Top 25 Easy And Fun Recipe Ideas For Kids To Make

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Does your kid always create a fuss while eating? Are you keen to polish your culinary skills to tantalize his taste buds in a healthy way? Well, if you can relate to the above situations reading this post is a must! These fun recipes to make with kids is an easy way to get them to eat. A great way to make your kids interested in the food they eat is by involving them in the cooking process. Read on to scroll through some fun recipe ideas that will be a sure shot hit with your kid.

Top 20 Fun Recipes For Kids:

Here are our fun recipes that will leave your kids asking for more:

1. Colorful Salad In A Jar:

Colorful Salad In A Jar

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You Will Need:

  • Vegetables and fruits of your kid’s choice (chopped)
  • Meat (optional)
  • Dressing of choice
  • Mason jar

How To:

  1. Help your kid place the ingredients on separate plates.
  2. Ask your child to layer the ingredients in the jar as per his choice. Ask him to close the jar and give it a shake. Your kid can eat this colourful and healthy salad directly from the jar or serve it in a bowl and enjoy.

    [ Read: Healthy Organic Recipes For Kids ]

2. French Bread Pizzas:

French Bread Pizzas

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You Will Need:

  • Bread of choice
  • Pizza sauce
  • Pesto sauce (optional)
  • Cheese (grated)
  • Butter
  • Onions (sliced)
  • Pineapples (sliced)
  • Tomatoes (sliced)
  • Bell peppers (sliced)
  • Olives (sliced)
  • Sausages

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven at 375 degree C
  2. Slice the breads and place it on a baking sheet. Spread the sauces over it. Add a layer of cheese. Use the rest of the ingredients to prepare a yummy topping. You can let your kid layer the pizza.
  3. Grill the bread in the oven until the cheese melts.

3. Baked Spaghetti Squash:

Baked Spaghetti Squash

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You Will Need:

  • Chicken (minced)
  • Olive oil
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Egg
  • Any sauce
  • Cheese (grated)
  • Oregano
  • Basil leaves
  • Pepper Powder
  • Salt

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees C.
  2. Poke the spaghetti squash and microwave until the skin starts to wither. Remove the squash from the oven and split it.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add the chicken and cook it until brown. Keep it aside.
  4. Scrape and drain the squash.
  5. In a bowl, mix the sauce, egg, cheese, oregano, salt, basil and pepper. Add the squash and mix it well.
  6. Put the squash mix into a ramekin. Add the chicken on top and repeat the layers. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Place the ramekin on a cookie sheet in the oven.
  7. Bake until the cheese melts.

4. Baked Zucchini With Cheese:

Baked Zucchini With Cheese

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You Will Need:

  • Zucchini
  • Cheese (grated)
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper Powder
  • Olive oil
  • Parsley leaves (chopped)

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees C.
  2. Mix the cheese, thyme, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt, parsley and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Place the zucchini on a baking sheet and sprinkle the oil over it. Add the cheese mix on top and bake until the zucchini turns tender.

[ Read: Fruit Salad Recipes For Kids ]

5. No Bake Snack Bars:

No Bake Snack Bars

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You Will Need:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Honey
  • Light brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Nut Cheerios
  • Dry fruits of your kid’s choice
  • Chocolate covered sunflower seeds (optional)

How To:

  1. Line a square pan with aluminium foil. Use a cooking spray to grease it and keep it aside.
  2. Take a microwave safe bowl and add butter, honey and brown sugar in it. Whip the ingredients well. Place the bowl in a microwave oven and heat until the mix melts. Stop to stir it. Heat for another minute and stir.
  3. Add vanilla extract and the cereal to the mix. Add the dry fruits and stir.
  4. Pour the mix into the pan and flatten it using a spatula. Sprinkle sunflower seeds on top.
  5. Cover with the foil and refrigerate it overnight. Cut out bars and serve it a yummy snack.

6. Honey Bread:

Honey Bread

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You Will Need:

  • Active dry yeast
  • Warm milk
  • Honey
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • All-purpose flour

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven at 375 degrees C
  2. Mix yeast with warm milk. Now add honey, butter and salt. Whisk it.
  3. Add flour and stir well to make a dough.
  4. Place the dough on a flat and clean surface to knead it further. Put it in a greased bowl and cover. Place the bowl in a warm place for about an hour. Place the dough in a greased loaf pan. Cover and place it in a warm place for another 30 minutes.
  5. Bake until the top turns golden brown.

7. Oat Bites:

Oat Bites

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You Will Need:

  • Rolled oats
  • Sultanas
  • Cranberries
  • Marmalade or orange peel
  • Apple sauce

How To:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them well.
  2. Make small balls and bake at 350 degree until golden.

8. Nutella Brownies:

Nutella Brownies

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You Will Need:

  • Nutella
  • Eggs
  • All-purpose flour

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degree F.
  2. Grease a baking pan.
  3. Mix all ingredients together to form a smooth paste.
  4. Pour it into the pan.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.

