20 Easy Dinner Ideas Kids Can Cook With Parents

This post may be sponsored or may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission, at no additional cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link. Read the full disclosure.

Sharing is caring!

While most days would have our kids expect us to cook them some yummy dishes, we think it’s important and necessary for the roles to be interchanged from time to time.

Everybody needs a little fun in their lives, so the next time you want to have some fun and make some beautiful memories with your kids, give them a call, wrestle them into their aprons and look up the recipes we have listed down below for you.

These are some amazing and easy dinner recipe ideas that your kids can cook with you. Who knows? Maybe this is the activity that will help bring out the master chefs in them.

1. Cheeseburger Cups

Everybody loves burgers, but sometimes we need some variation. This recipe is for the times you need to add some spice to your food.

Just get your muffin tins out and prepare for something out of the ordinary. Add your bread to the tins so that they get molded into burger cups and proceed to add the meat and your preferred condiments.

This recipe is sure to provide you and your kids with some quality entertainment (and food, ofcourse!)

2. Classic Cheese Burger With Secret Sauce

Everybody loves a good, juicy burger from time to time and what’s better than the classic cheese burger with secret sauce? Think soft burger buns, juicy perfectly seasoned meat, cheese, caramelized onions and you’ll have with you the perfect cheese burger.

Oh and add to that a delicious secret sauce that we have attached the recipe to in the link above.

3. Meatball Boats

You only have to say the name of this dish for the pure excitement to shine through in your kids’ eyes.

Meatball and boats – that’s two of their favorite things coming together, so you can be assured that they’ll be well motivated with helping prepare it.

The recipe will have you first prepare your meatballs and then add them into your hoagie roll (which you’ll hollow out and use as ‘boat’ to carry the meatballs in).

The recipe is truly as fun as it sounds and you can click on the link provided to find it.

4. Stuffed Pasta Shells

Think chicken, creamy pasta, cheese, spices – what’s not to love? This recipe is filled to the brim with all of our all time favorite components and therefore, makes for a delicious dish.

Set your children working and we assure you a beautiful dinner alongside some gorgeous memories.

5. Spongebob Inspired Krabby Patties

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? You only have to say this line for your kid to absolutely be overjoyed!

So, imagine their joy at the prospect of a Spongebob inspired dinner. With star shaped cheese to begin with and King Neptune’s Aioli to end with, your child is sure to have the time of their lives creating their favorite Spongebob inspired dinner.

Time to have some quality fun with your kids.

6. Roasted Chicken With Fennel And Tomatoes

We all need to fight with our children to make sure they gulp down the necessary veggies, but with this recipe, it won’t be as much of trouble.

You see, the trick is to surround the veggies with some beautiful roasted chicken. Check out the link provided for the full recipe to create with your kids!

7. Chicken Sloppy Joes

If you’re looking for a dinner recipe idea that you can prepare in a jiffy with only the most basic ingredients, this is the one you should go for.

With a prep time of 15 minutes and a cook time of 15 minutes too, this dish is undoubtedly one of those which you should go for if you don’t want to be preoccupied with making dinner for too long.

Seeing as chicken and cheese make for two of the most loved ingredients of kids, we can also assure you the maximum involvement of them while preparing this dish.

8. Chicken Tenders With Honey Mustard Sauce

Chicken just always makes for one of those dishes that you can count on and this particular recipe is one of that sort too.

All you need to do is holler to your kids to pile into the kitchen and set them working. You’re going to need the most basic ingredients which span from honey, mustard, eggs, chicken and some coconut too.

9. One Pot Chicken Stroganoff

Don’t we just find ourselves pulled to the ‘Chicken Stroganoff’ every time we go out to eat with our family? What if we gave you the recipe to recreate just that? And that too in one pot?

Everything about this recipe is supremely easy and absolutely delicious as well. So, just call your kids into the kitchen, let them put on their chefs hats and create some magic!

10. Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Of the various recipes one can look up to create with rotisserie chicken, this one is a true star. With a prep time of about 15 minutes and a cook time of around 30 minutes, it isn’t extremely time consuming as well.

If you’re looking for a recipe that is sure to make each member of your family happy (and especially your little ones), this is the one we recommend to create for (and with) them!

11. Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowl

Mmm, imagine one of those delicious bowls with fresh green veggies, beans, cilantro, sour cream and fajita chicken. This recipe is all about that.

We all know kids can be very picky about food especially when it comes to green veggies. But, if you make a bowl out of it and make it fun for the kids, it won’t be tough for them.

So, involve your little ones and get cooking!

12. Creamy Spinach Parmesan Orzo

If there’s Parmesan in the recipe, it is a good idea. This is a dish that is bound to be loved by everyone at the dinner table and your kids are no exception to this.

You will find that the prospect of pasta as dinner will truly motivate them to cook up a storm alongside you.

13. Red Bean Vegetable Soup

Every once in a while, we need some simple and healthy dinner and this recipe is the one you’re looking for if that’s what you want.

You will need the most basic ingredients like red peppers, celery, onions, kidney beans and chicken broth. All of these just mix together to provide you with the most delicious soup. Give it a try!

14. Mediterranean Meatballs

Every once in a while, we need something absolutely exotic on our tables. Need a whiff of the fabulous Greek cuisine on your dinner table?

Don’t you worry. We’ve got you covered with this delicious Mediterranean Meatballs recipe.

Moreover, since it’s meatballs that you’ll be making, you can be sure of your child excitedly wanting to be a part of the making of this recipe!

15. Spinach And Artichoke PIzza

Is there an easier way to lure your kids to the dinner table than the word ‘pizza’? However, this homemade pizza will have upon it the necessary vegetables ranging from spinach and artichokes to tomatoes and basil as well.

Since this is a hot favorite among kids, you can be sure to get enough help from your kids while preparing this too.

16. Lasagna Cups

Lasagnas can be referred to as dishes that are quite common in our households, but lasagna cups? Not so much.

So, if you’re in the mood for something fun to do with your kids, check out the link to find the recipe to create some lasagna cups.

It’s pretty much the same as a lasagna except it’s shaped like a muffin. Moreover, your kids will definitely love to help you create a cool hybrid dinner for once.

17. Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

The star of this dish is the cilantro that is sure to allow a break in the usual pattern of your dinners.

So, get your equipment ready and ask the little master chefs to pile on into the kitchen so you can make this beautiful dish together.

18. Queso Chicken Bake

Who doesn’t love Queso? And we aren’t talking “just” Queso here. We’re talking Queso with chicken, black beans, tomatoes and corn.

Just the idea of this dish is absolutely mouth watering, so call your kids to the kitchen, roll up your sleeves and get baking.

19. Butternut Squash And Peanut Quesadillas

We all need to keep looking for fun ways to include the necessary veggies into our kids’ diet and this recipe is a map to just that.

If you’re looking for some delicious healthy food to create with your kids, this quesadilla with the absolute best veggies is the way to go about it.

20. Buffalo Chicken And Sweet Potatoes

We all need some fun in our dinner from time to time and this recipe is truly exactly that. Get ready to prepare the best buffalo chicken in sweet potatoes with your kids.

You’ll only need the most basic ingredients and be provided with the most delicious dinner in the stead.

Your Turn

These easy and fun dinner recipe ideas will be great for you to cook with your kids and make some memories as well.

Which recipe are you going to try out first? Let us know in the comments.

Sharing is caring!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *