, and so they’ve been just getting a bit of distance-ed up until this week.
Now it’s on, and one of the things teachers have requested is cook or bake with kids. We’re into that! These boys have been baking or cooking every day since school was canceled.
Before You Say My Kids Won’t Eat THAT
Remember, there’s pride in ownership, your kids will at least try most of these recipes. So why not check them out, and get cooking and baking with your kids?!
Get Your Kids Into the Kitchen!
Here’s a post I wrote a while ago about Getting Your Kids to Eat Vegetables, it has some fun tools and tips to get kids in the kitchen with you. I know it may feel a little clunky at first but I promise you, having kids who know their way around the kitchen is a wonderful thing! Our 16 year can and does make full dinners whenever we need him to.
Easy Recipes for Kids to Make
A collection of Savory AND Sweet Easy Recipes for Kids to Make.
Easy Savory Recipes to Make with Kids
Here's a fun collection of savory recipes kids will enjoy making! Different kids will have different abilities in the kitchen, so use your best judgment!
Your kids will love making this 2 Ingredient Dough Pizza. They can help shape the dough and top the pizza with their favorite ingredients. You'll love that you can make the pizza dough easily, without yeast, so it's ready in minutes.
These oven roasted potatoes are crispy on the outside, buttery soft on the inside and make the perfect side dish for any occasion. Just enough work for kids to enjoy making without losing their attention span.
Our Easy Homemade Pasta is simple to make and oh so delicious too! With just four common kitchen ingredients, you can have Homemade Pasta from scratch on your dinner table this evening. So much fun for the kids to help make the pasta with you and they’ll be learning math skills as they measure out ingredients!
Mini chicken quesadillas are the perfect size for little hands, and your kids can help make them by layering the ingredients on the tortilla. A perfect 15 minute recipe so they can taste the results of their effort right away and learn to appreciate cooking.
You're probably thinking what are Sausage Balls? Bear with me because you're going to want to make these ASAP. Perfect for the hungry teens in your life! #teenfood #sausageballs #easysausageballs #easysausageballsrecipe
If you’re looking for a fun lunchbox idea or an easy recipe to make with the kids, try Emma’s Sushi Sandwiches. The great thing about it is you can add lots of healthy fillings, the more colourful the better.
This tasty, unprocessed homemade version of the popular snack is even better than the real thing. These quick and easy, tender yet crunchy crackers are cheesy, salty, and buttery, and are sure to be your new favorite snack food.
These 3 Ingredient Onion Baked Potatoes in Foil are easy to make and unbelievably delicious! Adding the onion/butter mixture between the slices and baking in aluminum foil locks in the rich flavor, adding real pizzazz to your potatoes! They are perfect in the oven or on the grill. My kids mix the filling and add it between the slices.
My kids love to make scones with me. It requires ingredients you likely already have at home and just a spatula to stir them together. It's a fantastic breakfast that takes less than a half-hour to make - switch up those pancakes for something new!
Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls are a healthy, easy and scrumptious snack. All you need is 6 ingredients and a food processor and you’ll have a batch of these no-bake bliss balls ready in a matter of minutes. These energy balls are vegan and gluten-free.
These sweet little nests are fun to make and eat, and they're versatile too, you decide what to put in the nests. Featuring Baobob Granola and Chocolate Chips by Simple Truth from Kroger you'll appreciate natural ingredients to make any Easter basket sweeter.
These no-bake healthy chocolate crackles are a new spin on the childhood classic chocolate crackle recipe. This vegan and gluten-free homemade dessert is made with rice puffs, cocoa, peanut butter, and coconut.
These peanut butter protein balls call for just 6 ingredients you likely already have in your pantry! And they're super easy to make with kids - just measure, mix and roll into balls.
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Strawberry yogurt bark is a fun and interesting snack for kids to make, healthy and ideal food to enjoy as an after school snack or as dessert after meals. These gorgeous yogurt bars are very easy to make and taste delicious. Kids surely enjoy topping yogurt with fruits, nuts, swirling the sauce or jam all around to create whatever pretty designs they want.
Skip the store-bought granola and whip some up at home using ingredients already in your pantry! This healthy homemade granola is a great way to get kids of help in the kitchen! The recipe is quick to prep, super easy, and sweetened naturally!
If you're looking for another option on the smoothie making front you might want to try my Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie, seriously. Fruit meets graham cracker crust and tangy yogurt for a luscious cheesecake taste with less of the fat and calories of a true cheesecake. It's our new favorite, I bet it could be yours too.