10 Kid-Friendly Meals You Can Make in a Muffin Pan
Maybe it's the built-in portion control or maybe it's the adorability of big people food scaled down to kid size. Either way, these muffin pan meals seem to please eaters of all ages. Bonus: Leftovers make great grab-and-go lunches the next day. Try these recipes for 10 kid-friendly recipes you can make in a muffin pan for all your little muffins at home.
Spaghetti and Meatballs Muffin Bites
Tip: To help these spaghetti and meatball "nests" hold together better, add one or two beaten eggs along with the Parmesan cheese to the cooled spaghetti before arranging them in the muffin pan to bake.
Turkey Veggie Meatloaf Cups
"Very flavorful and moist. Pretty kid friendly too, and a good way to get some extra veggies in." — CC<3's2bake
"My girls didn't want me to make meatloaf until I found this recipe." — Danielle Baird
Easy Mac and Cheese Muffins
"My kids absolutely loved it! It was one of the few meals where they actually asked for seconds!" — Jennie
Pot Pie Cupcakes
"They're so easy that I kept feeling like I must have done something wrong until I tried them and they were great! Easy, cheap, and my husband is obsessed with them.'" — Genevieve
Corn Dog Muffins
"These are a great crowd and kid pleaser. I made them in my mini muffin pan and they were just the perfect mix of hot dog and breading. My pickiest eater said they were 'fabulous!'" — Foodymom
Easy Pepperoni Pizza Muffins
To keep these mini pizzas from being too "bready" several reviewers split the biscuit into halves instead of using a whole biscuit for each pizza.
Barbecue Beef Cups
"This was the perfect kid-friendly busy night meal. Even quicker if you make the meat mixture ahead of time." — Nina7Nevada
The recipe says to cut the wonton wrappers into circles, but you can also leave them as squares for a more rustic look (plus less work for you).
Bacon & Egg Biscuit Cups
"I was a tiny bit skeptical about this recipe because I'm not a terrible fan of refrigerated biscuits unless for biscuits and gravy. However, I was so pleasantly surprised! These were perfectly tasty, and I made them for my sister and brother-in-law and their family while visiting. So tasty, so easy to make, and the little kids could have a complete breakfast in one little muffin." — Diana71