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10 Easy Dinner Recipes The Kids Can Help With

I’ve done it! I’ve come up with the solution to your kids asking you, “when’s dinner ready?” and “what’s for dinner” every single night! It’s definitely a brilliant mom-hack, if I do say so myself! The secret is to get them in the kitchen and involved with the cooking.

Not only will they be learning valuable life skills, but you’ll also be able to bond while cooking some good food together. In fact, cooking with my kids is my favorite way to bond! It’s a great way to help your children become self-confident and explore new skills while making memories to last a lifetime.

Whether you’ve got a toddler who is eager to help, or a teenager who needs the cooking skills, each of these recipes are ones they can help with. As they get older and more comfortable in the kitchen, they may even be able to make the whole meal for you and your family!

So, I’ve rounded up 10 of the easiest recipes you can make for dinner with your kiddos, no matter what age they are!

10 Best Recipes to Enjoy Making With The Kids

  1. Tater Tot Casserole

This casserole combines all the good comfort foods in one crunchy dish! Don’t be afraid to try something new!

 2.   Funny Face Pizzas

Who doesn’t love pizza? These easy-to-make pizzas use english muffins and a bit of creativity.

3.   Lasagna ROLL UPS

A new twist on the traditional layered lasagna makes it easier for your kids to have fun while cooking with you. 

4.    Crockpot mac & cheese

Sure boxed mac & cheese is one of the first things we all learn to cook, but this recipe from scratch is just as easy and way more delicious!

 1.      Pepperoni Cheese Bombs

Ready for another night of pizza? These little pizza bombs are, well, the bomb! Super fun for kids to stuff and pinch together in a jiffy!

2.       Goldfish Chicken Nuggets

How about combining two of your kids favorite foods together for a fun cooking adventure? Give it a try with the recipe from The Baker Mama!

 3.      Easy Chicken Fried Rice

This is a great recipe for leftover chicken and rice, which means it’s even easier for your young one to get involved with the cooking! 

4.      No Mess Sloppy Joes

Stop, you had me at no-mess! This is a great spin on the traditional messy, sloppy joes that your kids will love making, too!

  1. Cheeseburger Soup

This is a great soup for anytime and kids will love it! 

2.  Chicken Parm Sliders

I love that this recipe uses chicken nuggets for a quick & easy dinner!

I hope you’re ready to try cooking with your kids with one of these easy weeknight dinner recipes! 


Cooking is a great way to bond with your children and teach them life skills. If you’re struggling to come up with new ideas for meals, why not try cooking together? You can make some memories that will last a lifetime! Which recipe do you like best? Let me know in the comments below or tag @theproductivemomskitchen.

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Just a couple of the easiest desserts your kids can help make after dinner’s done! 

No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls

Apple Pie Crescents

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