Kid-pleasing meals, snacks, and treats—ready in just 20 minutes!
Picky eaters and never enough time? Dinner doesn't need to be a battle against the clock and finicky taste buds. Our Kid-Friendly
Superfast Recipes will have a nutritious dinner they will all love on the table in less than 20 minutes.
Bagel halves are a quick, kid-friendly stand-in for traditional pizza crust.
View Recipe: Cheesy Chicken Bagel Pizzas
This delicious handheld breakfast will get the kids going in the morning and out the door without delay. Warm and savory,
it will truly start the day off right.
View Recipe: Ham and Swiss Egg Sandwiches
Serve this quick after-school snack to your kids as an alternative to traditional fried cheesesticks.
View Recipe: Baked Mozzarella Bites
For picky eaters, try serving this meat sauce over whimsically shaped pasta, like bow ties, rotini, or wagon wheels.
View Recipe: Linguine with Easy Meat Sauce
Serve this dip with baby carrots, broccoli florets, or other fresh vegetables.
View Recipe: Creamy Ranch-Style Dip
Meaty, cheesy, and delicious—kids will love this comforting dinner. But, that's not all, parents will love it too.
View Recipe: Chili-Cheese Mac
This creamy tomato soup is super flavorful courtesy of fire-roasted diced tomatoes and our delicious blend of ingredients.
Don't forget the cheesy French bread. Dunking is a must!
View Recipe: Tomato-Basil Soup
We lightened up a kid-friendly favorite that will still please your pint-sized diners.
View Recipe: Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs
Saucy, cheesy, and oh-so-flavorful—this will soon become one of your family's new favorites.
View Recipe: Chicken with Pepperoni-Marinara Sauce
Pack a cherry-spiked piece in your child's bag (or you own) for a creamy-crunchy treat.
View Recipe: White Chocolate-Cherry Bark
Our Bananas Foster Parfaits are truly a treat for children of any age. Just be sure to make an extra one for yourself.
View Recipe: Bananas Foster Parfaits
An already kid-friendly classic just got kicked up a notch. Kids and adults alike will love these pint-sized sliders.
View Recipe: Sloppy Joe Sliders
If you can't find Braeburn apples, Gala or Fuji varieties also stand up to dipping and add a touch more sweetness.
View Recipe: Chocolate-Granola Apple Wedges
Breakfast meets dinner in this play on the Southern favorite. What's not to love about a fun sandwich?
View Recipe: Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches
The tang in the salt and vinegar chips mellows as the fish bakes in the oven, creating a crunchy spin on fish and chips. Look
to hook-and-line-caught Atlantic or Pacific cod for the most sustainable choice.
View Recipe: Chip-Crusted Fish Fillets
For tough-to-please kids, try serving breakfast for dinner. Pair this dish with a mixed fruit cup to round out the meal.
View Recipe: Banana-Chocolate French Toast
Try also using this filling for tacos, quesadillas, or nachos. Adults can spike it with jalapeños.
View Recipe: Chicken and Bean Burritos
This sundae also makes a great breakfast parfait—just substitute plain fat-free Greek yogurt for frozen.
View Recipe: Broiled Pineapple Sundaes
Serve fruit with this kid-friendly take on the classic croque monsieur.
View Recipe: Melty Monsieur
Choose peaches that are ripe but still slightly firm to the touch.
View Recipe: Easy Peach Crisp
This recipe is just as tasty with fresh blueberries or strawberries. If you can't find wonton wrappers, egg roll wrappers
work equally well--just cut them into 3 1/2-inch squares.
View Recipe: Cinnamon Crisps with Blackberries and Yogurt
These bacon-and-egg toasts make for a fun breakfast or easy dinner. This kid-friendly recipe is sure to be a hit, any time
View Recipe: Baked Egg-in-a-Hole
This kid-friendly snack only costs $0.32 per serving. Kids will love these as an after school treat.
View Recipe: Popcorn Balls
Vary the fruit to suit your kids' preferences—use red- or green-skinned apples or pears.
