Quick & Easy Recipes for Kids

Prepare effortless, healthy, and delicious meals for your child with these quick and easy recipes for kids. Let kids learn about ingredients and assist in making their favorite quick & easy breakfast, chicken, ham, veggie, burger, pasta, snack recipes and more.

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The Best Banana Bread

Rating: 3.61 stars
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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.

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.

Chocolate-Banana Pudding

Rating: 3.08 stars
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Crisp, thin chocolate wafers are key to this no-bake dessert, layered with chocolate pudding and banana slices.

Crispy Chicken Nuggets

Happy meals at home just got easier with this quick and easy recipe for homemade crispy chicken nuggets. 
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Five-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

Longing for homemade chocolate chip cookies in a snap? Nut butter does double duty by replacing both flour and regular butter in these five-ingredient, two-bite (gluten-free!) treats.

Potato Croquettes

Rating: 3.3 stars
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Crunchy potato croquettes, a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes, flatter any meal.

Open Face Sandwiches

Eggs are tasty and healthy but they can be fun too! Make these Open Face Sandwiches for a nutritious and delicious meal.

Oven-Baked Blueberry Pancake

Rating: 3.54 stars
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This pancake is also delicious without the berries, which can be served alongside instead.This recipe is one of our Better Basics: 10 New Takes on Family Favorites, see the others.

Test Kitchen's Favorite Mac and Cheese

Our ultimate mac and cheese relies on three different kinds of cheese -- American, cheddar, and Parmesan. For easier grating, put the block of cheese in the freezer for five minutes first.

Avocado-Banana Smoothie

Rating: 3.62 stars
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Try sipping your avocado -- this tropical-tasting avocado smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or snack.

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Rating: 3.7 stars
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Nuggets are a home run with kids, but admit it, you love them too. These are baked, so you can enjoy them guilt-free. A three-step breading method -- coating chicken pieces in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs -- seals in moisture and gives a crisp crunch without a lot of added fat.

Bacon Pancakes

Rating: 3.8 stars
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These bacon pancakes satisfy both the sweet and savory senses. Surprise your family with this breakfast dish one weekend morning.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Recipes and Essential Cookware for College Students

Learn how to make basic white rice, one-pot pasta, and iced coffee from the comfort of your dorm room or apartment. We've also included essential cooking tools to help you get the job done like a pro.

Oat-Crusted Chicken Cutlets

Swap oats in for breadcrumbs and add umami-rich Grana Padano and fresh parsley to make a flavorful coating for chicken breasts. A quick turn in the skillet later, dinner is on the table.

Classic Burger-Joint Cheeseburger

Forget waiting in the drive-thru lane! You can make a better burger at home with quality ingredients in no time.