12 Kid and Adult Friendly Take-In Meals Including Side Dishes and Dessert

12 Kid and Adult Friendly Take-In Meals Including Side Dishes and Dessert
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Do you have a friend or neighbor struggling through a challenge of some kind that could use a wonderful meal? Did your sister just have a sweet new baby and could benefit from a delicious dinner? Food is such a great way to serve the people we love, isn’t it? I’ve put together a list for you today of great Take-In meals. There are 12 in total, each with a main dish, two side dishes and a dessert. I purposely tried to choose meals that aren’t too labor intensive and appeal to kids and adults alike. Hope you find this list useful!

 


MAIN COURSE: Penne Pasta with Hearty Meat Sauce

 


SIDE DISH ONE: Easy Grilled Garlic Bread 


SIDE DISH TWO: Olive Garden Salad with Homemade Dressing


DESSERT: Nutella Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies 

 


MAIN COURSE: Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole


SIDE DISH ONE: Creamy Raspberry Jello Salad 


SIDE DISH TWO: Fluffy Honey Wheat Dinner Rolls


DESSERT: Coconut Cream Sugar Cookie Bars

 


MAIN COURSE: Sweet and Savory BBQ Meatballs 


SIDE DISH ONE: Perfect Baked Potatoes


SIDE DISH TWO: Berry Almond Salad with Creamy Berry Dressing


DESSERT: Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake


MAIN COURSE: Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken 


SIDE DISH ONE: Brown or White Rice 


SIDE DISH TWO: Gourmet Green Salad 

DESSERT: Texas Sheet Cake 

 


MAIN DISH: Creamy Pesto and Chicken Pasta 

SIDE DISH ONE: Caesar Salad 

SIDE DISH TWO: Olive Garden Breadsticks


DESSERT: Easy Blueberry Cobbler

 


MAIN COURSE: Shredded Balsamic Beef Roast (Crock Pot)


SIDE DISH ONE: Crock Pot Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes


SIDE DISH TWO: Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots 


DESSERT: Chocolate Pudding and Cream Cheese Dessert


MAIN COURSE: Italian Cream Cheese Chicken (Crock Pot) 


SIDE DISH ONE: Blackberry Cashew Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing


SIDE DISH TWO: Gooey Garlic Cheese Rolls 


DESSERT: Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars


MAIN COURSE: Skillet Ground Beef Enchiladas 


SIDE DISH ONE: Cilantro Lime Rice


SIDE DISH TWO: Fresh Mexican Salsa and Chips


DESSERT: Soft Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies 


MAIN DISH: Italian Tortellini Soup


SIDE DISH ONE: Quick and Easy Breadsticks


SIDE DISH TWO: Green Salad with Pears, Feta and Balsamic Dressing


DESSERT: Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies


MAIN DISH: Classic Fettucini Alfredo


SIDE DISH ONE: Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread


SIDE DISH TWO: Roasted Asparagus 


DESSERT: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


MAIN DISH: Butter Cream Chicken 


SIDE DISH: Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole


SIDE DISH TWO: Green Beans with Crispy Bacon


DESSERT: Lemon Berry Trifle (5 Ingredients)

 


MAIN COURSE: Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

 


SIDE DISH ONE: Fabulous French Bread


SIDE DISH TWO: Bananas and Berries in Lime Juice


DESSERT: Nutella Krispie Treats

 



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11 Comments

  1. 1
    Sheila Lehmenkuler
    April 19, 2018 at 9:19 am

    You should make a new category in your recipe index just for these great ideas.

  2. 2
    Sharon Schroeter
    April 19, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Hi Jamie,
    Thank you so much for all these wonderful recipes. I do ‘take-in’ for some people at Church & I appreciate having the main dish, 2 sides & dessert. I don’t mind the cooking, it’s the thinking that I have trouble with & you have made it easy!

    • 3
      Jamie
      April 20, 2018 at 2:55 pm

      Sharon,
      So happy to help!
      Best,
      ~Jamie

  3. 4
    Erin R.
    April 19, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Your timing could not be better. My sister just found out some terrible news about her baby and I want to take her over some dinner. I think I’ll go with the skillet enchiladas. Thank you.

    • 5
      Jamie
      April 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      Erin,
      So sorry to hear about your little niece. 🙂 Best of luck to you and your family.
      ~Jamie

  4. 6
    angie balling
    April 19, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Jamie,
    THANK YOU!

  5. 7
    Anne
    April 19, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Wow. What a wonderful collection of recipes! Thanks for sharing them!

    • 8
      Jamie
      April 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      Anne,
      So happy you are enjoying the list!
      Best,
      ~Jamie

  6. 9
    kathy mcintyre
    April 19, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    I LOVE THESE AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM IN A CATEGORY BY THEMSELVES! THANKS SO MUCH!!!

  7. 10
    Jill
    April 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    This is awesome! Thank you!

  8. 11
    Carolyn
    April 28, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    I am that sister! What I wouldn’t give for someone to bring me one of these meals as I am trying to balance work, family and grad school! I have loved your website (your crock pot ranch chicken is a go to meal I’ve often taken families in need), and hope to get back to trying these recipes someday… 10 more months and a long nap later!

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