6 Recipes Teens Can Make

Teaching teens to cook is a valuable skill they will use for the rest of their lives. When teens know how to cook, they can eat healthier and not rely on fast food and food delivery apps.

Our kids learned to cook at a young age. They spent a lot of time in the kitchen with us learning to peel and chop vegetables. Measuring ingredients was another task they had while helping us to prepare meals. Now our youngest is 17 and he can cook a full meal for the family by himself, although no one in this house ever gets the kitchen to themselves.

With the help of our teens as well as the older kids, we have compiled a list of the top six recipes they have enjoyed making. These recipes have also been tested by their friends who have learned to cook from our kids.

Baking Recipes That Are Easy For Teens

Our daughters love to bake and they are always baking something. They love to share cookies and sweet breads or muffins with their friends. These recipes are their favourites to make and share.

No Knead Bread
This is one of the easiest bread recipes there is. Our kids learned to bake this bread when they were little. They have shared this recipe with friends who also enjoy making it. No Knead bread takes little effort but the results are fantastic.
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No Knead Bread
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
The kids like this recipe because it takes less attention than making cookies but it's still a cookie recipe. The kids love sharing these Cookie Bars with friends.
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plate of chocolate chip cookie bars
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins
An old recipe I have been making since I was a teenager. It's easy to make and has become a family favourite. Our kids use this recipe for breakfast muffins.
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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

Easy BBQ Recipes For Teens

Our kids grew up with BBQ. They learned every kind of BBQ from charcoal to gas by the time they hit their teenage years. Not every kid is as lucky. But if you have a teen who wants to learn, these recipes are easy enough and can all be made using a gas grill or an outdoor griddle.

BBQ Queso Dip
This recipe has become our kids' favourite food to make on a BBQ. They make it at least three or four times a month. They use it to dip tortilla chips or fresh veggies and to top their burgers, tacos and nachos.
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BBQ Queso Dip
Eggs In A Hole
This recipe can be made on a gas griddle like a Blackstone. They are easy to make and the kids love making these on the weekend when their friends have spent the night.
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Eggs in a hole

Appetizer

Caprese Salad Skewers
This recipe involves very little cooking, but the cooking part can be eliminated with bottled glaze. This is one of our kids' favourite appetizers and they're healthy.
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Caprese Salad Skewers plated with bowls of balsamic vinegar, olive oil and chopped basil

Remember that teaching teenagers to cook is a skill they can use for the rest of their lives. Cooking encourages creativity and is a valuable asset to learn.

We hope you enjoy these six recipes we shared today and would love to hear from you if you did. Leave us a comment below to let us know what you think of the recipes and if there are other recipes you’d like to try. And feel free to ask us questions about these recipes or any of our other recipes.

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