Kid Friendly Dinner Recipes

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If you are cooking for kids, then kid friendly dinner recipes are a must. As a mom of four, I can attest that there is nothing worse than spending time, effort, and money on preparing dinner only to get a thumbs down from the kids!

I have many kid friendly dinner recipes on my site, but I thought I would put the vote to my viewers to ask them what recipes their kids like to eat.

Kid Friendly Dinner Recipes From Readers

We recently held a contest for readers to enter their favorite kid friendly dinner recipe. Marcia from Day Care Answershad a hard time picking the best entry; the top three recipes she selected were:

Ginger Marmalade Chicken
Potato Soup
Hamburger Sliders

Kristy from Oklahoma submitted the recipe for Hamburger Sliders and was awarded the prize of a set of signed books from award winning author J.R. Armstrong a subscriber to this site and the Gold Winner for Fiction: Romance, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards.

Readers are still welcome to submit recipes that kids love.

Share Your Favorite Kid Friendly Dinner Recipe

Even though the contest is over, everyone is welcome to submit their favorite kid friendly recipes. Please don't forget to include exact measurements and clear instructions so that others can easily follow your recipe!

What Other Visitors Have Entered

Click below to see entries from other visitors to this page...

Thai Style Tilapia - "Green Fish" 
I have two VERY PICKY boys. They refuse to eat almost anything other than typical "kid" fare. Surprisingly, this somewhat unusual recipe has become their …

tator tot casserole 
my family LOVES tator tots and incorporating them into dinner is just a bonus. this dinner is so fast to put together so it makes dinner time a snap!

Spaghetti and Meatballs Not rated yet
Because everything is better with meatballs.

Stuffed French Toast Not rated yet
My family loves to have breakfast for dinner and this is one of our all time favorites! It is quick to make and the cleanup is very easy. you will need: …

Potato Soup Not rated yet
My family loves this because it's kinda thick and sticks to your bones. It's filling and there is never any leftovers. Peel about 6 potatoes(any kind)and …

Slow Cooker Ginger Beef and Broccoli Not rated yet
The little ones like helping with the slow cooker on this recipe!

Hamburger Sliders Not rated yet
These are kid friendly because they are just the right size! Ingredients: 2 lbs Ground Beef 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1/2 Tsp Seasoned Salt …

Ginger Marmalade Chicken Not rated yet
This is an easy, healthy and delicious chicken dish. The kids love the marmalade flavor 6 (or 4) skinless chicken breasts 1/2 cup orange marmalade …

Apple Brown Betty - in a crockpot Not rated yet
3 lbs. cooking apples 10 slices of bread, cubed (about 4 cups) 1/4-tsp. nutmeg 1/2-tsp. cinnamon 3/4-cup brown sugar 1/8-tsp. salt 1/2-cup …

Lentil-Rice Nachos Not rated yet
Lentil-Rice Nachos My kids LOVE this. It's NUTRITIOUS, CHEAP and EASY! 1.5 cups dried lentils 1 cup dried brown rice 1 chopped onion 2 chopped …

Crunchy chicken nuggets Not rated yet
The kids can really get involved in this one too as long as mom or dad cut up the chicken. You can substitute the mayonnaise for other sauces like ketchup …

Chicken Taco Bake Not rated yet
Chicken Taco Bake 2-3 cups cooked rice, 2 cups cooked shredded turkey or chicken, 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce, 1 envelope taco seasoning, 1-2 cans refried …

Easy Shepherd's Pie Not rated yet
My kids love this recipe and it can be made quickly and easily. 2 lb. lean ground beef Powdered garlic powder 1 can of corn 6 servings of mashed …

Chicken Cutlets Not rated yet
always a crowd pleaser. get panko bread crumbs, mixed with italian bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese. egg wash. 2 eggs water or milk hot sauce …

Stovetop Mac and Cheese Not rated yet
Like most kids, mine love mac and cheese. Unfortunately for them, I'm not a big fan of the supermarket kind but I have no problem making your Stovetop …

Cheesy hotdogs and macaroni Not rated yet
Well, I like the recipe because it's easy to make and sneaks some veggies in to my kids' diet. The kids love this recipe because they think all they're …

Lettuce Wraps Not rated yet
other then the wonderful flavor - my kiddos like deciding what they put on and how much!

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole from MakeDinnerEasy Not rated yet
This one is so full of flavor! My mouth waters just thinking about it. We make it frequently! ( …

Baked Parmesean Chicken from MakeDinnerEasy Not rated yet
It's incredibly easy to make and so tasty. Even the picky 12 year old loves this one! (

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