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

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

I have put together a quick roundup of super easy family dinner ideas that are inexpensive and easy to make. Most of these recipes are made using a few ingredients (kid-friendly stuff only) and are meals you can have on the table quickly and easily. Perfect dinner ideas for busy weeknights. 

(Want even more easy budget meals for weeknight dinners for kids and grown-ups? Check out these simple healthy recipes your family will love as well!)

Looking for some kid-friendly vegetarian recipes? Check out these healthy vegetarian meals for picky eaters the whole family will love!

Having picky eaters myself (My youngest is 13 and still picky as ever) I know what it is like to try and find recipes kids will like and eat. My picky eater loves snacking so I have some easy healthy snack recipes to make at home for kids too if you need some! So here is hoping that at least one of these fun recipes becomes a kid favorites meal in your house.

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

Ten-Minute Pizza Bake Casserole

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This quick pizza bake casserole is a super easy kid-friendly recipe worth saving. All you need to make this recipe are refrigerator biscuits, pizza sauce, and some mozzarella cheese.

Of course, you can add in any extra pizza toppings kids love like pepperoni. But even without any extra toppings,  this pizza bake casserole tastes delicious. 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 easy muffin tin recipes. They are one of my favorite go-to kids meal ideas because they are super easy dinners kids will actually eat, even picky eaters because everyone loves eating with their hands, right?

These easy cheeseburger biscuits might just become a family favorite dinner idea in your house.

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole

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If you are looking for some hearty meals on a budget that will fill up your family, you will love this cornbread sloppy joe casserole.

Just make sure to make enough for seconds (it is that yummy and good!!)

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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