Cooking With The Kids This Summer

Summer holidays are the perfect opportunity to get creative in the kitchen with the kids. Whether you’ve got little apprentices or budding older chefs, there’s a whole range of recipes you can make and enjoy together.

Rangecookers.co.uk has rounded up its favourite recipes for kids of all ages, so there’s no excuse not to get your aprons on and get cooking – don’t forget to share your creations with us, we’d love to see!

Ages 3 – 6



Squished Tomato Pasta Sauce

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This is a great recipe to introduce young ones into the kitchen and let them get a little messy creating their own fresh sauce for pasta, with no nasty additives included!

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Perfect Pizza

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Little ones can help at every stage of this recipe, from mixing and kneading the dough to creating their own toppings. Fill a few small bowls with ingredients they love and let them pick and choose to create their own masterpiece.

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Banana Pops

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This delicious dessert is another one that allows for a bit of flavour experimentation. Try using different flavoured yoghurts, or even some melted chocolate for a real treat.

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Ages 7 - 11



Bacon Stuffed Spuds

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These yummy stuffed jacket potatoes make for the perfect lunchtime fuel for active kids during the holidays. You can mix up the flavours and use anything you want. Why not try pieces of sausage and baked beans to create a cowboy style stuffed spud?

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Flowerpot Bread

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Teaching children a simple dough recipe is an easy way for them to learn basic cookery skills, as well as teaching them about using fresh produce for a healthy diet – they look great too!

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Teriyaki Salmon Parcels

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Fish is a staple part of any diet and salmon is great for growing kids. These delicious parcels are easy to prepare and taste delicious. Serve with some cooked brown rice or steamed noodles.

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Ages 12 +



Chicken Fajitas With Avocado & Caesar Dressing

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Mexican-style fajitas are a quick and healthy family meal; this recipe is perfect for older kids to prepare with a little parental supervision. Why not create a Mexican feast by adding some tortilla chips and homemade salsa?

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Tuna And Sweetcorn Fishcakes

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These fishcakes are a nifty way to use up ingredients in the cupboard when time is tight or you’ve simply been having too much summer holiday fun to go to the supermarket!

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Raspberry And White Chocolate Traybake

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A delicious summer pudding or afternoon treat using seasonal summer raspberries - guaranteed to keep the younger ones quiet so parents can enjoy it with a nice cup of tea.

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Are your kids keen cooks? Have they been busy in the kitchen this summer? Share their creations and any favourite recipes with us on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.