9 Recipes to Make with Your Kids

Wellness: Cooking with Kids
9 Recipes to Make with Your Kids

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April 21 2021


This article features dishes that were developed by children who took Hy-Vee cooking classes as well as kid-favorite recipes from Seasons Magazine. Check them out and get cooking with your kids! 

  1. Twisted Octopus Pizza

    Here's a fun pizza children of any age can help create, whether it's shaping dough, spreading sauce, sprinkling cheese, or adding toppings.

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  2. Spaghetti Tacos

    They love spaghetti and they love tacos, so why not combine them? The kids can help cook and drain the pasta and fill their own tacos.

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  3. Fab Fruit Pizzas

    After his older brother stirred his interest in cooking, 15-year-old Hunter started learning from online videos. Whenever he has a free moment, he searches for a new recipe or cooking techniques to try. His playful take on pizza is a new fave dessert. 

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  4. No-Bake Cereal Bars

    Have your kids help measure, mix, and stir the ingredients; press the mixture onto sprayed foil; sprinkle jimmies; and cut into servings.

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  5. Turkey Meatballs with Creamy Chili Sauce

    When kids aren't interested in trying a certain food, sneak it into dishes you know they'll love! This recipe sneaks fruit and vegetables into meatballs.

  6. Sundae Salad

    When Garrett, 14, saw her Sundae Salad, she couldn’t hold back a big smile. “It’s beautiful,” she says. Easy to prepare, it mimics an ice cream sundae using a cherry tomato and sprinkles of shredded carrot and crumbled bacon on top.

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  7. Bread in a Bag Mini Loaves

    This one is fun—mix up a loaf of bread in a plastic bag! Your kids will love shaking and squeezing the mixture as they create the dough.

  8. Grilled Cheese with Turkey

    Tayler has taken a number of classes at her local Hy-Vee and is excited to try new recipes. Her delicious version of grilled cheese includes turkey—the secret ingredient, she says.

  9. Crispy Quinoa-Coated Chicken Bites

    12-year-old Mia has taken cooking classes at Hy-Vee for six years. During that time, she’s progressed from small desserts to entrées.