11 Easy Dinner Recipes Even the Kids Will Love

Cyd Converse

If you find yourself in a rush during the week, struggling to put together a satisfying dinner for your family, look no further than these easy dinner recipes!

Not only do these delicious dinner ideas answer the age old question, "What's for dinner tonight?," but they are also guaranteed to make even the kids happy.

From casseroles to nachos, from unique pizza toppings to easy pasta dishes, these easy dinner recipes guarantee an even easier weeknight homerun.

1. Frito Taco Pie Recipe

Let's cut right to the chase - Frito taco pie is great for busy weeknights. We're talking easy, delicious comfort food that the whole family will love. Seasoned ground beef is mixed with corn, tomatoes, beans and cheese then baked until bubbly and delicious before being topped with crunchy Fritos and sour cream.

2. Pesto Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe

If you're wondering what's for dinner tonight, you need to try this easy, flavorful pesto chicken sheet pan dinner recipe with potatoes and green beans. It comes together easily, roasts while you're getting settled in at the end of the work day and, most importantly, serves up a dinner your family is guaranteed to love.

3. Pizza Quesadilla Recipe

Turn your favorite pizza into a quesadilla for a quick and easy dinner tonight! Fill your quesadillas with pepperoni, sausage, peppers, black olives, or whatever other favorite pizza toppings you love. Serve your quesadillas with a size of pizza sauce or marinara sauce for dipping for an epic dinner your kids will love.

4. Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Our Instant Pot pork tenderloin recipe is one for the ages! Pork tenderloin with an Asian flare, dinner cooks up quicker than quick using the Instant Pot. This delectable protein is delicious served over whole grain rice or cauliflower rice along with a side of crispy broccoli, and it all comes together in 20 minutes.

5. Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole Recipe

This vegetarian enchilada casserole is perfect for every member of the family. It’s so easy to make and the whole family will love it. Layers of tortillas, flavorful veggies, enchilada sauce and cheese are baked to perfection without all the rolling of traditional enchiladas. Serve with your favorite enchilada toppings.

6. Everything Bagel Chicken Recipe

Our everything bagel chicken recipe is not your average weeknight chicken! Tender chicken is stuffed with cream cheese and rolled in everything bagel season before being cooked until tender and juicy. Serve it with steamed veggies, roasted potatoes, rice or pasta - it will become a new family favorite!

7. Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

Enjoy the great taste of cheeseburgers any and every day of the week with the best cheeseburger tater tot casserole recipe going. Cheesy ground beef is tossed with ketchup and mustard then topped with crispy tater tots, pickles and onions. This casserole is an easy dinner absolutely everyone will enjoy!

8. Easy Chicken Fajitas Recipe

If you love steaming hot chicken fajitas from a restaurant, you have to make this easy chicken fajitas recipe at home for your family. Super easy to make any night of the week, this chicken fajita recipe uses a homemade fajita seasoning worth taking the few minutes to make. Chicken and vegetables never tasted better.

9. Beef Lombardi Recipe

Our beloved beef Lombardi recipe is a freezer-friendly one pot meal everyone in your family will love. Ground beef is cooked in a large deep skillet and seasoned with garlic, herbs, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes. Egg noodles rounds everything out before topping your casserole with sour cream, black olives, and chives.

10. Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos Recipe

Our easy, tasty sheet pan chicken nachos are the definition of a crowd pleaser. The best part is, you can easily make a full tray of nachos for the whole family in just minutes. Customize your nachos based on what your family likes, and get a dinner your whole family will love on the table super fast!

11. Tex-Mex Pizza Recipe

If your family loves Tex-Mex and also loves pizza this Tex-Mex pizza recipe is one you must add to your dinner rotation. One of my favorite things about pizza is how changing up the toppings creates a completely different meal. Think chipotle dressing sauce with cheese, bacon, jalapeños, peppers and corn.

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