Easy Recipes from Around the World to Make with Kids (2024)

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Kid Friendly Recipes from Around the World Breakfast Around the World Recipes French Canadian Crepes - French Canada Best Belgian Waffles - Belgium Hawaiian Banana Bread - USA Indian Frankie - Easy Indian Breakfast Burritos - India Cheesy Oeufs en Cocotte - Eggs in Pots - France Lunch from Around the World Lemon Rice with Onion and Carrot - India Flatbread Pizza - Italy Snacks from Around the World Gluten Free Vegan Banana Oats Spinach Muffins - USA Eggplant Dip - Baba Ghanoush - Lebanon Chin Chin - Nigeria Cheesy Broccoli-Quinoa Bites - USA Easy Hummus Recipe - Lebanon Mealie Cakes – Cornmeal Biscuits - South Africa Dinner Ideas from Around the World Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken - USA Family Friendly Cuban Picadillo - Cuba Easy Korean Bibimbap with Ground Turkey - Korea Bratwurst and Potato Casserole - Ireland Slow-Cooker Korean BBQ Beef Tacos - Korea Baked Chicken Meatballs in Spiced Tomato Sauce - Mexico Vegetable Chow Mein - China Coconut Yoghurt Chicken - India Quick And Easy Instant Pot Rice and Beans - Mexico Simple Pasta with Peas - Italy Samosa Recipe - Kenya Homemade Pepperoni Pizza - Italy Mac and Cheese - USA Bobotie - South Africa Dessert Recipes Coconut Filled Hawaiian Malasadas - USA Polvorones - Mexico Corn Flakes Chocolate Chips Cookies - China Hawaiian Chocolate Haupia Pie - USA Apple Pie Spring Rolls - China No Bake Guava Cheesecake Bars - USA Easy British Queen of Puddings - UK Soft Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting - USA Avocado Ice Cream - Mexico Walnut Crescent Cookies - Hungary Moose Farts - Canada Chocobananos - El Salvador Jeera Cookies - India Coquito Tres Leches Cake - Puerto Rico Bolinhas Coconut Cookies - Goa Family Fun Coconut Sticky Rice Dessert Sushi - Japan Mom's Raisin Griddle Cookies - Wales Easy Stollen Recipe - Germany Drink Recipes for Kids Easy Homemade Horchata - Mexico Coquito - Puerto Rico

If you have ever wanted to travel the world from the comfort of your kitchen, get started with some of these easy recipes. We asked for people to share their favorite kid friendly recipes from around the world, and boy, did they deliver! So many amazing dishes to try, from Hungarian walnut cookies to slow cooker Korean BBQ beef, we can’t wait to try these easy recipes. We think you will agree!

Kid Friendly Recipes from Around the World

Since we have plenty of time on our hands, why not spend time baking with kids? These easy recipes from around the world will allow families to enjoy some new ideas from the comfort of their kitchen. With everything from breakfast to dessert, here are some of the easiest kid friendly recipes from around the world.

Breakfast Around the World Recipes

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French Canadian Crepes - French Canada

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These French Canadian Crepes, make for an easy crepe recipe that is great for breakfast. With perfectly cooked crispy edges, these crepes are great with maple syrup or fruit sauce.

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Best Belgian Waffles - Belgium

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These easy Belgian waffles are perfect for breakfast with the family! Kids love helping whip up the egg whites and scooping the fluffy batter into the waffle iron (with mom and dad’s help, of course!) Serve classic with syrup and butter or top with fried chicken for an epic chicken and waffles brunch!

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Hawaiian Banana Bread - USA

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If you've ever driven the Road to Hana on Maui, you probably have stopped to buy roadside banana bread. It's incredible! This Hawaiian banana bread recipe will transport you back to Hawaii with just one bite.

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Indian Frankie - Easy Indian Breakfast Burritos - India

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If you've never heard of a Frankie before, you're missing out. It is Indian food in minutes! A savory, spicy "Indian Burrito", Frankies are great for using up leftovers. A great no-mess way to make Indian Breakfast Burritos that kids will love.

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Cheesy Oeufs en Cocotte - Eggs in Pots - France

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This Cheesy Oeufs en Cocotte recipe is a super-simple but audaciously tasty dish. You can mix it up in a 1,000 different ways, and it’ll taste great every time.

Lunch from Around the World

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Lemon Rice with Onion and Carrot - India

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Lemon rice with onion and carrots, is a easy 10 minute rice dish made with left over rice. Kids love the flavors and always ask for seconds

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Flatbread Pizza - Italy

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10 minutes Flatbread Pizza is great kids friendly recipe - made with Naan Bread, Fresh Mozzarella, Italian seasoning, Tomato and Basil. Use store bought naan bread or left over flatbread!

