As kids grow up, they develop their own tastes and preferences, and as any parent will tell you, sometimes those preferences will leave you scratching your head wondering what you can possibly make for dinner tonight that isn’t just buttered noodles (again). But don’t worry, these easy dinner recipes for kids are here to give you some inspiration for this week’s family dinner menu. And while many of them are simple and straightforward, they’re anything but boring. That means the adults at the table are sure to enjoy these dishes, too. Best of all, a lot of these dishes take just 30-minutes or less to make so you can have dinner on the table in no time. Plus, we have even included healthy dinner options that even your pickiest eaters will love.
These kid-friendly meals include easy pasta dishes, protein-packed healthy chicken recipes, and even a few fresh salads. Luckily, many of them are also easy to modify depending on your children’s tastes, so you can swap out or just skip ingredients that don’t make sense for your family.
Several of these easy dinner ideas come together with the help of an air fryer, slow cooker, or grill, so you don’t even have to turn on the stove. And a few of them don’t require any cooking at all, perfect for those busy weeknights.
So before you order takeout tonight, here are some easy dinner ideas for kids that you can add to your dinner rotation.