Dinner Ideas for Kids

Make sure supper is always an event for the entire family with these dinner ideas for kids. From tasty pastas and burgers, nutitious and delicious salads, or simple pizzas and tacos that your child can help make, dinner-time will always be greeted with enthusiasm!

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29 Kid-Friendly Vegetarian Recipes to Make for Dinner

Whether your kids are adventurous eaters or are going through a picky phase, we have plenty of vegetarian recipes (most of them quick and easy!) that will please everyone at your table.
By Kelly Vaughan

Quick Kid-Friendly Dinner Recipes the Entire Family Will Love

We're sharing family-friendly dinner recipes guaranteed to appeal to even the most finicky eaters. Try our easy stovetop mac and cheese, sheet-pan fajitas, pork and pineapple kebabs, and more.
By Lynn Andriani

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.

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.

Raspberry-Swirl Cheesecake

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Marbling cheesecake is an easy way to elicit oohs and aahs. This one has a raspberry puree swirled in.

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.

Lemon Cake

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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.

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

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This kid-friendly recipe for turkey meatloaf muffins is packed with cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, dry mustard powder, and garlic. The secret ingredient? Pickles!

Creamy Tomato Soup

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This creamy tomato soup recipe is adapted from "Martha Stewart's Cooking School." It's simply delicious and full of flavor.

Emeril's Oven-Roasted Chicken Wings

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In less than 15 minutes, you can prep this roast chicken wing recipe from Emeril Lagasse with help from the kids. Serve it with your family's favorite dipping sauce.

Classic Sloppy Joes

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Soft sandwich buns work best with this classic kid-friendly Sloppy Joe recipe—as do chips and pickles. The beef mixture can also be served over pasta.
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22 Kid-Friendly Pasta Recipes to Tempt Even the Pickiest Eaters
From creamy, cheesy sauces to classics like spaghetti and meatballs, your whole family will devour these pasta dinners.
Red Velvet Chocolate Cake
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What could make traditional red velvet cake even better? Chocolate, of course!
Open-Faced Grilled Cheese with Apple and Bacon

This variation on a classic is topped with apple and bacon slices for the ultimate sweet and savory combination.