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100 Kid-Friendly Recipes For Meal Planning

100 Kid-Friendly Recipes For Meal Planning

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Every mom struggles to find kid-friendly recipes when meal planning.  You’ve probably struggled to get your kids to eat anything other than hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and pizza.  That’s why we grabbed all of our favorite recipes from fellow bloggers to help with your meal planning.  Yes, there are some great mac & cheese and pizza recipes on this list, but there are also some amazing recipes that are not just kid-friendly recipes, but healthy and nutritious on this list!

Kid-Friendly Meal Planning Recipes are ideal for making summer weeknights easy to manage! Check out our list of 100 amazing kid-friendly recipes for meal planning that include macaroni & Cheese, Pizza, Chicken, Casseroles, soups, and even slow cooker recipes!

100 Kid-Friendly Recipes For Meal Planning

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I’ve taken the time to divide this list into a few sections that make it easy to navigate.  Of course, we have macaroni & cheese recipes, sandwiches, and pizza.  We also have great chicken dishes, slow cooker meals, and some casseroles on this list.  Soups are a great kid-friendly option, especially when they include favorite flavors like pizza or lasagna.  This list should be a great place to begin when meal planning for easy meals that everyone in the family will enjoy.

Macaroni & Cheese Recipes:

  1. Instant Pot Classic Mac and Cheese from Operation $40K
  2. Deep Fried Mac & Cheese Balls from Marvelous Mommy
  3. Macaroni Ham & Cheese from Family Fun Journal
  4. Quick & Easy Bacon Mac & Cheese from Mess For Less
  5. Oven Baked Macaroni & Cheese from Women Living Well
  6. Baked Macaroni & Cheese Fiesta from The Italian Homemaker
  7. Skillet Beefy Mac & Cheese from A Day In Candiland
  8. How to Make Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese from Operation $40k
  9. Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet from My Joy Filled Life

Kid-Friendly Chicken Recipes for Meal Planning: 

  1. Finger Licking Good Airfryer Fried Chicken from Operation $40K
  2. Honey Lemon Chicken from Operation $40k
  3. Baked Cheddar Chicken from Midwest Modern Momma
  4. Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bombs from Moms Confession
  5. Chicken & Black Bean Taquitos from Six Dollar Family
  6. Chicken Pot Pies from Premeditated Leftovers
  7. Easy Shredded Chicken Tostadas from 5 Minutes For Mom
  8. Instant Pot Cashew Chicken for the Year of the Rat from Operation $40k
  9. Panko Chicken Nuggets from Captain Fussybuckets
  10. Easy Chicken Teriyaki Bowl from Joyful Abode
  11. Cast Iron Citrus Chicken from Serendipity & Spice
  12. Southwestern Chicken Stuffed Peppers from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Kid-Friendly Pizza Recipes: 

  1. Cooking School 101: How To Make Pizza Crust from Operation $40K
  2. Pull Apart Pizza Bread from Moms Confession
  3. Homemade Italian Pizza Pita Pockets from Six Dollar Family
  4. Easy BBQ Chicken Pizza from Crystal & Co.
  5. Chicken Bacon & Ranch Pizza from It’s A Keeper
  6. Pizza Roll Ups from It’s A Keeper
  7. Pepperoni Pizza Waffles from A Simple Pantry
  8. Easy Texas Toast Pizza from Crafty Morning
  9. Mini BBQ Chicken Pizzas from Second Chance To Dream
  10. Pizza Nachos from Sassy Southern Yankee
  11. Finger Foods For Kids Lunches from Operation $40K
  12. Pizza Crescent Ring from A Mother Thing

Kid-Friendly Sandwich Recipes: 

  1. Cheesy Ranch Chicken Quesadillas from You Brew My Tea
  2. Mega Stuffed Pork Quesadillas from A Worthey Read
  3. Grilled Pepperoni Pizza Sandwich Recipe from Six Dollar Family
  4. How To Make Crockpot Sloppy Joes from Crystal & Co.
  5. Crockpot BBQ Pork Sandwiches from Flour On My Face
  6. Ultimate Grilled Macaroni & Cheese Sandwich from 3 Boys & A Dog
  7. White Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Thrifty Frugal Mom
  8. Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches from About A Mom
  9. New York Pizza Burger from The Typical Mom
Kid-Friendly Meal Planning Recipes are ideal for making summer weeknights easy to manage! Check out our list of 100 amazing kid-friendly recipes for meal planning that include macaroni & Cheese, Pizza, Chicken, Casseroles, soups, and even slow cooker recipes!

