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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.

Grandma's Spoiler Sandwich

Grandma's Spoiler Sandwich

Grandma's Spoiler Sandwich

There are all kinds of sweet goodies in this gooey grilled sandwich that can be served for breakfast, as an after-school snack or even for dessert! "My grandma used to make this special sandwich for my cousins and me when we would stay with her," recalls Michal Wooten of Greenville, Ohio. "It's really good with a cup of hot chocolate."

Tuna Boats

Tuna Boats

Tuna Boats

Janelle Aguda of Chicago, Illinois gets her son involved in this sea-cruising cuisine by having him assemble the simple sails out of cheese slices. They like to serve the “boats” on blue paper plates with fish-shaped crackers.

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."
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Turkey Divan Pizza

Turkey Divan Pizza

Turkey Divan Pizza

Kids who are typically picky eaters will gobble up slice after slice of this savory pizza. I often have frozen cubed cooked turkey on hand to make this meal in a moment's notice. —Charlotte Smith, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ham 'n' Cheese Brunch Strips

Ham 'n' Cheese Brunch Strips

Ham 'n' Cheese Brunch Strips

These hand-held sandwich strips pair well with scrambled eggs. If desired, substitute slices of cooked chicken for the ham. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Fiesta Chili Dogs

Fiesta Chili Dogs

Fiesta Chili Dogs

These hot dogs are a hit with my grandchildren. —Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon

Sausage Breakfast Loaf

Sausage Breakfast Loaf

Sausage Breakfast Loaf

"The recipe for this sausage roll has been in my family for years," says Luella Drake of Auburn, Indiana. "A tube of refrigerated pizza dough makes it quick and easy, but it tastes like it took hours to prepare."

Pork Barbecue Sandwiches

Pork Barbecue Sandwiches

Pork Barbecue Sandwiches

We were happy when there was pork roast on the menu because we were sure that, within the next few days, we'd be feasting on leftover pork in these tasty sandwiches. -George Hascher, Phoenicia, New York

Ruler Stromboli

Ruler Stromboli

Ruler Stromboli

If you're looking for a satisfying sandwich, this sensational stromboli is sure to measure up. Filled with deli turkey, Swiss cheese and sauteed peppers, refrigerated pizza dough makes it a snap to assemble.

Mushroom Pizza Burgers

Mushroom Pizza Burgers

Mushroom Pizza Burgers

There is nothing better than a good, grilled burger for a picnic. This one fills the bill, and it is especially good with its zesty pizza touch.—Harriet Stichter, Milford, Indiana

Ho-Ho-Ho Sandwiches

Ho-Ho-Ho Sandwiches

Ho-Ho-Ho Sandwiches

It's a snap to jazz up deli meats and cheeses to create this satisfying stacker for Santa...or for anyone with a hearty appetite. A three-ingredient spread turns an ordinary sandwich into something special.
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