The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

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Want to bake the most-awesome-ever cupcakes?

Or surprise your family with breakfast tacos on Sunday morning? Looking for a quick snack after school? Or maybe something special for a sleepover? It’s all here. Learn to cook like a pro—it’s easier than you think.

For the first time ever, America’s Test Kitchen is bringing our scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to help KIDS in the kitchen!

Using kid-tested and approved recipes, America’s Test Kitchen has created THE cookbook every kid chef needs on their shelf. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your friends, or your family, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs has delicious recipes that will wow!

  • Recipes were thoroughly tested by more than 750 kids to get them just right for cooks of all skill levels—including recipes for breakfast, snacks and beverages, dinners, desserts, and more
  • Step-by-step photos of tips and techniques will help young chefs feel like pros in their own kitchen
  • Testimonials (and even some product reviews!) from kid test cooks who worked alongside America’s Test Kitchen will encourage young chefs that they truly are learning the best recipes from the best cooks

By empowering young chefs to make their own choices in the kitchen, America’s Test Kitchen is building a new generation of confident cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters.

Some of the recipes you'll find inside:

French Toast for One

If you're looking for a sweet single-serving breakfast recipe, we've got you covered. Kids will love making this simple french toast.


Nachos are a super fun after school snack. If you want to make enough nachos for a crowd, you can double the recipe!

Pesto Flatbread Pizza

Naan is the perfect base for this flatbread pizza. Kids can top it with pesto and a sprinkle of sliced peppers, pepperoni, or tomatoes.

One-Pot Pasta with Quick Tomato Sauce

The pasta and the tomato sauce cook in the same pot in this kid-friendly, vegetarian meal. That means more flavor—and fewer dishes.

Garlicky Skillet Green Beans

Kids will love making these crisp-tender green beans with garlic and a touch of butter. It's a side dish sure to please the whole family!

Fudgy Chocolate Mug Cakes

A delightful 15-minute recipe for kids to make fudgy chocolate mug cake. Kids will love how easily this comes together using only a microwave.

Editorial Reviews

“The inviting, encouraging tone, which never talks down to the audience; emphasis on introducing and reinforcing basic skills; and approachable, simplified recipes make this a notable standout among cookbooks for kids.”

“A must-have book . . . a great holiday buy, too.”
–School Library Journal

“The perfect gift . . . Any kids who spends enough time with this book will learn enough to at least make their own school lunches–if not the occasional family meal.”

Calling all young chefs! For any young people who’ve ever fantasized about wowing their loved ones with ridiculously fluffy pancakes or the perfect breakfast tacos, this #1 New York Times Bestseller is sure to provide hours of inspiration.

“For kids who are interested in cooking . . . [The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs] introduces kids to all the basics . . . and of course there’s a whole lot of easy and very tasty recipes to try.”
–NPR’s Morning Edition

“America's Test Kitchen creates the ultimate guide to cooking with kids. 'The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs' offers more than 100 educational and age-appropriate recipes.”
–Dallas News


Recipes: 100+
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Item Number: CK01
Item Weight: 1.55 pounds

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