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Kids Dinner Recipes

Welcome your kids home from school with these fun kids dinner recipes, including stromboli, subs, sloppy joes, pigs in a blanket, tortillas, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, calzones, paninis, pitas, patty melts and more.

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Why serve tacos only in ordinary flour or corn tortillas? For a mouthwatering change of pace, bake the taco beef in flaky, golden crescent rolls. My family enjoys these for a warm lunch or light dinner.—Carla Kreider, Quarryville, Pennsylvania
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Family Quilt Pizza

Family Quilt Pizza

Family Quilt Pizza

I find quilt pizzas loads of fun to make. They're great for getting family and friends involved and they come up with the most clever toppings and designs! —Marie Louise Ludwig, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Cheesy Ham & Egg Sandwiches

Cheesy Ham & Egg Sandwiches

Cheesy Ham & Egg Sandwiches

I turned classic breakfast sandwiches into something heartier you could have for dinner, too. We pile toppings like salsa, avocado—even mayo and ketchup—onto my homemade biscuits. —Fay Moreland, Wichita Falls, Texas

Milky Way Pudgy Pie

Milky Way Pudgy Pie

Milky Way Pudgy Pie

My favorite pudgy pies have Milky Way candy bars, graham cracker crumbs and marshmallows. So irresistible! And buttered bread is a must. —Ashlan Potts Ontario, Canada
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Barbecued Hamburgers

Barbecued Hamburgers

Barbecued Hamburgers

When I got married, I asked my Aunt Jean for this recipe. It was her creation and she always hamburgers in this way for family picnics in the summer and the occasional church dish dinner. I like them because they have a great taste and are very moist.

Self-Portrait Sandwiches

Self-Portrait Sandwiches

Self-Portrait Sandwiches

For a creative way to have the kids help you make lunch, try this sandwich. Kids will love to make there self portrait and will think it is delicious.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Spooky Joes

Spooky Joes

Spooky Joes

Dressing up an old favorite for the occasion, I made hearty Spooky Joes, served open-faced so everyone could see slices of cheese cut into Halloween shapes topping the beef. The sandwiches were accompanied by orange cheese curls and jack-o-lantern Jell-O jigglers.

Fish Stick Sandwiches

Fish Stick Sandwiches

Fish Stick Sandwiches

Make the most of convenient frozen fish sticks with these fun family-pleasing sandwiches from Cherie Durbin. "My mom whipped these up whenever she wanted fish in a hurry," writes the Hickory, North Carolina reader.

Chutney Chicken Croissants

Chutney Chicken Croissants

Chutney Chicken Croissants

The complex flavors of the chutney perfectly complement the cream cheese in this unique sandwich. It's a great way to use leftover chicken, and it's pretty enough for a special occasion like a shower.—Jane Ingraham, San Marcos, California

BLT Wraps

BLT Wraps

BLT Wraps

My mom and I used to make these easy wrap-ups for summer days at the lake with our entire family. These days, we love to bring them to picnics and days in the park. —Jonnah Burks, Brighton, Missouri

Pizza Snacks

Pizza Snacks

Pizza Snacks

"Since pizza is a big favorite with my teenagers, I like to keep these crispy snacks on hand," says Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. "Loaded with toppings, they go right from the freezer to the oven with little time and effort. And they're always a hit."

Bacon & Cheese Meatball Sliders

Bacon & Cheese Meatball Sliders

Bacon & Cheese Meatball Sliders

Homemade beef patties and DIY slider buns make these mini burgers the life of any party. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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