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Feeding the whole family can feel like a full-time job, but it doesn't have to. These crowd-pleasers are fast, healthy(ish) and satisfying. Don't worry: We also made sure they're a little bit sophisticated (anything but baked chicken and peas), so the chef can enjoy them, too.

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Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese “Croutons”

The kiddos will gobble this up, and you’ll want to take leftovers to work. May we suggest making a double batch?

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Baked Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

Better than anything you’ll find in the freezer aisle, these golden crisp tenders don’t taste remotely “healthy.”

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Rainbow Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Little ones will get a kick out of decorating and eating this colorful pie. And, bonus, for mom: The crust is low-carb.

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Polenta and Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs again? Enter this slightly classier version the kids (and you) will still love.

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Ham and Cheese Tortellini

Add this delightfully cheesy dish to your weekly rotation.

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One-Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots

Simple and perfectly seasoned, this dish is sure to become a family hit. (And, bonus, practically zero cleanup.)

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Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

Guaranteed to get your picky son to eat his greens.

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Southwest Sweet Potato Tater Tot Hotdish

Serve your toddler first—everyone else will be fighting for seconds.

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Eggplant Pizza

Almost as fast as a frozen pizza, this healthy veggie-centric version lets you rest easy.

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Asparagus Grilled Cheese with Brown Butter and Dijon

Grilled cheese for dinner will make your tot’s day. (And we give you permission to call it a tartine.)

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Baked Zucchini “Ziti” Spirals with Mozzarella

You'll love the squash, your preschooler will adore the cheesy sauce.

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Skillet Taco Pasta Shells

After soccer practice and piano lessons, this 30-minute crowd-pleaser is a godsend.

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Healthy Baked Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Sauce

Crusted in coconut and almond flour, these gems are perfect for weeknight dinners.

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Broccoli and Ricotta Lasagna Rolls

Warm, comforting and sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.

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Chicago Dogs

Set up a topping bar and let everyone assemble their own dogs.

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Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage

All the greatest hits in one delicious dish.

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Taco Pizza

The next time you’re tempted to get fast food, remind yourself that this pizza takes just 30 minutes. And shhh—don’t tell your preschooler—it’s practically just a big salad.

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RELATED: 15 Low-Carb Pizzas You Can Make Without Dough 

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Sweet Potato Noodles with Almond Sauce

Your kiddo will swoon over these “swoodles.” And so will your waistline.

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Classic Chicken Pie

Think: Free-form chicken potpie. Home run.

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BLT Tacos

One thing the whole fam can agree on? Bacon makes everything better.

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The Essential Cheese Quiche

Make everyone’s night with this light and fluffy cheese pie. (Optional: French wine for the chef.)

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One-Pan Pizza Chicken

The kids love cheese. You hate doing dishes. Best compromise ever.

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Avocado Pasta with Asparagus and Peas

Appetizing shells will lure them in; creamy avocado sauce will have them coming back for more.

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Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Stuffed Chicken

Family-friendly, but oh-so-fancy.

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Quesadilla Burger

Clear off a space on the bookshelf for that “Mom of the Year” trophy.

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