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5 Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

For many families, a festive feast is the main highlight of Thanksgiving. But if your child is a picky eater, that feast may seem to them more like a famine. Thanksgiving is often full of foods that your child might not have on a regular basis, which may make them intimidating. The right kid-friendly Thanksgiving recipes can satisfy the whole family. We think these five recipes will appeal to even the most discerning palates.

Deep-Fried Thanksgiving Bites via Down Redbud Drive

Technically, this recipe is designed to use your Thanksgiving leftovers, but we think it could also be a brilliant addition to your Thanksgiving menu. We’ve included it primarily because the appearance and texture are similar enough to chicken nuggets that dedicated nugget fans may embrace these tasty bites. The recipe calls for cayenne pepper, but you might want to reduce or eliminate this ingredient to ensure the bites aren’t too spicy for children.

Simple Pumpkin Rolls via Thistlewood Farms

This recipe makes the cut because it is so simple but so cute. They say we eat with our eyes first, and these pumpkin rolls look adorable enough that they may be hard for anyone to resist. Kids are likely to appreciate the fun, festive appearance. Plus, the recipe is easy. You simply use packaged dough and construct the pumpkins individually.

Thanksgiving Stuffing Muffins via Courtney’s Sweets

Individually-portioned foods can look more appealing to some children (and adults, for that matter). That’s why we’ve included these stuffing muffins on the list. And since they’re easy to pick up, children might enjoy eating them with their hands.

Creamy Broccoli Casserole via The Kitchen is My Playground

Getting children to eat green foods isn’t always easy. We’ve included this recipe because it works in broccoli, but it’s so rich that kids might not care. If they love one broccoli dish, they might be willing to try other broccoli recipes down the road!

Moroccan-Spiced Vegan Stuffed Squash via The Stingy Vegan

This is undoubtedly the most adventurous recipe on the list. However, we like it for a number of reasons. First, it’s vegan, so it can accommodate vegetarian and vegan guests. Additionally, since it is served inside a squash, kids may be more willing to try it just because it looks more interesting and unique than many other dishes. Warming spices give a rich fall flavor, but if your children aren’t accustomed to spicy foods, you may want to reduce or eliminate the cayenne.

What are your favorite kid-friendly Thanksgiving recipes? Share your ideas in the comments section below!


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