Snacks from Around the World

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Gluten Free Vegan Banana Oats Spinach Muffins - USA

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These gluten free and vegan banana oats spinach muffins are made from oats flour as a base, with banana and spinach to enhance the nutritional value and taste of the muffins. All of my friends and family who tasted it absolutely loved the moist and tender muffins. It is hard to believe that these are gluten free and vegan as well.

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Eggplant Dip - Baba Ghanoush - Lebanon

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Baba Ghanoush is a light, healthy dip made from roasted eggplant, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. This is a Mediterranean favorite and perfect with pita bread or vegetables.

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Chin Chin - Nigeria

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An amazing easy Nigerian snack you would reach for over and over. This deep fried dough is easy to make and can be cut into fun shapes.

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Cheesy Broccoli-Quinoa Bites - USA

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These cheesy broccoli quinoa bites are easy to make and are a huge hit with kid! You can even add pepperoni or Italian seasoning to make it more like pizza!!

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Easy Hummus Recipe - Lebanon

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Whip up a batch of homemade Lebanese Hummus Recipe and keep it for snacking throughout the week. It is healthy and packed with protein, pairing perfectly with pita bread or vegetables. I also like to use it on sandwiches and wraps!

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Mealie Cakes – Cornmeal Biscuits - South Africa

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These gluten free African Cornmeal Biscuits can be an accompaniment to your breakfast eggs or savory soups and stew. Lots of historical notes included also to teach your kids all about Lesotho.

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Dinner Ideas from Around the World

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Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken - USA

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Hawaii is known for their plate lunches. One of the popular meats to get in a Hawaiian plate lunch is Shoyu Chicken. This soy sauce Hawaiian chicken is tasty over rice and makes a great leftover lunch.

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Family Friendly Cuban Picadillo - Cuba

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Perfect for a family dinner this Cuban Picadillo Recipe is easy to make with only a handful of ingredients. Made with ground beef, ground pork, tomatoes, raisins, olives, and more it is served with rice for the ultimate comfort food dish.

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Easy Korean Bibimbap with Ground Turkey - Korea

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An easy Korean Bibimbap Recipe ready to eat in under 30 minutes! The Bibimbap ingredients start with healthy ground turkey and include carrots, mushrooms, spinach, Gochujang sauce, and more! Specifically made in mind for the whole family as each item is cooked separate yet fast for customizable bowls for adults and all the way down to toddlers!

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Bratwurst and Potato Casserole - Ireland

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This easy Irish bratwurst and potato casserole dish combines familiar flavors in a new way. It’s also a low maintenance dish to serve along with Irish Soda Bread for a fun family movie night.

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Slow-Cooker Korean BBQ Beef Tacos - Korea

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These Slow-Cooker Korean BBQ Beef Tacos have everything – texture, flavor, and timing! They’re quick, easy, and oh-so-tasty!

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Baked Chicken Meatballs in Spiced Tomato Sauce - Mexico

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These Tex-Mex/Mexican inspired meatballs have hidden veggies inside! Kids can shape the meatballs, grate veggies, and take pride in creating this delicious meal!

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Vegetable Chow Mein - China

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Vegetable Chow Mein recipe is my go-to recipe . When I make these noodles everyone gobbles them up. They are so easy to make in this instant pot and even my kids help me make it!

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Coconut Yoghurt Chicken - India

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This five ingredient recipe is incredibly easy to make. Kids can help to dip the chicken in the marinade, mix the sauce, and make a delicious meal everyone can enjoy!

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Quick And Easy Instant Pot Rice and Beans - Mexico

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Easy Mexican Instant Pot rice and beans makes a delicious and quick vegetarian lunch, dinner, or side dish. Loaded with the bold flavor of salsa and spices, this hearty dish is a delicious addition to taco night. This Mexican Instant Pot rice and beans recipe also would be the perfect base for a burrito or burrito bowl.

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Simple Pasta with Peas - Italy

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The whole family will love this Pasta with Peas, a tasty 1-pot 10 minute midweek dinner that’s bursting with fresh taste! It’s a delicious, hearty and family friendly Italian dish (pasta e piselli). Plus it’s so easy!

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Samosa Recipe - Kenya

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Kenyan samosas are a "use what you have" dinner or snack. They can be filled with any combination of meat and vegetables and is a tasty way to use up vegetable odds and ends.

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Homemade Pepperoni Pizza - Italy

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Homemade Pepperoni Pizza is a classic recipe with tips and tricks to help get kids cooking. Getting the kids involved in making a well-loved dish like a Pepperoni Pizza for a family meal.

