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 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

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.

Creamy Beef 'n' Noodles

Family Circle

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

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.

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.

Open-Face Beef Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

Leftover pot roast becomes a gourmet sandwich meal with a bit of heat from a jalepeno, sweetness from honey, distinct peppery spark of arugula, and versatile tomato sauce.

Spiral Silos

Better Homes and Gardens

Lettuce, mushrooms, and tomatoes makes this tortilla wrap recipe tops for kids. Tortillas come in an assortment of colors and flavors, which make these extra fun.

Total: 10 mins

Apple-Sausage Mac & Cheese

Parents

You'll never reach for boxed macaroni and cheese again after you see how easy (and tasty) it is to DIY.

Pesto-Chicken Pizzas

Parents

For a quick and tasty dinner, spread purchased pesto on the pizza crust, add strips of chicken and summer squash and bake.

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