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Easy Kids Meals
6 or Fewer Ingredients

6 or less ingredient recipes
These 6 or fewer easy kids meals were composed with the chef in training age group in mind. To help them continuously learn and practice after the chef in training cooking lessons.

However these kids cooking recipes are also great for quick easy meal ideas that your kids can help with. As stated before these recipes were composed with 7-11 years old in mind so you may need to adjust the recipe directions as needed. 

For example, older kids can do the cooking where as younger age groups will not be cooking and do not have the attention span for some recipes. They will do better when given small tasks and helping you create the recipe.

Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum

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Easy Kids Meals-Main Dishes

Pizza Soup
8 oz.(2 small cans) sliced mushrooms
1 Can black olives sliced
4 Cups water
15 oz. pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce
2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
Chopped pepperoni, chopped Canadian bacon chopped green peppers or other favorite pizza toppings
Mix all ingredients together and simmer 15-20 minutes. This soup is great served with breadsticks or French bread.

pizza soup

Spaghetti Cupcakes
8 ounces Cooked spaghetti
4 eggs
1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese
Jar of Spaghetti sauce
2 cups mozzarella cheese
Have adult cook spaghetti and set aside. In bowl beat eggs, then add Parmesan cheese, and spaghetti noodles. Stir to combine. Grease muffin tins and press noodles into muffin cups. Top each with sauce and mozzarella cheese. Have adult bake 15 minutes at 375 degrees. This is a great easy kids meal as they can even decorate the tops of their "cupcakes" with sliced olives, mushrooms or green peppers.
spaghetti cupcakes 

Taco Soup
2-16 ounce cans kidney beans
28 ounce can tomatoes
2 pounds ground beef
1 cup water
2-3 Tablespoons taco seasoning
Have adult cook and brown hamburger. Child can toss all ingredients together in crock pot. Stir. Cook on low 6-8 hours or simmer on stove in saucepan for 15 minutes. You can serve this soup with tortilla chips, sour cream and shredded cheese if desired.

taco soup

Seasoned Hamburgers
1 pound ground beef
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon onion soup mix or desired amount -can also used different varieties of Lipton soup mix like Mushroom beef, Onion beef, etc.
Mix altogether and form into patties. Have adult grill.

Shredded Beef Tacos
Beef roast
Taco fixings
Place beef roast in crock pot and cook for 4-6 hours on high or have adult bake in oven for 30 minutes-1 hour until done. Allow to cool. Shred meat with two forks or use your fingers. Make sure meat is cool enough to handle. Use shredded beef in place of hamburger in tacos.

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Help your child be in charge of dinner with these easy dinners.

Kids Cooking Dinner

Teriyaki Chicken
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
In a bowl, add soy sauce, juice, sugar, vegetable oil, ginger and garlic. Stir together and pour into Ziploc plastic bag. Add chicken breasts to bag and zip tight. Place bag on plate and chill in refrigerator several hours. Have adult bake or grill. Serve with rice.

Spring Rolls
Make an easy meal with spring rolls.

spring rolls

Chicken Taquitos

Beef Gyro Pita Sandwich

1 lb. ground beef or substitute ground turkey or a mixture of both
sprinkle of garlic salt
sprinkle of pepper
1 teaspoon ground oregano
2 teaspoons dried onion or onion soup mix
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Blend meat and seasonings together in bowl. Mix together until well combined. Form into long oval shaped patties. Grill or bake. Add to a pita or tortilla. Top with lettuce, tomato, onion slices or/and the yogurt dressing above.

beef gryo sandwich

Simple Chicken Casserole
4 chicken breasts
can cream mushroom soup
½ bag of frozen peas or 1 can of peas (can substitute chopped broccoli)
1 Cup cheddar cheese
Salt, pepper, and paprika
Place chicken breasts in casserole dish. Pour cream of mushroom soup over the top of chicken spreading around to coat. Sprinkle with peas or broccoli. Adult should bake for 35-40 minutes at 375 degrees. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bake until cheese is melted. Serve with rice or noodles.

Find more easy kids meals chicken casserole recipes.
chicken casserole

Chinese Hamburger

If you are looking for a quick meal use instant rice and canned cream of mushroom soup.

2-3 Cups cooked rice
1/2-1 lb. ground hamburger
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
2-3 Cups homemade cream of mushroom soup or 2 cans cream mushroom soup

Step 1: Make rice.
Step 2: While rice is cooking, brown hamburger. Drain and set aside.
Step 3: Mix cooked rice with browned hamburger.
Step 4: Stir in cream of mushroom soup and soy sauce.
Step 5: Taste test and add more soy sauce if desired.

chinese hamburger

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Easy Kids Meals: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
2-3 cups chicken chopped
2 cups cubed ham
1 cup cubed cheddar cheese
Cream of chicken soup
1/2-1 cup sour cream
1/2-1 cup milk
Combine cooked chicken, ham, and cheese together in casserole dish. In separate bowl combine soup and sour cream. Add milk to make a sauce. If you'd like a thinner sauce add more sour cream and milk if you desire thicker add less milk and sour cream. Pour over mixture and bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Can also serve with noodles in the casserole on the side.

chicken casserole

Alfredo Noodles
1/2 cup butter or stick margarine
1/2 cup whipping cream (heavy)
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
Noodles of choice (make this into a really fun easy kids meal by buying fun shaped noodles)
Adult can be boiling noodles while the Chef in Training prepares the sauce. In microwave bowl melt butter. Whip or stir in whipping cream. Cook 3-4 minutes or until mixture thickens and bubbles. Take out of microwave -don't forget to use pot holders! Stir in Parmesan cheese and toss with cooked noodles.

Baked Potato with Tuna
by David Smart 
4 medium potatoes
1 Can tuna in spring water (drained)
1/2 cup of chopped baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup light sour cream
Bake potatoes in oven until just soft Lightly mix tuna baby spinach and sour cream together Slice cooked potatoes crossways and halfway down Dollop tuna mix into potato Cook under a hot grill for 2 minutes.

Coconut Chicken Balls- an easy and fun recipe for dinner or lunches.

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