4 bowls of spaghetti and meatballs, perfect family cooking

In need of some meal ideas to get kids and teenagers in the kitchen? We’ve pulled together our favourite recipes that everyone can get involved with, so you can spend quality time together and enjoy easy and delicious food as a family. What are you waiting for? Get cooking!

This recipe uses a cup instead of scales to keep things simple for small sous chefs, plus everyone can get creative with their favourite toppings.


Combine spinach, eggs and roasted cherry tomatoes to make this brilliant brekkie for the whole family. Popeye really knew his stuff!


Jools shows you how to make the most of root veg in this comforting casserole recipe – get the kids to cut puff pastry shapes to go with it.


A vegan alternative to a family classic, this shepherd’s pie is topped with sweet potatoes and filled with loads of lentils – easy for teenage cooks to throw together.


This tasty meatball recipe is perfect for little hands, so get the whole family involved in making this classic pasta dish.


A great carrier of flavour, tofu also makes a brilliant base for an epic veggie burger – enjoy getting messy making this one.


Give a family favourite a twist with the help of your freezer. The kids will love bashing this together!


Juicy chicken, crunchy greens and a sweet, spicy sauce, this noodle stir-fry is seriously big on flavour and ready in no time. Made using just five ingredients, it’s ideal for aspiring young chefs.


Everyone loves a fish finger sarnie, and these baps are guaranteed to go down a storm. Get the kids to help with the prep, but leave the frying to the grown-ups.


Packed with lots of veg, this chicken traybake lets the oven do most of the work – plus, there’s minimal washing up. Everyone’s a winner!


Teen bakers will love this simple bread recipe. There’s no need for yeast, kneading or proving, so it’ll be ready for eating in no time.


Easy to put together and bursting with fresh flavours, this salmon and veg traybake is great for teen chefs, and will become a weeknight regular in no time.


Quick to make and full of fragrant flavours, this veggie curry with minty yoghurt will go down a treat any night of the week. Let the teens give this one a go and dig in.