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Get your kids involved in cooking Thanksgiving dinner with these Thanksgiving recipes.

Thanksgiving Recipes Perfect For Little Helpers

Getting them to eat it is another thing entirely.


Cooking Thanksgiving with kids around isn’t always a piece of (pumpkin) pie. But encouraging them to help you get dinner on the table can be really sweet, and these recipes are perfect for kids who love pouring, stirring, and measuring.

Cranberry Sauce

Kids love dumping and stirring, and this homemade cranberry sauce recipe from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs has both. There is some stovetop action, but kids will love stirring the cranberries and waiting for them to burst and thicken.

Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing

The memories of making this Thanksgiving stuffing from Damn Delicious with you will last forever. It’s also just fun to make with lots of chopping and combining the bread with all of the herbs and olive oil. A great one for older kids!

Thanksgiving Rolls

It might be the only thing your kids eat at the Thanksgiving table, so might as well have them make these Thanksgiving rolls from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe with you. What kid doesn’t love kneading and rolling out dough? Bonus: you can make them a day ahead for less stress.

Jiffy Corn Casserole

Do you have your own corn kid? Corn is one of the most kid-friendly veggies, so whipping up this Jiffy Corn Casserole from My Baking Addiction is a huge win for your child. Plus, they can actually handle most of it since it’s just a lot of dumping and stirring.

Baked Mac & Cheese

Is there a single kid that doesn’t love macaroni and cheese? This baked mac and cheese recipe from Pinch of Yum is the ultimate comfort food, and requires all the things kids love like measuring, pouring, and pressing buttons on the food processor.

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Everyone wants to make a dessert, and this crustless pumpkin pie from Averie Cooks is super easy, needs only one bowl, and requires lots of measuring and also egg-cracking. (More kid kitchen favorites.)

Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Turkeys

These Rice Krispies turkeys from Gimme Some Oven are the cutest. Set your kids at the table with all of the ingredients, and let them happily make all the turkeys they want. Super simple for them to follow, keeps them busy, and they’ll actually eat them.

Spiced Apple Caramel Crumble Bars

I’m obsessed with these apple caramel crumble bars from The Comfort of Cooking and kids will be, too. They’ll especially love cutting butter into all the ingredients to make crumbs.

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