I won’t lie, my boyfriend and I are extremely picky eaters. We basically have the taste buds of teenage boys. We eat lots of pizza, tacos, chicken nuggets, and if we’re feeling a little wild, enchiladas. I’m a little more adventurous than he is, but I definitely fall back into my comfort zone more than not.
The worst part is, is that I LOVE to cook. It’s so sad because I’m on Pinterest 24/7 looking at these beautiful recipes that I can only dream of making because I know they wouldn’t get eaten. I have to filter out everything that has mushrooms, tomatoes, and a whole handful of other ingredients that neither of us will touch.
In an effort to start cooking more often and spend less on eating out, I gathered up 20 dinner recipes that even the pickiest of eater will enjoy. All of them are quick, weeknight recipes, and I can’t wait to try them all. Check them out below!
Easy Stromboli via The Southern Bite
Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti via Gimme Some Oven
Chicken Fried Steak via Spicy Southern Kitchen
Oven Baked Meatball Sandwiches via Home Cooking Memories
Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole via The Gingham Apron
Quesarito via Delish
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pasta via Julia’s Album
Brown Sugar Dijon Glazed Porkloin via What’s In the Pan?
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas via Wisconsin Cheese Talk
Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole via Jo Cooks
BBQ Chicken Tostadas via Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Sloppy Joe French Bread Pizza via Yellow Bliss Road
Baked Pizza Tortellini via Southern Bite
Baked Ranch Chicken Tenders via Damn Delicious
Baked Chicken Parmesan via Skinny Taste
Pepperoni Crescent Rolls via Fake Ginger
Beefy Noodle Skillet via Favorite Family Recipes
Slow Cooker Firecracker Meatballs via Chef Savy
Baked Chicken Chimichangas via The Girl Who Ate Everything
Pepperoni Bubble Pizza via Onion Rings and Things
I feel like there’s a good variety of some super safe options and then some that might push a picky eater’s boundaries. I know there are not the healthiest, most organic options here, but it’s a start. Once I get my boyfriend to try some of these meals, I can continue to push his boundaries further and further. Who knows, maybe one day he’ll be eating things like… *gasp* vegetables.
Are you a picky eater? Or do you have to cook for picky eaters? I’d love to hear your favorite go-to recipes. Let me know in the comments below!