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.

Staff Picks

Peanut Butter Hot Dogs

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
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.
Sponsored By MyPlate

Delicious Bread

Rating: 4 stars 35
This bread is wonderful when served with spaghetti or lasagna. It's also easy for kids to prepare.

The Best Veggie Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 141
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: 4.5 stars 17
This quick, frosty blender recipe has a thick texture, beautiful colors, and a fruity, mojito-like taste.

Raspberry Squares for Junior Chefs

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
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

Rating: 4 stars 13
This is a simple, quick, kid-favorite pizza meal that the kids can even help prepare!

Kid's Favorite Meatballs

Rating: 4 stars 37
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

Rating: 4 stars 13
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.

Peach Cobbler Dump Cake II

Rating: 4.5 stars 90
If you love peaches, you will love this easy peach cobbler dump cake.

Broccoli, Rice, Cheese, and Chicken Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 1074
A meal-in-one casserole with chicken, rice, broccoli, cheese, onion, and creamy soups all baked into one dish. May be made ahead and frozen.

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Fun Recipes That Kids Can Help You Make on The Next Snow Day
We have the perfect snow day solution: Let your kids help you make fun and delicious recipes in the kitchen.
Fluffy French Toast
Rating: Unrated 4591
Learn the secret ingredient that makes this the best French toast recipe.
Philly Steak Sandwich
Rating: 4.5 stars 422

Classic Philly cheesesteak with a delicious seasoning of herbs and spices.