Dinner Ideas for Fussy Eater Kids

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Finding a quick, kid-friendly dinner can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve compiled our favourite recipes for fussy eaters – and each of them takes 40 minutes or less.

Cauliflower and ricotta mac and cheese

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Cauliflower is the secret ingredient in this 30 minute mac and cheese recipe.

5-ingredient chicken and mushroom pasta bake

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Take a few shortcuts with this easy (and extra cheesy!) chicken and mushroom pasta bake.

Ham, vegetable and haloumi frittata

Try this cheesy frittata for a great lunch/brunch meal. Delicious, filling and great with salad for quick meal.

Last-minute lamb and fetta rissoles

Make weeknight magic with these speedy lamb and fetta meatballs.

Quick and easy tuna pasta pies

Give tuna pasta a fun twist by baking it into little pies. It’s also a great way to get the kids to eat their veg.

Honey & soy kebabs with soba noodle salad

Honey and souy chicken thigh skewers taste fabulous with this speedy noodle salad.

Cheesy chicken and lime quesadillas

A simple and easy quesadillas that takes 20 minutes to make and will have the whole family wanting more.

Chargrilled lamb cutlets with pea puree

Chargrilled lamb with a slivered almond and pea puree will delight even the fussiest of foodies. Serve with baked potato chips and you’re onto a winner.

Tuna and corn fritters

Solve your weeknight dinner (or lunchbox!) dilemmas with these delicious tuna and corn fritters.

Easy ham fried rice

Don’t know what to cook for the kids? Try this quick and easy ham fried rice.

Salmon fish fingers

The kids will love these golden salmon fingers, with a crunchy parmesan panko crumb.

Pork meatball curry with toasted coconut

For a meal the whole family will enjoy serve up this fragrant meatball curry topped with toasted coconut flakes and fresh coriander.

Sausage bolognese

Sausages make a quick and easy substitute for mince in this tasty bolognese.

Kids cheesy rice fritters

Add nutritious brown rice to kids meals with these cheesy rice fritters.

5-ingredient carbonara ravioli with pumpkin and leek

Use ready-made ingredients to make this quick and easy carbonara beef ravioli tossed with roast pumpkin and leek.

Pineapple fried rice

Canned pineapple adds sweetness to this super speedy fried rice.

Herb crusted chicken bites

Kids will love these homemade chicken nuggets. Served with oven-baked wedges and salad, they make an easy meal.

Easy veggie enchiladas

Serve these easy veggie enchiladas with a dollop of sour cream and fresh coriander.

Spiral pork sausages with pineapple salsa

Leave out the chilli for a kid-friendly version of this refreshing pineapple salsa.

Bacon and pineapple pizza

This easy-to-make bacon and pineapple pizza will keep the kids and parents happy.

These are some amazing ideas that even fussy eaters will not make a fuss about. These are healthy too and quick to make. So, you can persuade your kids to eat these dinner options.

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