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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.

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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

Family Quilt Pizza

Family Quilt Pizza

Family Quilt Pizza

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

Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas

Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas

Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas

My kids ask for these pita sandwiches all the time. They haven’t noticed that, as good as they taste, they’re also good for them. —Kim Holmes, Emerald Park, Saskatchewan
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Grilled Provolone & Pepperoni

Grilled Provolone & Pepperoni

Grilled Provolone & Pepperoni

I wanted to add a little zip to my grilled cheese so one day I exchanged the butter for some garlic bread spread and added pepperoni. I could not resist seconds. —Jennifer Zuniga, Denver, Colorado

Pine Tree Cheese Melts

Pine Tree Cheese Melts

Pine Tree Cheese Melts

Want to branch out from traditional grilled cheese sandwiches? Make 'em festive with cute winter-themed cutters like pine trees or mittens. Try these with whole wheat bread and sourdough if it better suits your family's tastes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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."

Spooky Monster Sandwiches

Spooky Monster Sandwiches

Spooky Monster Sandwiches

Why serve chicken salad on ordinary rolls when you can make these spooky sandwiches? —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Speedy Sloppy Joes

Speedy Sloppy Joes

Speedy Sloppy Joes

These quick-to-fix sloppy joe sandwiches get a nice zip from sweet pickle relish and barbecue sauce. Kids especially love them!—Nancy Lambert, Punta Gorda, Florida

Corn Muffin Ham & Cheese

Corn Muffin Ham & Cheese

Corn Muffin Ham & Cheese

You can put leftover cornbread muffins to good use and put a new twist on a ham and cheese sandwich in the process. Dill in the mayonnaise adds a lively spark.—Jennifer Warner, Huntertown, Indiana

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.

Cucumber Canoes

Cucumber Canoes

Cucumber Canoes

This recipe is a great light lunch or dinner. The cute canoes are fun for kids to put together using healthy vegetables. And they love eating them, because they made the meal themselves.—Robert Gibson, Norristown, Pennsylvania
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