50 Family Recipes Kids Actually Like
Yogurt-based (so it’s packed with protein and calcium), this dip is dandy paired with carrots, cherry tomatoes, and other kid-favored dippers.
Get the recipe for Yogurt-Dill-And-Walnut-Dip.
A classic and oh-so-simple kickoff to dinner.
Get the recipe for Iceberg Wedge With Blue Cheese Dressing.
You may want to tone down the spicier ingredients to suit kids’ palates, but these quesadillas make both terrific appetizers and lunch, too.
Get the recipe for Sweet-Corn-Quesadillas.
A sneaky way to get kids to eat greens: Add the sweetness of dates and the crunch of bacon.
Get the recipe for Arugula Salad With Dates and Bacon.
Baked pita chips make a perfect low-fat accompaniment: Split 4 pitas into halves and brush with olive oil. Slice into triangles, arrange on baking sheets, and broil until crisp, about 2 minutes.
Get the recipe for Warm-Feta-Spread.
Ham and melted mozzarella combine for gooey deliciousness.
Get the recipe for Ham and Cheese Quesadillas.
Thick, smooth, and fully satisfying as a meal in and of itself.
Get the recipe for split-pea-soup.
Something different for the carrot lovers in your family―soup.
Get the recipe for Easter-Carrot-Soup.
See how quickly your kids spell out Y-U-M-M-Y.
Get the recipe for Peas and Carrots Alphabet Soup.
Avgolemonois a zesty Greek take on egg drop soup.
Get the recipe for Avgolemono (Greek Lemon-Egg Soup).
With apples, carrots, potatoes, and Cheddar cheese, this soup is layer upon layer of flavors.
Get the recipe for Cheddar Soup.
For a more substantial soup, add an additional spoonful of cooked rice to the bowl with the scallions and peanuts.
Get the recipe for african-peanut-soup.
A hearty choice, especially on a chilly night: a bean soup topped with bacon.
Get the recipe for bean-bacon-soup.
In terms of kid food, this is the mama of them all: straight-on macaroni and cheese.
Get the recipe for Macaroni and Cheese.
Can’t find tomatillos? Try a shortcut version of the sauce by mixing a 16-ounce jar of mild green sauce with 1 cup of cream.
Get the recipe for Zesty Chicken Enchiladas.
For the child who’s adventurous enough to go beyond ketchup: a teriyaki-spiked burger.
Get the recipe for Teriyaki-Glazed Burgers.
Or swap in healthier ground turkey for the usual beef.
Get the recipe for Turkey Burgers.
Another treat hot off the grill: sausage, served here with spinach salad and grilled tomatoes.
Get the recipe for Warm Spinach Salad With Grilled Sausage.
Looking for a meatless meal? Try this flavorful combination of pasta, broccoli, and walnuts.
Get the recipe for Orecchiette With Roasted Broccoli and Walnuts.
Simple but savory chicken is slow-cooked to perfection.
Get the recipe for Slow-Cooker Orange Chicken With Potatoes.
The crust (made of polenta) says pizza, but the mix of cheese and vegetables is as robust as a casserole.
Get the recipe for Deep-Dish-Polenta-Pizza.
With no cooking needed, these scrumptious sandwiches can be on the table in just minutes.
Get the recipe for Creamy Shrimp Rolls.
Dig in―this chili is dense with beans and vegetables.
Get the recipe for Southwestern Beef Chili With Corn.
Let kids get creative with their dinner: Serve build-your-own fajitas.
Get the recipe for Flash Fajitas.
Top pasta with a fresh tomato sauce that you can make in just minutes.
Get the recipe for Pasta With Fresh Tomato Sauce.
Couscous lends ordinary chicken some exotic Moroccan flavor.
Get the recipe for Quick Moroccan Chicken.
Keep a bag of frozen dumplings in your freezer for nights when you need to get dinner together fast. This salad is ready in under half an hour.
Get the recipe for Pan-Seared Dumpling Salad.
Caraway seeds give slaw a hint of licorice.
Get the recipe for Coleslaw With Caraway and Raisins.
Rich, creamy, and a kid―heck, an everyone―favorite.
Get the recipe for Creamy Mashed Potatoes.
Yes, you can get kids to eat broccoli: Is making it with a tasty cheese sauce cheating?
Get the recipe for Broccoli and Gruyere Gratin.
A bit of maple syrup dresses up carrots in a sweet way.
Get the recipe for Maple-Glazed Carrots.
Remember when you were a child and your mom made a variation on this dish for you?
Get the recipe for Green Beans With Mushrooms and Crispy Onion Rings.