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Dinner Recipes for Picky Eaters

Recipes Picky Eaters Will Love

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baked macaroni and cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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When you have picky eaters in the family, it can be challenging to find dinner recipes that please everyone. These recipes are tasty enough to satisfy the whole family.

  • Chicken Tenders Recipe -- A simple chicken recipe with a crunchy coating.
  • Baked Macaroni and Cheese -- Penne pasta is tossed with two kinds of cheese in this easy, cheesy baked mac 'n cheese recipe.
  • BBQ Chicken -- You don't even need a grill for this super easy chicken recipe. With an electric skillet, you can simmer the chicken in the barbecue sauce for 40 minutes without worrying about burning. Yum!
  • Beans and Franks -- Easy to throw together; easy for kids to love.
  • Sloppy Joes -- Seasoned ground beef is cooked in a skillet and served on rolls. This recipe is fast and cheap and ideal for picky eaters.
  • Beef Enchiladas -- Cheesy, beefy and just a little spicy, these enchiladas can be made in advance and frozen.
  • Beef Tacos -- Set up a taco bar, and let the kids assemble their own tacos.
  • Cheesy Chicken Tenders -- Crushed Goldfish crackers serve as the coating for these baked chicken tenders.
  • Chicken Quesadillas -- If the kids like grilled cheese, they will like quesadillas, and this recipe is a snap to prepare.
  • Chicken Enchiladas -- A terrific meal in one dish.
  • Chicken Parmesan Recipe -- If the kids like Italian food, they'll adore this easy chicken parmesan recipe. Just add a side of spaghetti, and dinner's done!
  • Cranberry Chicken -- Sweet and tangy, this cranberry chicken recipe is a classic.
  • Crockpot Lemonade Chicken -- Lemonade concentrate, brown sugar and ketchup make this chicken breast recipe sweet and tangy.
  • Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese -- Dump it in the Crockpot after lunch, and come home to a great dinner.
  • Crockpot Orange Chicken -- Orange marmalade and brown sugar make this recipe sweet. The Crockpot makes it easy.
  • Fish Tacos -- Frying the fish makes this one kid-friendly.
  • Hawaiian Chicken -- Chicken breasts are coated in bread crumbs then topped with a sweet duck sauce and chili sauce mixture the kids will love.
  • Hot Dog Quesadillas -- A terrific way to give ordinary quesadillas extra protein and pizzazz.
  • Lemon Chicken -- Simple and elegant, this lemon chicken is great for kids who like food plain.
  • Meatball Pie -- Refrigerated pie crust and frozen meatballs make this come together in no time.
  • Mini Cheeseburgers -- These mini cheeseburgers or sliders are the perfect size for little hands and mouths!
  • Potato Chip Chicken -- Potato chips give these chicken tenders extra crunch and flavor.
  • Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders -- The combination of salty pretzels and a sweet and tangy mustard dipping sauce makes this recipe appealing to everyone.
  • Roast Beef Stromboli -- Crusty and cheesy, this one is super easy, too.
  • Salmon Patties -- A kid-friendly, tasty way to enjoy heart-healthy salmon.
  • Spaghetti Pizza -- Spaghetti is tossed with tomato sauce, then topped with cheese and pepperoni in this easy recipe.
  • Sweet and Sour Meatballs -- Crushed pineapple, ketchup and brown sugar make the glaze for these delectable meatballs..
  • Steak Fajitas -- An easy Mexican recipe the whole family will enjoy.
  • Turkey Meatloaf -- Moist and light.
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