Kid Friendly Dinner Recipes Adults Will Love, Too! 07.07.2015

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Nobody wants to be a short-order cook, but is that possible when you have a family to feed? It is with kid-friendly dinner recipes! You can indeed provide a delicious and nutritious meal that parents and children will scarf up. Try these kid friendly dinner recipes and be amazed!

Honey-Lime Chicken Kabobs with Mango

Chicken is popular in dinner recipes for kids because it’s easy to cook. Add some citrusy flavor and nutrition with mangoes.


  • (1-inch cubes) skinless, boneless chicken breast, 1 pound
  • grated lime zest, 2 t
  • minced garlic, 2 t
  • chili powder, 1 t
  • kosher salt, ¼ t
  • cooking spray
  • fresh lime juice, 2 T
  • honey, 1 T
  • peeled and sliced mangoes, 2


  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Mix lime zest, garlic, chili powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add chicken and coat thoroughly. Pierce chicken onto 8 6-in. skewers. Cover broiler pan with cooking spray and place kabobs. Broil 4 minutes each side.
  3. Stir juice and honey in a bowl. Place kabobs and mango slices on serving dish and top with honey mixture. Add chili powder to taste.

Crispy Broccoli-Carrot Fritters with Yogurt-Dill Sauce

Kid-friendly dinner recipes don’t have to to dull and unimaginative. Class it up with a special sauce to go with yummy fried veggie bites.


  • water, 4 c
  • broccoli florets, 2 c
  • thinly-sliced carrots, 1 c
  • all-purpose flour, ½ c
  • grated Parmesan cheese, 1/3 c
  • salt, ½ t
  • ground red pepper, 1/8 t
  • thinly-sliced green onions, 2
  • large egg, 1
  • olive oil, 2 T
  • plain, low-fat yogurt, 1 c
  • chopped fresh dill, 2 t


  1. In saucepan, boil broccoli, water, and carrots 4 minutes; drain. Dry and finely chop broccoli. Combine flour and broccoli mixture in bowl; add cheese, salt, pepper, onions, and egg. Evenly coat.
  2. Add oil to large skillet and heat over medium-high. Measure ¼ c broccoli mixture; add to pan and press gently. Repeat for 7-8 fritters. Cook 4 minutes until golden-brown.
  3. Mix yogurt and dill in a bowl. Serve with fritters.

Pinwheel Italian Calzones

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You don’t need take-out for kid-friendly recipes for dinner. Try these crowd-pleasing calzones for a new take on pizza night.


  • ricotta cheese, ½ c
  • Italian seasoning, 1 t
  • salt, ¼ t
  • grated Parmesan cheese, ¼ c
  • shredded mozzarella cheese, ½ c
  • chopped pepperoni, ½ c
  • diced green bell pepper, ¼ c
  • diced onion, 2 T
  • refrigerated crescent-roll dough, 1 (8 oz) can
  • pizza sauce, 1 (14 oz) jar


  1. Preheat over to 350 degree F.
  2. Combine all three cheeses, Italian seasoning, salt, pepperoni, bell pepper, and onion in medium bowl; reserve.
  3. Open dough and separate into 4 rectangles; press edges to seal. Coat dough evenly with mixture; roll up the dough, starting on short side. Slice each roll into 4; place cut-side down on baking pan.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes while warming pizza sauce on stove. Pour warmed sauce into small dipping bowls. Serve pinwheels with sauce.

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  • René Star

    I like the honey lime chicken kabobs recipe. I just bought limes, so I’m all ready!