Healthy 3-Ingredient Recipes the Kids Will Actually Eat

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Between dance classes and soccer practice shuttling, getting a healthy and quick dinner on the table during the week can be a tricky task. Relax, because we’ve got you covered with a handful of easy dinner recipes that are super delicious and literally as easy as 1-2-3. Check out these 3-ingredient quick dinner recipes that are sure to become your new favorites.

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Slow Cooker Portobello Chicken

This earthy, creamy portobello chicken recipe from Dawn at Cutefetti gives big flavors using just a few items. Plus, it simmers in a slow cooker, meaning you can just toss the ingredients in and walk away. When your family’s hungry, it’ll be ready to go. Talk about easy!

Honey and Birch

Tomato Tortellini Soup

With three ingredients, one pot, major kid appeal and minimal prep time, this is the kind of recipe that makes parents happy. 3-Ingredient Tomato-Tortellini Soup from Jenny B at Honey and Birch is the kind of kitchen magic you’ll want to have up your sleeve for those busy nights or anytime at all.

Family Food on the Table

Wild Rice Sausage Kale Bowl

Go green with this gorgeous Wild Rice Sausage Kale Bowl from Kathryn at Family Food on the Table. Seasoned sausage, tasty rice and a vibrant veggie come together for a quick and comforting dinner that’s nutritious and simple. Need more ideas? Kathryn’s Gnocchi with Chicken Sausage and Spinach is another 3-ingredient dinner winner.

Pinch of Yum

Creamy Tomato Shells

For a super creamy pasta without the dairy, check out these tomato shells from Lindsay at Pinch of Yum. This meal whips up in no time, with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. You won’t even miss the cheese!


For the Love of Cooking

Maple-Mustard Baked Salmon

Fresh salmon and a sweet and tangy marinade pair up perfectly in this recipe from Pam at For the Love of Cooking. Even on a busy night, you can pull off this dinner that’s sure to please even the most particular little palates.


The Weary Chef

Stuffed Flank Steak Pinwheels

These tasty steak pinwheels may look fancy, but they couldn’t be simpler. This recipe from Andi at The Weary Chef has something for everyone. Kids will love the fun shape, and you’ll love the addition of healthy green spinach. Win-win.

What Great Grandma Ate

Salsa Verde Chicken

Make a big batch of this yummy salsa verde chicken, and you’ve got countless meal possibilities for the days ahead. Toss it over rice, stuff a quesadilla or enjoy it on its own. Jean of What Great Grandma Ate created this super simple and crave-worthy recipe that will give you a jump start on the week’s meal prep.


Easy Beef Stew

Fast, hearty and packed with veggies, this Easy Peasy Beef Stew by NerdyMamma comes together in under twenty minutes and is a total kid-pleaser. Add some bread and a fresh salad on the side, and dinner is done!

Primavera Kitchen

3-Ingredient Tilapia Skillet

Even if you only have 30 minutes, you can get this one done. This simple tilapia skillet from Olivia at Primavera Kitchen is quick, flavorful and a great way to introduce kids to fish. Tomatoes add a fresh pop of color and a boost of Vitamin C.

The Nutritionist Reviews

3-Ingredient Chicken Parmesan

Cheesy chicken parmesan with just three ingredients? Yes, it’s totally possible, and it’s about to join your dinner rotation. Amanda of The Nutritionist Reviews created this recipe that will become your new weeknight go-to.


Sara via Bitz N Giggles

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Ok, so technically, this recipe has 5 ingredients, but it gets dinner on the table in under 20 minutes, so that's a huge win for us. Sara from Bitz N Giggles takes you step by step through this refreshing twist on your average chicken tenders. Get the recipe here

Cathleen via A Taste of Madness

3 Ingredient Pesto Gnocchi

Did you know that you can sauté gnocchi in a pan without boiling them? We didn't either, until Cathleen from A Taste of Madness posted this deliciously simple recipe. Feel free to make it your own once you make her recipe.  



What’s your favorite 3-ingredient meal for busy nights? Will you try any of our recipes? Let us know in the comments below!

—Anna Doogan


Healthy 3-Ingredient Recipes the Kids Will Actually Eat

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