Have fun with your kids cooking some of our favourite recipes

Welcome to Saucepan Kids
With help from their three teenagers, Debbie and James run this Irish, multi award-winning food and travel blog. They love to inspire other parents through their own family’s journey around the exciting world of food and travel.
Food Travel

When travelling, encourage your family to try local dishes. Immersing yourself in the local culture is the key to understanding and appreciating a country or city and a key part of this is its food.

Food Literacy

Food literacy is understanding how our food choices impact our health and the environment. We believe that helping kids to become food literate is an essential part of their education.

Cooking Together

Spend time together in the kitchen, learning about real food, where it comes from and how to cook it. Most importantly, don't worry about the mess and have fun.

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Daddy’s Sausage RaguBy DebbieWe created this dish after arriving in Rome at the start of our family Italian adventure in 2016. We were all tired after a very early flight out of Ireland and we were hungry. A quick visit to the nearest local shop where we purchased some incredible Italian sausages, local tomatoes and red wine and Daddy's Homemade Sausage Ragu was born. We all loved it so much, it's became a staple dish that we've cooked in every country we've visited since that trip, varying the ingredients to what we could find locally.
Creamy Macaroni Cheese with Dubliner Cheese – adBy DebbieRich, savoury and sweet Dubliner Vintage cheese is the star of this ever-popular family comfort food. The mascarpone give a creaminess but it’s the Dubliner that gives this easy to prepare dish a wonderful deep, rich flavour. Out take on this classic adds layers of flavour with tomatoes, garlic and balsamic vinegar, along with a wonderful crispy top that will have the kids and adults alike fighting for second portions.
Healthy Choco BitesBy DebbieThese chocolatey bite-sized balls are a perfect snack for the whole family, whether you're looking for something to accompany a cup of coffee mid morning or if the kids are looking for a snack to tide them over till dinner time. They're nut-free so can be brought into school too. It's fun (and extremely messy) to let the kids roll the balls out for you.
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