These family-friendly foods have simple, straightforward flavors built on pasta, chicken and other popular ingredients.

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  • Honey-Mustard Chicken Breasts

    Honey and mustard have become popular partners over the years, and here they work their magic on the ever-popular boneless chicken breast. <strong>Get the recipe:</strong> <a href="" target="_hplink">Honey-Mustard Chicken Breasts</a> Flickr photo by Calgary Reviews

  • Smoked Turkey, Apple And Cheddar Quesadilla

    Knowing how to make a proper quesadilla opens up all kinds of possibilities for meals and snacking. Here's chef Art Smith's method with one of his favorite combinations: a trio of crowd-pleasing ingredients. <strong>Get the recipe: </strong> <a href="" target="_hplink">Smoked Turkey, Apple and Cheddar Quesadilla </a> Flickr photo by jspatchwork

  • Orecchiette With Creamy Broccoli Sauce

    Orecchiette pasta--shaped like little ears--is available in most supermarkets. Though many kids don't like broccoli, it sneaks in here: You puree it with its cooking liquid plus a touch of heavy cream. <strong>Get the recipe:</strong> <a href="" target="_hplink">Orecchiette with Creamy Broccoli Sauce</a> Flickr photo by sporkist

  • "Condiment" Iceberg Wedge Salad

    This creamy, crunchy dish has the ability to win over salad skeptics. Crumbled bacon and avocado seal the deal. <strong>Get the recipe:</strong> <a href="" target="_hplink">"Condiment" Iceberg Wedge Salad</a> Flickr photo by Tavallai

  • Veggie-Stuffed Twice-Baked Potato Boats

    Chef Cat Cora, mom of four boys, knows sometimes you have to jazz up healthy food to make it more appealing. For this healthy dish, she scoops out the insides of baked potatoes and then mixes the removed portion with grated cheese, herbs, broccoli, peas, carrots and tomatoes. She spoons that mixture back into the potatoes and bakes it until the cheese is melted. <strong>Get the recipe:</strong> <a href="" target="_hplink">Veggie-Stuffed Twice-Baked Potato Boats</a> Flickr photo by cookipediachef

  • Chicken And Rice Soup

    Jessica Seinfeld says her kids, whose tastes vary wildly, can't get enough of this soup. In addition to the customary carrot and celery, it also has cauliflower and carrot purees, making it even more nutritious. <strong>Get the recipe:</strong> <a href="" target="_hplink">Chicken and Rice Soup</a> Flickr photo by Just Jefa

  • Turkey Burgers

    If your family loves burgers but you don't want to serve beef all the time, try switching to turkey. You can form this meat mixture--which gets its texture from oatmeal--into burgers (kids love minis) or bake it in a loaf pan. <strong>Get the recipe:</strong> <a href="" target="_hplink">Turkey Burgers</a> Flickr photo by SimplyAbbey

  • Creamed Parmesan Spinach

    Much more appealing to veggie-phobes than a leafy green salad, this steak house classic--a perfect balance of spinach and cream--is easy to make at home. <strong>Get the recipe:</strong> <a href="" target="_hplink">Creamed Parmesan Spinach</a> Flickr photo by Glory Foods

  • Chicken Enchiladas

    Cristina Ferrare uses shredded rotisserie chicken meat for these enchiladas, plus salsa, refried beans, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, sour cream and Kalamata olives (which you can just omit if your picky eaters won't touch them). <strong>Get the recipe:</strong> <a href="" target="_hplink">Chicken Enchiladas</a> Flickr photo by mdid

  • Open-Faced Sandwiches

    Build these turkey or ham sandwiches on country-style bread with a smear of whole grain or sun-dried tomato mustard. The finishing touch: a sprinkling of shredded Italian Fontina cheese. Fontina has a rich, nutty flavor; if it's too much for your family, substitute Havarti or Gouda. <strong>Get the recipe:</strong> <a href="" target="_hplink">Open-Faced Sandwiches</a> Flickr photo by Rooey202

  • Matzah Ball Soup

    If you don't have a family recipe, this is an excellent introduction to the traditional Passover soup, which is mild and soothing. <strong>Get the recipe: </strong> <a href="" target="_hplink">Matzah Ball Soup</a> Flickr photo by TheCulinaryGeek

  • Baby Carrots With Orange Glaze

    Baby carrots are one of the quickest shortcuts to making an easy side dish. Cooked with orange juice and zest and a smidgen of butter and honey, they end up crisp-tender with a sweet-tart glaze that will make them appealing to anyone who thinks carrots are just for bunnies. <strong>Get the recipe:</strong> <a href="" target="_hplink">Baby Carrots with Orange Glaze</a> Flickr photo by ejwines2

  • Linguine With Tomatoes And Basil

    This pasta sauce is uncooked, but the heat of the pasta warms and brings out the flavors of the basil, Brie, olive oil and tomatoes. The Brie mellows as it melts into the sauce. <strong>Get the recipe:</strong> <a href="" target="_hplink">Linguine with Tomatoes and Basil </a> Flickr photo by StuartWebster