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10 dinner recipes kids can eat in a hurry

When you need to get on with your night, there's no time to fuss with a grain bowl. Your kids will scarf down these dinner recipes so fast. Promise.

By Amy Valm

10 dinner recipes kids can eat in a hurry

Photo: Roberto Caruso

10 dinners kids can eat fast

Tomato, Lentil and Coconut Soup

A creamy tomato soup is quick and easy to slurp. Make it ahead so all you have to do is reheat and serve—with Grilled cheese soldiers on the side, please. Get the recipe: Tomato, Lentil and Coconut Soup

bowl of tomato soupPhoto: Erik Putz

Breakfast Pizza

Who can resist pizza? Your breakfast-for-dinner routine just got so good (so so good). Use store-bought dough to live your best life. Get the recipe: Breakfast Pizza

pizza with bacon and fried egg on topPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Smoky Campfire Beans

There’s nothing wrong with some weenies and beanies. Make a batch of these sweet, smoky beans on the weekend then heat and add cut up hotdogs. Your kid will mow this so fast. Get the recipe: Smoky Campfire Beans 

pot of homemade baked beansPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Crustless Quiche

Quich is one of those meals you can eat out of the oven or out of the fridge. It’s got the protein, it’s got the greens, all you need is buttered toast—crustless, obvie. Get the recipe: Crustless Quiche

A quiche with broccoli in a pan next to forksPhoto: Erik Putz

Homemade Alphabet Pasta

Your kids will gobble this up so fast, the prep time basically cancels itself out. Get the recipe: Homemade Alphabet Pasta

bento box with saucy alphabet pasta insidePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Get this classic stewing in the morning and come home to a delicious meal. Dried mushrooms add rich flavour to the base. And, for goodness sake, give peas a chance. They’re the good guys. Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

bowl of hearty beef stew with potatoes, carrots and peasPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Six Bean Beef Chili

Make this on the weekend and feel like a genius on busy weeknights. One-bowl meals are easy for kids because there’s no fuss work beyond adding a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cheddar. Get the recipe: Six Bean Beef Chili

bowl of beefy chili topped with sour cream and grated cheddar cheesePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Sweet and Sour Meatballs on Rice

Rice, rice, baby. Some saucy meatballs (store-bought or made by you on an over achieving weekend batch cook) over rice is a tasty dinner that will fill your crew up good. Serve with raw veggies and dip. Get the recipe: Sweet and Sour Meatballs on Rice

thermos filled with meatballsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Hearty Sausage and Quinoa Minestrone

This isn’t soup for babies. It’s thick, hearty and full of the good stuff like spinach, carrots, celery, quinoa and sausage. Serve with crusty bread for a #slamdunk. Get the recipe: Hearty Sausage and Quinoa Minestrone

pot of minestrone with quinoa, kale, sausage and veggiesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

One-Pot Mac and Cheese

There’s a time and a place for boxed mac and cheese. This isn’t one of them. One pot, seven ingredients and 20 minutes. The whole family will be shovelling this into their faces quicker than it took to make. Get the recipe: One-Pot Mac and Cheese

pot of macaroni and cheesePhoto: Roberto Caruso

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This article was originally published on Oct 24, 2018
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