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Mac and Cheese - USA

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It's easy to make mac and cheese without a recipe when you have my super simple formula. Imagine making quick and creamy macaroni and cheese without rifling through cookbooks, searching Pinterest, or calling mom. This is an easy recipe to make with kids!

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Bobotie - South Africa

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Bobotie is a South African dinner recipe comprising beef mince, sultanas, curry spices and eggs. It's mild in flavour and is served regularly in South African households. It is best served with creamed spinach and butternut squash mash

Dessert Recipes

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Coconut Filled Hawaiian Malasadas - USA

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You can't go to Hawaii without trying malasadas. These fluffy, sugary, balls of dough are originally Portuguese, but Hawaii has made them famous! They have evolved over the years and now they are filled with tropical flavors like coconut, mango, and passion fruit.

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Polvorones - Mexico

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Polvorones Mexicanos are thick, crunchy cookies in citrus colors and flavors! These cookies are ideal for filling cookie jars any time of year!

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Corn Flakes Chocolate Chips Cookies - China

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Try baking corn flakes chocolate chips cookies for Chinese New Year. Though not traditional CNY cookies, we always get compliments from our CNY guests. This is an easy baking project with your kids too.

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Hawaiian Chocolate Haupia Pie - USA

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Hawaii has perfected the art of cream pies. This recipe combines the popular luau coconut custard dessert haupia with a traditional chocolate cream pie. It's so tasty!

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Apple Pie Spring Rolls - China

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Cinnamon apple pie spring rolls (or egg rolls) topped with powdered sugar and homemade salted caramel sauce. So easy and so fun to make!

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No Bake Guava Cheesecake Bars - USA

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Enjoy the flavors of Hawaii with these no bake guava cheesecake bars on a macadamia nut and graham cracker crust. It’s a simple and easy way to bring a new flavor to the table that the kids can easily make themselves!

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Easy British Queen of Puddings - UK

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Queen of Puddings is a traditional British dessert that brings together a thick breadcrumb cake-like custard, tangy raspberry jam and a fluffy crown of baked meringue. It’s easy and delicious, plus the kids will love, whipping the meringue, putting it all together, and eating it!

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Soft Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting - USA

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Soft Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting are thick buttery sugar cookies slathered with a creamy frosting and lots of colorful sprinkles. These big bakery style cookies are perfect baking with the kiddos!

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Avocado Ice Cream - Mexico

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This creamy avocado ice cream is easy to make and packed full of micronutrients from the avocado. Kids love this ice cream and making it is so much fun!

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Walnut Crescent Cookies - Hungary

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These Walnut Crescent Cookies are easy to make with kids. They are similar to shortbread cookies, but the ground walnuts give them a moister texture so they are crumbly in a melt-in-your-mouth way. And the generous dusting of the vanilla powdered sugar will lift them up. They are traditional Christmas cookies in Hungary.

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Moose Farts - Canada

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A super easy to prepare, no-bake cookie treat that kids will love and maybe giggle a little at the name too. A local favorite in Newfoundland, Canada.

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Chocobananos - El Salvador

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A popular street food in Latin America chocobananos are dozen banana dipped in chocolate with a number of different toppings. They are perfect to make with kids of all ages.

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Jeera Cookies - India

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A light Indian cookie that kids love a lot! Sweet and salty - these cookies are perfect to make with kids, especially the little ones love to sprinkle some sea salt and cumin seeds before baking.

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Coquito Tres Leches Cake - Puerto Rico

This easy to make cake recipe takes two fabulous Puerto Rican desserts, coquito and tres leches cake, and makes them one!

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Bolinhas Coconut Cookies - Goa

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Teach your kids all about Portuguese India (historical notes included) as you whip up a batch of these delicious Coconut Cookies from Goa.

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Family Fun Coconut Sticky Rice Dessert Sushi - Japan

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This Mango Dessert Sushi is a combination fun fusion flavors. Kids love making this for dessert.

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Mom's Raisin Griddle Cookies - Wales

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Adapted from one of our favorite holiday family recipes, Mom’s Raisin Griddle Cookies are Welsh cookies and are sooo good! They’re cooked on a griddle (no oven needed) and they're made gluten free and dairy free.

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Easy Stollen Recipe - Germany

This easy to make German Christmas bread has a delicious marzipan surpise in the middle. Your kids will ask you to make it year round, it's that good!

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Easy Homemade Horchata - Mexico

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Horchata is a delicious creamy cinnamon and rice drink from Mexico. It’s a cinch to whip up in the blender and with pantry staples, that you’ll find yourself making it over and over again.

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Coquito - Puerto Rico

Coquito is a traditional Puerto Rican drink enjoyed throughout the holiday season. Similar to eggnog, this non-alcoholic version will have kids begging for seconds!

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