19 Easy Dinner Ideas For Kids That Might Even Attract Picky Eaters

Do you have a busy life and/or picky eaters? We’ve pulled together a few fun recipes to get you out of the kitchen faster and your kids eating better!

 

Lasagna Roll Ups

“This is one of my favorite recipes! It’s one that I love enough that I’ll serve it to company. I love that both young and old alike always enjoy them and I also love that they reheat so well. There aren’t many foods that I like just as much when they are rewarmed the second or third day around. Another great thing about these is that you can prepare the full recipe then freeze half and bake them later on. The first time you make these they may seem pretty labor intensive, like just about any lasagna, but once you’ve made them a few times it will start to go pretty quick. These roll ups are just total delicious comfort food, so good you may likely add them to your dinner rotation! ”

Lasagna Roll Ups

 

Cheeseburger Biscuit Cups

Cheeseburger biscuit cups are a kid-approved, family favorite dinner that are perfect for back-to-school. Simple ingredients, easy to prepare, and a 30 minute meal. Refrigerated biscuit cups loaded with a cheeseburger filling. Everyone will love these!

Cheeseburger Biscuit Cups

 

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Tenders

“I mean to tell you that they were really that good, especially with the homemade buttermilk ranch to go with. And that’s coming from a girl who typically prefers vinaigrettes to creamy dressings. Homemade makes all the difference in the world.”

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Tenders with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

 

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole

“This yummy Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole is going to be your new family favorite meal! Homemade skillet sloppy joes top delicious cornbread – this casserole freezes well, too!”

http://www.mostlyhomemademom.com/2017/03/sloppy-joe-cornbread-casserole.html

 

Crockpot Italian Chicken Pasta Recipe

“This dinner has become a staple at our house, mostly because it takes so little time to throw together, Eddie devours it (which he doesn’t tend to do with a lot of things these days) and so does my husband. After the first few bites right out of the crockpot, Gordon was like “wow, this is actually really good.””

Crock Pot Italian Chicken Pasta Recipe

 

DIY Pitta (or Naan) Bread Pizza For Kids Recipe

“These pizzas are a brilliant way to encourage a child’s interest in cooking in a really safe way. All you need are some mini pitta or naan breads, a sauce of some kind (I use pesto and tomato puree) and then lots of toppings.”

DIY Pitta Bread Pizza for Kids

 

Cornbread Waffles With Chili

“Now, you can make up a good ole pan of cornbread or cornbread muffins OR you can have a little fun with your mix and make these little recipe twists! I’m sharing these Cornbread Waffles with Chili & Fixins’. See my notes at the end of the post for some ways to change this up. So incredibly simple y’all, but so stinkin’ good!”

Cornbread Waffles with Chili & Fixins’

 

Cauliflower Cheese Nuggets

“Does anyone else have chicken nugget obsessed children? My kids absolutely love them and the more lower the quality of nugget the better in their eyes! We do make chicken nuggets quite a bit at home but recently I’ve started making these Cauliflower Nuggets too, in an effort to eat a little less meat and generally get the kids eating more veggies.”

Cauliflower Cheese Nuggets

 

Mini Pepper Pizzas

“These pizzas are so cute that your kids will forget they’re actually eating a vegetable.”

http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a51593/mini-pepper-pizzas-recipe/

 

15-Minute Broccoli Mac & Cheese

“A super easy and delicious meal ready in less than 15 mins. This Broccoli Mac & Cheese is sure to be a new family favourite! In my house mid-week meals need to be quick, easy and kid-friendly too. The last thing I want to do at the end of a busy day is to battle with my picky eaters over dinner so I try to make their evening meals as appealing as possible, whilst also being healthy and filling too. And a new favourite of mine is this Stovetop Broccoli Mac & Cheese!”

Broccoli Mac & Cheese | 15 Minute Meal

 

Pesto Chicken Veggie Meatballs

“I don’t know what it is about tiny food that I love so much. Maybe it’s that it’s adorable. Maybe it’s that it’s delicious. Maybe it’s because I know my children are 97.8% more likely to eat something that’s tiny-sized. Probably that one.”

Pesto Chicken Veggie Meatballs Recipe

 

24 Darn Good Ways To Step Up Chicken Nuggets

Using frozen chicken nuggets, you can make an easy, fun dishes your pickiest eaters will love. Scroll through 24 chicken nugget recipes!

http://www.delish.com/cooking/g3391/frozen-chicken-tender-dinner-ideas/?slide=1

 

Spaghetti & Meatball Tacos

You can combine TWO favorite meals into one fun dinner with this recipe from Delish.

http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a52670/spaghetti-meatball-tacos-recipe/

 

Tater Tot Grilled Cheese

Another fun recipe that combines two favorites in one, over at Delish. Get rid of the bread and go with the tots!

http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a51214/tater-tot-grilled-cheese-recipe/

 

Queso Chicken Bake

“If you love queso then this recipe is for you!  A ooey, gooey, cheesy dinner recipe that takes only one dish and a few minutes to make!  This is perfect for a weeknight family dinner your family will love.”

One Dish Queso Chicken Bake {Easy Dinner Recipe}

 

Tuna Pasta Salad With Dill & Peas

“Yes, pasta and tuna together are amazeballs with dill pickles, peas and few other yummy things. Is it strange that I crave savory things like cold dill pickles and tuna? I know I’m not pregnant anymore, but I am starving and thirsty all the live long day, so I just shovel in the food.”

Tuna Pasta Salad with Dill & Peas

 

One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara

“A delicious and super easy recipe for Spaghetti Carbonara, all cooked together in one pot. This tasty family meal takes just 15 minutes to prepare and cook, perfect for busy evenings when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen! If there’s one dish I know for sure my kids will eat it’s spaghetti! We have a few tried and tested recipes that I make a lot but recently I’ve been trying to come up with slightly more adventurous flavours for my family to try.”

One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara

 

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

“Creamy, cheesy and comforting! Loaded with Ranch chicken, homemade alfredo sauce and bacon. Can be made ahead of time!”

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

 

Something fun to serve on the side: Bread In A Bag

http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a54346/bread-in-a-bag-recipe/

 

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