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.
“We have used this recipe countless time for family gatherings and birthday parties,” writes Jennifer Middlekauff of New Holland, Pennsylvania. “The sandwiches are so easy to make, and they taste great.” TIP: “I usually double the recipe so I’m sure to have leftovers.”
Packed with a favorite sandwich filling, the French bread loaf is coated with cream cheese, then decorated with green pepper and carrot trims. Just cut this big sandwich into slices and let kids get their finger gooey in the colorful frosting as they nibble away.—Iola Egle, Bella Vista, Arkansas
It's a challenge finding lunch fare that both our children enjoy. These mini pizzas are fun to make. They pack nicely in plastic sandwich bags and travel well, so there's no mess. —Rhonda Cliett, Belton, Texas
"My mother-in-law first shared this scrumptious open-face sandwich with us, and it's now a favorite around our house," notes Dorothy Klass of Tabor City, North Carolina. "The flavors of the bacon, beans, onion and cheese complement each other wonderfully!"
Both kids and grown-ups will enjoy the creamy filling and sweet syrup that flavor these French toast sandwiches from Monica Hannahan of Dayton, Ohio. "Vary the recipe by substituting fresh blueberries and strawberries and the corresponding jam," Monica recommends.
My grandma served these sandwiches each time I visited as a child. When I had children of my own, I relied on this recipe as an inexpensive way to feed them. They like it, and now my grandchildren do, too. - Patricia Pidgeon, Sycamore, Illinois
When our kids were teenagers, I'd often double this recipe just in case their friends stopped by for dinner unannounced. Leftovers can be reheated and are just as good the second time around. - Beverly Bahlow, Gray, Tennessee