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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.

Classic Pizza

Classic Pizza

Classic Pizza

This Italian sausage pizza tastes just as good as its bigger counterparts. The one-serving recipe comes from our Test Kitchen.

Corn Dog Twists

Corn Dog Twists

Corn Dog Twists

Kids will have as much fun making these cute twists on the same old hot dogs and buns as they will eating them! Set out bowls of relish, mustard and catsup for easy dipping. —Melissa Tatum, Greensboro, North Carolina

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
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Chicken Pizza

Chicken Pizza

Chicken Pizza

Your family will never guess that this fun twist on typical pizza uses up leftover pesto. Loaded with chicken and black beans, hearty slices will fill them up fast.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Nacho Chicken Pitas

Nacho Chicken Pitas

Nacho Chicken Pitas

Crunched nacho tortilla chips left over from the taco salad made earlier in the week coat these tender chicken strips. This is a great sandwich recipe for families.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Taco Salad Wraps

Taco Salad Wraps

Taco Salad Wraps

These flavorful southwestern wraps sent by Marlene Roberts of Moore, Oklahoma will be a hit at lunch or dinner.

Crunchy Ham and Cheese

Crunchy Ham and Cheese

Crunchy Ham and Cheese

Crushed potato chips put the crunch in this appetizing variation on ham and cheese. “Serve this layered sandwich with a bowl of soup, and you’ll have one of the best comfort-food meals of your life,” assures Karen Wolf of Niles, Illinois.

Burrito Pita Pockets

Burrito Pita Pockets

Burrito Pita Pockets

“Quick, delicious and kid-friendly“ is how Laura Mahaffey in Annapolis, Maryland describes her simple solution to busy weeknight meals. These hand-held pockets are filled with flavor and make an easy, eat-and-run entree for summer outings, too. TASTY TIP: For a change of pace, top with guacamole and sour cream or serve with tortilla chips, salsa and refried beans.

Flutter-By Franks

Flutter-By Franks

Flutter-By Franks

Easy, fun and adorable Flutter-by Franks are shared by Lois Lewis of Bartlett, Illinois. With only two ingredients, they couldn’t be simpler to make. “I came up with the recipe for my daughter’s 7th birthday party,” she recalls. “These are such a cinch to make, and the girls were delighted with the end results!”

Turkey Lunch-Box Wraps

Turkey Lunch-Box Wraps

Turkey Lunch-Box Wraps

These wraps taste wonderful cold or warmed in the microwave. They make a great brown-bag treat. —Denise Marshall, Jacksonville, Florida

Ham 'n' Cheese Spiders

Ham 'n' Cheese Spiders

Ham 'n' Cheese Spiders

These creepy sandwiches are sure to scare up some fun at Halloween time! Kids really enjoy eating the spider-shaped sandwiches. —Kendra Barclay, De Kalb, Illinois
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