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41 Family-Friendly Recipes That Kids Will Actually Love (And Grownups Will Love, Too)

Little hands, big flavors.

There can be so much joy in cooking. It can be a creative outlet, a stress reliever, and an activity to enjoy with others. So why not start the kids early? Here are a handful of easy recipes that are perfect for making with the little ones so that they can discover the fun in cooking, too.

1. Three-Ingredient Breakfast Cookies

A hand holding an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.

2. Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins

3. Everything Bagel Avocado Toast

Toast with cream cheese, avocado, and everything bagel seasoning.

4. Banana Pancake Muffins

6. Breakfast Quesadillas

7. Sheet Pan Egg-in-a-Hole

Egg in a hole on toast with bacon.

8. Ten Minute Naan Pizza

Naan pizza

9. Classic Sloppy Joes

10. Beef and Cheese Taco Cups

Taco cups filled with beef, cheese, and topped with sour cream.

11. Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken soup

12. Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

Dunking a mozzarella stick into marinara sauce.

13. Homemade Pigs in a Blanket

A plate of pigs in a blanket.

15. Breakfast Tortilla Wrap

16. Mexican-Inspired Stuffed Peppers

17. Chicken or Turkey Asian Lettuce Wraps

18. Zucchini Pizza Boats

Zucchini pepperoni pizza boats.

19. Wagon Wheel Pasta Bake

20. 30-Minute Sheet Pan Fajitas

21. Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Air fryer grilled cheese sandwich sliced in half.

22. One-Pot Taco Pasta Skillet

23. Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Homemade chicken nuggets.

25. Pepperoni Pizza Twists

Pepperoni pizza twists.

26. Cheesy Ravioli and Sausage Skillet

28. Sheet Pan Chicken Fried Rice

29. Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff

30. Caprese Salad Skewers

31. Pizza Bagels

32. Italian Orzo and Sausage Skillet

33. Caramel Apple Nachos

Sliced green apples topped with caramel and heath bar.

34. Edible Cookie Dough

A jar of homemade cookie dough.

36. Banana Nutella "Sushi"

Banana crepe roll-ups.

37. Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

38. One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

A vanilla cupcake with vanilla icing.

39. Watermelon Pizza with Berries and Cream Cheese Icing

Watermelon "pizza" with berries and icing.

40. Two-Ingredient Lemon Bars

Lemon bars.

41. One-Bowl Brownies

Sliced brpwnies.