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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.

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.

Stacked Chicken Salad Sandwich

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Total: 15 mins

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.

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.

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.

Mummy Dogs

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Grilled Cheese

Parents

Potato Topped Beef Bowl

Midwest Living
Total: 19 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.

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

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.

Meatball Pizzas

Parents

Have a ball with this pizza dinner. It's topped with meatballs, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese balls.

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