One Meal Fits All: 10 Dinners The Whole Family Will Enjoy

There’s no better feeling when everyone leaves the table satisfied and happy — especially the picky eaters. From 30-Minute Asian Beef Bowls to Tortilla Crusted Tilapia, these tested and perfected recipes appeal to kids and adults alike.

1. 30-Minute Asian Beef Bowls

This dish is a MAJOR family-pleaser and can be made in just 30 minutes from ordinary supermarket ingredients. And the beauty of “bowls” is that everyone can create their own. GET THE RECIPE

2. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp

In this quick and easy recipe — adapted from The Splendid Table’s How To Eat Supper by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift — jumbo shrimp are bathed in a sweet, salty and spicy brine, and then sautéed with loads of fresh ginger and garlic. Kids love it! GET THE RECIPE

3. Grilled Chicken Fajitas

These fajitas are easy to make and you can do all of the prep ahead of time, so all that’s left to do at dinnertime is quickly grill the chicken. Plus, they’re fun — perfect for getting the whole family sharing everything at the table or a casual dinner party. GET THE RECIPE

4. Baked Penne with Spinach, Ricotta & Fontina

This is a quick and easy riff on spinach and ricotta cannelloni — and it’s a great way to sneak in some greens. You can get the pasta in the oven in just 20 minutes; toss a salad while it bakes and dinner is done! GET THE RECIPE

5. Beef with Broccoli

No wok needed for this for this easy “takeout” dish of tender steak and broccoli florets in a rich ginger and garlic sauce. GET THE RECIPE

6. Italian Meatloaf

This meatloaf is basically one big giant meatball, or at least that’s what I tell my kids so that they’ll eat it. Serve it with a Big Italian Salad and Parmesan Smashed Potatoes. Leftovers are even better the next day, sliced and topped with melted cheese in a warm sandwich. GET THE RECIPE

7. Tortilla Crusted Tilapia

The best way to get the kids to eat — and even love — fish is to prepare it with a crispy, crunchy coating. Ground corn tortillas give these flaky tilapia filets a delicious tortilla chip-like crust. GET THE RECIPE

8. Broiled Sweet & Spicy Chicken Thighs

Inspired by one of the most popular Cooking Light chicken recipes, these chicken thighs with a sweet and tangy honey glaze are delicious, family-friendly (they’re not too spicy), and incredibly easy to prepare. GET THE RECIPE

9. Sausage Lasagna

Made with a quick sausage bolognese, this foolproof lasagna will have everyone going back for seconds — and even thirds. One reviewer wrote: “Best lasagna I’ve ever tasted! Even my picky 11-year-old daughter said it was the best home cooked meal she’s eaten.” GET THE RECIPE

10. Juicy Steakhouse Burgers

Steakhouse burgers are difficult to replicate at home because most steakhouses use closely-guarded recipes and custom ground beef mixes. But by using readily available 85% lean ground beef, a panade — or mixture of bread and milk that keeps meat tender and juicy even when cooked to medium-well — and lots of seasoning, you can make delicious steakhouse-style burgers at home in no time. Everyone goes crazy for these. GET THE RECIPE

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