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Kids' cooking recipes

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Get the kids into the kitchen and turn them into little chefs with our easy and fun cooking projects and simple meals. They'll love tasting their handiwork.

Try these fabulous kid-friendly recipes, then let the little ones get stuck into our healthy snacks for kids and kids' lunchbox recipes for portable packed treats.

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  • Pineapple & pork skewers served on a bed of rice

    Pineapple & pork skewers

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.19 ratings

    Kids will love these pork, pineapple and green pepper skewers, marinated for added flavour and cooked on the barbecue. Serve with rice or in pitta bread

  • Simple stir-fry in a bowl

    Simple stir-fry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.12 ratings

    Kids getting into cooking? This simple stir-fry with prawns, veggies and noodles is great for aspiring chefs and will make a quick meal for busy weeknights

  • Chicken & sweetcorn ramen in a white saucepan

    Chicken & sweetcorn ramen

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.11 ratings

    This chicken and noodle soup will feed two young children. For adults, or if your kids are older, use a pack of noodles each, extra stock and a whole egg

  • Vanilla cupcakes served on a cake stand

    Vanilla cupcakes

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.96 ratings

    Decorate these easy vanilla cupcakes with buttercream and the topping of your choice. They're super-simple to make and taste divine – great as a teatime treat

  • BBQ chorizo potato salad served in a serving dish

    BBQ chorizo potato salad

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.10 ratings

    Spruce up homemade potato salad with chorizo in this flavour-packed side dish that's a perfect accompaniment to a summer barbecue – great for serving a crowd

  • A pizza sliced into 6 pieces alongside a pizza cutter

    Rainbow pizzas

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 ratings

    Forget takeaway pizzas, encourage kids to eat a rainbow every day with this colourful recipe full of fresh flavours – guaranteed to please even fussy eaters

  • Three jars filled with rainbow salad pots

    Layered rainbow salad pots

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Give kids two of their five-a-day and a dose of vitamin C with these colourful rainbow pots of tuna salad, ideal for a lunchbox, or summer picnic

  • Pancakes on plates with banana slices and syrup

    Easy banana pancakes

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.83 ratings

    Turn overripe, blackened bananas into sweet and fluffy American-style pancakes. Serve with syrup and crunchy, toasted pecan nuts as a delicious brunch treat

  • White chocolate cake pops with sprinkles on board

    Cake pops

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.56 ratings

    These fun cake pops are easy to make and great for parties. Kids and adults will love these colourful chocolate-covered bites

  • Mini pizza quiches

    Mini pizza quiches

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.14 ratings

    Use tortilla wraps and a muffin tin to make individually portioned egg, salami and tomato bites - ideal for lunch boxes or picnics

  • Sticky lemon & sesame chicken

    Sticky lemon & sesame chicken

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.18 ratings

    This speedy, Asian-inspired chicken recipe is easy enough for kids to help cook - they'll love eating it, too!

  • Iced biscuits alongside icing pens

    Simple iced biscuits

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.19 ratings

    Make these sweet iced letters and numbers with your kids during school holidays. They'll have fun making them and then devour them once ready

  • Veg & cheese rolls

    Veg & cheese rolls

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

    Get little hands to help grate the carrots and beetroot and mix with mature cheddar to fill these vegetarian pastry rolls

  • Crusty garlic bread

    Crusty garlic bread

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.19 ratings

    Get the kids in the kitchen to make this simple side dish - pop any extra garlic butter into the fridge or freezer for a busy weeknight

  • Mini schnitzels with garlic sauce

    Mini schnitzels with garlic sauce

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.12 ratings

    These baked, breadcrumbed chunks of chicken thigh make delicious bite-sized nuggets - perfect with oven chips

  • Omelette wedges

    Omelette wedges

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.22 ratings

    With this easy-to-follow recipe your kids can treat you to breakfast... get printing off copies now

  • 4 frozen banana lollies decorated with chocolate, hundreds and thousands and strawberries

    Frozen banana lollies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make for kids and big kids, too! These banana lollies with chocolate, hundreds and thousands and strawberries are great for a party or after-school treat

  • Teriyaki salmon parcels

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.86 ratings

    These easy steamed fish parcels with Japanese seasoning are an ideal way to get kids in the kitchen

  • Really easy roast chicken

    Really easy roast chicken

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Kids can help prepare this roast complete with carrots and potatoes, plus assist in making the lemony gravy to serve on the side.

  • Simple sushi

    Simple sushi

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.12 ratings

    Kids can help with this Japanese dish. They can help cook the sticky rice and then roll and assemble the pieces with their preferred ingredients

  • Mini toad-in-the-holes

    Mini toad-in-the-holes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.27 ratings

    BBC Good Food magazine food editor Barney adapts this classic sausage recipe to cook with his daughter Maisie

  • Cheese & ham pancake roll-ups

    Cheese & ham pancake roll-ups

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Kids can help make these savoury pancakes, created as part of our Maisie Makes series. Top with creamy cheese sauce and bake in rolls

  • Cheeky chicken satay

    Chicken satay

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.76 ratings

    This recipe is part of Food Editor Barney's 'cooking with kids' series. Here, Barney and his daughter Maisie make chicken skewers with peanut sauce

  • Sunshine burgers

    Sunshine burgers

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Teach children rolling and shaping skills with these beef patties from CBeebies' 'i can cook'

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