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Cooking With Kids: 5 easy dinner recipes

Get cooking with your kids. Let them get their hands dirty by helping to make the meal—then watch them clean their plates come suppertime.

Cooking With Kids: 5 easy dinner recipes

Cooking With Kids: 5 easy dinner recipes

Say yes to the mess

Rather than distracting them with screen time so you can cook, invite your kids into the kitchen to help. We've got little jobs for them to do on each of these meals, plus a dessert!

Cooking With Kids: 5 easy dinner recipes

Calzones with Turkey Kielbasa

Kids will love to mix the dough, roll it out, grate cheese and twist or fork the edges of each calzone.

Get the recipe here: Calzones with Turkey Kielbasa>

Cooking With Kids: 5 easy dinner recipes

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Citrus-Marinated Chicken Scallopini with Baby Bok Choy

Let your sous chef pound the chicken breasts, squeeze the juice out of the oranges and wash the bok choy in a colander.

Get the recipe: Citrus-Marinated Chicken Scallopini with Baby Bok Choy>

Cooking With Kids: 5 easy dinner recipes

Baked Falafel Nuggets with Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Have your little one stir in the bread crumbs, roll the balls and smush them into nuggets.

Get the recipe: Baked Falafel Nuggets with Tomato-Cucumber Salad>

Cooking With Kids: 5 easy dinner recipes

Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Ham-and-Broccoli Sauce

Keep kids busy rolling the dough, cutting the gnocchi (a dull butter knife works well) and grating the cheese.

Get the recipe: Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Ham-and-Broccoli Sauce>

Cooking With Kids: 5 easy dinner recipes

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Spaghetti Nests with Bocconcini "Eggs"

Your little chef can whisk the eggs, coil spaghetti nests and then sprinkle them with basil and add the bocconcini. 

Get the recipe: Spaghetti Nests with Bocconcini “Eggs”>

Cooking With Kids: 5 easy dinner recipes

Apple-Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Put your mini me to work grating the apple, rolling the dough into balls and stirring and drizzling glaze.    

Get the recipe: Apple-Cinnamon Monkey Bread>

Cooking With Kids: 5 easy dinner recipes
This article was originally published on Feb 17, 2015

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