I have the pickiest eater on the planet. She is the kind of kid whose pickiness is legendary. She likes to eat chicken nuggets and pizza and, once in a while, she’ll pop a cherry tomato in her mouth. She can spot a microscopic sliver of onion or mushroom and has a sixth sense about all vegetables. Sometimes it’s all about the recipe.
It’s all a power issue, and I hope it will work itself out.
Nonetheless, if you have a picky eater like ours, it can be hard to find recipes that everyone will eat.
Here are a few that are always hits at my house (feel free to substitute onion powder for the onion in any recipe – it’s imperceptible):
- Apple Ring Pancakes – This is one of my favorites. Imagine an apple ring filled up with pancake batter and then cooked. Yes, that. It’s pretty much dessert for breakfast.
- Baked Apple Pecan Pancakes – This is another dessert on a plate thing. It’s a 9×13 pan-sized pancake full of diced apples and pecans. I like to serve it with eggs or sausage for a more filling meal.
- Wormy Apple Snack – This isn’t a recipe so much as instructions for an awesome snack that your kids will love.
- BBQ Beef Muffin Cups – These are so easy to make, and both of my kids love them. They’re essentially biscuits stuffed with a BBQ beef mixture. They’re a little sweet and so so good.
- Corn Mini Pies – These are similar to the BBQ Beef Muffin Cups above. They are refrigerated biscuits stuffed with a cream cheese, chicken, and corn mixture. My kids will eat them for days, so we always make a double batch.
- Cheeseburger Soup – This soup originally appeared in Taste of Home magazine. It’s like the thickest, richest, slightly spicy cheese soup paired with hamburger and potatoes. My kids ask for it about once a week.
- Cheesy Cauliflower Soup – Cheese is a theme for us because our kids love it, and they will eat a lot of things disguised with it. This soup has a base of cauliflower, but because it is pureed, they would never know. It’s just full of cheesy goodness.
- Cheesy Vegetable Soup – I have to be honest and admit that my picky eater won’t go near this soup, but my younger daughter loves it, so I thought I’d throw it in anyway. It’s basically a cheesy base with assorted veggies thrown in. I like it a lot.
- Chili – which my younger daughter calls Black Bean Soup – My younger daughter goes crazy for black bean soup. This is a very simple and easy recipe without too much spice.
- Baked Ziti – You absolutely can’t go wrong with noodles, cheese, and tomato sauce. This is a very cheesy recipe. (I bet you wouldn’t have guessed that from the above, would you??)
- Homemade Cracker Jacks – I threw this in just for good measure. Homemade Cracker Jacks are super fun to make and eat, and they are always a big hit.
What are your favorite fall recipes kids will love?