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Side Dish Recipes for Kids

  • Kid-friendly Relish Tray 1 of 21
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    If you don’t want your kids to fill up on all the holiday sweets laying around, set out a tray of these tried and true munchies. Make Kid-friendly Relish Tray »
  • Pumpkin Soup in Baked Mini Pumpkins 2 of 21
    Pumpkin Soup in Baked Mini Pumpkins
    These mini pumpkins filled with savory soup will get your most skeptical eater to slurp it down.
    Make Pumpkin Soup in Baked Mini Pumpkins »
  • Silky Smooth Mashed Potatoes 3 of 21
    Silky Smooth Mashed Potatoes
    For some kids, chunky, rustic mashed potatoes just won't do. Try this smooth and silky version that’ll go down like ice cream.
    Make Silky Smooth Mashed Potatoes »
  • Jiggly Cranberry Turkeys 4 of 21
    Jiggly Cranberry Turkeys
    These all-natural, all-flavorful, jiggly cranberry turkeys are like Jell-O, but better — your kids will eat it with dinner.
    Make Jiggly Cranberry Turkeys »
  • Cranberry Skillet Stuffing 5 of 21
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    Have your kids help get this homemade stuffing ready the day before, and they'll be the first to ask for seconds. Make Cranberry Skillet Stuffing »
  • Broccolini 6 of 21
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    Broccolini is milder and more tender than regular broccoli, which may just convince your veggie-hater to become a veggie-eater. Make Broccolini »
  • Mini Cornbread Muffins 7 of 21
    Mini Cornbread Muffins
    Cornbread is already nice and sweet, but put it in the shape of a muffin and you’ve made it a
    dinner treat!
    Make Mini Cornbread Muffins »
  • Sweet Potato Jewels 8 of 21
    Sweet Potato Jewels
    Regular old sweet potatoes may be sweet, but they’re so last holiday season. These candied jewels will impress your pickiest eater.
    Make Sweet Potato Jewels »
  • Roasted Parsnips and Carrots 9 of 21
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    Parsnips, for kids? All they need to know is that they’re white carrots and Hannah Montana loves them. Of course, once your kid tastes how sweet they are, it won’t matter. Make Roasted Parsnips and Carrots »
  • Maple Acorn Squash Rings 10 of 21
    Maple Acorn Squash Rings
    Who wouldn't love a maple-glazed vegetable that looks like a flower-shaped bracelet?
    Make Maple Acorn Squash Rings »
  • Cheesy Pumpkin Chickpea Croquettes 11 of 21
    Cheesy Pumpkin Chickpea Croquettes
    Made with a mix of pumpkin, chickpeas, veggies, and vegan cheese, these bite-sized balls of fall flavor are a guaranteed healthy hit with hungry kids.
    Make cheese pumpkin chickpea croquettes »
  • Mac and Cheese French Fries 12 of 21
    Mac and Cheese French Fries
    Surprise your youngest guests with this delicious, baked, cheesy version of the classic French fry. If the adults in the room start jealously eyeing the kids table, don’t worry; this recipe is so simple, you can easily whip up a batch for them, too.
    Make mac and cheese French fries »
  • Fancy Schmancy Green Bean Casserole 13 of 21
    Fancy Schmancy Green Bean Casserole
    Your kids will happily eat their greens when they’re baked into this creamy, crunchy, mushroom-y casserole. The fried onions are the best part!
    Make green bean casserole »
  • Homemade Apple Chips 14 of 21
    Homemade Apple Chips
    This healthier take on the classic potato chip is sure to be adored by picky eaters of all ages this Thanksgiving. You can also sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar to serve as dessert.
    Make homemade apple chips »
  • Asparagus and Parmigiano Puffs 15 of 21
    Asparagus and Parmigiano Puffs
    These pizza-like asparagus puffs are a classy way to add a little fun to the kid’s menu. They’ll be so excited by their fancy slices that they won’t even notice the fresh fall veggies in front of them.
    Make asparagus and parmigiano puffs »
  • Maple Spice Glazed Sweet Potatoes 16 of 21
    Maple Spice Glazed Sweet Potatoes
    This simple recipe makes sweet potatoes even sweeter, which kids will love — and you’ll love knowing they’re getting an extra dose of Vitamin A and beta-carotene.
    Make maple spice glazed sweet potatoes »
  • Homemade Pear Sauce 17 of 21
    Homemade Pear Sauce
    Surprise the little ones with a fresh take on applesauce by using pears instead. It’ll taste rich and festive compared to the everyday lunchbox standby.
    Make homemade pear sauce »
  • Cheese-Swirled Mashed Potatoes 18 of 21
    Cheese-Swirled Mashed Potatoes
    Serve these crazy-good mashed potatoes to your mac and cheese monsters. They may not come in a blue box, but they’re sure to be a new family favorite!
    Make cheese-swirled mashed potatoes »
  • Cranberry Concord Grape Sauce 19 of 21
    Cranberry Concord Grape Sauce
    If your little one is afraid of trying cranberry sauce, try this recipe that incorporates grapes. That way you won’t be lying when you try to convince them, “It’s just like the Welch’s juice you love so much!”
    Make cranberry Concord grape sauce »
  • Garlic Roasted Cauliflower 20 of 21
    Garlic Roasted Cauliflower
    The secret to getting your kids to eat broccoli’s veggie cousin? Toss it with some cheese! Parmesan, lemon, and garlic add tasty flavor to this fall-friendly side dish.
    Make garlic roasted cauliflower »
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