Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas that Kids Will Love

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas that Kids Will Love - The California Beach Co.

If you’re going to have kids at your Thanksgiving table this year, then you’ll likely want to have some kid-friendly foods on hand. Luckily, there are a variety of fun, festive recipes that kids and adults will loveNot to mention, many of the Thanksgiving classics are appealing to even the pickiest of eaters. 🦃🙌🏼

Turkey Shaped Veggie Platter

This fun recipe is one that kids can help with and they will love the end result. Start by cutting the bottom off of a bell pepper and placing it in the middle of a platter. Use a small carrot slice to create a beak and draw some eyes on the bell pepper -- this will be the turkey’s head. Next, you’ll just need to chop some veggie sticks and arrange them in the shape of the turkey’s tail. Check out this recipe for inspiration! 🥕🥒

Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix

It’s no secret that kids love crunchy snacks. Whip up some pumpkin spice chex mix for the kiddos and they won’t be disappointed. This festive snack has the perfect balance of sweet, crunchy, and salty! 👍🏼

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple. Whether you’re hosting your family this year or providing a dish to bring to another home, you really can’t go wrong with a good batch of mashed potatoes. Kids and adults will love this easy recipe and there is plenty of room to make it your own. Keep it simple with just basic potatoes, butter, cream, and salt, or add in some fresh herbs for extra flavor. 🥔😋

Mac and Cheese

Homemade mac and cheese is incredibly easy to make and will obviously be a hit at the kid’s table. If you really want to make your mac and cheese the best your guests have ever had, try mixing a variety of different cheese types to get a mix of flavors. It is also recommended that you initially undercook the pasta, to avoid it becoming mushy and overcooked later on. 😎🧀

Cranberry Sauce

Another dish that the Thanksgiving table can’t go without is cranberry sauce. Even picky eaters can’t deny the deliciousness of the tangy, sweet flavors of cranberry sauce. Make your cranberry sauce extra special by using brown sugar, allspice, and orange juice. We promise you won’t regret it. 😉

What better way to get kids excited for Thanksgiving than by involving them in the food preparation? Invest in a learning tower for your little one to help them get involved in the kitchen. These elevated platforms provide a safe and sturdy area for kids to stand on so that they can reach the kitchen counters to help with cooking and dishwashing. 🤩✨