Kid-Friendly Casserole Recipes for Meal Planning: 

  1. Chili Dog Casserole from Operation $40k
  2. Roasted Potato & Ham Casserole from Premeditated Leftovers
  3. King Ranch Chicken Casserole from Kids Activities Blog
  4. Easy Peasy Pizza Casserole Recipe from Operation $40k
  5. Lemon Caper Chicken Potato Casserole from Operation $40k
  6. Cheeseburger Casserole from Thrifty Frugal Mom
  7. Cheesy Ham, Potato, & Green Bean Casserole from Thrifty Frugal Mom
  8. Gluten Free Cheesy BBQ Casserole Bites from Almost Supermom
  9. Chicken Broccoli Casserole from Life Over C’s
  10. Chicken & Black Bean Casserole from Garden Matter
  11. Chicken Enchilada Casserole from Faith Filled Food For Moms
  12. Cheesy Sloppy Joe Casserole from Faith Filled Food For Moms
  13. Easy Freeze Ahead Taco Casserole from Almost Supermom
  14. Cornbread Taco Casserole from Parenting Chaos
  15. Easy Chicken Tater Tots Casserole For the InstantPot from Operation $40K
  16. Loaded Totchos from About A Mom
  17. Layered Taco Casserole from About A Mom
  18. Easy Burrito Casserole from ISaveA2Z
  19. Biscuit Meatball Pizza from Penny Pincher Jenny

Kid-Friendly Soup Recipes: 

  1. Broccoli Cheddar Soup from Midwest Modern Momma
  2. Loaded Baked Potato Soup from Moms Confession
  3. Beyond Amazing Swiss Potato Soup from Operation $40K
  4. 8-Can Mountain Soup from Kids Activities Blog
  5. Roast Tomato Soup from Caroline’s Cooking
  6. The Best Vegetarian Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe from Operation $40k
  7. One Pot Enchilada Soup from A Simple Pantry
  8. Southwestern Hamburger Soup from Flour On My Face
  9. Paleo Chicken Pot Pie Soup from My Life Cookbook
  10. Supreme Pizza Soup – A Budget Treat from Operation $40K
  11. Hamburger Soup from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen
  12. Chicken & Corn Chowder Soup from Thinking Outside The Sandbox

Kid-Friendly Pasta Recipes: 

  1. Stuffed Taco Shells from Moms Confession
  2. Homemade Chicken Alfredo from Moms Confession
  3. Baked Rigatoni with Broccoli & Mozzarella from A Worthey Read
  4. Meatless Cheese Stuffed Shells from Premeditated Leftovers
  5. One-Pan Spaghetti & Meat Sauce from Kids Activities Blog
  6. Crockpot Baked Ziti from Flour On My Face
  7. Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Pasta from Crafty Morning
  8. Easy Pasta Bake from A Simple Pantry
  9. One-Pot Pepperoni Pizza Pasta from A Simple Pantry
  10. Easy Burrito Pasta Bake from Busy At Home
  11. Easy Peasy Instant Pot Mexican Pasta from Operation $40k
  12. Bowtie Pasta with Chicken Italian Sausage from 5 Minutes For Mom
  13. Homemade Spaghetti O’s from Copykat
  14. Skillet Lasagna from Copykat
  15. Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti from My Heavenly Recipes
  16. Crockpot Chicken Fajita Pasta from My Heavenly Recipes

Kid-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes for Meal Planning: 

  1. Easy Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken from Midwest Modern Momma
  2. 15-Minute Stove Top Macaroni & Cheese from Moms Confession
  3. Crockpot Pizza Soup from 3 Boys & A Dog
  4. Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup from Happy Brown House
  5. Easy Italian Tortellini Soup from My Life Cookbook
  6. Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup from I Love My Disorganized Life
  7. Crockpot Ravioli from Crystal & Co.
  8. Crockpot Mexican Chicken from Mess For Less
  9. Crockpot Honey Barbecue Pork Roast from Flour On My Face
  10. Easy Crockpot Meatloaf from Do It All Working Mom
  11. Crockpot Cheesy Chicken & Vegetables from Flour On My Face
  12. Balsamic Peach Crockpot Chicken from Sublime Reflection
  13. Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken in the Slow Cooker from Operation $40K
  14. Crockpot Pork Chops from ISaveA2Z

Meal planning is so much easier when you have amazing recipes like these to help get started.  I love using a simple dry erase calendar or even a chalkboard calendar to sit down and plan out our meals for the month.  Since these kid-friendly recipes are so easy to make that you’ll love having them in your monthly menu rotation.

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