Thanksgiving Meal Ideas Kids Will Love

Thanksgiving Meal Ideas Kids Will Love

Amazing Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to come together, but it can also be a time of major stress for the cook in the kitchen. With so many people coming together to share a meal, the pressure can be on to please everyone with your culinary choice. That's why we took some [much needed] tips from one of our favorite mom foodies, Dinner at The Zoo, to help you plan the perfect kid-friendly meal for the holiday. We've compiled recipes ideas for everything but the turkey, because we know you have that covered. Leave the dinner drama at the door with these amazing kid-friendly Thanksgiving recipes!

The Veggies: 

Green Bean Bundles

Little ones won't eat their greens? These bacon wrapped bundles are sure to help warm them up to the idea. 

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Bacon Ranch Green Beans

Another mouth watering green bean recipe that successfully disguises greens as a yummy savory side. Plus, what kiddo doesn't love ranch?

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Honey Roasted Squash

If you've given up on your child eating greens all together, then these dessert-like sweet potatoes will definitely do the trick.

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Honey Roasted Carrots

What's up doc? How about these sweet honey-roasted carrots. 

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The Sides:

Sweet Potato Casserole

One word: marshmallows.

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Loaded Mash Potato Casserole 

This potato casserole could serve as an entire Thanksgiving meal in itself. Rich with buttery and cheesy goodness... and did we mention the bacon?

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Again, with the marshmallows. Because when your kiddos won't eat "real food": disguise it as dessert. 

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The Sweets:

Pumpkin Spice Cake 

What child (or adult for that matter) could resist these adorable mini-pumpkin shaped cakes? I don't think you'll have any problem here. 

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Apple Cinnamon Honey Cake

Last but not least, this seasonal alternative to apple pie is sure to be a hit. 

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Worried about having too many leftovers? Head over to our Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes board to get some major re-purposing inspiration! 

All photos and recipes courtesy of Dinner at The Zoo blog. 
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