The last thing parents want on a busy night is a time-consuming dinner recipe that leaves a giant mess in the kitchen. Quick, easy, and tasty one-pot meals are essential for stress-free weeknights.
But is it easier said than done to find kid-friendly one pot dinners? It doesn’t have to be! Here are some quick and easy kid-friendly meals for you to try.
1. Chili is a kid-friendly one pot dinner
Chili is one of the best go-to healthy meals for busy families. If your family is a little burnt out on basic chili, try mixing it up with nutritious ingredients like sweet potato or kale. Or, just give Garden Veggie Chili & Quinoa a try!
2. Chicken noodle soup is a family favorite
Yes, this classic comfort food is healthy, too! You only need a few simple ingredients to make this kid-friendly one pot dinner. Add thicker noodles to make this soup nice and hearty, and chop the veggies small for picky eaters.
3. Try a pizza pasta bake that turns pizza into a tasty one pot meal
Pizza for dinner is always a win. It’s even better when you can transform it into a healthy one pot family meal. This recipe is a great example, using whole grain pasta and turkey pepperoni.
If you're looking for another healthy way to satisfy a little pizza lover in your family, try the Pizza Bagel & Veggies.
4. Transform cheeseburger night into pasta night
Pizza isn’t the only thing that makes for tasty one pot meals. Cheeseburger pasta will likely earn a spot in your family’s dinner rotation, too.
5. Mac n’ cheese is a kid-friendly one-pot dinner for the whole family
You might not think mac n’ cheese deserves a spot in your children’s healthy meal planner. However, it’s easy to turn this kid-friendly one pot meal into a balanced, nutrient-packed dinner with some simple additions. For example, the Cheesy Veggie Casserole is filled with hearty broccoli and corn before it’s tossed with a cheesy cauliflower sauce. Yum!
6. Keep it simple with chicken and rice
Add this to your list of staple quick and easy kid-friendly meals if you haven’t already!
7. Sausage, veggies and potatoes make a tasty one-pot meal
Just chop up some veggies, potatoes, and sausage, season and cook! This one-pot family meal will quickly become a favorite because it’s so flavorful and simple.
8. Let your family build their own burrito bowls
All you have to do for this kid-friendly one-pot dinner recipe is brown some beef, throw in your other ingredients, and let the stove do the rest. Then, your family can build their bowls with whatever toppings they like.
9. Tuna casserole makes for a filling, quick, and easy kid-friendly meal
Fish is super healthy, but not always accepted by picky eaters. However, tuna casserole is a tasty one-pot meal that comes with essential vitamins and nutrients.
10. Use up leftover veggies in stir fry
To make this vegetarian meal for kids, heat up a big skillet, and throw in whatever stir fry veggies you have on hand. Add chicken, beef or scrambled egg for some non-vegetarian protein. Or, try the Asian Fusion Quinoa & Meatballs.
11. Let your slow cooker do the work with pot roast
This recipe might be your favorite kid-friendly one-pot meal because you get to put your feet up once all of the ingredients are in the slow cooker.
12. Whip up kid-friendly, one-pot chicken risotto for dinner
Delicious, creamy risotto with chicken and veggies is among the best kid-friendly one-pot dinners because adults and little ones alike love it. This dish requires a little more attention than the other quick and easy kid-friendly meals on this list, but it won’t make a mess in your kitchen.
Or for a quick and easy pasta alternative, try the Bowl of Yays with a veggie-filled marinara sauce.
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