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5 Recipes that Children will Love to Cook

Updated on August 10, 2017

Get your children interested in cooking at an early age with these 5 easy recipes you can cook together. These recipes are great for kids to learn with their families and they will enjoy eating them too.

1) Fresh Veggie Pizza

What you need:

  • 1 ready-made pizza crust
  • 1 12oz jar of pizza sauce, or marinara sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups raw vegetables (carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, or any other vegetables you prefer)

What to do:

Spread tomato sauce over crust in an even layer. Then sprinkle mozzarella cheese over sauce in a thick, even layer. Bake at 350 degrees for about 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned. Take out and top with mixed raw vegetables. Enjoy.

2) Apple Pie Toast

What you need:

6 slices of bread, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar

1 21 oz can of apple pie filling, or homemade filling already made

6 slices of cheddar cheese

What to do:

Preheat broiler and put the bread covered in cinnamon and sugar under the broiler. Lightly toast for a minute and a half.

Remove baking sheet and put an equal amount of apple pie filling on each slice of bread. On top of the apple pie filling, place 1 cheese slice for each piece of apple pie toast. Place back under the broiler until filling is heated thoroughly and cheese is melted. Serve while hot.

3) Pinwheel Sandwiches

What you need:

4 large romaine lettuce leaves

4 ounces whipped cream cheese

1 cup baby spinach, loosely packed

8 large, fresh basil leaves

4 (10-inch) flour tortillas

8 slices of deli turkey

1 whole roasted pepper, sliced into 1/4 in strips

1 cup shredded carrots


What to do:

Wash and dry romaine lettuce leaves, without tearing the leaves. Cut the leaves at the base so the leaf is about nine inches long. With a vegetable peeler or knife, shave the center rib so the leaves roll up easily.

Mix cream cheese, spinach, and basil until smooth.

On each tortilla, lay down one piece of lettuce. On top of the lettuce, place two slices of turkey side by side so the lettuce is completely covered. Spread two tablespoons of cream cheese mixture over the turkey slices and then place a quarter of the peppers along the edge of the tortilla. Just above the peppers, sprinkle 1/4 cup of the shredded carrots. Starting with the edge with the peppers and carrots, roll up wrap tightly. Place the wrap with the outside end of tortilla face-down. Cut the wrap into 1-inch pieces. Put a toothpick into each piece through the outside end of the tortilla. Eat immediately or put in refrigerator until later.

4) Cheese Fondue

What you need:

2 cups filtered apple juice

1 pound gruyere cheese, shredded

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard

What to do:

Combine gruyere cheese and cornstarch in medium bowl.

In medium saucepan, bring apple juice to a simmer over medium heat.

Add cornstarch and gruyere mixture to apple juice a little at a time. After each addition, stir until smooth and let it come to a boil for about 30 seconds before making the next addition. When all of it is combined, take off the heat and stir in the mustard and parmesan. Pour into a serving bowl and serve hot with dippers of your choice.

5) Strawberry and Lemon Slushie

What you need:

1/2 cup lemonade mix

1/2 cup water

1 cup fresh strawberries

3 cups ice

What to do:

Pour water, ice, lemonade mix, and fresh strawberries into a blender. Blend on high for about 15 seconds. Open and stir before blending again until smooth. Pour into glasses of your choice. If desired, garnish with strawberry slices. Serve immediately and freeze any leftovers in an airtight container.


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    • Kara Skinner profile image

      Kara Skinner 6 months ago from Maine

      Dora, I'm glad you like the ideas! Thanks for the feedback!

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      Dora Weithers 6 months ago from The Caribbean

      Great ideas! I think that the kids will enjoy making food they like. Really simple and doable.