Kids' Favorite Dinner Recipes  

Solve the dinnertime dilemma by choosing one of our kid-approved recipes guaranteed to have your children begging for seconds.

  • Kids' Dinner Solutions

    Kids' Dinner Solutions

    "What's for dinner?" is that looming question that often haunts the home when it's 6 p.m. and nothing's on the table (or even pulled out of the fridge).

    Our panel of kid experts, ages 4 to 12, came to the rescue to help taste, rate, and share their opinions on these five dinner options. Rest easy, your kids will love them!

  • <p>Crispy Fish Sticks with Pineapple Ketchup</p>

    Crispy Fish Sticks with Pineapple Ketchup

    Mandy, age 12, approved of this fresh take on fish sticks. She said, "The cornflake crust was really good!"
  • Pizza
    Photo: Susie Cushner


    Kids and pizza go hand-in-hand, so why not give them what they like? This easy pizza features jarred tomato sauce, leftover chicken, and frozen dough – assembly takes no time at all! Adding veggies is a good way to help your little ones get extra vitamins and minerals. "I usually don't like spinach, but it is good here," says Matt, 9.
  • Veggie Fried Rice
    Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Rose Nguyen

    Veggie Fried Rice

    Instead of grabbing takeout, try this veggie-packed rice on a busy weeknight. You can use brown rice for added fiber, and Jaime, 11, suggested adding shrimp to make it a heartier dinner option.
  • Burger Sliders

    Burger Sliders

    Mini burgers are the perfect size for little fingers...and the perfect price for your pocketbook – only 78 cents per serving! "I really like that is has hidden ingredients and that it's really small," says Emilie, 9.
  • Golden Macaroni and Cheese

    Golden Macaroni and Cheese

    Forego the boxed alternative and try serving this homemade recipe. Our group of kid judges loved the mac and cheese as a main dish, and they all agreed that it would also be a really good side. "I love cheese! I like how it is so creamy!" says Matt, 9.
  • Chicken Nuggets and Sweet Fries

    Chicken Nuggets and Sweet Fries

    "This is the best chicken I've ever had," sums up the thoughts of all of our judges, especially Emilie, 9. These oven-fried chicken breast nuggets are lower in fat and calories than the traditional drive-thru nuggets, and baked sweet potato fries instead of French fries make a healthy substitute.

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