Kid-Friendly Recipes

Browse through hundreds of tasty recipes for kids (and picky adults). See photos plus helpful tips from parents who cook.

Instant Pot® Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats
Pamela Wurtz

Instant Pot® Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats

Steel-cut oats cook quickly in an Instant Pot(R) and are especially delicious in this apple pie version featuring fresh apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

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Lion Veggie Tray
elisabeth

Lion Veggie Tray

This fun veggie tray shaped like a lion is easy to make and is perfect if you are looking for cute ideas for a jungle party or zoo outing.

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No-Bake Raspberry Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Megan Olson

No-Bake Raspberry Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Peanut butter, oats, honey, and raspberries are mixed together in these no-bake granola bars, perfect for lunchboxes or on-the-go snacks.

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Chocolate Banana Muffins
Crafty Cooking by Anna

Chocolate Banana Muffins

Cut back on the sugar and dial up on banana and chocolate flavor in this quick and easy muffin recipe.

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Fruit Punch Salad
Synexx

Fruit Punch Salad

Fruit salad that tastes just like the sweet fruit punch drinks, but made with fresh fruit and fruit juice, will please the whole family.

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Spinach Quiche with Kid Appeal
SILLYJILLY

Spinach Quiche with Kid Appeal

Frozen spinach and a prepared pie shell are shortcuts that make this savory spinach and cheese quiche a family-friendly weeknight main dish.

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My Kid's Favorite Zucchini Bread
Lynnsthings

My Kid's Favorite Zucchini Bread

This zucchini bread is made with both whole wheat and all-purpose flour and flavored with lemon juice.

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Best and Easiest Chicken Nuggets
Samantha

Best and Easiest Chicken Nuggets

Here is a quick and easy recipe you can use to make a version of panko chicken nuggets that are juicy inside with a crispy, cheesy coating.

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Kid's Favorite Baked Oatmeal
MARGARET N

Kid's Favorite Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal, made with applesauce, cinnamon, and vanilla extract, is kid-approved, quick and easy, and perfect for on-the-go breakfasts.

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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips
Ann Page

Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

This delicious salsa made with fresh kiwis, apples and berries is a sweet, succulent treat when served on homemade cinnamon tortilla chips. Enjoy it as a summer appetizer or an easy dessert.

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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken
Mary Bane

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

This tangy-sweet baked chicken is simply seasoned and cooked, quick from start to delicious finish.

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Baked Kale Chips
LucyDelRey

Baked Kale Chips

Olive oil and seasoned salt are all you need to turn fresh kale leaves into delicious good-for-you baked snacks.

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Playgroup Granola Bars
PREGOCOOK

Playgroup Granola Bars

My girlfriend brought these granola bars over for a playgroup one morning and ever since they've been a staple!

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Baked French Fries I
Ashlee

Baked French Fries I

Potato wedges baked with olive oil and flavored with the spices of garlic powder and paprika.

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Kettle Corn
SUE202

Kettle Corn

White sugar makes the Kettle Corn taste like popcorn balls. Use brown sugar and it will taste like caramel corn.

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Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs
dailyn2003

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

A light marinade of soy sauce, brown sugar, and sherry with sesame and spices tenderizes these chicken pineapple kabobs into an aloha grilled dream of a dish!

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Extra Easy Hummus
Donalyn

Extra Easy Hummus

Tahini-free hummus that only takes minutes, and is a favorite with my kids.

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Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
DRUMNWRITE

Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

These are so tasty your family won't believe they are eating healthy! Nothing this good for you should taste so good...or be this easy to cook. These are delicious plain, but may be dipped in honey mustard sauce, ketchup, or even guacamole.

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Baked Sweet Potato Sticks
Ann

Baked Sweet Potato Sticks

Best eaten at room temperature.

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Potato Latkes I
Daisy

Potato Latkes I

Shredded potatoes and grated onions are bound with flour, salt and eggs, then fried in oil to make delicious potato pancakes that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

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Asian Chicken Salad
D

Asian Chicken Salad

This is a crunchy, wonderfully satisfying salad that is fabulous with grilled chicken, leftover from yesterday 's barbecue. The dressing is sweet and sour, mingling brown sugar with soy sauce and rice wine vinegar. Fried rice noodles add the crunch. Serves six.

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Whole Wheat and Honey Pizza Dough
brookes

Whole Wheat and Honey Pizza Dough

Want to make your pizza dough, but don't have time for it to rise? This is a quick and easy recipe for you! Just combine whole wheat flour, yeast, wheat germ, salt and honey, bake, and then top with your favorite toppings.

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Tasty Buns
Charlene Kaunert

Tasty Buns

Homemade hamburger buns will certainly make your next cookout more special! And it is easy to do with this quick yeast dough that takes you about an hour, including rise time. You will want to use this great recipe for dinner rolls, too.

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Baked Tortilla Chips
Michele O'Sullivan

Baked Tortilla Chips

Cumin and lime juice add a real zing to these chips, and they're best when served warm.

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Easy Tuna Patties
Phyllis Spencer Brixey

Easy Tuna Patties

Serve these crispy tuna patties as an appetizer or make delicious hot sandwiches.

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Best Baked French Fries
Life Tastes Good

Best Baked French Fries

Potato slices are coated in garlic salt and sugar and baked into crispy, golden French fries.

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Candied Almonds
Darla K

Candied Almonds

This recipe requires only sugar, cinnamon, and water to make a sweet coating for almonds.

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Baked French Fries II
Fred Hoffman

Baked French Fries II

Potato strips are baked with Parmesan cheese and a little basil, resulting in fries that are a perfect accompaniment to almost any meal!

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Camp Cornbread
Laura Shank

Camp Cornbread

Cream-style corn is added to corn muffin mix, making this recipe easy as well as portable.

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