Kid-Friendly Recipes

Address the eating habits of your children with our kid-friendly recipes. Nutritious and safe, find quick and easy recipes such as make-ahead mac and cheese, tacos, chicken fingers, and sloppy joes that will be sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater.

Most Popular

14 Easy Recipes Kids Can Help Make

Get the kids cooking with these easy recipes. Here are some deliciously doable meals to make together. Whether you're looking to whip up breakfast pancakes, dinner tacos, or irresistible treats like fudge and chocolate pudding, we have a recipe well-suited to your family.
By Lynn Andriani

No-Bake Cheesecake

Rating: 3.58 stars 1833
There are certain days during the summer when the last place anyone wants to be is in a hot kitchen. But that's when kids can come to the rescue, making a delicious dessert for the whole family without ever having to ask their parents to turn on the oven. This no-bake cheesecake is sure to please with its creamy center. 

The Best Banana Bread

Rating: 3.61 stars 3221
The batter for this easy-to-make banana bread is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super moist texture. In order to avoid this quick bread becoming tough and chewy, don't overmix the batter.

Vanilla Pound Cake

Rating: 3.35 stars 2324
How sweet it is—pound cake from scratch in three simple steps! We've added vanilla to our recipe for an extra hint of flavor!

Potato, Broccoli, and Cheddar Soup

Broccoli is used two ways in this kid-friendly dish: it's simmered until tender for the soup base and roasted for the garnish.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Rating: 3.63 stars 582
Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

Lasagna with Meat Sauce

Ground beef and sweet Italian sausage enrich the sauce for this beloved baked pasta, while no-boil lasagna noodles speed up the process. Check out our step-by-step guide.

Lemon Cake

Rating: 3.54 stars 1804
This cheery lemon cake is perfect for festive occasions. Top it off with our Whipped Frosting that's the perfect light and fluffy complement to this moist cake.

Taco Casserole

Ground beef, pinto beans, and tomatoes spiced with chili powder bubble under a crunchy, gooey topping of tortilla chips and two cheeses in this quick and easy, kid-friendly casserole.

One-Pot Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon

Less is more in this quick and easy weeknight dinner. It calls for just five main ingredients (penne, broccoli, garlic, lemon, and Parmesan) and requires minimal cleanup.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Rating: 3.49 stars 1743
Hot-chocolate mix is a wintertime staple. A homemade version is delicious and natural—containing only cocoa, sugar, and salt—and especially economical compared with store-bought mixes.

Cranberry Bread

Rating: 3.2 stars 800
Studded with cranberries, this quick bread is adaptable: Try it at breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
Advertisement

Inspiration and Ideas

Baked Shells with Winter Squash
Rating: 3.72 stars
137

This is a grown-up alternative to macaroni and cheese, but even kids might approve.