Entertainment Love and Romance 11 Easy Dinners Your Kids Can Make ... With a Little Supervision and Instruction Share PINTEREST Email Print Love and Romance Relationships Sexuality Divorce Teens LGBTQ Friendship By Jennifer Wolf Communications Director Seattle Pacific University Jennifer Wolf is a PCI Certified Parent Coach and a strong advocate for single moms and dads. our editorial process Twitter Twitter LinkedIn LinkedIn Jennifer Wolf Updated February 18, 2017 Looking for new ways to make your evening routine less stressful? Try sharing chores and responsibilities with your kids. There's a lot they can do to help, especially as they get older. And when it comes to cooking dinner, tweens and teens will see it as more of a privilege than a chore. Just be sure to provide lots of one-on-one instruction the first few times and provide ample supervision when your children are using knives or the stove. 01 of 11 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Photo © Blend Images - JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images Yum! Grilled cheese sandwiches are a perfect introduction to cooking for kids who are old enough to use the stove. This delicious recipe is from Linda Larsen, About.com's Busy Cooks Experts. Experiment with different types of bread and cheeses, or try adding tomato or avocado slices for an extra bite of flavor and nutrition. 02 of 11 Cheese & Bean Quesadillas Photo © Juanmonino/Getty Images Stephanie Gallagher, About.com's Cooking for Kids Expert, has a whole collection of delicious quesadilla recipes -- all quick and easy to prepare. This one has beans for extra protein. A tip for the young chefs in your home: Be sure to cook it over low heat so the cheese melts completely. 03 of 11 Pancakes Photo © Steven Brisson Photography/Getty Images This recipe from Danilo Alfaro, About.com's Culinary Arts Expert, makes perfect griddle pancakes every time! 04 of 11 Scrambled Eggs Photo © Diana Lundin/GettyImages When I was a kid, scrambled eggs were one of the first foods I learned how to make. This recipe is another treat from Danilo Alfaro, About.com's Culinary Arts Expert. If you have kids of multiple ages, let the young ones start the toast while you teach the older ones how to make these delicious eggs. 05 of 11 French Bread Pizza Photo © Fotosearch/Gett Images This recipe from Jolinda Hackett, About.com's Vegetarian Food Expert is a hearty twist on English Muffin pizzas. Try customizing the toppings to include your kids' favorites. 06 of 11 Easy Chicken Soup Photo © Diane Labombarbe/Getty Images This recipe from About.com's Souther Food Expert, Diana Rattray, is made with leftover cooked chicken. To make preparation even easier, make a habit of dicing and freezing leftover chicken whenever possible. This is a great recipe to sneak veggies in to, also. Try adding a handful of diced carrots or celery for extra flavor. 07 of 11 Broccoli Stuffed Potatoes Photo © Jen Grantham/Getty Images Adapt this recipe from by cooking the potatoes and bacon in the microwave. Be sure to provide extra supervision when removing the bacon from the microwave, though, because it will be hot 08 of 11 Pizza Dip Looking for a fun alternative? Try this pizza dip recipe -- another favorite from Linda Larsen, About.com's Busy Cooks Expert. It a fun and easy recipe, and a good opportunity to teach safe oven use at home. Serve it up with pita slices, crackers, and cut-up veggies. 09 of 11 Rolled Tacos Photo © Jupiterimages/Getty Images This yummy recipe is from Chelsie Kenyon, About.com's Mexican Food Expert. The directions include beef and chicken options -- either of which could be made ahead and kept in the freezer. 10 of 11 Simple Marinara Sauce Photo © Brian Yarvin/Getty Images This marinara sauces is another favorite from Jolinda Hackett, About.com's Vegetarian Food Expert. Made from canned crushed or diced tomatoes, it's packed with flavor. Consider chopping the onions in advance and or even storing them in the freezer. This removes the need for your kids to handle the chopping, which can be tricky until their dexterity matures. 11 of 11 Chicken and Rice Casserole Think your kids can't prepare a "full meal"? Try teaching them this recipe from Diana Rattray, About.com's Southern Food Expert. Made with rice, chicken, onion soup mix, and cream of mushroom soup, it's easy and delicious.