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


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

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

Total: 15 mins

No-Grill Sandwich

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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

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Use thick bread for these kid-friendly lollipop sandwiches.

Mix-and-Match Baked Chicken Fingers and Dipping Sauces

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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.

Master Chicken Saute

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Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

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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.

Veggie Nuggets

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

Turkey Twirl

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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

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

Tex-Mex Chicken and Tortilla Stack

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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

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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

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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

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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


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

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