Kid-Approved Christmas Recipes

After your kids open their gifts from Santa, treat them -- and the rest of your family -- to a meal that will make their Christmas even merrier!

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Roast Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

Tina Rupp

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

Serve the sauce on the side and let kids dip pieces of beef tenderloin in as they wish. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes and green beans and you've got a knockout Christmas meal.

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Parmesan-Sage Meatloaf and Garlicky Spinach

Jonny Valiant

Parmesan-Sage Meatloaf and Garlicky Spinach

The sweet honey glaze elevates this meatloaf from an everyday dish to a special holiday treat.

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Simply Roasted Chicken

Evan Sung

Simply Roasted Chicken

With just a few minutes of prep, this gorgeous roast chicken can grace your holiday table.

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Whole-Wheat Rolls

Tina Rupp

Whole-Wheat Rolls

Served warm with a pat of butter, these tasty morsels may just be your kids' favorite part of the meal!

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Orange-Glazed Spiral ham

Mark Ferri

Orange-Glazed Spiral ham

Kids and adults alike will love the sweet glaze used to coat this juicy ham.

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Pecan Cheese Logs

James Baigrie

Pecan Cheese Logs

Keep your hungry little diners satisfied with an appetizer they'll go nuts for.

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Meatball Pops with Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip

Romulo Yates

Meatball Pops with Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip

Kids love eating food off of a stick. Serve these fun meat pops to start the festive meal.

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Pork Roast with Peach Sauce

James Baigrie

Pork Roast with Peach Sauce

This slow cooker meal is glazed with dessert-like toppings, including peaches in syrup, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice.

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Pumpkin-Peanut Butter Soup

Paula Hible

Pumpkin-Peanut Butter Soup

In just four minutes, this soup brings together the classic taste of fall with an all-time favorite food!

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Ham-Filled Gratin of New Potatoes

Ham-Filled Gratin of New Potatoes

Dress up everyday red potatoes with smoked ham, chicken, and Parmesan cheese.

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Ham 'n' Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Mark Thomas

Ham 'n' Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Kids and adults alike will enjoy this flavorful stuffed chicken coated with a mixture of molasses and mustard.

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Mac-and-Cheese Soup

Mac-and-Cheese Soup

Even the adults will enjoy this kid-friendly soup that effortlessly blends in veggies among the pasta and cheese.

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Broccoli-Cheddar Casserole

Broccoli-Cheddar Casserole

This quick-prep one-dish meal -- which serves 12 -- combines broccoli and cheese with reduced-fat, low-sodium mushroom soup.

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Creamy Potato Lasagna

Creamy Potato Lasagna

This twist on traditional lasagna calls for smoked turkey and broccoli, which are buried under potatoes, cheese, and Alfredo sauce.

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Chili-Corn Bread Skillet

Chili-Corn Bread Skillet

The kids will love the corn-muffin topping; you'll love the ground turkey (a great source of niacin), pinto beans (which are full of fiber and protein), and the five-minute prep time.

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Skillet Turkey Parmesan

Skillet Turkey Parmesan

High-protein turkey cutlets are mixed in with the spaghetti, mozzarella, and tomato sauce. Did we mention this meal takes only 13 minutes start-to-finish?

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Pasta Carbonara

Allison Miksch

Pasta Carbonara

While your kids enjoy the pasta and creamy sauce, they may not realize they're also eating turkey bacon and asparagus.

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Easy Pastitsio

Easy Pastitsio

This easy-fix casserole combines beef, peppers, and elbow pasta.

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