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.

Mix-and-Match Baked Chicken Fingers and Dipping Sauces

Better Homes and Gardens

Make your own shake-n-bake breading for the chicken fingers, and take your pick of six different dipping sauces, like sweet and sour apricot or buffalo.

Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

Family Circle

Yellow mustard, tomatoes, cucumber, pickle relish, and a dill pickle spear top this grilled hot dog recipe. Sprinkle with a dash of celery salt if you like.

Master Chicken Saute

Family Circle

Veggie Nuggets

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids and adults alike enjoy a crunchy and cheesy coating on zucchini, carrots, broccoli, and other vegetables.

Turkey Twirl

Better Homes and Gardens

A turkey sandwich is so grown-up. A turkey wrap is fun food, easy to pick up, and deliciously crunchy with colorful carrots.

Deep-Dish Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

This meatless, double-crust pizza recipe makes a satisfying dinner idea.

Mummy Dogs

Better Homes and Gardens

Mini Mac and Cheese

Parents

Single-serving macaroni and cheese? Yes, please! Use a muffin pan to create little pasta portions that are ideal for kids or parties.

Grilled Turkey Sandwich

Parents

For a lighter and fresher take on a burger and fries, serve a fruity turkey sandwich with baked potato sticks.

Ham and Asparagus Bows

Better Homes and Gardens

This five-ingredient one-dish meal can be ready in 20 minutes. The smooth sauce, based on soft-style cream cheese, is quick to make.

Total: 20 mins

Macaroni and Cheese

Better Homes and Gardens

Introduce kids to the joy of cooking with an easy recipe they already love: mac and cheese. It's bubbly ready in about 30 minutes.

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