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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.

Garden Snake Sandwiches

Garden Snake Sandwiches

Garden Snake Sandwiches

Frozen dough streamlines assembly of this sandwich arranged like a slithering snake. Curry, raisins and sunflower kernels flavor the chicken salad inside.

Fly Burgers

Fly Burgers

Fly Burgers

I made the "wings" for these burgers by cutting a narrow V shape in the tops of the buns. Green onion "eyes" peered out from the patties.—Lenore Walters, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Butterfly Cheese Sandwiches

Butterfly Cheese Sandwiches

Butterfly Cheese Sandwiches

I used a cookie cutter to shape these sandwiches, then decorated them using olives and piped cream cheese.—Lenore Walters, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Breakfast Biscuits 'n' Eggs

Breakfast Biscuits 'n' Eggs

Breakfast Biscuits 'n' Eggs

With just the two of us, my husband and I never eat a whole batch of biscuits. I can fix this quick breakfast using leftover biscuits or with ones baked fresh the same morning. —Teresa Huff, Nevada, Missouri

Ham 'n' Swiss Envelopes

Ham 'n' Swiss Envelopes

Ham 'n' Swiss Envelopes

These clever envelopes may not hold Christmas cards, but your guests will still be eager to look inside. The hot pockets shaped with refrigerated dough are stuffed with a delicious ham-and-cheese filling.

Peanut Butter Banana French Toast

Peanut Butter Banana French Toast

Peanut Butter Banana French Toast

Eleanor Smith uses peanut butter and banana to give this breakfast staple a kid-pleasing twist. "I call it 'Lightning Flash French Toat'," she writes from Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.

Yummy Mummy Calzones

Yummy Mummy Calzones

Yummy Mummy Calzones

Family favorite pizza toppings are the not-so-spooky surprise inside these clever calzones from our Test Kitchen. If you serve these on wood "coffins" like we did, be sure to line the surface with plastic wrap or waxed paper.

Kielbasa Biscuit Pizza

Kielbasa Biscuit Pizza

Kielbasa Biscuit Pizza

"This is an extremely quick and very tasty pizza that my family loves," says Jennifer Zukiwsky of Glendon, Alberta. "It's a bit different because you use buttermilk biscuits instead of pizza dough. It makes enough for a large family and is great for company."

Jack-o'-Lantern Sandwiches

Jack-o'-Lantern Sandwiches

Jack-o'-Lantern Sandwiches

Be prepared for happy faces when you make these eye-catching jack-o'-lanterns from CT's cooks. They loaded the sandwiches with flavorful fillings, then easily formed fun pumpkin shapes using cookie cutters.

Hot Dog Roll-Ups

Hot Dog Roll-Ups

Hot Dog Roll-Ups

"Not only do my grandchildren love these cheese-and-bacon filled hot dogs, but they enjoy helping put the meal together, too," shares Lyletta Searle of Morgan, Utah. "It's the perfect solution to a last-minute lunch."

Pizzawiches

Pizzawiches

Pizzawiches

"Kids of all ages will love these pizza-flavored sandwiches," promises Omaha, Nebraska's Jennifer Short. And because the meat-filled buns don't need to thaw before baking, they make an ideal after-school snack.
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