[ Read: Nutella Recipes For Kids ]

9. 3 Ingredients Mac And Cheese:

recipes to make with kids - 3 Ingredients Mac And Cheese

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You Will Need:

  • 1-liter full cream milk
  • 2 cups of elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups of grated cheddar cheese

How To:

  1. Add milk to the saucepan and bring it to boil
  2. Add the elbow pasta and cook for 8 minutes.
  3. Now stir in the cheese and cook for 2 more minutes. Serve hot. It is the most easy recipes to make with kids.

10. Smoky Mixed Potato Wedges:

Smoky Mixed Potato Wedges

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You Will Need:

  • Sweet and regular potatoes
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper Powder
  • Sweet paprika (smoked)
  • Olive oil

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven at 200 degree C
  2. Cut the potatoes lengthwise to form wedges. Sprinkle salt, pepper and paprika on it. Add some oil and toss it well.
  3. Put the wedges evenly on a baking tray and bake until the potatoes turn golden.

    [ Read: Best Veg Recipes For Kids ]

11. Pinto Bean And Cheese Tacos:

recipes to make with kids - Pinto Bean And Cheese Tacos

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You Will Need:

  • A 15 ounce can of pinto beans, rinsed
  • ¾ cup of mild salsa
  • 1 bunch of romaine lettuce
  • 8 taco shells
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

How To:

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine beans and ½ cup of salsa. Microwave for 2 minutes.
  2. Tear the lettuce into small pieces.
  3. Place the taco shells on a plate and divide the mixture among the taco shells. Top with lettuce, salsa and cheddar cheese. Serve immediately.

12. Sweet Pea Lasagna:

recipes to make with kids - Sweet Pea Lasagna

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You Will Need:

  • 1 10-ounce packet of frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 16-ounce container of ricotta
  • 1 9-ounce package of lasagna noodles
  • 1 16-ounce jar of marinara sauce
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup of shredded mozzarella

How To:

  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine peas, ricotta cheese and ¼ teaspoon of salt and pepper.
  2. Spoon half jar of marinara into a square baking dish. Top it with 4 sheets of lasagna.
  3. Spread half of the ricotta mixture over the lasagna sheet.
  4. Top with 2 sheets of lasagna. Spread the remaining ricotta cheese mixture over the lasagna sheet and top with 4 lasagna sheets and remaining marinara.
  5. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on the top and bake for 50 minutes.

13. Pasta With Tomato Sauce:

recipes to make with kids - Pasta With Tomato Sauce

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You Will Need:

  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup of parsley leaves
  • ½ cup of fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 packet of penne pasta
  • 12 oz. of small mozzarella balls

How To:

  1. In a serving bowl, combine cherry tomatoes, basil, oil, salt, pepper, garlic and parsley. Leave it aside for 4 hours.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and leave it aside.
  3. Add pasta to the tomato mixture, toss with bocconcini and serve. Italian dishes are the fun recipes to make with kids.

    [ Read: Sweet Potato Recipes For Kids ]

14. Black Beans And Sweet Potato Burritos:

recipes to make with kids - Black Beans And Sweet Potato Burritos

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You Will Need:

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 medium red onion
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 small bunch spinach
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle peppers
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 6 oz. of Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream
  • ½ head of romaine lettuce

How To:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet. Add chopped onions, sweet potato, ½ teaspoon of salt and cook for 10 to 12 minutes occasionally.
  2. Now add chipotles and beans and cook for 2 minutes. Add spinach and toss for 2 minutes.
  3. Divide the mixture amongst the 4 tortillas and roll up to make burritos.
  4. Cook the burritos until it turns golden brown both sides.
  5. In another bowl, whisk sour cream with lemon juice, remaining oil and ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper each.
  6. Add the sliced onions and romaine and toss well to coat.
  7. Serve the salad with burritos.

15. Chicken Nuggets:

recipes to make with kids - Chicken Nuggets

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You Will Need:

  • 3 chicken breast fillets
  • ½ cup of plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup of cornflake crumbs
  • 1/3 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of sweet chili sauce

How To:

  1. Slice the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Coat it with flour and leave it aside.
  2. Whisk eggs in a small bowl.
  3. In another bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and corn flakes crumb.
  4. Coat the chicken pieces with flour, dust and dip in the beaten egg and lastly in the crumb mix.
  5. Place the coated pieces on the baking tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Bake the chicken pieces for 10 minutes or until cooked.
  7. To make the dip, combine sweet chili sauce and mayonnaise in a bowl and serve with nuggets.

16. Mixed Fried Rice:

recipes to make with kids - Mixed Fried Rice

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You Will Need:

  • 5 cups of cooked rice
  • ½ cup finely diced cooked chicken
  • 8 prawns, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup corn kernels
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup peas, chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce
  • 2 eggs, beaten

How To:

  1. Heat oil in a wok and when it starts sizzling, add corn kernels, shallots, cooked chicken, peas and prawns. Cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add rice and cook for 5 min. Keep stirring once every minute. Now add soy sauce and mix well.
  3. In a frying pan, cook the eggs for 30 seconds and scramble it with a fork.
  4. Combine with the fried rice and serve. It is one of the healthy recipes to make with kids.

