50+ Family-Friendly Recipes to Solve the “What’s for Dinner?” Dilemma
If there’s one thing harder than deciding what to make yourself for dinner, it’s coming up with easy dinner ideas for your kids. You want to get something on the table that’s fairly quick to make and doesn’t require a lot of effort. And you also want a meal that the kids (and ideally the whole table!) will devour, while contending with food preferences that can ping-pong from week to week. And it can feel even trickier when you have a picky eater on your hands.
Our go-to solution is keeping a short roster of kid-friendly dinner ideas on hand—like any of these from our sister site Kitchn. Whether you have an eater who adores chicken, or one who will always say yes to pasta, these 53 dinner recipes have you covered.
20-Minute Kid-Friendly Meals
When you’ve got a table full of hungry mouths to feed, sometimes you want the fastest, easiest solution for getting dinner on the table. And these meals deliver, as they get a warm and satisfying family-friendly dinner on the table with just 20 minutes on the clock.
Kid-Friendly Pasta Dinners
Whether your little ones go for buttered noodles or something made with tortellini, this lineup has it all. These dinners also try to work in a veggie or two.
Kid-Friendly Dinners with Chicken
Between crispy chicken thighs, sheet pan honey-Dijon chicken, and the crispiest baked tenders, these weeknight dinners are easy to pull off and budget-friendly, too.
Kid-Friendly Dinners with Ground Beef
Any time dinner starts with a pack of ground beef, you have a big selection of family-friendly options to choose from. From pizza burgers to sloppy Joes, these recipes are sure to be big hits.
Meat-Free Dinner Ideas
If you’re looking for meat-free dinner ideas, this lineup includes meals that are filling, delicious, and easy to bring to the table.
The beauty of casseroles is that the options in this lineup don’t require much upfront prep, they’re comforting and delicious, and might leave you with leftovers for lunch.
This post originally ran on Kitchn. See it there: 50+ Family-Friendly Recipes to Solve the “What’s for Dinner?” Dilemma