Simple Meals to Teach Your Kids How to Cook

Cooking is not just about making food. It’s also an important life skill. Starting them off with simple meals can spark an interest in cooking and provide them with a sense of accomplishment. Here are some easy, kid-friendly dishes to get your little chefs started in the kitchen.

Scrambled Eggs

Eggs are a basic ingredient that you can cook in many ways, but scrambled eggs are particularly forgiving for beginners. It’s also a great base for creativity. Encourage your children to add cheese, vegetables, or ham to customize their meals. 

Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is versatile, easy to make, and doesn’t require the stove to be on for too long. A safe and easy choice for young cooks. Boil some pasta and toss it with a variety of ingredients like cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and a dressing. Plus, once they know how to make pasta, it opens the door to many other dishes. 


Quesadillas are perfect for kids because they require minimal cooking and can be customized. All you need is a tortilla, some cheese, and whatever else your child likes – beans, chicken, vegetables, you name it. Plus, it’s a great way to help children learn about managing heat and how to flip food on a pan.