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.
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
These hefty handfuls promise everyone a good hot breakfast with little fuss. Kids especially love the toasty grab-and-go pockets stuffed with pineapple, ham, turkey and cheese. And what a great way to use up leftovers!
One busy weeknight, I created these quick and hearty sandwiches with frozen meatballs and canned pizza sauce. They're a snap to prepare, delicious, and my family loves them! —Ann Nolte, Riverview, Florida
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
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
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
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."
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.
"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."