45 Family Friendly Dinner Recipes for Busy Parents

As a parent you may find it hard to find Family friendly Dinner Recipes. In fact, it can be difficult to decide what you are going to eat each night for dinner. The “What’s for Dinner” debate can be enough to send you into a tizzy! Dinner can start becoming boring and mundane, especially if you stick to a few certain recipes that you know your family loves to ensure that everyone eats. If you feel you are in a meal rut, then you won’t feel the desire to cook! It’s a vicious cycle.

Family Friendly Dinner Recipes


Looking for dinner recipes can also seem futile. Sorting through a million different sites when all you want is a page that has all the Family friendly dinner recipes in one place.

It’s clear you need a change in your dinner routine. Cook something new, and fresh that your family will love. Your stomach and your family will thank you. 

If you have a hard time planning meals, I have organized a list of 45 delicious Family friendly dinner recipes that you can browse through and select from. They are all delicious and every single one has been family tested and approved. What’s better than that? A list of 45 great recipes right at your finger tips. This list includes everything from comfort foods to convenience foods. Soups, Salads, meats and even vegan recipes too! Slow cooker to stove top! So, click on through and visit each one! I want to take the time to personally thank the amazing bloggers that contributed to this list of fantastic dinner recipes. Make sure you Pin them for future cooking endeavors! (Images were used with consent)

If you want to bring the joy back to your dinner table, try some of these amazing Family friendly dinner recipes!

45 Family Friendly Dinner Recipes  

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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) on February 9, 2015 at 7:56 am

    This is an awesome roundup! I would love to try that Creamy Ham & Pepper Casserole!

  2. Heather on February 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

    I love this roundup. How did you get all of the image previews?

  3. aimee on February 9, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    I cannot wait to try the Olive Garden soup. This is a great round up.

  4. Lois Alter Mark on February 9, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Wow, so many great dishes here! I could never plan meals, which is why we go out all the time!

  5. Ashley B. on February 9, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Great roundup! I work full time and am always pressed for time when it comes to getting nutritious meals on the table for my family.

  6. SouthernMomLoves on February 9, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    What an awesome collection of recipes! This will come in so handy on those days when I’m stumped on ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Sarah Bailey on February 9, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Ohh I am going to have to go through these and see what I can whip up for dinner 🙂 x

  8. Pam on February 9, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    So many great, easy dinner ideas here! I need to check these out to get out of my dinner rut.

  9. Liz Mays on February 9, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    That ham and pepper casserole sounds really nice. That’s just the kind of meal my kids like to have when they’re over.

  10. Ourfamilyworld (@OurFamilyWorld) on February 9, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    This is an awesome list. I am trying the tomato and dill soup.

  11. Michele on February 9, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    I am single and cook for myself which means I rarely cook anything different! Spaghetti with some kind of sauce is usually what I end up making when I have no idea what I want. The Garlic, Lemon Pasta with Roasted Shrimp- Frugal Mom Eh has my total attention!

  12. moesly15 on February 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    The bean, ham and kale soup sounds yummy. Making it.

  13. Katherine on February 9, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    What a great roundup! I love dinner posts!

  14. listen2mama on February 9, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Oh there are so many yummy dishes on this list. I have to bookmark this. Thanks!

  15. Jeanine on February 9, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Wow! I’m going to have to go through all of these! I love finding new and recipes to try!

    • toughcookiemommy on February 9, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      I’m going to have to try these too. They look perfect for preparing on-the-go.

  16. toughcookiemommy on February 9, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    I love easy recipes like these because I am a busy Working Mom on the go. I don’t have a lot of time for cooking for hours.

  17. coolchillmom on February 9, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Awesome round up! you got our month covered and then some in case we have dietary restrictions. Love it

  18. Annie M on February 9, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Bacon cheeseburger soup? That sounds so good right now!

  19. Pam on February 10, 2015 at 1:59 am

    I think I will try the Oven Baked BBQ chicken tomorrow night. Sounds delicious. So many other great ones that look like recipes my family will enjoy. Thanks!

  20. Debbie Denny on February 10, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I am all for these recipes. Love soups. Perfect comfort food.

  21. celebbabylaundry on February 10, 2015 at 11:09 am

    So many amazing recipes, I don’t even know which I’d like to try first!

  22. Mama to 5 BLessings on February 10, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    What great options. The chick pea patties look good, I wonder if I can have them on my low carb.

  23. Rosey on February 10, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    That creamy cheeseburger casserole is right up my husband’s alley. There are others on here I know he’d love too.

  24. yumeating on February 10, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I am trying really hard to eat more meat free. That Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Pearl Onion Quiche looks absolutely amazing.

  25. Ask Coach Donna on February 10, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Well, Wow! Now I have a lot of ideas all in one place – I love the goat cheese quiche and the Olive Garden Soup and so many other! OMGohs thank you

    • Ninja Mommers on February 10, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      I am glad you like it 🙂 Let me know what you tried and loved <3

  26. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition on February 10, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    We love easy slow cooker meals. It’s so convenient to throw a few ingredients in in the morning and have dinner ready when we get home.

  27. Amber NElson on February 10, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    The Olive Garden Soup sounds absolutely delicious!

  28. chrissy4gordon24 on February 11, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Oh these are all so great! I’ll have to pin this because I am always looking for quick and easy recipes!

  29. erikaawakening962161059 on February 11, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    I would be left out of a lot of recipes because I am vegan. But I’m getting good at adapting recipes!

  30. Aisha Kristine Chong on February 12, 2015 at 6:13 am

    These are definitely great to do for those who are busy! Yummy too!

  31. Krystal's Kitsch on February 16, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Busy parents?! This is totally me. I am loving these ideas. Pinning for later!

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