Dinners

It's a weekly dilemma: What to make for dinner? On busy weeknights, with kids' afterschool activities and homework, dinner needs to be quick, easy—and most importantly—something the kids will eat. We've got you covered! From lasagna to pizza, casseroles to quesadillas, you'll find dinner recipes that are healthy, delicious, and quick to prepare. Want to get the kids involved? Try some recipes that kids can make by themselves.


Meaty Cheesy Pasta Dinner

Meaty Cheesy Pasta Dinner

This dish is tasty and easy to make—and all ages love it!
Skinny Fish Chowder

Skinny Fish Chowder

Seafood chowders are notorious for their creamy, rich consistency and their deceptively high calorie counts from all the butter and cream called for in most recipes. That’s...
Easy Broccoli Potato Soup

Easy Broccoli Potato Soup

Chock-Full-O-Veggies Lasagna

Chock-Full-O-Veggies Lasagna

We won’t lie … this lasagna is a bit fussy. But the extra time it takes to prep this dish is well worth the effort. As lasagnas go, this one has super, duper kid appeal....
Chicken Picante

Chicken Picante

This is a quick and easy to make recipe. Tired of chicken? Boneless pork can be substituted for the chicken.
Sweet and Hearty Beef Stew

Sweet and Hearty Beef Stew

Even though this stew simmers for hours in the slow cooker, it takes just minutes to prepare. Filled with lean stew meat, baby carrots, mushrooms, and petite peas, it’s...
GoodNCrazy Sunday Afternoon German Pancakes

GoodNCrazy Sunday Afternoon German Pancakes

This recipe comes from SchoolFamily.com's GoodNCrazy Mom, aka blogger Carissa Rogers. Rogers writes in this blog post about the role these pancakes play in her busy household,...
Ribollita al Pomodoro Soup

Ribollita al Pomodoro Soup

Looking for a way to use up leftover crusty bread? Throw it in this hearty soup with vegetables, beans and seasonings, and you’ve got major comfort food. Ribollita refers...
Smiley Face Casserole

Smiley Face Casserole

Traditional Tater Tot casserole with all the trimmings (full-fat cheese, butter, fatty ground beef, and regular cream of mushroom soup), gets a much-needed overhaul with...
Barbecued Meatballs

Barbecued Meatballs

Serving Suggestions: Place 3 to 4 meatballs, over shredded lettuce if desired, in hoagie roll to make meatball subs; sandwich individual meatballs between two halves of small...
Quick Apple Sausage Quesadillas

Quick Apple Sausage Quesadillas

Quesadillas can be healthy especially if you stuff them with lots of veggies, lean meat, and low-fat cheese. That’s exactly what we do with this recipe. To increase the...
Hot Dog and Spaghetti Creatures

Hot Dog and Spaghetti Creatures

Young children can help cut up the hot dogs, break the dry spaghetti sticks in half, and make the creatures. And then they can eat them!

Chicken and Apples with Rice

Make this dish spicier by adding additional herbs (see recipe for this variation).
Family-Friendly Chicken Curry Over Rice

Family-Friendly Chicken Curry Over Rice

Though the recipe calls for one batch of my Simple White Sauce, my kids love this dish so much that I usually double or triple the recipe (and the sauce) for make-ahead dinners...
Incredible White Bean Pizza

Incredible White Bean Pizza

This recipe for Incredible White Bean Pizza is quick and simple to make, and the pizza is delicious to eat!