Quick Meals for Kids
Short on time? Whip up one of these kid-approved dinner recipes in less than 15 minutes.
Alfredo Sauce (with fettuccine)
If you have extra time, dress up this simple and creamy pasta dish by stirring in cooked shrimp or chicken and veggies such as peas, broccoli, or red bell pepper strips.
Speedy Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas
Quick and filling enchiladas received the highest marks from Christina. "These are delicious. I like everything about them--the peppers, the sauce, and the meat." Get creative and substitute lean ground beef, pulled pork, or black beans for the chicken.
Quick Chicken and Dumplings
This creamy one-dish meal cuts the prep time in half by using flour tortillas instead of homemade dumplings. The recipe received the highest marks from all three judges, with Trent commenting that "everything was cooked just right."
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Pizza slathered with barbecue sauce was a pleasant surprise for Trent. "I'm not usually a big fan of barbecue, but this is my favorite!" he said. Christina agreed that she liked the barbecue's sauce, but prefers traditional tomato sauce. Feel free to use your child's favorite sauce when making this pizza.
Skillet-Grilled Ham with Glazed Pineapple
Hannah was all smiles when she sampled this simple grilled ham with pineapple topping. "I like the sweet pineapple! It's good!"