Easy Dinner Ideas For Kids (And the Rest of the Family!)

Fun easy weeknight dinners to make for kids (including picky eaters). And even though these recipes are especially kid-friendly, the whole family will enjoy these delicious dinner ideas as well!

This is a quick roundup super easy family dinner ideas that are inexpensive and easy to make. Most of these recipes can be made using a few ingredients (kid-friendly stuff only) that you can have on the table quickly - so perfect for weeknights! (Want more quick weeknight dinner recipes? Check out these 5 easy healthy weeknight dinner ideas. )

Having had picky eaters myself (still have one who is now 13!) I know how challenging it can be to find recipes that kids will like and eat. So here is hoping that at least one of these recipes becomes a kid favorites meal in your house!

8 Easy Kid-Friendly Dinner Recipes For Busy Weeknights (Or Lazy  Weekends!)

Ten Minute Pizza Bake Casserole

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As far as easy kid-friendly dinner recipes go, this quick pizza bake casserole has to be one of the best. You only need refrigerator biscuits, pizza sauce, and mozzarella cheese to make this recipe. Of course, you can add in any extra pizza toppings kids love like pepperoni. Either way, this pizza bake casserole will taste delicious even without the extra toppings. Add a salad or cut up carrots with ranch dressing to add an extra bit of healthy to the meal.

Cheeseburger Biscuit Cups

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I absolutely love muffin tin recipes. They are my favorite go-to kids meal ideas because they are super easy fun dinners kids will love, even picky eaters (because everyone loves eating with their hands, right?) Hopefully these easy cheeseburger biscuits will become a family favorite dinner idea in your house.

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole

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Kids and grownups will love this delicious cornbread sloppy joe casserole. It is warm, filling and tastes so good. Plus it is a healthy dinner that is very inexpensive to make.

Ultra Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets

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Gimme Some Oven has a wonderful gluten-free crispy baked chicken nuggets recipe absolutely worth trying. You only need 3 ingredients and about 20 minutes to make these healthy crispy chicken nuggets.

Pizza Stuffed Shells

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Pasta Shells filled with gooey yummy pizza goodness inside. A family-friendly dinner idea that should have everyone smiling, even picky eaters might be tempted to try this recipe.


Easy Meatball Subs

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This easy dinner idea is perfect for busy nights when everyone is on the run. If you have a package of frozen meatballs in the freezer and some spaghetti sauce, you can have delicious easy meatball subs ready in 30 minutes. 

One-Pot Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

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One-pot dinners are awesome, and this easy healthy chicken and broccoli pasta recipe will make everyone in your family happy. Especially your food budget. 

Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Roll Ups

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Ahh, to me, this Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Roll-Ups recipe is like the queen of comfort food! Lasagna noodles covered in creamy Alfredo garlic sauce and filled with chicken (if you prefer a vegetarian option, skip the chicken. The creamy Alfredo garlic sauce and mozzarella cheese will keep you plenty happy. Like, really really happy.)

Make this casserole a day ahead, so it will be ready to pop in the oven the next night for a delicious hearty family dinner.

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Put on your favorite holiday tunes, grab a mixing bowl or two and get ready to make some of the best holiday brownie recipes ever.  Deliciously easy peppermint candy cane brownies and decadent chocolate brownies are decorated to look like Christmas presents are just a couple of easy to make brownie recipes kids are going to love and that you need to add to your holiday baking menu asap.

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Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies

This easy holiday candy cane brownie recipe starts with a box of brownie mix.  But believe me, your party guests and family will never be able to tell.

Christmas Tree Brownie Pops

Oy. Fudgy chocolate brownies topped with indulgent cream cheese frosting with a peppermint cane tree trunk. YUM. Gather the kiddos and have a blast baking up a batch (or two) of these special Christmas brownie pops!

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Christmas Reindeer Brownies

This adorable Christmas reindeer brownie recipe from Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons are super easy to make and almost too cute to eat! Baking and decorating these cute holiday brownies would make a fun kids Christmas activity for the whole family to enjoy together!

Gingerbread Christmas Brownies

 This easy to make Christmas gingerbread brownie recipe from Betty Crocker is easy to make and the wonderful gingerbread aroma is going to make your whole house feel like Christmas!

Santa Hat Brownies

How cute are these Santa hat brownies? And this brownie recipe uses two of my favorite ingredients, chocolate, and strawberries. TOGETHER. Yum! Yea, the kiddos will love these cute brownies, but grown-ups are going to love them maybe even more. Personally, I think this holiday brownie recipe would be perfect if you are having a holiday brunch. This decadent dessert would pair nicely with a a glass of champagne!

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