5 Colorful Pepper Recipes for Children

Thanks to these pepper recipes for children, you'll get your kids to eat more vegetables and have a healthier, more balanced diet. What's more, each of today's recipes is delicious and colorful!
5 Colorful Pepper Recipes for Children

Last update: 24 August, 2019

It’s important for children to have a varied diet and try all sorts of dishes and ingredients. Many times, parents don’t know what to prepare in order to avoid making the same things over and over. That’s why today’s article will offer healthy and delicious pepper recipes to add variety to your dinner table.

Peppers aren’t only delicious, but they’re also packed with vitamins. For example, they contain both vitamin A and C (especially red and orange peppers). What’s more, they’re a great source of vitamin B6 and folate. Plus they’re full of antioxidants.

Take note of the following recipes so you and your family can start taking advantage of the benefits of peppers today.

The best pepper recipes for children

Is it hard to get your children to eat vegetables? Do you ask yourself what you can give them instead of junk food? If you want your kids to eat healthier, the best thing you can do is offer fun and colorful dishes .

1. Peppers stuffed with meat and rice


  • 1 cup of white rice
  • 14 ounces of ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce
  • One cup of corn
  • 6 bell peppers (They can all be the same color, or you can combine red, green, yellow and orange)

Step by step:

  1. Cook the rice.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds
  3. Chop the onion and garlic and sauté along with the ground beef.
  4. Add tomato sauce and corn.
  5. When the mixture cools to room temperature, stuff the peppers with the mixture.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes.
  7. You can add cheese on top and cook au gratin.
5 Colorful Pepper Recipes for Children

2. Chicken and pepper skewers

Here’s another excellent option when it comes to getting your children to eat more vegetables and achieve a healthy, balanced diet. Skewers can be the perfect idea for children over the age of 5, in order to avoid accidents with the skewers.

What do I need?

  • 8 ounces of chicken
  • 2 peppers
  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • Cheese

Step by step: 

  1. Cut chicken and cheese into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Peel and wash the carrot and then cut into slices.
  3. Wash and cut peppers into 1-inch wide pieces.
  4. Cook the chicken, carrot and peppers, preferably on a skillet with a small amount of oil.
  5. Place the ingredients on the skewers, alternating between chicken, peppers, cheese and carrots.

Repeat with all of the skewers and add salt to taste.

3. Peppers stuffed with egg and potatoes

This is another pepper recipe that your family will love because it contains potatoes – a classic hit.


  • peppers (preferably two different colors)
  • potato
  • 2 eggs
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Parsley

Step by step:

  1. Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds.
  2. Place the peppers on an oven tray and bake for 20 minutes
  3. Peel and cut the potato into small cubes.
  4. Fry the potatoes in oil and drain on a piece of paper towel.
  5. Remove the peppers from the oven and break an egg into each one.
  6. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley and bake for 15 more minutes.
  7. Serve with fried potatoes.

4. Pasta with pepper sauce

If you want to replace tomato sauce with something milder and give your pasta a unique flavor, peppers are the way to go. What’s more, kids love pasta. Take advantage of the opportunity for your children to enjoy eating vegetables!

What you’ll need:

  • peppers
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • Olive oil
  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Spice to taste (for example, oregano)
  • Pasta


  • Bake the peppers for 15 minutes in the oven.
  • Chop two cloves of garlic and one onion and sauté in olive oil.
  • Blend the peppers and add to the sautéed vegetables, along with 1 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of flour and whatever spices you would like.
  • Boil your pasta, drain and then add your sauce.
  • Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.
5 Colorful Pepper Recipes for Children

5. Pepper and egg quiche

This final pepper recipe for children is very easy to prepare.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 onion
  • 5 eggs
  • Flaky pie crust
  • Olive oil
  • Cream cheese
  • Spices to taste (basil, thyme, cilantro, etc)

Step by step:

  1. Cut the peppers and onions into strips.
  2. Place the cut vegetables in a container with oil and spices.
  3. Allow to sit for one hour in order to soak in the flavors.
  4. Cook on an oven tray for 30 minutes.
  5. Coat pie crust in egg and cream cheese.
  6. Drain vegetables and place in pie crust. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Break 4 eggs into the pie and bake for another 10-15 minutes until well cooked.

So, which of these delicious pepper recipes for children are you going to try tonight?

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