18 Kid-Friendly Recipes with Ground Beef

18 Kid-Friendly Recipes with Ground Beef

This list of weeknight winners includes kid-friendly beef casserole recipes, 5-ingredient main dishes, and more!

Updated 3/29/21

Kid-Friendly Recipes with Ground Beef

Hearty and delicious, there's nothing more satisfying for dinner than a ground beef meal. Whether you have kids or are just a kid at heart, these kid-friendly recipes with ground beef are sure to fill you up and keep you happy.

From ground beef casseroles to beefy skillet sensations and a whole lot more, the easy recipes with beef in this dinner recipe collection are just the kind of thing kids love.

They feature kid-approved ingredients like tater tots, Doritos, cheese, and more. And yet, you can feel good about serving these hearty main dishes (alongside some veggies!) for a wholesome dinner that the whole family will love.

These recipes are simple but full of flavor... just the way we like them!

Ground Beef Casserole Recipes

Mama's Pizza Casserole

Most kids we know are happy to eat any food with "pizza" in the title. So we think this delicious cheesy pizza casserole with ground beef is sure to be a hit with everyone at your house.

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Tater Tot Sloppy Joe Casserole

Tater tots and sloppy Joes top the list of kids' favorite foods, so why not combine them into one dinner that everyone will love? This delicious casserole makes a great comfort food and weeknight dinner.

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The Best Crescent Roll Casserole of the Year

This delicious casserole is totally kid-approved, and you only need 6 ingredients to make it. The flaky Crescent Roll dough and gooey mozzarella cheese make this a favorite of kids and adults alike.

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Easy Dorito Casserole

Dorito casserole? Yes, please! This kid-friendly beef casserole recipe is topped with crunchy, cheesy chips that will make everyone happy to feel like a kid again.

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One Pot Kid-Friendly Ground Beef Recipes

One Pot Homemade Hamburger Helper

This delicious one pot hamburger recipe will please kids and adults alike! It's healthier than the storebought version and tastes terrific.

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One Pot American Goulash

This delicious American goulash recipe is brimming with rich tomato and ground beef flavor. It's ready in just about 30 minutes for the perfect weeknight meal!

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Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

Kids love sloppy Joes. And we'll tell you a secret... adults do, too! This delicious recipe will please everyone, especially because it's super easy to cook in an Instant Pot.

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One Pot BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Rice

BBQ and bacon? Yes, please! This easy one pot ground beef recipe is going to be a hit with everyone in your house, no matter how old they are.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Walking Tacos

Does your family love walking tacos? Then make them at home in the slow cooker! This easy ground beef recipe is easy to customize for everyone's tastes, making it a great family meal.

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Cheesy One Pot Hamburger Casserole

This recipe is made with macaroni, which we all know is a kid-approved ingredient. This casserole is cheesy, delicious, and super easy to make!

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5-Ingredient Ground Beef Recipes

Hamburger Potato Casserole

You only need 4 ingredients to make this hamburger casserole, and it's sure to become a go-to weeknight meal! The secret ingredient is Alfredo sauce, which adds tons of flavor and a rich gooey texture.

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Aunt Bea's 5-Ingredient Cowboy Chili

Kids will come running to the table when you tell them that cowboy chili is for dinner! This easy recipe tastes amazing and only calls for 5 ingredients.

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Cheesy Taco Meatloaf

This cheesy taco meatloaf is one kid-friendly ground beef recipe that the whole family will love. It's topped with plenty of Cheddar cheese, so you know it's got to be good!

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3-Ingredient Hamburger "Pockets"

This easy dinner recipe is so fun to eat, and it tastes terrific! Melty cheese and ground beef is a combination that can't be beat in this kid-friendly dinner.

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More Kid-Friendly Recipes with Ground Beef

"Get Stuffed" Mexican Stuffed Shells

This delicous kid-friendly recipes calls for just 7 ingredients and takes just 30 minutes to cook. It's on the table in no time, and everyone will be happy when they sit down to dinner.

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Taco Pie Casserole

This family-favorite ground beef casserole is made with cavatappi pasta, for a meal that's a true crowd-pleaser. Even picky eaters will enjoy this gooey pasta dish, topped with plenty of crunchy Frito chips.

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Easy Skillet Baked Ziti

This cheesy baked ziti is easy to make and will please the whole family. The recipe uses ground beef instead of spicier ingredients like Italian sausage, so it's perfect for kids and others who aren't fans of spicy food.

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Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

Yes, we've found another recipe that combines two all-time favorite kid foods! But we think that kids won't be the only ones running to the table for this delicious cheesy dinner.

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