20 Easy Recipes Kids Can Cook to Get Kids in the Kitchen

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One of the best skills that you can teach your child is the ability to cook. These easy recipes kids can cook will teach them how to make healthier choices and set them up for success in the kitchen later in life!

From flatbread pizza to fruit kabobs, there is something for every kid on this list. Forget picky eaters! They will love chicken noodle soup or these no-bake energy balls that they can make themselves (with a little adult supervision, of course!). What are your family’s favorite kid-friendly recipes? Try adding one of these easy recipes kids can cook into your rotation!

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Easy Recipes Kids Can Cook

1. 5-minute Flatbread Pizza

This pizza makes a wonderful summer meal when you don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen.

2. Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

These dairy-free chicken tenders are so crispy and flavorful. They are sure to become a family favorite.

3. Mini Chicken Quesadillas

Small but mighty, these mini chicken quesadillas are the perfect size for little hands and appetites.

4. Homemade Cheese Pizza Buns

This is an easy dinner recipe that tastes great for the whole family.

5. How Do You Make Tuna Salad?

Dairy-free tuna salad is easy peasy for kids to make on their own plus it is packed with Omega 3 oil which is beneficial to brain development. 

6. Chicken Hummus Naan Wraps

This easy chicken wrap recipe is perfect for getting your kids in the kitchen. They can throw it all together in just 15 minutes for a quick and healthy dinner or lunch.

7. No-Bake Energy Balls

These 6 ingredients no-bake energy balls are so simple and delicious! Perfect for kids to make as a snack.

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8. Gluten-Free Pizza Quesadilla

These gluten-free pizza dippers are sure to become a family favorite.

9. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Streusel Muffins 

These muffins taste so delicious that no one will know they are gluten-free!

10. Fruit Kabobs for Kids

Fruit kabobs for kids with strawberry dip are perfect for a healthy snack that kids can make for the whole family.

11. 20 Recipes Kids Can Make On Their Own

Here are 20 recipes that your kids can actually cook, beyond adding toppings to a pizza and putting it in a microwave.

12. Best Vegan Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Yum! Perfect for the up and coming baker in the family. Then the whole family can spend time together decorating the cookies!

13. Gluten-Free Broccoli Alfredo

This Broccoli Alfredo is a better-for-you spin on a classic dish that your kids can make themselves!

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14. Healthy Taco Salad (Gluten-Free)

Yummy taco salad with a twist is not only hearty and satisfying, but it’s actually good for you too!

15. Kraft Mac and Cheese in a Pressure Cooker

The Typical Mom shares with us the secret of cooking perfect Kraft Mac and Cheese in a Pressure Cooker with no draining required! Her reasoning? “If I could perfect the amount of water needed, so nothing needed to be drained, then they could make it without my assistance. It just makes me feel safer eliminating that step for them.” Thanks for sharing, Justine!!

16. 10 Snacks Your Preschooler Can Make Today

Check out these 10 awesome snacks that little kids can make, either completely independently or with just a bit of parent prep!

17. Kid-Friendly Chicken Noodle Soup

Making chicken noodle soup in the kitchen is the perfect way to practice knife skills too!

18. Soaked Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

A delicious and healthy make-ahead breakfast idea!

19. Italian Zucchini Boats

Zucchini boats are fun to make. Not only that, they are healthy too! It’s a total win-win.

20. Tropical Chicken Salad Sandwiches on Hawaiian Sweet Roll

Tropical Chicken Salad Sandwiches are made with a lighter dressing made with Greek yogurt, filled with macadamia nuts, pineapple, mandarin oranges, and cherries, and served on Hawaiian sweet rolls or lettuce wraps for a lighter option.

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