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.

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Quick and Easy Recipes Kids Will Love

Kids are creatures of habit. Until they're not. It can be hair-tearingly frustrating to serve up something they loved yesterday -- like pizza or burgers -- only to have them turn their noses up, literally, and pitch their flatware across the kitchen.

Quick and Easy Dinners for After Thanksgiving

No doubt two little words come to mind when you contemplate what to make for dinner on the day after Thanksgiving: quick and easy. What with all the baking, peeling, roasting, simmering, sauteing, and mashing that you've done in the past week, it's likely both you and your kitchen could use a break. But as sure as the sun will set, here comes dinnertime again.

Quick and Easy Dinners for the Holiday Rush

You know what would really make this the most wonderful time of the year -- more quick and easy dinner recipes. All eyes may be on Christmas, but there are 24 more nights in the month of December that your family will be looking for something to eat. And no doubt, even if you love being in the kitchen, you probably want to save your cooking energies for the fun stuff (Christmas cookies, candy and all those other holiday delights).

Sweet Potato and Apricot Pancakes


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.

Hearty Pasta Fa-School Soup

Swanson Broth & Stock
Total: 35 mins

Lumpy PB&J Roosters

Better Homes and Gardens

Use thick bread for these kid-friendly lollipop sandwiches.

Memphis Smoked Bologna Sandwich

Ladies' Home Journal

At the deli counter ask for the bologna to be cut into 1/2-inch thick pieces by hand rather than with the slicer, or just get a 3 or 4 inch piece to cut yourself.

Total: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins

Ham Sandwich Skewers


Kids will love this twist on a traditional ham sandwich.

Total: 15 mins

Mini Mac and Cheese


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

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 Turkey Sandwich


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.

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