After the relaxed dinner routines of summer, the start of the school year brings a definite change. Homework and busy after-school schedules make Easy Back to School Recipes a must!

My blogger friends and I are sharing our best Family Dinner Ideas.

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Why You Must Make

  • Make-ahead recipes, one-pan recipes, and crock pot recipes are all perfect ideas for the busy parent trying to get dinner on the table in a flash.
  • Quick pizzas and pasta dishes will please those youngsters with a picky palate.
  • Or picky husbands in my case! Even if you don’t have school-aged children, you will be inspired by these fantastic Quick and Easy Back to School Recipes!
  • Let me know which one you’d like to try first. And when you’re finished perusing these recipes check out this round-up of Best One Dish Meals for Back to School!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Main Dish Recipes Do Kids Like?

Kids love dishes such as pasta bakes, spaghetti and meatballs, tacos, burger, sliders, pizza, and macaroni and cheese. Try homemade versions so you know what ingredients are in the dishes.

What’s the Best Way to Introduce Kids to New Dishes or Ingredients?

Let your children help you in the kitchen. They’ll be more willing to eat food they’ve helped to cook. Give them a table knife and cutting board and let them chop some ingredients. Hand them a spoon and a mixing bowl and let them stir. Explain what each ingredient contributes to the recipe.

What Are Some Super Easy Dinner Ideas for a Busy Day?

Try grilled cheese sandwiches, bacon lettuce and tomato sandwiches, grilled hamburgers, hot dogs or brats, and tacos.

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Easy Back to School Recipes

Here are some terrific recipes for those busy back-to-school evenings when the kids are hungry but mom or dad is short on time to prep, cook and serve dinner!