6 Holiday Recipes That Can Easily Be Made Kid-Friendly

These party faves from the editors of Parents and Allrecipes have tiny twists that will make everyone jolly, whatever their age (or taste preferences).

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Turkey Meatballs With Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce

Turkey Meatballs With Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce
Jennifer Causey

Give the younger set the option of dipping their meatballs in ketchup or barbecue sauce.

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Jennifer Causey

Hold back a cup of the plain mashed potatoes for the kids. Then add the goat cheese, dill, and chives to the rest for the grown-ups.

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Jalapeño Popper Cups

Jalapeño Popper Cups
Jennifer Causey

Before adding the jalapeños and hot sauce, set aside some of the cream cheese–cheddar filling. Use that to fill phyllo cups just for the kids, and top with bacon bits. (You can make up a name: "Cheesy Bacon Crunchies!")

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Puff Pastry Christmas Tree

Puff Pastry Christmas Tree
Jennifer Causey

Do a cheese-only version with half the pinwheels, and serve with marinara. After Step 1, spread just 1/2 cup ricotta mixture on one of the dough sheets, and pick up with Step 4. (For the adults, you'll halve the spinach, onion, and red-pepper flakes.)

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Honey-Orange Glazed Ham

Honey-Orange Glazed Ham
Jennifer Causey

Serve up the ham slider-style: Add thin ham slices to biscuits and top them with mayo, honey mustard, or the recipe's honey glaze—whatever your kid's into these days.

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Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

Raspberry Cheesecake Bites
Jennifer Causey

Top a few cheesecake bites with mini chocolate chips instead of the raspberry puree.

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