4 Kid-Friendly Dinners That A 10-Year-Old Can Cook

Working parents know that it can be tough to get home at the end of a long day and prepare a well-balanced meal for the whole family. It can be even tougher to find ways to get your children to help out in the kitchen. Some tasks (like using a hot stove or oven) might even be too dangerous for younger children. Additionally, some dishes can be too complex for kids to make on their own. Fortunately, kids cooking kits exist to solve these dilemmas.

Nonetheless, you are probably still asking yourself an important question: what can I make in the kitchen with my kids? While you can always opt for simple dishes that do not require a lot of expertise or prep time, why not create amazing meals with your kids? Better yet, look into kid-friendly dinner kits so that your children can do 90% of the work without your assistance! 

In today’s article, we will look at 4 specific recipes that 10-year-olds can cook with minimal supervision. This way, you can get in some relaxation time or finish up work while dinner is being prepared. At the same time, your kids can learn interesting facts, acquire new skills, and have a blast in the kitchen!

Baked Chicken Tenders with Pasta Salad

Most kids love chicken fingers, but chicken fingers can be difficult to make from scratch. Traditionally, chicken strips are fried, which means that the easy option would be a deep fryer. It goes without saying that this is not a safe option for 10-year-olds!

For this reason, Kidstir offers a kid-friendly chicken recipe kit that is both easy to make and delicious. You don’t have to be an expert in the kitchen to follow the instructions, nor do you have to worry about hot frying oil hurting anyone. Instead, you get an easy chicken recipe for kids that can be cooked and ready to eat in under an hour!

And don’t worry, this recipe doesn’t just include chicken tenders. To ensure that your family gets a well-balanced meal, the Kidstir Picnic Under the Stars Cooking Kit also has the recipe for a kid-friendly pasta salad. This way, you have a more diversified meal that includes both chicken and pasta salads for kids and adults alike!

However, the fun doesn’t stop there! In addition to chicken tenders and pasta salad, this cooking kit includes the ingredient list and recipe for star-shaped sandwich cookies. All of these great dishes are accompanied by interesting, space-related facts. As a sky-themed experiment, the Kidstir Picnic Under the Stars Cooking Kit even comes with a three-ingredient recipe for rainbow-colored bread!

If this sounds like a fun dinner for your kids, you can check out the kit right here!

Homemade Pizza with Wings

Homemade pizza is a dish that every family should try to make at some point. While it can get a little messy, it can also create a great opportunity to have fun and bond over a common goal. Additionally, creating homemade pizzas allows your kids to show their creative side with different ingredients and toppings!

With the Kidstir My First Pizza Shop Cooking Kit, your kids don’t just learn how to make pizza. They also learn about the history of pizza and how it has evolved over the years. It is a great chance for your kids to learn about the history and culture of food in the United States and abroad. Most importantly, this kids’ pizza set makes it easy to make sauce from scratch, mold the dough of the pizza, and have a ready-to-eat pizza pie in no time!

And we almost forgot about the side dishes! With this kids’ pizza kit, your children can make healthy parmesan salad cups and finger-licking lemon pepper wings. These can help make a great meal for a movie night at home or even a sporting event. Additionally, if your kids are interested in STEM projects, they will love this kit, as it comes with the instructions to create a pizza box solar oven!

If this kids’ pizza kit sounds like a great choice for your 10-year-old, you can order your very own kit at this link!

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Fall Harvest Salad

Now it’s time to look at some of the healthier recipes for 10-year-olds. Though many kids will want to go straight for fried food and desserts, you can help promote a really healthy diet for the whole family with the Kidstir Fall Flavors Cooking Kit. This kid-friendly ravioli recipe will inspire your children to learn a myriad of new skills in the kitchen, all while taking part in educational activities surrounding the autumn season!

Traditionally, ravioli is a food that people associate with trained chefs and fine restaurants. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, our high-quality butternut squash ravioli recipe proves that making kids’ ravioli does not need to be complicated. All you have to do is get the ingredients on the list provided in the kit and let your child (or children) handle the rest! Naturally, you should make sure that there is adult supervision when cutting up the vegetables and heating up the pan, but otherwise, you can just watch your kids follow the directions to the letter. For added safety, this kit comes with a safe veggie peeler to help your kids prepare the meal in style!

In addition to the primary dish (butternut squash ravioli), this cooking kit also includes the instructions to make a harvest salad and maple donut holes. This way, your kids can make a healthy, balanced meal that also includes a sweet twist for dessert! Once your kids have finished their masterpiece, everyone in your family will be clambering to taste the end results!

To learn more about the Fall Flavors Cooking Kit or to get one for your children, be sure to check out this page!

Lemon Baked Salmon with Veggie Linguine

There are few things more delicious than baked salmon with a splash of lemon. But did you ever imagine that your kids could create such an amazing dish on their own? With our kid-friendly salmon recipe, it is actually possible! Once you acquire the right ingredients and give your kids the instructions, the entire family can enjoy salmon made for kids, by kids. 

Salmon is just one element of the Kidstir Heart & Soul Cooking Kit, too. This kit also includes the recipes, ingredient list, and special pasta scoop for hearty veggie linguine — a dish that provides the perfect accompaniment to lemon-baked salmon. Lastly, your children will have the tools they need to create delicious berry jam puff pastries for dessert. Once it is all said and done, it will truly be a meal made from the heart and soul!

Finally, it would not be a true Kidstir cooking kit without some fun facts and culture! In the Heart & Soul Cooking Kit, your kids will learn how to say “Eat Well” in multiple languages spoken in countries all over the world. So, not only will this kit help your kids connect with the food they eat, but it will also help them connect with the people and world around them!

If this sounds like the right cooking kit for your family, be sure to try one out today!

Do you want to learn even more about acquiring delicious, kid-friendly dinner kits? If so, be sure to reach out to Kidstir today! 

Hungry for more?

Sign up for our cooking kits! Teach your kids important culinary skills and empower them with kitchen confidence.

Every monthly kit includes

  • 3 exclusive recipes
  • Quality cooking tool
  • Foodie Fun magazine
  • Achievement stickers
  • Wordstir family game
  • Shopping list

Select a subscription plan

Free shipping on all US orders!

$7 USD/month for Canada, UK, & Australia
MONTHLY

$23.99

PER MONTH

Total

Free Apron & Hat Included

3 MONTHS

$23.99

PER MONTH

Total $71.97

Free Apron & Hat Included

6 MONTHS

$21.99

PER MONTH

Total $132.00

Save $12!

Free Apron & Hat Included

YEARLY

$19.99

PER MONTH

Total $239.88

Save $48!

Free Apron & Hat + Mitt

All Subscriptions Renew Automatically. You Can Pause Or Cancel At Any Time!

Fun cooking kits at your doorstep

Send this to a friend