View Recipe: Turkey, Apple, and Swiss Melt
The hearty filling garnered rave reviews from our kid panel, and Evan, who usually avoids vegetables, didn’t even notice the
sliced bell pepper.
View Recipe: Italian Sausage Hoagies
This stir-fry was a hit, and several tasters even went back for seconds. A flavorful sweet-salty sauce helps make the veggie-packed
dish (four cups’ worth) easy to love.
View Recipe: Beef and Broccoli Bowl
Tiny pasta stars will up the fun factor. Or try orzo, alphabet, ditalini, or another small pasta. Swap in your kids’ favorite
veggies—spinach or zucchini are good options. Don’t skip the nutty Parmesan, which adds extra depth to the soup’s broth.
View Recipe: Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Sweet raspberries and creamy frozen yogurt replace traditional ice cream—a much lower-fat swap that went unnoticed by Maclaine,
one of our toughest kid critics.
View Recipe: Raspberry Chocolate Parfaits
Young cooks will enjoy breading the fish sticks and stirring together the tartar sauce. Look for wild-caught Pacific halibut
at your fish counter for the most sustainable choice. Avoid Atlantic halibut. For tilapia, buy American farm-raised.
View Recipe: Panko-Crusted Fish Sticks
Hummus is made more kid-friendly with the addition of peanut butter. To easily measure 7 tablespoons water without losing
count, pour 1/2 cup into a measuring cup and remove 1 tablespoon.
View Recipe: Peanut Butter Hummus with Cucumber Dippers
Mirin is a rice wine low in alcohol, and most of it cooks off in this recipe. For a nonalcoholic substitute, use a mixture
of equal parts rice vinegar and sugar.
View Recipe: Chicken Yakitori Rice Bowl
Kids like the chewy gnocchi, sweet broccoli, and crunchy nuts. Look for shelf-stable packaged gnocchi with the dried pasta.
View Recipe: Browned Butter Gnocchi with Broccoli and Nuts
This pudding isn't just fast, it's easy too. Try sliced bananas on top.
View Recipe: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pudding
Vary the nuts to your kids' preferences—walnuts or almonds would be equally tasty.
View Recipe: Maple-Pecan Sundaes with Cinnamon Crisps
This will be a new family favorite from the very first bite. Serve with simple mashed potatoes on the side to catch the sauce.
View Recipe: Barbecue Turkey Meatballs
These are tasty for breakfast or as a snack. For even portions, use a small ice-cream scoop to spoon the batter into the muffin
View Recipe: Zucchini Mini Muffins
For a colorful accompaniment, add mini bell peppers to the broiler pan with the skewers.
View Recipe: Honey-Lime Chicken Kebabs with Mango Slices
To make this portable breakfast a snap, prepare the granola in advance and store it in an airtight container. Be sure to keep
a close eye on the broiler so the granola doesn't burn. You can also sub pitted fresh cherries or any ripe berry for the raspberries.
View Recipe: Sunflower Granola Breakfast Parfaits
The perfect summer cookout treat, grilling brings out the sweetness in peaches. If you can't find them, feel free to use apricots
or nectarines instead of peaches. Garnish with mint to serve.
View Recipe: Grilled Peaches with Honey Cream
These quick, crispy fritters are packed with vegetables and get supercrisp in the pan. You can omit the red pepper for a little
less heat, if you wish.
View Photo: Crispy Broccoli-Carrot Fritters
A handful of ingredients (and far less salt) gives you better-tasting flavored popcorn than you can buy. To make sure the
oil is ready for the popcorn, add a couple of kernels and wait for them to pop. Once they pop, add the remaining kernels.
View Recipe: Lemon-Parmesan Popcorn
Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce add savory depth to this creamy mac. If you can't find large elbows, regular elbows
View Recipe: Broccoli Mac and Cheese
This low-fat parfait is the perfect middle-of-the-day springtime snack to hold the kids over until dinner.
View Recipe: Peanut Butter Granola Crunch Parfaits