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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