Quick and Easy Dishes For Kids

When you've been out with the kids all day, getting their dinner ready can leave you short for time. Lean on our quick and easy dinners specially created for kids, with flavors kids love and quick, easy preparation for you.

Stacked Chicken Salad Sandwich

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids can make these easy chicken salad sandwiches in just 15 minutes.

Total: 15 mins

Sweet Potato and Apricot Pancakes

Parents

Start the day with a serving of fruits and vegetables with this delicious pancake recipe. Let any leftovers cool, then freeze (in freezer bags) for a quick reheat on busy mornings.

No-Grill Sandwich

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids get more excited about eating foods that they help prepare. Let them get involved in assembling and serving this BLT sandwiches.

Lumpy PB&J Roosters

Better Homes and Gardens

Use thick bread for these kid-friendly lollipop sandwiches.

Ham Sammie Roll-Ups

Parents

If you prefer, swap deli turkey, chicken or roast beef for the ham in these no-cook appetizers.

Total: 15 mins

Sauteed Chicken Breasts and Fingers

Family Circle

These pan-fried skinless, boneless chicken breast halves combine a kids' recipe and grown-up recipe in one. For the kids, cut the chicken pieces into strips and for the adults, keep the breast halves whole.

super-easy macaroni and cheese

Family Circle

Put away the saucepan. This easy macaroni and cheese casserole cooks completely in the oven. You will need to stir it a few times during baking, and add the cheese just before serving, but the results are as creamy and cheesy as the original.

Mini Meat Loaves with Green Beans

Better Homes and Gardens

This recipe offers a twist to the classic recipe by dividing the batch into individual servings. Green beans serve as the perfect side dish.

Total: 22 mins

Creamy Beef 'n' Noodles

Family Circle

Apricot-Ginger Chicken Dinner

Better Homes and Gardens

Coconut-coated chicken strips served with rice and a chutney sauce give a new theme to kid-friendly chicken nuggets.

Total: 30 mins

Pork Tenderloin with Carrots and Fries

Better Homes and Gardens

This pork recipe is an entire meal in one pan and it only takes 35 minutes in the oven.

Tikki Hut Chicken Drumsticks

Parents

Have the kids crush the cornflake crumbs in a resealable bag while you assemble the ingredients for this crunchy, chicken dinner.

Tex-Mex Chicken and Tortilla Stack

Better Homes and Gardens

The layered look is "in" for summer dining, especially with this quick-to-assemble Mexican entree. It's perfect for any summer party!

Total: 30 mins

Apple-Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket

Family Circle

Put an autumn spin on traditional pigs in a blanket. These cheesy puff pastry bites feature apple chicken sausage for a melding of sweet and savory flavors.

Potato Topped Beef Bowl

Better Homes and Gardens

This quick and easy main dish recipe is also called shepherd's pie. Each serving includes a layer of beef and mixed vegetables, mashed potato flakes, and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese.

Total: 19 mins

Parmesan-Turkey Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

Keep the fixings on hand for this hearty sandwich, and you'll be ready the next time you need a family-pleasing dinner in a hurry.

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