Kid Chef Recipes

Looking for recipes that kids can cook themselves? Allrecipes has more than 480 recipes for kid chefs, complete with ratings, reviews and serving tips.

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Peanut Butter Hot Dogs

Rating: Unrated
This recipe couldn't be quicker or tastier, plus, it's easy to make and fun to eat! I usually dress it up by using cinnamon-raisin peanut butter.
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Delicious Bread

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This bread is wonderful when served with spaghetti or lasagna. It's also easy for kids to prepare.

The Best Veggie Sandwich

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A local restaurant used to serve a version of this sandwich but when they discontinued it, I experimented and made it better with the addition of dry roasted sesame seeds and using English Muffins instead of whole wheat bread. Garnish each with a black olive, if desired.

Mint and Fruit Smoothie

Rating: Unrated
This quick, frosty blender recipe has a thick texture, beautiful colors, and a fruity, mojito-like taste.

Raspberry Squares for Junior Chefs

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These yummy squares are fun and easy to make. Kids will enjoy using their hands to mix the ingredients!

Merrick's PBJ n' Banana Burritos

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A quick n' healthy after school snack that kids can make on their own. Invented by my 8-year old son, Merrick. Don't forget a napkin cuz it is very, very sticky and yummy.

Hot Dog Men

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A quick and easy meal that kids love! My mom made them for me when I was a kid, now I make them for my daughter.

EZ Pizza for Kids

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This is a simple, quick, kid-favorite pizza meal that the kids can even help prepare!

Kid's Favorite Meatballs

Rating: Unrated
Very easy - perfect for young cooks. So delicious, even the kids will love it! This dish goes very well with garlic mashed potatoes and a vegetable side dish. For a shortcut, I use frozen pre-cut peppers and onions.

EZ Kid's Potato Salad

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This is a super quick and easy recipe kids love. It was always a hit with both moms and kids at my playgroups and potluck luncheons. It also makes a great sidedish with hotdogs.

Simple White Cake

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This cake was sent home from our children's school. It is the simplest, great tasting cake I've ever made. Great to make with the kids, especially for cupcakes.

Eclair Cake

Rating: Unrated
This is a very quick and simple no bake dessert cake. It uses graham crackers and a pudding mixture. It tastes just like an eclair, but there is enough for a crowd!! It is a great recipe for children who are learning to cook, there is no baking involved or any power kitchen tools. Just a bowl and a spoon!

Inspiration and Ideas

Simple Chicken Parmesan

Rating: Unrated

Simple Chicken Parmesan is the perfect dish to lure kids into the kitchen - what kid doesn't like chicken tenders and spaghetti? And this dish is loaded with mini cooking lessons. With one simple recipe, kids learn how to boil pasta, mince garlic, grate cheese, make tomato sauce, and pound, bread and saute cutlets. Bonus: This recipe makes twice the sauce needed, so freeze half for another meal.