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4 Easy Cooking Recipes for Kids to Make

Kids often love to cook. For them, it’s a different kind of play and it’s a great opportunity to educate them on the important life skill of knowing how to prepare a meal. Kids of all ages can learn how to cook, with different recipes being easier for some ages than others.

Here are a few options the next time your kids want to get creative in the kitchen.

 

1. Egg in a Hole

 

 

Also known by other names, including Toad in a Hole or Chicken in a Lake, this recipe is fun and easy to make for breakfast. Take a slice of bread and cut out the center with a biscuit or cookie cutter. Place the bread in a hot skillet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Break an egg and put it in the middle of the bread. Let the egg cook until done. Flip it over and cook until brown. You can also cook the center cutout of the bread on the side. To make it even more fun, try different shapes in the center, such as a heart or diamond.

 

2. Chicken Quesadillas

Use leftover chicken for an easy lunchtime recipe with this chicken quesadilla.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil – divided
  • 4 flour tortillas – 10-inch size
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Heat one teaspoon of the oil in a hot frying pan. Keep the stove on medium. Place tortilla on a plate or cutting board and sprinkle chicken over half of each tortilla. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of chicken. Fold the tortilla in half and place in the skillet. Flip the quesadilla over after about two minutes or until the tortilla is brown and the cheese is melted.

 

3. No-Bake Brownies

 

 

To go with the quesadillas or as an afternoon snack with a glass of milk, you just can’t beat these no-bake brownies.

Ingredients:

  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Spray a 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Heat the condensed milk and chocolate over medium-low heat in a pan until the chocolate is melted. Take the pan off the stove and stir in the graham cracker crumbs and about half the walnuts. Spread the mixture into the baking dish and top with the rest of the walnuts. Let the brownies chill for about 3 or 4 hours or until they are firm when you cut into them.

 

4. Chicken French Bread Pizza

Here’s a recipe the kids can make the entire family for dinner. Chicken French Bread Pizza is the perfect main course, and you can serve it with a salad and some of those delicious no-bake brownies.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ cup grated asiago cheese (can use Romano cheese as a substitute)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 16-ounce loaf French bread
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Stir the first seven ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Slice the bread in half lengthwise. Cut into thirds and spread butter over each piece. Top with chicken, followed by the mozzarella and parmesan. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown or cheese is melted.

 

 

These kid-friendly recipes will encourage your little ones to get more involved in the kitchen. You can even sign them up for cooking classes for kids to learn more.

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