Easy recipes to cook with your kids this holiday season

With loads of fun in store for this holiday season, add cooking easy recipes with your kids to the list. Why? Because it's always fun and there is no better meal than a self-cooked one! Don’t worry, these easy recipes will only create a beautiful memory for your kid, not an unimaginable mess! 

 1. Tomato Spaghetti

As sophisticated as it may sound, it is one of the easiest recipes to cook. A bit of hassle and lots of memories is what you get at the end of cooking and of course a yummy tangy spaghetti that serves 4.


  • 250 gms of Spaghetti
  • 4 large gms tomatoes
  • 1 onion (thinly sliced)
  • 6 garlic cloves (thinly sliced)
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • A little bit of parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano (or Italian herbs)
  • 1 teaspoon of red chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon of Vinegar
  • A few pieces of Jalapeno and Olives (optional)


  1. Add the pasta to the boiling water with 2-3 drops of olive oil and a little bit of salt. Boil it until the pasta is al dente (just till the biting consistency)
  2. Once the pasta is cooked, strain the water (store it), and drizzle a little olive oil on the pasta. 
  3. Blanche the tomatoes in water and peel off the skin. Keep them aside to cool down and later grind them to a smooth paste. 
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the saucepan and once it's heated, add thinly sliced garlic and onions. Cook them until the onions are pink.
  5. Now add the tomato paste, chili flakes, oregano, jalapenos, olives, and vinegar. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Finally, add spaghetti to the tomato sauce and mix it well.
  7. Garnish it with some parmesan cheese and serve it hot. 


  1. Chocolate-Topped Marshmallow Sticks

Have you ever seen a person unhappy with marshmallows and chocolate? All the more reason to cook it with your kids this season. 


  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 teaspoons coconut oil
  • Lollipop sticks
  • 1 pack of marshmallows
  • ½ cup of white chocolate chips
  • Coloured sugar sprinkles/coconut flakes/crushed candies (for toppings)


  1. Melt the chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave until smooth.
  2. Stick the lollipop sticks to the marshmallows and dip them in the melted chocolate. Remove the excess chocolate and place them on the butter paper.
  3. Melt the white chocolate chips with the remaining 1 tablespoon of coconut oil until smooth.
  4. Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the marshmallow sticks along with desired toppings and voila!
  5. Best served with hot chocolate


  1. The good-old veggie Maggi

With a bit of help, your kids can make this recipe all by themselves! ‘Cause with Maggi, it never goes wrong


  • 4 cakes of Maggi and Maggi masala
  • Medium-sized tomato, onion, carrot, green peas, and capsicum
  • 1 teaspoon of Masala-ae-Magic
  • ½ tablespoon of butter


  1. Boil the Maggi, strain it, and keep it aside
  2. Heat the saucepan and add butter and veggies. Once the veggies are cooked, add the masalas
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of water and Maggi to the vegetables and mix well. 
  4. Can also add coriander leaves for garnish. 


  1. Peppermint Twists


  • 1-½ cup of any cookie mix
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • Red food colour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Shape cookie mix into 3/4-inch balls. Roll each ball into a 6-inch rope. Bend the rope in half and twist it twice. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. 
  2. Bake until bottoms are lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Remove it and cool completely. Combine the confectioners' sugar, milk, and extract; drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with colored sugar.


  1. Green chutney and potato sandwich

Potatoes are everyone’s fave and let it be a midnight snack after a pyjama party or an evening one before the party, this recipe will be just as delicious. 


  • 1 packet of milk/sandwich bread
  • 2-3 boiled potatoes
  • 4-5 tablespoons of butter to toast the bread
  • Green chutney
  • Tomato and onion slices
  • Cheese slices
  • 1 tablespoon of chaat masala
  • ½ tablespoon of pepper powder
  • A chips packet
  • Salt to taste


  1. Spread green chutney on the bread. Add boiled potato, onion, and tomato slices. 
  2. Sprinkle chaat masala, with salt, and pepper. 
  3. Add cheese slice and crushed chips and toast/grill it with butter. 
  4. Transfer it to a plate and serve it with your fave drink.  


  1. Banana Pancakes Snowman

The perfect breakfast for the perfect family on a perfect winter morning. And cooking it together makes it even more perfect!


  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • ¾ cup water
  • ⅓ mashed ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar
  • Pretzels, blueberries, cranberries, chocolate chips, halved banana slices


  1. In a small bowl, stir the pancake mix, water, and banana just until moistened.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup batter onto a greased hot pan, making three circles to form a snowman. Turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown. Transfer to a serving plate. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  3. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Decorate snowmen with pretzels, chocolate chips, cranberries, and/or bananas if desired.

The holiday season isn’t the only time you can cook with your kids, so, we are gonna bring you more of such simple yet scrumptious recipes. Stay tuned. 

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