30+ Recipes for Easy Family Friendly Meals

Cooking for your family doesn't have to be a daunting task. These easy, family-friendly recipes will make mealtime a breeze.


Cooking for your family can be a lot of work. Between shopping for ingredients, prepping meals, and cooking everything in a timely manner, it can feel like a never-ending cycle.


That's why we've compiled some of our favorite recipes that are both easy to make and loved by all. From simple pasta dishes to crowd-pleasing tacos, we've got you covered.


These recipes are easy to follow and require very few ingredients.


These types of meals are healthy, fresh, and easy to prepare. They also tend to be affordable and convenient.


There are so many easy and family friendly meals out there, but some of out favorites include chili, tacos, or spaghetti.


Chili is a great option because you can make a big pot of it and everyone can customize their bowl with their favorite toppings.


Tacos are another crowd favorite because they're simple and versatile - you can use ground beef, chicken, pork, or even fish if you're feeling adventurous.


And pasta is always a classic that most families love. Plus, it's easy to add different sauces or proteins depending on what your family likes.


So whatever your family's favorite meal is, there's no need to stress - just whip up something simple and enjoy!



30+ Easy Family Friendly Meals


This easy, creamy Alfredo Pasta Bake recipe is perfect for feeding a hungry crowd. It's simple to make and can easily be doubled or tripled!


Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers are filled with ground turkey, rice, and cheese and take only minutes to cook in the pressure cooker. This dish is packed with flavor and can be made in a matter of minutes!


A homemade pot pie is full of flavor and comfort at meal time!


Looking for dinner inspiration? We are sharing one of our favorite recipes with you: the famous TikTok Viral Feta Pasta recipe! Find out how easy it is to make, and how you can set your table with a gourmet dinner in no time!





Learn how to make a delicious sliced tomato pizza with garden fresh tomatoes. This is a great meal that you can make in just over an hour. It’s easy and impressive!


Looking for a quick and easy dinner that everyone will enjoy? This Foil Packet Chicken Recipe with Baby Red Potatoes and Asparagus is just that!


Sheet pan tacos are the perfect meal for a crowd. It’s a super easy dish to make and it is delicious! Sheet pan cooking is one of our favorite ways to make any night a breeze and these sheet pan tacos are a great way to upgrade your Taco Tuesday.

If you are looking for a special, delicious, and super easy dinner option, this instant pot chicken teriyaki recipe is everything you could ask for. It is sweet and tangy and the perfect accompaniment to hot, fluffy rice.


This Instant Pot BBQ Ribs Recipe is a quick and delicious meal when time is tight. Add your favorite sides and dinner is served!

A flavorful Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Spaghetti Squash will become a family favorite. You’ll enjoy a creamy spinach and artichoke mixture baked in a spaghetti squash. It’s the perfect veggie forward, low carb dish!

Peanut Butter Chicken is a delicious meal! Serve this flavorful dish over some rice and vegetables for a complete meal.

Tender, juicy pork chops with a crispy breading is a flavor that’s hard to resist. The whole family will enjoy this recipe for baked old fashioned breaded pork chops.



In just 15 minutes, potatoes and ranch seasoning, this quick and easy Chicken and Potato Casserole is made from scratch.

This delicious recipe for tuna noodle casserole is a cheap and easy dinner for a frugal family on a budget

A crescent roll taco ring is a family favorite for good reason! It’s super easy, cheesy and perfect for all your favorite taco toppings.

Hearty, wholesome, and full of flavor, this lentil spaghetti bolognese is a family favorite for a healthy and satisfying weeknight dinner.




Green chicken enchiladas is a classic favorite in the kitchen, full of creamy, gooey cheesy goodness. The recipe screams to be doubled so double everything and make it for your next big get together.

Easy Caprese Pasta Salad is a perfect dinner entree full of the classic combination of tomato, mozzarella, and basil. This recipe is quick, easy, and delicious!

Baked Ziti with Meatballs is an easy weeknight dinner that you can have on the table quickly.

Chili Cheese Tater Tot Casserole is a simple recipe that is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Use chili with or without beans and add more cheese if you would like too.

Crock Pot Italian Beef Recipe is easy and delicious, with leftovers being great for sandwiches!

This hearty Shepherd’s Pie is packed full of cooked lentils, mushrooms, vegetables, and topped with a layer of mashed potatoes.

These Shredded Chicken Burritos come together in less than 30 minutes and make a great freezer meal.

These honey garlic shrimp skewers with pineapple can either be grilled, baked, or prepared on the stove top.

This Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is rich, creamy, and it’s full of flavor.





Creamy lemon pasta is easy to make and filled with a combination of bright and refreshing, and savory flavors.

Enjoy this Instant Pot Turkey Chili that’s chock full of flavor.

Nothing beats these vegetarian black bean tacos, loaded with fresh avocado, veggies, and all the authentic Mexican toppings.

Juicy chicken breasts are seasoned with ranch and cooked with cream cheese, cheddar cheese and crispy bacon, all made right in the crock pot for this Crack Chicken recipe.



Creamy, meaty, and with a hit of smoky sweetness, making this Chicken Paprikash Instant Pot recipe an easy dish for a busy weeknight.

This easy taco bake recipe is perfect for busy nights, especially during the school year and football season!









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