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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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  • 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 4.5 out of 5.18 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 4.6 out of 5.21 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 5.83 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 5.75 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'

  • Easy meatballs

    Easy meatballs

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.12 ratings

    BBC Good Food magazine's food editor Barney & his daughter Maisie love making these sausage and beef meatballs to serve on spaghetti with hidden vegetable tomato sauce

  • Fish cake fingers

    Fish cake fingers

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Put your aprons on and get kids cooking! These salmon and mackerel fingers will teach kids mashing, flaking and rolling skills

  • Holiday pizzas

    Holiday pizzas

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.7 ratings

    The latest in our cooking with kids series looks at kneading, rolling and sauce skills- then let your child build their own pizza from their favourite toppings

  • Cooking with kids: Chunky fish fingers

    Cooking with kids: Chunky fish fingers

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.9 ratings

    A touch of turmeric turns these crispy haddock bites golden - perfect for cooking with children of all ages

  • Toaster pitta pockets

    Toaster pitta pockets

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    If your kids can't wait until their next meal, these little pittas will keep them going in the meantime

  • Wrap-your-own spring rolls

    Easy spring rolls

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    Make these simple spring rolls with the children – fill pastry parcels with chicken, prawns and veg and serve with a homemade dipping sauce

  • Sticky ribs with roast potato salad

    Sticky ribs with roast potato salad

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.12 ratings

    When the kids have friends over, this stack of ribs and spuds is a cheap, crowd-pleasing, prepare-ahead option

  • Spanish omelette

    Spanish omelette

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.27 ratings

    Fluffy vegetarian tortilla is a great meal to make with older children - this one's filled with peppers and potatoes

  • Squished tomato pasta sauce

    Squished tomato pasta sauce

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Help kids aged 3-6 make their own superhealthy fresh tomato sauce to go with pasta

  • Baked dippy eggs

    Baked dippy eggs

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.9 ratings

    This fun, easy recipe has been specially created for children aged 3-6 - so they can make you breakfast


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