05/31/2015 08:07 am ET | Updated Jun 01, 2016

5 Family-Friendly Dinners You Need to Try

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Is it time to branch out from the same few meals you make over and over again? Everyone in my family gave these recipes an enthusiastic thumbs-up.


This delicious pasta dish is adapted from Lidia's Italian Table by Lidia Bastianich. Not only is it quick and easy to make -- 25 minutes tops -- the whole family eats it up, broccoli and all. GET THE RECIPE


Made with a store bought rotisserie chicken, this is a one pot meal you can have on the dinner table in under an hour. Can't beat that! GET THE RECIPE


Marinated in seasoned buttermilk and pan-fried to crunchy perfection, these homemade tenders are delicious on their own, dipped in your favorite sauce or perched on top of a salad. GET THE RECIPE


Meltingly tender short ribs slow-cooked in a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. And here's the best part: only 15 minutes of prep work and the oven does the rest. GET THE RECIPE


If you're wondering how to get your children to eat -- or even love -- fish, try this: tilapia fillets lightly coated with panko, pan-fried to crispy perfection, and served with a tangy garlic and lemon mayonnaise. GET THE RECIPE