Winter Recipes for Kids

12 Easy Winter Recipes for Children to Warm Them From the Inside Out

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These winter recipes for kids include classic kid-pleasing favorites, like macaroni and cheese, plus hearty soups, stews and casseroles, all designed with kids' palates in mind. But these easy winter recipes aren't just for kids - they will appeal to adults' palates, too. You can make these easy winter recipes with the kids or by yourself. Just be sure to make them!

  1. Tater Tot Casserole Recipe - This is one of those winter recipes the kids will really enjoy - and it's inexpensive, too.
  2. Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - This creamy, cheesy mac and cheese recipe is always a hit with the kids, and it's especially satisfying on cold winter days.
  3. Recipe for Meatloaf with Bacon - There's nothing more homey or satisfying in the winter than a great meatloaf, and this recipe is a real winner. Kids and adults will both enjoy the addition of bacon to this family favorite recipe.
  4. Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe for the Slow Cooker - This is one of those great dump-and-stir Crockpot recipes you can make at lunchtime and have ready in time for dinner. And unlike many slow cooker soup recipes, this one isn't watery or thin. The thick hearty texture comes from condensed tomato soup.
  5. Baked Ziti Recipe - This easy pasta recipe is perfect for winter cooking because it's so filling. Just add a green salad, and you've got a great meal.
  6. Healthy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - Hearty winter recipes don't have to be loaded with fat or calories to be comforting. This healthy macaroni and cheese recipe is a perfect example. Whole grain macaroni, broccoli, and Greek yogurt add nutrition to this kid-pleasing winter recipe.
  7. Shepherds Pie Recipe - Winter recipes should be comforting, and this shepherd's pie recipe is the very definition of comfort food. A layer of creamy mashed potatoes sits atop a layer of ground beef and vegetables in this winter casserole recipe the whole family will enjoy.
  8. Broccoli Soup Recipe - This creamy broccoli soup recipe is one of my kids' favorite winter recipes. And this recipe is a great way to get kids to eat broccoli.
  9. Baked Spaghetti Recipe - Who doesn't love spaghetti and meatballs? This easy winter recipe takes those same flavors and re-imagines them in an easy-to-make casserole form.
  10. Tuna Casserole Recipe - There's something about snowy days that makes people crave casseroles made with creamed soups. This tuna casserole recipe is a kicked-up version of the retro favorite, made with cream of broccoli soup and Old Bay seasoning.
  11. Tortilla Pie Recipe - This vegetarian recipe for kids is a layered casserole made with black beans, cheese, and tortillas. Hearty and filling, this winter recipe makes a satisfying meal for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
  12. Slow Cooker Rice Pudding Recipe - There is perhaps no more comforting winter dessert recipe than rice pudding, and this version is so easy, you'll want to make it again and again.