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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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.

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.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pumpkin Grilled Cheese

What to do with that unfinished can of pumpkin puree? Use it as a rich and creamy way to take a grilled cheese from good to gourmet.

Emeril's Kicked-Up Tuna Melts

Rating: 3.63 stars
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Little ones will have fun measuring and mixing ingredients for the tuna melts.
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Butter-Waffle Cookies and Mascarpone
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