There are heaps of great reasons to get your kids in the kitchen on a regular basis, and priming them to be a great chef isn’t really one of them.

As well as bonding time and help with meal prep (win-win!), you can teach your little one about favourite family recipes plus they’ll learn new things every time they cook with you – from weighing and measuring, to learning where food comes from and how it changes when it cooks, to exploring textures, tastes and smells.

Getting kids involved in cooking can encourage reluctant eaters to try new things and your mini Masterchef will be thrilled when the family eats their food at the dining table.

We’ve compiled 15 of our favourite recipes that little kids can get involved in cooking, and that are family friendly for junior tastebuds.

Kids should always be supervised in the kitchen but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun for everyone! Take a look through the recipes and plan ahead the bits that are suitable for your child’s age and abilities.

Bon appetite!