20+ Dinner Ideas Even the Kids Will Love

Dinner doesn’t have to be a battle. You can’t go wrong with the recipes on this list! Even the kids will love dinner. Say goodbye to making multiple meals a night!

20+ Dinner Ideas Even the Kids Will Love

I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time making a meal only to learn that my kids hate it before they’ve tried it. Amiright? Here’s an example:

CHILD: Mom, what are we having for dinner?
ME: Potato soup.
CHILD: I don’t like potato soup.
ME: You’ve never tried potato soup.
CHILD: I still don’t like it.

It’s a battle some nights, that’s for sure! On a lot of occasions I end up pulling frozen chicken nuggets to throw in the microwave for these picky eaters. I can tell you right now that picky eaters across the nation have tried these recipes and they’re tried-and-true kid friendly. My kids love all the ones that are mine (they say “from Cupcake Diaries” after the recipe name) and they’re ages 6, 3, and 19 months. I’m telling you, this is the list for kid-friendly recipes!

Mini Biscuit Pizzas

Mini Biscuit Pizzas from Cupcake Diaries

Chicken Roll Ups

Chicken Roll Ups from Cupcake Diaries

Sloppy Joe Sliders - Perfect little sloppy joe sandwiches for the kiddos!

 Sloppy Joe Sliders from Cupcake Diaries

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

 Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce from Kristine’s Kitchen

Homemade Pretzel Dogs

 Homemade Pretzel Dogs from The Food Charlatan

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

 Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza from Cupcake Diaries

World's Best Mac and Cheese - Penne pasta combined with a delectable creamy cheese sauce and topped with a crunchy topping. This is the BEST mac and cheese!

 World’s Best Mac and Cheese from Cupcake Diaries

Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders

 Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders from Eating Bird Food

Ham and Cheese Pockets

 Ham and Cheese Pockets from Dessert Now, Dinner Later

French Dip Crescents

 French Dip Crescents from Cupcake Diaries

Taco Roll Ups

 Taco Roll Ups from Cupcake Diaries

Easy Pizza Chicken

 Easy Pizza Chicken from Snappy Gourmet

One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

 One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta from Spoonful of Flavor

Hamburger Casserole

 Hamburger Casserole from Tried and Tasty

French Dip Sandwiches

 French Dip Sandwiches from Cupcake Diaries

Easy Homemade Pizza

 Easy Homemade Pizza from Cupcake Diaries

Super Easy Chicken Pot Pie

 Super Easy Chicken Pot Pie from Dizzy Busy and Hungry

Lasagna Stuffed Shells

 Lasagna Stuffed Shells from One Sweet Appetite

Pizza Pasta Bake

 Pizza Pasta Bake from Culinary Hill

Ham Mac and Cheese Soup

 Ham Mac and Cheese Soup from The Food Charlatan

Taco Pizza

 Taco Pizza from One Sweet Appetite

Cheesy Meatball Pasta Casserole

 Cheesy Meatball Pasta Casserole from Give Recipe

I hope you find so many recipes on this list that you end up with weeks of menu plans!

A couple years ago I made another list of kid-friendly dinner ideas. You can find that list here!

10 Kid-Friendly Dinner Ideas


  1. says

    My little guy just went through and picked his top 5 must makes from this list! Excited to spice up our menu this week and THANK you for including my recipes!

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