Easy Family-Favorite Recipes

Get the whole family in the kitchen to make these simple, delicious meals and snacks that are perfect for cooking with kids.
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Pepperoni Pizza Pockets

Premade pizza dough makes Jeff's calzonelike pocket sandwiches a snap.

Get the Recipe: Pepperoni Pizza Pocket

Zucchini and Corn Pirate Boats

Marcela introduces kids to zucchini by hollowing out the squash and fashioning it into fun boats filled with more veggies. Get kids involved — they'll love to make the cherry-tomato-and-zucchini sails.

Get the Recipe: Zucchini and Corn Pirate Boats

Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treats

Both kids and adults will love this nutty take on crispy rice treats. Let the little chefs get creative by drizzling melted chocolate on top in unique designs.

Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treats

Three-Cheese Grilled Cheese

Pass down a foolproof recipe: melty, comforting grilled cheese. Start by having your kids butter the bread and layer on the cheese; they'll be making their own before you know it.

Get the Recipe: Three-Cheese Grilled Cheese

Chicken Taco Pizza

Big Daddy combines two kid-favorite dishes — pizza and tacos — for a fun warm-weather meal. Your kids will love layering their toppings onto an individual pie.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Taco Pizzas

Ryder's Turkey Chili

Guy's son Ryder loves this flavor-packed chili; Guy loves it because it's also protein-packed and great for next-day school lunches.

Get the Recipe: Ryder's Turkey Chili

Stove-Top Mac and Cheese

Alton's creamy take on a childhood favorite is ready in just 35 minutes, no oven required.

Get the Recipe: Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

Slow-Cooker Minestrone Soup

Use your slow cooker to make this comforting, veggie-packed soup. Prep the ingredients the night before, then come home to a comforting, healthy dinner.

Get the Recipe: Minestrone Soup with Pasta, Beans and Vegetables

Parmigiano and Herb Chicken Breast Tenders

Start a family tradition: Italian night! Make Rachael's juicy breaded chicken tenders and serve alongside simple, fresh marinara sauce and spaghetti.

Get the Recipe: Parmigiano and Herb Chicken Breast Tenders

Italian Subs

Turn your kitchen into a sandwich shop with these classic Italian subs.

Get the Recipe: Italian Subs

Aarti's Hawaiian-Style Pizza

A familiar food, like pizza, is a great place to introduce new flavors. Aarti adds a bit of ginger to her tomato sauce, then tops her pizza with pineapple and pepperoni. Leave the chiles and chile sauce off of the kids' portions.

Get the Recipe: Modified Hawaiian Pizza

Mini Chicken and Broccoli Pot Pies

Giada's pot pies are the perfect size for little fingers, but adults will enjoy nibbling on them too. She whipped them up for her daughter Jade's third birthday party.

Get the Recipe: Mini Chicken and Broccoli Pot Pies

Sloppy Joe Di Maggios

Kids can help whip up Rachael's one-pot crowd-pleaser — remember, they're messy by definition, so have lots of napkins on hand.

Get the Recipe: Sloppy Joe Di Maggios - Serves a whole team of 9 little leaguers!

Indoor S'more Sundae

Craving s'mores but too cold to toast them on a fire outdoors? Melissa makes her indoor version in a muffin tin and toasts the individual bites under the broiler.

Get the Recipe: Indoor S'more Sundae

Honey Nut Chicken Sticks

Let kids squish up the breading mixture with their hands to get the whole family involved in these chicken sticks. Add a bit of grill seasoning and poultry seasoning to spice up the breading without making things too hot.

Get the Recipe: Honey Nut Chicken Sticks

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