If you have picky eaters, you know how powerful it can be to find something that they will love. I am sharing my best Gluten Free Recipes For Kids. If you have kids or picky eaters, I have got you covered with these tasty kid food recipes!

A hero image of four gluten free meals picky eaters would love.

If you have struggled to find delicious gluten free foods for kids, I hope this post will help give you some new ideas for making meals. These gluten free dinners for picky eaters will help inspire your kids to try new things!

Most of these recipes are also good for toddlers! If you need gluten free meals for toddlers, I bet you will find a few new favorites that your toddlers will love. My recipes are much healthier than store-bought processed kid foods and are so easy to make!

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I also highly encourage you to get the kids in the kitchen cooking with you. Kids are more likely to eat if they help make the dish! Here are 12 Easy Gluten Free Recipes to Make With Kids to get you started!

If you are new to gluten free, I have a ton of great gluten free resources to help you become a gluten free pro!

Kids and Picky Eaters:

Picky eaters have varying tastes, which can be a big challenge for parents. Don’t despair, certain types of recipes tend to appeal to most picky eaters. Here are some ideas:

  1. Finger Foods: Picky eaters often like foods they can eat with their hands, such as chicken tenders, mini pizzas, corn dogs, or quesadillas.
  2. Choose Simple flavors: Picky eaters prefer foods with simple and familiar flavors, so recipes that use basic seasonings like garlic, salt, and pepper are often a hit.
  3. Customizable Options: Recipes that allow picky eaters to customize their meals to their liking can be helpful, such as build-your-own tacos or pizza.
  4. Sweet Flavors: Many picky eaters have a sweet tooth, so recipes that incorporate sweet flavors can be a hit—for example, brown sugar carrots or pan-fried sweet potatoes.
  5. Comfort foods: Picky eaters may be more likely to try foods that are familiar and comforting, such as mac and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, or grilled cheese sandwiches. Also, check out my tips on How To Cook Gluten Free Pasta. No kids like mushy pasta!

Gluten Free Kid-Friendly Recipe Ideas:

Many of these recipes can double as gluten free kids’ lunch ideas and can get packed in a Thermos in a school lunchbox!

Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese
Sandi Gaertner
My kids absolutely adore this creamy homemade gluten free mac and cheese recipe. It is full of creamy cheese flavor and I share tips to keep the pasta from getting mushy!
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A bowl of homemade gluten free macaroni and cheese.
Air Fryer Gluten Free Fish Sticks
Sandi Gaertner
If you love crispy fish sticks, you will love this quick and easy air fryer fish sticks recipe. I include oven baking directions as well.
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A crispy gluten free fish stick cut in half.
Gluten Free Pizza Crust Base
Sandi Gaertner
This is by far the best gluten free pizza crust recipe out there. The gluten free pizza dough are easy to make. I share all of my tips and tricks, and which gluten free flour blends work wtih yeast.
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A gluten free pizza on a baking sheet.
Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets
Sandi Gaertner
This homemade gluten free ranch chicken nuggets recipe is made either in your air fryer or oven. They are crispy and full of flavor. Kids will go crazy over them!
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A platter filled with air fried gluten free chicken nuggets.
Gluten Free Pigs In A Blanket
Sandi Gaertner
Kids love this easy gluten free pigs in a blanket recipe. Each hot dog is wrapped in my flaky gluten free biscuit dough. They bake into the perfect finger food!
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A gluten free pig in a blanket on a plate.
The Best Gluten Free Sloppy Joes Recipe
Sandi Gaertner
Sloppy Joes are the ultimate in kid food. Do you remember this from the school cafeteria when you were growing up? I make the recipe even better and kids' love it!
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A sloppy joe on a gluten free bun on a platter with fries.
Gluten Free Baked Ziti Casserole
Sandi Gaertner
A delicious gluten free baked ziti casserole. This gluten free casserole is kid-friendly and is easy to meal prep and make ahead.
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a spoonfull of ziti casserole
Easy Gluten Free Orange Chicken
Sandi Gaertner
This is a savory delicious gluten free orange chicken recipe that you can make in under 20 minutes. It is perfect for busy weeknights.
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A plate with orange chicken over rice.
Gluten Free Pizza Rolls
Sandi Gaertner
These deliciously easy gluten free pizza rolls make a tasty family dinner. Take your gluten free pizza up a notch with these fun rolls.
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A baking sheet with baked gluten free pizza rolls.
Gluten Free Chicken Tetrazzini
Sandi Gaertner
A creamy homemade gluten free chicken tetrazzini recipe. This easy chicken spaghetti casserole makes a delicious family dinner.
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A bowl of gluten free chicken tetrazzini.
Alaskan Cod Fettuccine Alfredo
Sandi Gaertner
This is an awesome dish to help introduce picky eaters to fish. Cod is mild in flavor and it takes on the flavor of the creamy gluten free alfredo sauce!
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A fork twirling pasta from a plate.
Quick and Easy Honey Garlic Shrimp
Sandi Gaertner
A delicious easy honey garlic shrimp recipe that is naturally gluten free. Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
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A pan filled with honey garlic shrimp, asparagus, and mango salsa.
Grandma’s Homemade Chicken Soup
Sandi Gaertner
There is nothing like my Grandma's homemade chicken soup. It is the best kind of comfort food. My kids love it with pasta or rice added in.
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Two bowls of chicken soup next to carrots and a garlic bulb.
Easy Egg Potato Breakfast Skillet
Sandi Gaertner
Who doesn't love bacon with potato and eggs? I love to add spinach because the flavor is completely masked by the bacon and cheese. This is a great way to sneak some veggies into kids!
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A serving of breakfast skillet on a plate.

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