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40 Kid-Friendly Dinner Recipes to Make This Summer

Looking for quick and easy dinner recipes to make for your family this summer that won’t keep you in the hot kitchen for hours? This list has all of our family’s favorites. You’re gonna love these summer dinner ideas for kids!

Easy Summer Dinner Recipes [Kids will Actually Eat]

Family having a summer dinner at the table.

Easy Summer Dinner Ideas for Kids

Isn't summer the best season ever?

In our family we love grilling, eating out on our patio and enjoying simple meals that we can throw together in a matter of minutes.

This list is full of easy summer dinner recipes for families.

In fact, if your kids like to help out in the kitchen or are learning to cook, there are a ton of easy recipes that they can make.

You'll notice that these recipes include lots of foods on sticks, pastas and kid-friendly vegetables to please even the pickiest of palates.

I know that your kids are going to love these summer meals as much as mine do!

On to the recipes!

There you have it mama! Tons of kid-friendly dinner recipes to make this summer!

Short on time? Skip the scrolling and grab this family-friendly Summer Menu Plan and get instant access to 12 weeks of light summer casseroles, hearty summer salads, easy grilling meals, and some simple desserts.

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Easy Summer Dinner Recipes for Families


  1. Thanks for this awesome article on the best summer dinner ideas for kids. I very much appreciate it, and for people who are thinking of which food they can prepare for their kids, this is the best idea for them.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these ideas. We have beautiful wood flooring in our dining room but it’s looking a little worse for wear ever since my youngest decided she doesn’t like anything and throws it on the floor. We tried the pepperoni pizza pasta and the pasta salad, and she loved both of them! I’m so excited I can finally schedule a wood floor cleaning without having it ruined the next day. You’re a lifesaver!! Thanks again for sharing!!!

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