Kid Friendly Recipes

I have had some people say they are having a hard time finding all of the kid friendly recipes on 3 Boys and a Dog.  So, today I am taking the time to link all of my recipes in one location.

Kid Friendly Recipes = Kid Tested and Mom Approved. :-)

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  1. Buffalo Chicken Dip
  2. Pizza Dip
  3. Pizza Pinwheels
  4. Parmesan Fondue <—definitely party favorite!
  5. Roasted Pecans
  6. Jerk Chicken Nachos
  7. Tuna Cucumber Bites
  8. Skillet Queso


  1. Strawberry-Peach Smoothie

Cookies, Candies, and Desserts:

  1. Cool Mint Oreo Cookie Balls
  2. Kelli’s Fantasy Fudge
  3. Magic Cookie Bars
  4. Oatmeal Cherry Cookies
  5. Chocolate Brownie Pie
  6. Turtle Brownies
  7. Ice Cream Cake Roll
  8. Warm Caramel Apple Cake
  9. Kitty Litter Cake <—my boys think it is AWESOME
  10. Twinkie Tiramisu
  11. Butterfly Cupcakes
  12. Easy Peanut Butter Cookies <—the easiest! and our fave
  13. Four Layer Delight <—this is a highly requested item
  14. Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Brownies
  15. Chocolate Bacon Crunch <–OMG! This is my new fave!
  16. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
  17. Peanut Butter Balls
  18. Irish Potato Candy
  19. Cookie Kisses and Cookie Cups
  20. Peanut Butter Candy Bar Bites (like a Butterfinger)
  21. Super Simple Chocolate Pie

Holiday and Seasonal Recipes:

  1. Mummy Face Pizzas
  2. Autumn Spice Cookies
  3. Uses for leftover Halloween Candy
  4. Strawberry Surprise Freezer Jam
  5. No Bake Ghost Cookies

Make Ahead:

  1. Make Ahead Ground Beef – used in several of my beef recipes!
  2. Chicken Spaghetti

Main Dishes – Beef:

  1. Girl Scout Stew <– my old stand-by
  2. Taco Bake <—Mom and Dad’s Fave!
  3. Rotel Dip with Hamburger Meat
  4. Kelli’s Spaghetti
  5. Leftover Soup <—very frugal meal as it is FREE
  6. Frito Pie
  7. Asian Beef Noodle Bowl
  8. Saucy Beef Chili <—5 ingredients, 1 pot!
  9. Ultimate Creamy Beef Stroganoff
  10. Busy Day BBQ Meatballs
  11. Turtle Burgers <– not as creepy as they sound!
  12. Flank Steak with Mango Salsa
  13. French Drip Beef
  14. Crock Pot Pizza <—family fave, but not cheap
  15. Bacon Cheddar Meatballs

Main Dishes – Chicken:

  1. Weight Watchers Mexican Chicken Chili
  2. Loaded Chicken Breasts <– Holy YUM! This is some good stuff
  3. Spicy Chicken and Rice Flu Chaser Soup
  4. Chicken Stew
  5. Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
  6. Foil Pack Taco Chicken <—Tripp’s Fave!
  7. Saucy Parmesan Chicken
  8. Easy Chinese Stir Fry
  9. Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Casserole

Main Dishes – Fish & Seafood:

  1. Lemon Pepper Tuna and Bean Salad
  2. Salmon Marinade
  3. Seafood Gumbo

Main Dishes – Pork:

  1. One-Pot Roasted Pork Supper
  2. Tater Tot Casserole
  3. Boneless BBQ Pork Ribs

Main Dishes – Vegetarian and Meatless:

  1. Veggie-Cheddar Naked Quiche
  2. Super Supper Soup
  3. Roasted Red Pepper & Artichoke Pizza
  4. Vibrant Veggie Stir Fry
  5. Toasted Ravioli
  6. Pasta Primavera with Basic White Sauce
  7. Angel Hair Frittata <– contains eggs
  8. Tortellini salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Side Dishes:

  1. Dilly Pickle Potato Salad
  2. Loaded Baked Potato Casserole
  3. Homemade Creamed Corn
  4. Oven Roasted Red Potatoes
  5. Freckled Face Wow! Wow! Wubbzys (biscuits)
  6. Onion Mashed Potato Casserole
  7. Brown Rice made from White Rice
  8. Apple Slaw <– about 1/2 down this post
  9. Vegetable Kabobs with Mango Salsa
  10. Pineapple Casserole <– reader request!

Please, feel free to share your favorite recipes!

When I am looking for some new kid friendly recipes, I check the following pages first:

  1. Org Junkie’s HUGE Family Friendly recipe index.  Her list includes quite a few (read: most) Gluten Free Recipes and she even has a printable grocery list for each recipe!
  2. How to Have it All has a post of tons of Easy Recipes.  As a busy mom of 3, I am always needing the easy way out without compromising my wallet or our health.  How to Have it All helps me to accomplish that!
  3. Budget Saving Mom shares her best Budget Recipes and I don’t mind her pretty pictures either!  I don’t garden, but her site makes me wish I did!
  4. The Sassy Saver tells us how she comes up with Frugal Recipes and even has a Frugal Recipe Friday so we can try something new (and cheap) each week!
  5. Sherri at Luv A Bargain has a great page of Simple Recipes perfect for busy families!
  6. Andrea at The Greenbacks Gal wows me with her Quick Healthy Recipes… I should try harder to be crunchy!
  7. Crystal and Company’s Recipe Resources page is all I need to help me with my menu planning!
  8. Heidi at Little People Wealth has really made my tummy growl and my checkbook sigh with relief a time her two with her Very Frugal Recipes. Y’all know that her roasted garlic and spinich white pizza sounds FABULOUS!
Upcoming Resources:
  1. Barbara at Clipper Girl’s Saving Spot will be giving us a page of her Frugal Recipes very soon, so be sure to keep checking in with her!

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