Bring some fun into home cooking with these easy recipes that will help teach the children how to make their own lunches.
A classic staple on any children’s menu is a hot dog, but this skinny dog recipe provides a healthy twist.
Another super-easy recipe is the pesto pasta dish which will help develop children’s cooking skills and open them up to hundreds of different pasta recipes for the future.
To take a look at the previous recipes in this series, click here.
Both recipes below are from Ye Olde Oak.
- 3 Classic Ye Olde Oak hot dogs
- 3 large lettuce leaves
- 1 tomato, sliced
- 100g salad cheese, cut into small chunks
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Empty hot dogs, including the brine, into a saucepan and heat gently for about 5 minutes.
- Wash the lettuce leaves and place on a plate.
- Add the slices of tomato, hot dogs and salad cheese.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pesto pasta twist
- ½ an onion, chopped
- 3½ tbsp basil or tomato pesto
- 1 tin Ye Olde Oak Premium hot dogs, cut into chunks
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 packet of pasta (around 400g)
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
- Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until done – get an adult to help with this bit.
- Once cooked, drain the pasta.
- Carefully heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium low heat.
- Add the pesto, onion and salt and pepper.
- Cook about five minutes, or until onions are soft, then add in the hot dogs and stir until they are warmed through.
- In a large bowl, mix pesto mixture into pasta.
- Stir in grated cheese then serve.