Teaching Ideas for Kids Cookery

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures and the process of cooking is an enjoyable one for many. Kids cookery has become a popular way of engaging children with their food and with multiple recipes for kids being developed, it is an exciting way of teaching maths and creativity while teaching them a life-long skill. Cookery for kids has come a long way with easy recipes being introduced by celebrity chefs and more. Children’s cookery is something everyone in the family can benefit from – just make sure to watch the oven!


Kids Cookery: Baked Parmesan Courgette

An effective and tasty way to get your children to eat vegetables, also one of the easy recipes that makes cookery for kids accessible. You’ll need four courgettes, half a cup of freshly grated parmesan, half a teaspoon of dried thyme, half a teaspoon of dried oregano, half a teaspoon of dried basil, a quarter teaspoon of garlic powder, and some salt and pepper. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius and coat a cooling rack with nonstick spray and get a baking sheet ready. Combine your spices with the parmesan, mixing them thoroughly in a small bowl. Now is time for the courgette. Simply cut the courgette into quarters lengthwise and get the children to cover them in parmesan mix. Place the courgette onto prepared baking paper and drizzle them with olive oil. Bake in the oven for around fifteen minutes where they should become nice and tender. You can broil for a further two to three minutes if you like a thick golden crust. You can serve immediately when they’re out of the oven. A healthy, easy recipe for kids cookery.

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Easy Recipes: Healthy Buns

This recipe is a foolproof children’s cookery idea. So easy that toddlers can even get involved. You will need two cups of rolled oats, half a cup of sultanas, a third of a cup of cranberries, a tablespoon of marmalade, and half a cup of applesauce. The steps are very easy to follow as all that needs to happen is that the ingredients are placed in a bowl and mixed well. This can be done with a spatula or by hand. Roll the mixture into small balls for easy consumption. Have your oven on at 180 degrees celsius and you’ll be able to bake them until their golden brown. A healthy snack alternative that allows children to get involved with their food. Cookery for kids that even toddlers can get involved in. Make sure you’re the only one to touch the oven though!

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Cookery for Kids: Lasagne Cups

One of the best home-made meals anyone can cook is lasagne. Warm and nostalgic, children can get involved by making lasagne cups. You will need marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, wonton wrappers, Italian seasoning, and ground beef or sausage. If you want to make it veggie, just leave out the meat! An easy recipe, simply spray a cupcake pan with a non-stick spray and place one wonton wrapper in each cup. Layer these with sauce and cheeses, and your meat topping as you desire. Once you have them layered correctly, sprinkle with Italian seasonings and back at 190 degrees Celsius for twenty minutes. Once they’re done, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for five minutes. Then, pop them from the cups. Mini lasagnas that children’s cookery allows for. Everyone can enjoy a classic dish and do kids cookery.

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Recipes for Kids Cookery: No-Bake Oreo Bars

Oreos are a brilliant biscuit and a cult classic. Making alternative no-bake buns to fill you up is a great recipe for kids and one they’ll want to be involved in. All you’ll need is a packet of Oreos, five cups of large marshmallows, and four tablespoons of butter. The first task is one you’ll have to do or with supervision. Place Oreos in the food processor and pulse them until they’re entirely ground up. Melt marshmallows and butter in the microwave until they have become slightly puffed. This should take around 2 minutes. Remove this mixture from the microwave and pour in the ground oreo cookies. Stir them until they’re evenly distributed throughout the mallow mix. Once you’ve got the level consistency that you want, transfer these to a foil-lined baking tray and allow them to sit for ten minutes. Remove the large bar out of the tray by using the foil to lift it out. From there you can cut your very own oreo bars. A non-bake solution that intensifies an already delectable dessert. Try this easy recipe when doing kids cookery.

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Children’s Cookery: Pasta Roni

Mac and Cheese is the quintessential childhood meal that stirs up great emotion when thinking of it. Pasta Roni is an alternative method of this staple dish that you can use as a recipe for your kids. An easy recipe of the pasta variety, this one will make sure you don’t go hungry. You will need two cups of milk, two cups of pasta shells and one cup of white cheddar cheese. After boiling pasta, take care, pouring it out, and place it in a medium saucepan. The texture should be al dente. From here, your kids can join in, please beware of the hot rings. In the medium saucepan, bring the milk and pasta to a simmer over medium heat. Stir the milk often and make sure it doesn’t boil. When the pasta has a soft texture, remove from the heat and fold in the cheese. Stir this until it has melted throughout. If you like your mac and cheese a little creamier, then add more milk. If you like varieties of cheese, then add the cheese that you like. Sprinkle salt for taste. A lovely recipe for kids cookery.

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Fun Cookery: Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad

A magically easy way of having fun cooking. All you need is melon and berries as your ingredients, and a bowl and cookie cutters. Take your melon and slice it for your children. Take the cookie cutters and encourage them to press down on the flesh of the fruit. Remove them from the melon and place the fruit into the bowl. When all the melon is used up, add the berries and mix thoroughly. Now you should have a nice array of fruit in different shapes and colours – a fun way of getting your five a day and enjoying kids cookery!

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