Kids Holiday Menu: 6 Recipes to Get Them Involved

Recruit your little chefs to help you make this year's holiday feast. Metro Parent's kids holiday menu offers six yummy recipes to get them involved.

Do your little turkeys strut right underfoot in your harried holiday kitchen? Put ’em to work, instead, with our kids holiday menu.

Metro Parent’s editorial crew did some (very delicious) field work to create these six family-pleasing recipes sure to get the job done this holiday season.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect side, a cinchy dessert or appealing appetizer, these ideas are sure to get your gears going — and grab your kids’ attention, too.

And we weren’t satisfied with foodstuff that just looked Pinterest-pretty. We wanted to make sure our kids holiday menu delivered exactly what it promised.

So we here at Metro Parent made each one of these yummy recipes right in our test kitchen. And we’re happy to report they’re all simple — not to mention tasty — as pumpkin pie.

Scroll through the list below for a preview of all six recipes. Then click on either the title or the image to link to the full-on recipe.

Try them for yourself – and then let us know in the comments what you think!

Photo credit: Lauren Jeziorski

Mashed Potatoes Ice Cream Recipe

Nothing says holiday fun like an incognito side. Kids will delight in making and serving up these delicious mashed potatoes that are convincingly disguised as ice cream scoops.

Photo credit: Lauren Jeziorski

Ham, Cheese & Dijon Mustard Pull-Apart Rolls Recipe

Simple and satisfying is the name of the game with this hearty take on a Thanksgiving standard. Carbs, cheese and ham collide in this recipe that’s easy for kids to help make.

Photo credit: Lauren Jeziorski

Grandma’s Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe

When it comes to a classic, grandparents know best. Try this simple spin on a staple from a metro Detroit mom who’s now made this recipe a third-generation tradition.

Photo credit: Lauren Jeziorski

Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

There’s something about boxed yellow cake mix that just takes the cake. It also makes a perfect base for this ridiculously easy dessert (after all, we’re talking boxed cake mix!).

Green Bean Bacon Bundles Recipe

Veggies can be a tough sell for some kids this time of year. Make green beans a better sell with a little bacon-wrap action. Serve them up warm or cold for a surefire hit.

Photo credit: Lauren Jeziorski

Peanut Butter Buckeyes Recipe

Chocolate-covered peanut butter balls – what’s not to love? Recruit kids to get in on the dipping action with this family favorite recipe from a Macomb County mom.

This post was originally published in 2018 and is updated regularly. 


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Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.

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