Don't let dinners become routine! The kitchen is the place for creativity. Mix things up with simple, kid-friendly recipes that everyone can customize to their liking. These DIY recipes will get the creativity—and fun!—flowing.


Everything's a little strange right now, but your kitchen can be a place of comfort. We're offering five days of tips and recipes to help you stay calm and well-fed. Day 5: Keep it fun. These simple, kid-friendly recipes let everyone customize their dinners with creative toppings. 

Rotisserie Chicken Flatbread

chicken flatbread
Credit: Photography by Johnny Miller

Set up a spread of ingredients (chicken, bacon, yogurt, sour cream, veggies, whatever else you've got) and let everyone top store-bought naan with their favorite combinations. 

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Tacos are a go-to for DIY meals. Make up the pantry-friendly chipotle chicken base, then let everyone have at it with the toppings. 

Recipe: Try our Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Six-Ingredient Pizza Dough

best-ever pizza dough

This simple dough keeps in the freezer for a couple of weeks, so make several batches at once for easy pizza nights. Kids will love spreading the sauce and picking creative toppings. 

Smoky Mexican Stir-Fry Veggie Quesadillas

smoky mexican stir-fry veggie quesadillas

Let the little hands sprinkle cheese and a mix of veggies (fresh or canned) on these mix-and-match quesadillas. 

Bacon-Cheese Sliders

bacon cheese sliders

Burger night's even better when it's mini. Whip up a batch of these sliders, then let everyone play around with their toppings. 

Recipe: Try our Bacon-Cheese Sliders