[ Read: Rice Recipes For Kids ]

17. Toast Cups:

Toast Cups

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You Will Need:

  • Bread slices
  • Spinach
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Meat slices (cooked)
  • Salt
  • Pepper Powder
  • Butter

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven at 375 degree F.
  2. Grease a muffin tin with butter.
  3. Flatten the bread slices with a rolling pin.
  4. Cut out circles from the bread and save the scraps. Now cut the circles in half and apply butter on it.
  5. Place a bit of bread scrap in the muffin tin. Place two halves to cover the hole. Add all the other ingredients and place the egg on top.
  6. Bake until the egg sets.

18. Veggie Pikelets:

Veggie Pikelets

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You Will Need:

  • 2 cups of self-rising flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 5 cups of mixed vegetables, finely chopped
  • 1 cup of grated cheese
  • 1 tablespoon drop of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Sour cream, to serve

How To:

  1. In a large bowl, combine eggs, chopped vegetables, eggs and flour.
  2. Add seasoning and milk to the mixture and mix well.
  3. Heat olive oil in a frying pan and spoon a tablespoon of mixture in the pan.
  4. Cook on medium heat until the pikelets turn golden on each side.
  5. Serve with sour cream.

19. Fish Finger With Guacamole:

recipes to make with kids - Fish Finger With Guacamole

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You Will Need:

  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 400 grams of salmon fillets
  • Canola oil spray
  • ½ cup of cooked corn kernels
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ red capsicum, chopped
  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil

How To:

  1. Cut salmon into 1-inch strips and leave it aside.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine breadcrumbs with lemon zest and salt.
  3. Dip the salmon pieces in the beaten egg and then into the crumb mixture. Make sure it’s well coated.
  4. Place the salmon pieces on a parchment-lined baking tray and lightly spray canola oil over it.
  5. Bake the fish finger in the oven for 10 minutes at 200 degrees.
  6. To make the guacamole, scoop and mash the avocado and mix with olive oil, corn kernels, capsicum, lemon juice and cherry tomatoes.
  7. Serve the fish fingers with guacamole spread.

[ Read: Cheese Recipes For Kids ]

20. Crispy Baked Chicken:

recipes to make with kids - Crispy Baked Chicken

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You Will Need:

  • 1 ½ pound of boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into 6 fillets
  • ¼ cup of buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 cups of corn flakes

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix buttermilk, cayenne, garlic powder and ½ teaspoon of Kosher salt.
  3. Toss the chicken fillets in buttermilk mixture and then coat with the crushed cornflakes.
  4. Arrange the chicken pieces on the baking sheet and cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Serve with ranch salad.

21. Taco Pizza:

Taco Pizza

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You Will Need:

  • 1-pound lean chicken
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • mix 10 ounces of pizza dough
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 4 green onions, chopped

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Roast the chicken over medium heat.
  2. Then add the taco seasoning to the chicken according to the directions.
  3. Place the pizza dough onto a baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Then put the refried beans into a microwave bowl and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Spread the beans over the pizza crust.
  6. Top it with roasted chicken, olives, onions, tomatoes and cheese.
  7. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.

22. Shell Pasta With Cheddar:

Shell Pasta With Cheddar

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You Will Need:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shells pasta
  • 1-cup white cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How To:

  1. Take a medium saucepan and simmer milk and pasta over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  2. Once the pasta is cooked, remove from the heat and add cheese.
  3. Stir until the cheese melts.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

23. Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas:

Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas

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You Will Need:

  • 1 8-inch whole-wheat tortilla
  • 2-tablespoon peanut butter
  • ½ medium bananas
  • 1-tablespoon chocolate chips

How To:

  1. Spread the peanut butter on the tortillas.
  2. Then slice the bananas and arrange them neatly over half of the tortillas.
  3. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the banana slices and fold the tortilla.
  4. Cook the quesadilla over medium heat until it turns golden brown.

24. Hasty Chocolate Pudding:

Hasty Chocolate Pudding

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You Will Need:

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

How To:

  1. Take a microwave safe bowl and whisk sugar, cornstarch and cocoa together.
  2. Then whisk the milk well, so that it does not have any lumps.
  3. Place it in the microwave and cook on high for three minutes.
  4. Stir and cook for another minute.
  5. Keep stirring until it turns thick.
  6. Then add in the vanilla extract.
  7. Chill in the refrigerator before serving.

25. Oreo Cookie Cake:

Oreo Cookie Cake

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You Will Need:

  • 1-packet chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 container frozen whipped topping
  • 2 packet cream cheese
  • 1-cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 packet instant vanilla pudding mix

How To:

  1. Crush the cookies into bite size pieces and leave them aside.
  2. Then melt the butter and mix with the cookie.
  3. Press into a baking sheet or pan and freeze for 5 minutes.
  4. Blend ½ cup of topping, cream cheese and sugar and spread over the crust.
  5. Then put the cake back into the freezer.
  6. Prepare the instant pudding according to the directions and spread over the cake.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining crushed cookies over the cake and refrigerate it.

These are some fun recipes for kids will surely make your little one drool. Do let us know which recipe is your kid’s favorite one. Leave a comment below.

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