Kid-Friendly Recipes For The Whole Family

As a parent, it can be a challenge to find recipes that your kids will actually like. But don't worry—you don't have to suffer through dinner after dinner of plain, uninspiring food. This article compiles a list of kid-friendly recipes that your whole family will love.

Mini Pizza Pockets 

These pizza pockets are quick, fun, and perfect for lunchboxes or after-school snacks. These tasty little bites are made with pre-made dough, pizza sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings. They're an ideal way to get the whole family excited about mealtime.

To begin making mini pizza pockets, simply roll out the pre-made dough into small circles. Place these circles on a lightly greased baking sheet and top each one with a spoonful of pizza sauce, cheese, and your desired topping. Then fold the dough in half and pinch the sides together to create the pocket. Bake until the dough is golden brown and allow to cool before serving. 

For an added touch of flavor, you can also brush the finished mini pizza pockets with melted butter or your favorite garlic butter before serving. You can also serve them with marinara or ranch dipping sauces for an extra kick of flavor. 

Cheesy Baked Ziti 

This cheesy baked ziti will have the entire family begging for seconds. It's an easy dish that requires only a few simple ingredients and can be made ahead of time for an easy weeknight dinner.

To make the cheesy baked ziti, start by cooking the pasta according to the package instructions. Once cooked, combine the cooked pasta with your favorite marinara sauce and a generous amount of cheese. Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish and top with more cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, for a few minutes.

For added flavor and texture, you can add cooked sausage, ground beef, or diced bell peppers to the dish before baking. You can also serve it with a side salad for a complete meal.

If your kids don't love traditional Italian meals, you can substitute the marinara sauce for pesto or alfredo sauce. This will give them the same flavors they love while giving them a fun twist on their favorite dishes. And if they still don't love it, you can always add a few slices of pepperoni to the dish to give it a bit of extra flavor.

Kid-friendly recipes don't need to be complicated or time-consuming. There are plenty of easy-to-make options that your whole family can enjoy together. From mini pizza pockets to cheesy baked ziti—these recipes prove that simple can still be delicious. 

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