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    Updated on Aug 29, 2020. Posted on Aug 29, 2020

    23 Wholesome And Easy Meals Both Kids And Adults Will Love

    Cooking for little ones? Let them help you make a meal the whole family will enjoy.

    Maybe you have the whole family home more often than usual, or perhaps you're feeling stressed-out about cooking for the kids on top of all your daily responsibilities. These family-friendly, no-fuss meals are perfect for kids and adults, and best of all, you can let the little ones help out in the kitchen.

    1. 20-Minute Honey Garlic Chicken

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    A little bit sweet and plenty savory, this crispy chicken recipe will be a new family favorite. Serve it on rice with a side of vegetables for a perfect meal in no time. Get the recipe for 20-minute honey garlic chicken here.

    2. Mini Chicken Pot Pies

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    Put your muffin pan to good use by making these individually portioned chicken pot pies. They're deceptively easy and come together with just a few ingredients, thanks to the crescent dough crust. Get the recipe for mini chicken pot pies here.

    3. Baked Chicken Parmesan

    A sheet pan topped with three pieces of chicken parmesan with tomato sauce, melted mozzarella, and fresh herbs on top.
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    While it's not fried in oil, these chicken cutlets still manage to get golden brown and crunchy. Topped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella, they're irresistible. Get the recipe for baked chicken Parmesan here.

    4. Vegetable Ramen Noodle Soup

    Two bowls of ramen soup with mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, bok choy, and cilantro.
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    This ramen is loaded with vegetables so it's hardy enough to stand on its own, but you can always add some protein from chicken or shrimp to bacon or pork belly. Get the recipe for vegetable ramen noodle soup here.

    5. Homemade Pizza Pockets

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    Made with store-bought refrigerated pizza dough and your favorite pizza toppings, these easy pizza pockets will be a quick hit with the kids...and the adults. Get the recipe for homemade pizza pockets here.

    6. Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    A roasted sweet potato stuffed with ground turkey, peppers, cilantro, and avocado.
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    Stuffed sweet potatoes are such a versatile meal, and the kids can even get involved by helping to make them. You can use whatever ground meat you have on hand, and add anything from black beans and avocado to pico de gallo and chopped onions. Get the recipe for taco-stuffed sweet potatoes here.

    7. Chicken Yakitori

    Skewers of chicken yakitori with scallions and sesame seeds on a baking sheet.
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    These Japanese-inspired chicken skewers are seriously so juicy and tender. Start with boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into about one-inch squares for the best flavor. Get the recipe for chicken yakitori here.

    8. 30-Minute Beef Stroganoff

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    Keep a can or two of cream of mushroom soup on hand, and you can whip up this easy recipe in just half an hour. Add your favorite pasta for a no-fuss weeknight meal. Get the recipe for 30-minute beef stroganoff here.

    9. Chicken Enchiladas

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    If you want to save time and effort, start with a rotisserie chicken and a can of your favorite red enchilada sauce. We won't tell a soul you "cheated." Get the recipe for chicken enchiladas here.

    10. Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

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    Looking for a balanced dinner the family will request on repeat? This pasta with chicken and broccoli in a creamy Alfredo sauce will be a hit, guaranteed. Get the recipe for creamy chicken and broccoli pasta here.

    11. Chinese Sausage Fried Rice

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    This recipe calls for Chinese sausage, but you can use whatever kind of sausage you have on hand from chorizo to kielbasa. Spice it up with your favorite chopped vegetables like carrots, baby corn, peas, and mushrooms. Get the recipe for Chinese sausage fried rice here.

    12. Baked Coconut Shrimp

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    Thanks to a breading made with panko, sweetened coconut flakes, and egg whites, this shrimp doesn't taste "fishy" whatsoever. It's slightly sweet, a little bit savory, and delightfully crispy despite the fact that they're cooked from start to finish in the oven. Get the recipe for baked coconut shrimp here.

    13. BBQ Chicken Zucchini Boats

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    Getting the kids to eat their vegetables has never been easier, thanks to these roasted zucchini boats that are filled with barbecue shredded chicken and melted cheese. Get the recipe for BBQ chicken zucchini boats here.

    14. Cheesy Broccoli-Stuffed Chicken

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    If your kids are picky eaters and put up a fuss over eating vegetables, give this broccoli-stuffed chicken a try. It's so creamy and indulgent, they won't even notice the greens. Get the recipe for cheesy broccoli-stuffed chicken here.

    15. Beef Lo Mein

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    You can recreate this take-out classic in your own kitchen in just about half an hour. You can always swap out the beef for any protein you prefer, or add a bunch of vegetables and keep it meatless. Get the recipe for beef lo mein here.

    16. Jumbo Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Shells

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    Get the recipe for cheese and spinach stuffed shells here.

    17. Crispy Fish Tacos

    Three crispy fish tacos in tortillas with cabbage, mango and tomato salsa, and crema on top.
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    Cod gets battered in cornstarch, beer, eggs, flour, and spices, then fried (or baked, if you prefer) until crunchy and crispy. Served in tortillas with your favorite toppings, the kids won't even realize they're eating seafood. Get the recipe for crispy fish tacos here.

    18. 30-Minute General Tso's Cauliflower

    A plate of crispy, saucy General Tso's cauliflower with sesame seeds and herbs.
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    This Chinese-inspired dish is typically made with chicken, but cauliflower is the perfect substitute for a meatless meal that everyone will love. The florets are fried until crispy, then tossed in a savory sauce made with soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, and more. Get the recipe for 30-minute General Tso's cauliflower here.

    19. Spicy Roasted Vegetable Mac 'n' Cheese

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    Instead of just whipping up the boxed stuff, turn mac 'n' cheese into a gourmet meal with the help of whatever vegetables you have in your kitchen. We love using a mixture of broccoli, cauliflower, and mushrooms. And you can easily adjust the spice level to fit your preferences. Get the recipe for spicy roasted vegetable mac 'n' cheese here.

    20. Sheet Pan Baked Fish and Chips

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    You can use any firm white fish like cod, haddock, or hake to make this classic comfort food. The fish gets so crispy in the oven, you won't believe it's not fried. Get the recipe for sheet pan baked fish and chips here.

    21. Thai Chicken Soup

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    Classic chicken noodle soup gets upgraded thanks to creamy coconut milk and lots of aromatic herbs like cilantro, mint, and basil. If your family doesn't like spice, leave out the hot pepper. Get the recipe for Thai chicken soup here.

    22. Palak Saag Paneer

    A bowl of creamy saag with fried paneer cheese.
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    The kids may put up a fight about eating spinach, but they'll devour it in this Indian-inspired recipe. It's essentially Indian creamed spinach with chunks of fried paneer cheese. Serve it with fluffy naan for a delicious meal. Get the recipe for palak saag paneer here.

    23. Neapolitan Pizza

    A Neapolitan pizza pie topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil sliced in half.
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    DIY pizza night is the perfect way to bring the family together. This Neapolitan pie is deliciously doughy, slightly charred, and you can dress it up with any of your favorite pizza toppings. Get the recipe for Neapolitan pizza here.