NATIONAL- 25 dishes your kids should be able to cook by the time they're 11

MasterChef finalist Emma Spitzer teaches Harvey, 9, and Hattie, 10, to make some of the top 25 recipes children should be able to cook by the age of 11. Photo: Jeff Spicer/PA Wire
MasterChef finalist Emma Spitzer teaches Harvey, 9, and Hattie, 10, to make some of the top 25 recipes children should be able to cook by the age of 11. Photo: Jeff Spicer/PA Wire
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Spag bol and scrambled egg are the top dishes parents should have taught their children to cook by the age of 11, according to parents.

Cooking as a family could reduce waste, as 56 per cent of parents believe children are far more likely to gobble up healthy food if they have made it themselves.

Spaghetti Bolognese, scrambled egg on toast and jacket potato with baked beans topped the list of need-to-know dishes. Photo: Jeff Spicer/PA Wire

Spaghetti Bolognese, scrambled egg on toast and jacket potato with baked beans topped the list of need-to-know dishes. Photo: Jeff Spicer/PA Wire

The average UK household wastes £51,000 of food over a lifetime.

One of the main reasons for this is fussy-eating children leaving food on their plates, research by Samsung has revealed.

In a new UK-wide initiative to reduce food wastage by encouraging families to cook together, MasterChef finalist Emma Spitzer has released free recipes for the top 25 dishes children should be able to cook by the age of 11.

The list was compiled by Samsung in a new study to launch the Family Hub Refrigerator.

The top 25 dishes to teach your children are:

1. Spaghetti Bolognese

2. Scrambled Egg on Toast

3. Jacket Potato with Baked Beans

4. Ham and Cheese Omelette

5. Cheese on Toast

6. Cottage Pie

7. Sausages and Mash with Onion Gravy

8. Tuna Pasta Bake

9. Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

10. Chicken Stir Fry

11. Dippy Eggs with Soldiers

12. Beef and Vegetable Casserole

13. Margherita Pizza

14. Lasagne

15. Macaroni Cheese

16. Chilli Con Carne

17. Simple Roast Chicken

18. Home Made Beef Burgers

19. Porridge

20. Pancakes (Crepes)

21. Simple Scones

22. Fairy Cakes

23. Victoria Sponge Cake

24. Chocolate Cereal Cakes

25. Apple Crumble

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