What recipes does your teenager like to cook by themselves?
As the kids get older they become more capable of cooking independently. Some may like cooking for the family, where others may need to cook to help out the busy household. Some teenagers cook one night a week to begin with until they get the hang of how everything in the kitchen works.
Here is a selection of easy recipes that teenagers can cook for the family or themselves!
1. Classic spaghetti bolognese
This simple spaghetti bolognese recipe is delicious, easy to make and only has 5 ingredients! You can minus the mushrooms if you don’t like them.
2. Chow Mein
A quick, easy and filling meal you teenager will cook again and again.
Homemade pizza is the best! You can pick the topping and lay them how you like. There are so many topping ideas and recipes – including pizza dough recipes! – that can be made with everyday pantry staples.
4. Creamy Chorizo Pasta
An easy and delicious Creamy Chorizo Pasta recipe that is great for teenagers to whip up!
5. Tray Baked Nachos
Nachos is usually a hit with everyone of all ages. This tray baked recipe is one your teen will love making!
6. Canned Tuna Pasta
This canned tuna pasta has to be one of the easiest meals your teen can make and bonus – it’s healthy!
Ready in minutes, these homemade tacos are easy and perfect busy weeknight dinner, especially when you’re hungry!
8. Beef Burger
A basic beef burger which your teen will devour! They can add in whatever they want and leave out the ingredients they don’t.
9. Stir fry
A good stir-fry is quick and easy, and healthy too! You can add whatever meat you like or make a meatless stir-fry, the choice is yours!
10. Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon
A Mac ‘N Cheese recipe with pieces of crispy bacon and a topping of crunchy garlic bread.
11. Easy Chicken Finger Wraps
Try these Easy Chicken Finger Wraps! They are so simple to make and are a perfect meal your teenagers can easily whip up themselves.
12. Baked Cheesy Meatballs
A tasty and simple meatball recipe that’s sure to fill everyone bellies!
You teenager will love these pikelets! Not to mention the endless choices for toppings such as jam, banana, peanut butter, honey and much more!
Sushi is a substantial meal and you can make it with as many different fillings as your like, e.g. salmon and avocado, crumbed chicken and salad, tuna and cucumber, pulled pork and coleslaw – the list is endless!
15. CHEESE AND BACON MINI QUICHES
Everybody loves these Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches! They are perfect to make for lunch boxes. They are really easy to make and fuss free – your teen can help you make a big batch!
16. Chorizo Pasta
This chorizo pasta is a quick and easy one pan dish will be a hit with the teens! Add some vegetables to up the nutrition level. Another great recipe my teens love and always take to school the next day is the cheeseburger pasta bake.
There are so many different pasta recipes and are so delicious!
19. Roast Vegetables
I don’t know which teenager doesn’t love roast vegetables – and they’re so easy to make!
20. Chicken Burrito Bowl
The burrito bowl recipe is so juicy and delicious. This recipe is so easy to make and I don’t know a teenager who doesn’t love a burrito bowl!
21. Brown Rice Salad
This is a nutty-flavoured salad can be served hot or cold, so it’s great for lunch the next day!
24. Devilled Sausages
This one-pan casserole recipe is easy to make and your teen won’t have to use every dish in the kitchen!
25. Cheesy Quesadillas
Quesadillas are an easy dinner and you can throw anything you want into them!
26. Easy Pork Sliders
Sliders with a kick! Your teen will love making these!
27. Pizza Lasagne
Your teenager is going to love this collaboration! Lasagne on the bottom, pizza on top, and plenty of cheese all over!