9 Recipes That Will Make Your Kid Feel Like a Real Chef

Just because they’re young doesn’t mean they can’t cook
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9 Recipes That Will Make Your Kid Feel Like a Real Chef

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If your children are interested in cooking, let them help you with these nine recipes — they’ll be so proud of their work that they’ll feel like real chefs.

Baked Egg Cups

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These colorful egg cups are as beautiful to look at as they are good for you. Your kids will love lining the muffin tin with prosciutto and plopping the pesto on top. One tip: If your children are helping with the eggs, crack them into a separate bowl before dumping them into the muffin cups — that way, you won’t get any unwanted pieces of eggshell in your food.

Chocolate ‘Mousse’

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Traditional mousse requires you to cook sugar to a high temperature, making it an unsafe task for kids. Instead, make this creamy whipped chocolate in your food processor using avocado for texture.
 

Fettucine Alfredo

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Alfredo sauce requires very few ingredients and is easy to make, making it a perfect recipe for cooking with your little one. After the sauce and pasta have been tossed together, let your child sprinkle freshly grated cheese and a little ground nutmeg on top.

 

French Toast

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Like finger painting — but tastier — your child will love dipping thick slices of bread into custard and sprinkling them with cinnamon. After the French toast is cooked, she can even give it a dusting of powdered sugar.

Guacamole

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If your child is old enough to chop soft fruits and vegetables with a child-proof knife, put him to work dicing tomatoes and halved avocados for guacamole. He’ll have fun squeezing the lime juice into the bowl and topping the finished guacamole with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro, too.

Macaroni and Cheese

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If there’s one thing that kids and chefs alike enjoy, it’s a big bowl of creamy macaroni and cheese. This version has a bit of a gourmet feel thanks to the smoked Gouda and chopped herbs.

Pesto

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This Italian specialty is good for everything from coating pasta to spreading on sandwiches, and your kids will love watching a food processor full of ingredients create a bright green pesto.

 

Roast Chicken

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A really good roast chicken is surprisingly simple. Let your kids help stuff the bird and sprinkle seasonings on the outside. When the chicken comes out of the oven, there will be no question that this recipe is chef-worthy.

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Pops

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Another impressive dessert that kids can make (and enjoy), these creamy ice pops have all the flavor of strawberry cheesecake, including the graham cracker crumbs!