Kids Cooking At Thanksgiving

Kids Cooking At Thanksgiving

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Tis the season of being thankful. I am thankful to have some helping hands this Thanksgiving. My Kid Chefs will be making broccoli and rice casserole and no bake pumpkin pie. They had so much fun making all of two recipes and I was so happy to get the help in the kitchen.

Broccoli and Rice Cassarole

Yield: 20 servings

Broccoli and Rice Cassarole


  • 16 ozs of rice
  • 1 bag of broccoli crowns
  • 1 block of Velveeta cheese
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom


  1. Boil the whole box of rice and the bag of broccoli crowns until softened.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Use a straining spoon to take out the rice and broccoli and place them in an oven safe container.
  4. Pour the can of cream of mushroom in the oven safe container.
  5. Mix the rice, broccoli and cream of mushroom together.
  6. Cut the block of cheese into cubes and place on top of the mixture.
  7. Cover with foil and place in oven until the cheese melts.
  8. Stir and let cool down.
  9. Enjoy!!

Kids please make sure you have an adult help you take things out of the oven. This next recipe could be used as a delicious side or as a yummy dessert. Now, this is a great dessert that is not only delicious to eat but it is so much fun to make. Not to mention it is super easy.

No Bake Pumpkin Pie

No Bake Pumpkin Pie


  • 2 cans of pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups of cool whip
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 3 boxes of vanilla pudding
  • 1 tsp. of cinnamon
  • 1 ready made pie crust or 16 mini ready made pie crust
  • 1 gallon sized Ziploc bag


  1. Empty 2 pumpkin puree cans into a gallon sized Ziploc bag.
  2. Pour 2 cups of milk, 2 cups of cool whip, 3 boxes of vanilla pudding in with the puree.
  3. Add 1 tsp. cinnamon.
  4. Knead the mixture together until blended well together.
  5. Cut a corner of the bag and squeeze mixture out into the pie crust/s.
  6. Let it sit in the freezer for at least an hour.
  7. Enjoy!
  8. Add on: Cool whip if you would like.

Hope you have as much fun making and eating these recipes as we did:) What do you have your kids help with in the kitchen? What did you help make when you were little?


23 thoughts on “Kids Cooking At Thanksgiving

  1. I love, love, LOVE Brocollie Casserole and you make it just like I do. The kids crack me up. Looks like they had a blast helping mom in the kitchen.

  2. That is such a great idea and for a recipe that they will really enjoy. I love it.

  3. I love this post! I love cooking with my kids but they are always messy. Now I have a chance to “play” with my kids with such awesome recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh, that picture of expectation vs. reality is soooo TRUE! It’s really messy, but I love how my kids enjoy cooking with me.

  5. Kids learn so much from cooking and baking and at the same time it can be so much fun. I sometimes cringe at the thought of my both my boys being in the kitchen with me but in the end it is all worth it, mess and all.

  6. You’re so right that kids should be included in holiday cooking & baking, as that’s so much a part of the holiday experience. Thanks for sharing some of your easy to make with kids recipes.

  7. Great recipes to make with the kids. I think it is awesome to start cooking and baking with your kids as early as possible!

  8. I feel like the holidays are more fun with kids! But it’s always great to have family. Never had a broccoli casserole btw
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  9. Oh I love how mess free the second ones is – what a great way to get kids involved without spending hours cleaning up, haha!

    Hope you are having a great start to the week and are making progress with your Christmas shopping!
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  10. Haha the differences between expectation and reality when cooking with kids!! I’ve certainly been there! Great ideas here
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  11. Easy recipes for kids! Great!

  12. Thanks for the easy and delicious recipe ideas! My daughter will love to help me make them.

  13. These sound amazing dishes, I like to plan ahead for the kid’s meal as they are very picky. I am going to try Brocollie Casserole during the holidays, I am sure my kids will love it.

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